Searching, Seek and Deploy: Deployment as a Cloud Consideration

By Sue Poremba Sue Poremba is a freelance writer focusing primarily on security and technology issues and occasionally blogs for cloud service provider Rackspace Hosting. As an enterprise company, it’s important to make sure your needs don’t outgrow your cloud provider’s capabilities. And there are a lot of other advantages of having flexibility with a cloud provider. A custom hybrid solution gives you the ...

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Cloud Files vs. Cloud Block Storage

Dependability, Persistency & Control: Cloud Files vs. Cloud Block Storage Any business can tell you that data is growing increasingly complex at an exponential rate. As computing resources, applications and tools become more connected, the demand to manage big data in a cloud-storage solution is becoming widespread. An effective means for solving this problem is through cloud block storage. For the unin ...

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Tips for Finding the Right Cloud Media Storage Option

By Sue Poremba Sue Poremba is a freelance writer focusing primarily on security and technology issues and occasionally blogs for Rackspace Hosting. Sometimes the search for the right provider for media storage can entail making a few mistakes along the way. That’s what Jamie Aquila, CTO at, a site dedicated to streamlining the job search, discovered. Aquila tried a variety of CDN options before f ...

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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"][/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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OpenStorage Beats the Vendor Lock-In Blues

[caption id="attachment_1802" align="alignright" width="199" caption="Image credit: Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee for"][/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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Keeping Tabs on Costs in the Cloud

With cloud computing finding its way into more small businesses and global enterprises, one concern both operations share is keeping an eye on the cost of doing business in the cloud. To combat the effects of being surprised by spending in the cloud, several startups now offer graphical dashboards and tools detailing spending. Rackspace cloud computing customers can now use Cloudability’s service for free t ...

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