Connectivity

Eight months into the pandemic, organizations are still establishing best practices for collaboration and connectivity with their increasingly dispersed workforce. Prior to transitioning fully remote, companies were comfortable tunneling all of their traffic from remote workers back through the VPN.
Over the past decade of cloud migration, organizations have learned that the “one cloud fits all” mentality rarely suits the operational and budget requirements of the modern enterprise. While we’ve seen many companies accelerate their cloud adoption to support remote work initiatives, it’s important to keep in mind that many companies still choose to operate applications in the data center as well.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the most widely used public cloud services but many organizations aren’t getting as much out of their AWS environments as they could be. By accessing AWS through broadband Internet links, some customers and applications can experience poor bandwidth throughput, higher-than-expected costs, and more.
Meet Markley's newest member and learn about how his experience has prepared him to build up Markley's connectivity and cloud infrastructure.
There’s no doubt about it – more and more companies are adopting public, private and hybrid cloud solutions, as well as embarking on digital transformation initiatives. In fact, according to Gartner, IT services will grow at 4.7 percent in 2019 thanks to digital transformation. But as many organizations have come to find out, selecting the right service provider is much spookier than anticipated. As we approach Halloween, here are the top three things to consider when selecting a cloud provider that won’t leave you wondering whether you’ll get a trick or a treat.
The AI in Healthcare Executive Forum was an overwhelming success with a great range of attendees from students to C-Level executives networking and contributing to the discussions. People wanted to hear and learn from what others are doing in the field along with scientific examples.
There’s a reason why Markley has been a Gold Sponsor at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium for so many years in a row – it continues to be one of the industry’s leading conferences, bringing together the who’s who of CIOs, senior IT executives and MIT academic thought leaders. And this year’s event, themed “Up Your Digital Game from Vision to Execution,” should be no different.
We’ve all heard the modern refrain: “Every company is a technology company.” And IT outages that stop businesses are one of the strongest proof points to that argument. Take the latest airline IT outage – this time impacting Canada-based airline WestJet – when network downtime delayed dozens of flights and stranded travelers for hours. Airlines are just one example of how companies that have never been considered “technology” companies need to operate as if they are, working to achieve the necessary always-on and always-available mindset.
We have some exciting news to share - Markley is pleased to announce that we've been selected by Amazon.com's Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide AWS Direct Connect!
Recent research backs up the idea that companies are turning to the hybrid cloud to save money and improve reliability/uptime – and to do so quickly and easily.
Last week we launched our first-of-its kind supercomputing-as-a-service solution with the world’s leading supercomputer company, Cray. As we were working with them to develop the offering we knew we were on to something that could be a game-changer for lots of companies – and the media agreed!