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Why The Cloud Isn’t A Solution To All Your Existing Problems

Although cloud has become an alternative technology to traditional data storage, it has its pros and cons that users should be aware of. It offers ease to consumers in many ways, but a simple outage can make important data inaccessible. The cloud has offered many advantages to its consumers not only in terms of fast and easy access of different resources, but has also made sharing of important data and coll ...

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Gartner Terms Cloud Security A ‘Long Hard Climb’

According to Jay Heiser, Gartner’s research vice president, achieving a high level of security in the cloud is still a “long hard climb” and organizations with sensitive data will likely restrain from cloud services until the situation improves. On April 11, in an online presentation to Gartner customers, Heiser said, "Finance tends to be more conservative about cloud computing than small business.” In prep ...

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The Real Power Suckers Are Mobile Clouds, Not Datacenters

A recent study reveals that as compared to datacenters, wireless infrastructures consume 10 times more power, holding a 90 per cent power share. Datacenters only use 9% of the total energy available. Also, the rate of cloud power consumption is increasing rapidly. The report titled The Power of Wireless Cloud is published as a joint project by Alcatel-Lucent Australia’s (AT&T's) Bell Labs and the Univer ...

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What are the differences between Linux and Windows Hosting?

Every day we hear about Windows and its attempts to stay relevant on the market and keep its users, while Linux, the alternative, free, open source operating system is rapidly gaining popularity among people. Operating systems are competing on many levels, and one of the most important of them is how capable they are as servers. Linux is famous for the quality it offers in this area, but Windows also has a ...

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Should Your VPS be in the Cloud?

In the world of web hosting, you have three major options. A dedicated server is all yours to do with as you wish, a cloud plan gives [caption id="attachment_1940" align="alignright" width="300" caption="photo credit: pakorn at freedigitalphotos.net"][/caption] you infinite room to grow, but is expensive, and a virtual private server, or VPS, is a combination of the elasticity of the cloud and relatively lo ...

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The Cloud: Let’s Talk Measurement, Not Adoption

It’s time to stop talking about how the cloud is “changing business.” The cloud has officially taken over the business sector already. In fact, odds are high that nearly every company uses a single or several cloud service providers to maintain high levels of efficiency within their business. Many businesses use the full spectrum of cloud services. This can include anything from cloud storage to backup serv ...

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Possible Downsides Of Cloud Security

Nowadays, more and more businesses are shifting to the cloud as it benefits them in their businesses by giving a computational power residing on the internet. This appealing idea has attracted many enterprises to opt for cloud computing. According to IBM's Cloud Security Adviser, Martin Borrett, the word “cloud” itself is to blame for sounding much more transient than it really is. He said that a common fal ...

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Cloud Company Evernote Falls Victim To Hackers, Asks For A Password Reset

A popular online note taking application, Evernote is the latest victim of cyber attacks after Microsoft, Apple and social networking site Twitter. Other than technology giants, high profiles which were recently hacked include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Evernote asked its users to change their account passwords immediately after this security breach. According to compan ...

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OpenStorage Beats the Vendor Lock-In Blues

[caption id="attachment_1802" align="alignright" width="199" caption="Image credit: Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee for freedigitalphotos.net"][/caption] There are plenty of interesting and exciting developments surrounding the world of data storage. But one of the most confusing aspects of this changing world has to do with how specific data – specifically hard disk storage – vendors setup their pricing models. ...

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Cloud Outages: Knowing The Real Cost

If you have any intention of moving to a public cloud, it is recommended to check how much you are risking at the stake of unavoidable cloud outages. On January 31’13, Amazon.com experienced 49 minutes of outage, which directly resulted in more than $4 million sales loss. Those who were part of the effected group can understand how it really felt. Network World’s Brandon Butler explained "Amazon officials h ...

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