June 3, 2013

Gimme Shelter

"Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away..."
 
I'm reticent to use storm metaphors in the wake of the catastrophic tornado damage in Oklahoma over the last two weeks as well as the series of storms yesterday that took the lives of veteran storm chasers who were trying to gather information to help prevent future victims of such ghastly events. I join with those who've been irreparably affected by the swath of horrible destruction, and I send prayers and hopes for better days to come. In fact, here is a link to donate to the Red Cross relief fund for victims of these horrendous episodes. Oklahoma City Tornado Recovery Fund and Community Emergency Fund. If you would rather donate to the Red Cross general Disaster Relief Fund, here's a link for that. American National Red Cross Disaster Relief.

To address my opening point, one of my musical muses, the Rolling Stones, were trying to make a point in Gimme Shelter that war is devoid of purpose and without victor. I've co-opted the lyrics a bit to introduce this month's blog series around public vs. private cloud configurations for SMB organization. The storm that could threaten your organization could be the incessant drumbeat of hackers looking to cause mayhem, or a disaster of your own that closes your location or worse compromises your critical data. Learn what you can do about it so that your business doesn't fade away.

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