Message from the Pope of TierPoint: Plan and Prepare for the Cloud

By Jeremy Pope, GM, TierPoint Texas

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of posts authored by TierPoint senior executives commenting on a variety of topics including industry and technology trends, customer pain points and stories that help readers get to know TierPoint a little better. First up is Jeremy Pope, general manager of TierPoint Texas.

Jeremy Pope

Jeremy Pope

On Helping Clients Transition to the Cloud
I was born in South Louisiana, where I spent much of my time outdoors with my grandfather who was a logger and avid outdoorsman. He introduced me to the outdoors, and I never lost that bug. Whether it is spending time in the mountains or in the wilderness, you can learn a lot about business from nature. Perhaps the biggest lesson I have learned is the importance of preparation and having a strong game plan. You cannot expect to be successful without clearly thinking through contingencies that can make you more agile and accurate in your decision making. Continue reading

Automating Business Operations with Private Cloud Technology

By Christian Lappin, TierPoint Sr. Sales Engineer

When it comes to business and technology, the main objective has long been automate, automate and automate some more. We’ve seen the advent of VMware and Microsoft Hyper V systems drastically alter the landscape of local network management for the better, replacing cumbersome physical machine maintenance with streamlined, software-defined workflows handled virtually. Continue reading

Top 5 Considerations When Moving to the Hybrid Cloud

By Christian Lappin, TierPoint Sr. Sales Engineer

Cloud, cloud, cloud. It’s in the news everywhere.

Here at TierPoint, we deal in deploying practical cloud solutions that meet the needs of businesses, hospitals, universities and financial firms. Talk about mission-critical infrastructure; our clients simply can’t be mired in bureaucracy or placed in rigid frameworks and be successful in meeting their goals. Increasingly the solution to mission-critical infrastructure lies in the hybrid cloud, a blend of cloud platforms and services custom tailored to meet specific performance, security, and regulatory benchmarks. Continue reading