John Rhoton

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John Rhoton is a contributor to CBS Interactive's custom content group, which powers this Microsoft sponsored blog. He is a technology strategist who specializes in consulting to global enterprise customers with a focus on cloud computing.His tenure in the IT industry spans over twenty-five years at major technology companies, defining and implementing business strategy. He has recently led corporate technical strategy development, business development, and adoption of cloud services, datacenter transformation, mobility, security and next-generation networking, while also driving key corporate knowledge management and community-building programs.John is the author of six books. John Rhoton's views are his alone and do not necessarily represent those of Microsoft or CBSi.

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Converting IT pain to operational gain

Converting IT pain to operational gain

Advances in technology are outpacing the adoption of new capabilities. The issue: Large companies can’t keep up with the changes and are stuck running legacy information technology architectures and old datacenter technology.

April 11, 2013 by in Data Centers

Agnosticism rules the cloud

Agnosticism rules the cloud

At some point in every IT manager’s career, someone somewhere above them in the organization is going to make a cloud decision based on a misconception. And these managers are going to blow it (and probably millions of dollars)—big time.

April 15, 2013 by in Data Centers

Don’t Forget the Branch Office

Don’t Forget the Branch Office

A well-designed datacenter that effectively synchronizes information through the use of branch offices, can provide local users with instant access to centralized data. Additionally, dispersed local branch offices are less susceptible to outages, making them an additional option for disaster recovery.

June 13, 2013 by in Data Centers

Workloads in Motion

Workloads in Motion

When there is an outage or spike in user activity, you don’t have the luxury of a long runway. It becomes necessary to make changes on-the-fly, even automatically in some cases, so that there is no human latency at all, and that is where workload mobility comes in.

April 24, 2013 by in Data Centers

Dealing with Disaster

Dealing with Disaster

Although there is nothing IT departments can do to prevent natural disasters, Hybrid clouds enable IT to provide a great foundation for redundancy, which will ensure that mirrored infrastructure and applications remain intact when disaster strikes.

June 28, 2013 by in Data Centers