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Kevin O'Connor - Senior Director, Cloud Solutions Group

Kevin O'Connor

Kevin is the Senior Director, Cloud Solutions Group at Connection with over 20 years of experience in the areas of software, cloud computing, and data center technology. He has been a contributor to Apache open source projects, the Java Specification Working Group, and AIIM. In his free time, he enjoys baseball, hockey, surfing, and spending time with his family.

Articles by Kevin O'Connor


Time to Grow Your Desktop as a Service?

See If It Makes Sense for Your Organization

by Kevin O'Connor | 09.14.16

One of the benefits of a VDI/DaaS for organizations is that data is never saved locally to devices. For mobile devices/laptops that can suddenly turn up missing, information can’t be compromised, because it is only displayed as pixels on a screen. The very nature of remote data/local presentation inherent to VDI/DaaS is especially valuable if there is a failure to a desktop or other device. Because end users can access their virtual desktop from another device, they can be more productive—especially in the architectural and construction field—where mobility can be of significant value.

Tags:ConnectionDaaSLaptopsMobile devicesROITechnologyVDIVirtual desktop

It’s probably on your to-do list to design a go-forward strategy for your Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) deployment. But it’s probably behind the 103 other things also on that list. At Connection, our experts will tell you that IaaS is the true foundation for shifting your infrastructure to a cloud computing platform. So how do you get started on the path to IaaS? Read on to learn more.

Tags:Business-ContinuityCloud TechnologyConnectionData CenterHIPAAInfrastructure as a Service IaaSITPCISecurity

Cloud Computing

Cloud Storage and Disaster Recovery

The Dynamic Duo of IT

by Kevin O'Connor | 05.16.16

It may look like everyone is adopting cloud technology. However, IDG Research shows that over half of IT leaders (56%) say they are still identifying IT operations that are candidates for a move to the cloud. Connection is seeing more movement to cloud storage and disaster recovery (DR), because they provide immediate benefits and relief to both the IT environment and staff. Check out some of these statistics.

Tags:Amazon Web ServicesCloudCloud StorageCloud TechnologyDisaster RecoveryGoogle ChromeIDGIDG ResearchITMicrosoftPC Connection IncPublic CloudSMB

Cloud Computing Survey

The State of the Cloud

Get the Latest Insights

by Kevin O'Connor | 03.28.16

To take advantage of everything that the cloud has to offer, it’s important to stay on top of the industry trends that are driving and prioritizing its adoption. Technology is always changing, and cloud computing is no different. So what does the future hold for cloud adoption according to your industry peers? Recently, we worked with the world's leading IT research company, IDG, and asked IT decision maker’s three questions about the impact of cloud computing in correlation with their business strategy.

Tags:CloudCloud PracticeIDGITTechnology

Data Center

Does Your Data Center Measure Up?

4 Questions to Lead You to an Improved Infrastructure

by Kevin O'Connor | 03.15.16

As we continue our foray into the IT trends and topics of 2016, some things are already pretty clear: Megatrends like the Internet of Things (IoT) and businesses’ heightened reliance on data, applications, and timely analytics are not fading away any time soon. With the spotlight now on scalable, always-available computing, IT needs to ensure that its data center strategy is primed to handle the needs of the digital enterprise.

Tags:IDCInternet of ThingsITMicrosoft ExchangeSAPSecuritySharePoint

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