Hystax Blog

2001, 2021

Why now is the best time to switch to cloud computing

January 20th, 2021|

Why now is the best time to switch to cloud computing There is no better time than right now to start using clouds for your business. Cloud integration is on the rise and businesses are quickly discovering the tremendous benefits that come with it. In fact, 92% of companies have at least a portion of their IT department in the cloud. Compared to 2020, revenue from public cloud will grow [...]

401, 2021

How to select the right cloud disaster recovery platform

January 4th, 2021|

How to select the right cloud disaster recovery platform Facing an IT disaster is just a matter of time. An overwhelming majority of small, medium-sized and large businesses experience at least one outage in the last twelve months, a survey states. The really good news is that (according to the same survey) almost all of them are prepared for a disaster, having a disaster recovery plan in hand. However, many [...]

1912, 2020

How to estimate lift-and-shift costs and project Day-2 cloud expenses

December 19th, 2020|

How to estimate lift-and-shift costs and project Day-2 cloud expenses Clouds are growing very fast with companies creating new resources and migrating existing workloads from private clouds or bare metal. But it comes to be tricky to figure out all the migration costs and how big your cloud bill will be when the migration is done. Let’s discuss all the expenses in detail, unveil hidden costs and I’ll give some [...]

512, 2020

Are native cloud migration and DR tools so ideal or why do independent vendors still exist?

December 5th, 2020|

Are native cloud migration and DR tools so ideal or why do independent vendors still exist? AWS acquired CloudEndure, GCP bought Velostrata many years ago, Azure has Azure Migrate. If those tools are so good why are there plenty of other tools to migrate to a cloud or build a disaster recovery solution?A CEO of one of the leading global backup solutions once told me an interesting phrase, which I [...]

2111, 2020

What’s the perfect time to start using public clouds

November 21st, 2020|

What’s the perfect time to start using public clouds The majority of people would answer ‘Now’ and skip the rest of this article. Sometimes they are right but there are cases when public clouds bring risks and issues.As usual, by public clouds I mean AWS, MS Azure, GCP and Alibaba, but the list is not limited to only those names; the rest of the article is related to other smaller [...]

1211, 2020

Cloud migration to MS Azure in five steps

November 12th, 2020|

Cloud migration to MS Azure in five steps What is cloud migration? Cloud migration is a critical step towards business digital transformation. It refers to the process of moving mission-critical operations from on-premises or legacy infrastructure to a virtual data center of a cloud provider or either moving from one cloud to another and involves migrating your data, applications, databases, and IT processes to remote data centers.Today, moving to the [...]

511, 2020

Spot instances for CI/CD jobs

November 5th, 2020|

Spot instances for CI/CD jobs. Yes or No? Spot instances are 1.5-4x more cost efficient than on-demand instances, so the answer should be obvious  –  you should use them if it is possible. But sometimes it’s tricky and can cost you more than you expected. Somebody may say: why are we discussing those $10 differences for a CI/CD job? Well, $10 for a single run of a daily job gives [...]

2910, 2020

Essential tips for solid disaster recovery to Microsoft Azure

October 29th, 2020|

Essential tips for solid disaster recovery to Microsoft Azure What is disaster recovery? Modern businesses are now more vulnerable to IT disasters than ever before due to their heavy dependence on IT infrastructure. Whenever the data is lost, software doesn’t respond, or hardware and networking equipment fails, an organization loses a large amount of money. But there is a solution to minimizing the impact or even preventing this - disaster [...]

2110, 2020

How to reduce your cloud bill yourself

October 21st, 2020|

How to reduce your cloud bill yourself Preparing a detailed article about cloud cost optimization scenarios I decided not to wait for another month or so and share a few steps you can easily implement now to save some cash. Some of them are simple and obvious, but some are not. First of all, you need to clearly understand that implementing some of these scenarios will require you to remove [...]

1410, 2020

Cost projection to reduce cloud costs

October 14th, 2020|

Cost projection to reduce cloud costs Cloud cost projection should be an ongoing process for your company. It involves estimating impacts of changes to your company’s cloud hosting solution in order to reduce recurring expenses. According to Synergy Research Group, companies spent over $30 billion on cloud infrastructure services in the second quarter of 2020, 33% percent more than the same time last year. Company cloud costs have increased between [...]