Accelize and OVH Form New Partnership

Accelize, FPGA experts and OVH, a European cloud provider recently announced a new partnership. The goal of the partnership is to allow OVH to use FPGA expertise to better enable cloud customers and provide increased capabilities.
OVH has been around since 1999 and is headquartered in Roubaix, France. The company is one of the largest providers […]

What to Expect with Cloud Hosting for the Rest of 2016

Cloud hosting is in a very exciting place right now. It’s no longer just an up-and-coming technology. Many different surveys have shown that it has become mainstream with about 90% adoption.
With the cloud industry evolving and growing at lightning speed, what can we expect for the rest of 2016? There are many things that […]

What is Infrastructure as a Service?

If you have spent any time reading or even overhearing conversations about cloud computing, you have undoubtedly heard of the term Software as a Service (SaaS). Other common cloud terms include Platform as a Service (PaaS) and even Storage as a Service (STaaS). Another cloud model that is quickly gaining steam is Infrastructure as a […]

Is Cloud Hosting a Disaster Waiting to Happen?

Recent outages for Amazon Web Services have once again raised concerns about the safety and security of cloud hosting. Netflix, Instagram, and Pinterest all experienced downtime when a storm in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. knocked out the power to AWS data centers. It is not the first major disruption in service […]

Will Cloud Computing Replace Dedicated Servers?

Dedicated Servers have been around for quite a while. They predate the Internet, and if you are old enough to remember, you would know that many businesses once had dedicated servers on-site in a data closet or a full data center. Now many companies host their servers remotely, and some have adopted cloud […]

The Pros and Cons of Cloud Email

Cloud computing has become a very popular option for many businesses hoping to offload some of the expense of maintaining their own mail servers. Cloud email services are easy to setup and use, but there are both advantages and disadvantages to using them.
The Pros

No maintenance – Forget about catching spam and viruses.  Your service provider […]

Layman’s Guide to Dissecting Cloud Lingo

There is a great deal of buzz in the IT and business worlds about cloud computing or simply “the cloud”. There is a good chance you already use or have already used cloud software, possibly without even realizing it. Because the terminology for this new arena is developing quickly, you may not have a firm […]

Transferring Your Data to the Cloud

Cloud computing has not yet taken over the server industry, and there are plenty who are resisting all attempts. Nevertheless, the usage of cloud services and hybrid cloud deployments has increased gradually, and anyone who uses dedicated servers and has some type of web presence should at least take a look at it.
One of […]

Hybrid Cloud Computing

One of the benefits of cloud computing is that you do not have to operate and maintain the applications you need on your own dedicated server. As web applications become more robust and complex, this feature of cloud computing is particularly useful to small websites and small businesses.
Hosting your own websites and applications, however, […]

OpenStack, Open Source Cloud Computing

One of the fears some system administrators have expressed regarding cloud computing is that it can potentially lock your data into proprietary software, and that is compounded by having that software hosted remotely. You are essentially trusting all of your data and applications to a service provider that may or may not be around […]

Types of Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

A content delivery network (CDN) is a service provided primarily to website owners who publish large amounts of media. The CDN acts as a distributor, hosting clones of content for the website, taking a large amount of the load off of the site’s own server and distributing it over diverse geographical locations. Rather than […]

Using Cloud Services for Backup

Backing up unique data is extremely important. Many dedicated server server operating systems even come with built-in backup tools and functionality. For a local server, the simple solution is to have a backup device or even an entirely separate server used for backup.
When your server is hosted remotely, however, a reliable backup depends […]

Benefits and Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

Spend even a small amount of time reading about news and developments in web hosting, and you will undoubtedly come across the term “cloud computing”. The term itself is rather broad and can refer to anything from web-based email to full application servers, to RaaS disaster recovery.
Although in the case of email, […]

Why the Cloud is on Everybody’s Mind

Someone I know asked me why this blog talks so much about the cloud. He wondered if there was a vested interest. I laughed and said, “We just love the cloud.” We really do. Cloud hosting is not a completely new concept but we saw it picking up in 2009. What is it that makes […]

Is Hybrid Hosting a Sensible Way to Adopt the Cloud?

The world is getting serious about the cloud. And I am not the only one saying that. I came across a very detailed article on cloud hosting in an online IT magazine, Express Computer. The article titled ‘Getting serious about the Cloud’ looks into how organizations are adopting cloud computing fully aware of its limitations […]

What are the Advantages of Adopting the Cloud?

Cloud computing has made an impression with almost everyone who has something to do with technology. While some are going gaga about it, others think it is over-hyped. What do I think? Well, I think the cloud has its advantages. Of course, the technology is not fool-proof yet but it is nonetheless good. And like […]

Have You Experienced the Cloud Yet?

The main reason people complain about cloud computing is because of the security factor in it. As of now, the data in the cloud is not considered to be safe. However, looking at the way the cloud is being adopted by organizations, it is wise to say that the glitch in the technology will not […]

Why Cloud Computing Works For Us

By ‘us’, I mean our businesses. What is the first thing you look at when deploying a new technology into your business? Money. This can be in the form of cost-cuts, profits, or better image/performance leading to more money.
Business is about money and rightly so. The reason cloud computing is becoming popular with businesses is […]

How Rackspace Makes the Cloud Real and Useful

I haven’t talked about cloud computing in some time, have I? The hoopla over the cloud has left some people utterly confused. While there is too much information about the cloud, including its advantages as well as disadvantages, not everyone really knows how real the cloud is.
I have come up with a very simple example […]

Why Cloud Computing Will Continue to Become Popular

Many people say that the growing discussions around cloud computing is what may seem to be making it popular. I think the reason people are discussing it is because it is becoming more and more popular with large organizations. There are some clear benefits that the cloud fetches for businesses. Let’s have a look.

Cost reductions: […]

Cloud Computing is Going Great Guns

An article published in the online edition of the Wall Street Journal discusses the growth of cloud computing in the times when the rest of information technology saw a decline. The article says:
In recent years, companies spent on cloud computing, or the delivery of services through the Internet, and virtualization, a technique that […]

Why Everyone is Embracing the Cloud?

The concept of cloud computing never ceases to trigger discussion and arguments. As they say, love it or loathe it but you can’t ignore it. That’s exactly the scene with the Cloud. While surfing the Internet today, I came across a news report on a study conducted by Gartner, a research organization. The study suggests […]

Why is the Cloud Good?

This Cloud seems to have no silver lining, at least that’s what the controversies surrounding it seem to suggest. We beg to differ. Yes, we understand that the Cloud is not fool-proof yet, but we are sure that in the time to come, it will be one of the most popular and effective technologies.
Let me […]

Is Cloud Computing Really Good for Your Business?

Irrespective of all the debates on cloud computing, we believe that it has a lot of benefits for a business. And it starts with the promise of reduced costs and better user experience. Let us look at the proposed business benefits of the Cloud.

Fast and easy installation: Cloud computing is one concept that does not […]

Cloud Computing and SaaS

Talking about the Cloud is fashionable. If you haven’t heard about cloud computing, you are not cool enough. It’s a different matter altogether that not all people talking about it understand it well. There’s one area that makes even the advocates of cloud computing confused. It is the Cloud’s comparison to SaaS.
Now, cloud computing, as […]

Business Benefits of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing may be a controversial subject today but it is going to be looked at as a revolutionary technology in retrospect. With the US government issuing a Request For Proposal (RFQ) for cloud computing and a few months, we can expect more organizations leaping at the Cloud. Let’s look at what makes it good […]

Cloud Computing Entices the US Government

This Cloud is not dark! Cloud computing is getting popular, even with the Federal Government. Last week, the government’s agency, General Services Administration (GSA) issued a Request For Quotation (RFQ) for cloud storage. This RFQ is indicative of the federal services’ interest in the upcoming technology.
An article by J Nicholas Hoover in InformationWeek goes on […]

Future of Data Centers

The data center, also known as the server farm, is the place where servers are kept. Organizations that own servers have to deal with managing not only their servers but also their data centers. A data center has to look at the security of the servers apart from ensuring their availability and functionality.
Data centers not […]

Cloud Computing is Making Waves

Love it, hate it, but you cannot ignore it. That’s the story of cloud computing these days. While some discard cloud computing calling it a trap (We are obsessed with Richard Stallman, aren’t we?), there are others who think the concept is set to revolutionize the web world. And the latter believe in cloud computing […]

How Good or Bad is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing has triggered many debates across the globe on its usefulness. So, how good or bad is it? A story that came out on IT Brief yesterday said that IDC’s research on cloud computing concludes that it is suitable for everyone. The story goes on to say that it doesn’t suit everyone though. Yes, […]