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Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 23, 2016
The Middleware Services Group within Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill needed a comprehensive, dynamic solution for frequent server provisioning requests and, in particular, managed servers. Without such a solution, the likelihood that users would employ outside vendors significantly increased. Use of outside vendors would potentially increase security concerns, present additional costs, and further complicate system administration. Moving to a fully-interoperable Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, built on OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, has allowed the middleware services team to deliver a flexible development and hosting environment that has fostered innovation and increased peace of mind.
Azure Site Recovery replicates your on-premises physical servers and virtual machines to Azure. If an outage occurs in your primary
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As organizations go through major business and technology changes, they will increasingly depend on digital platforms to deliver products and services. More than half of the organizations we spoke with said they would increase spending with their primary hosting and cloud service provider (CSP) in 2017, and individual quarterly plans for hosting and cloud services suggest that the growth in spending will be persistent.
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