Category Archives: Cloud Computing

What Google, Facebook, And Amazon Have In Common

What do Google, Facebook, and Amazon have in common? I mean, besides being the three largest Internet companies in the world? And all being U.S.-based. Answer: They all are involved in cloud computing at some level. Google, of course, is … Continue reading

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Why Redundancy Will Save Cloud Computing

Cloud computing isn’t in any danger. Redundancy is really just one reason why. Others include scalability, flexibility, cost efficiency, and security. But redundancy is a powerful benefit and you are soon to know why. First, what is redundancy? This is … Continue reading

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Why A Honeypot Is Essential

If you are using or planning to use cloud computing resources, then I highly recommend that you set up a honeypot to capture spam and malicious malware attacks. A honeypot is a lure for hackers. It contains no useful information, … Continue reading

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What Is The Open Cloud Consortium?

The Open Cloud Consortium (OCC) has only been around since 2008. That’s not very long, but they’ve done some good work. One of the things they’ve done, which I think is quite interesting, is establish a testbed that keeps growing … Continue reading

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Stop Slashdotting With Cloud Computing

In the early days of social bookmarking, when Slashdot was one of the most popular websites on the Web, a phenomenon started occurring when small websites were bookmarked at the very popular site Slashdot. This resulted in huge traffic spikes … Continue reading

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The Ease Of Server Customization

What would happen if you called up your traditional hosting company and asked them to change the configuration on your server? Do you think they would do it? Not if you have that old stale, cheap, shared hosting that is … Continue reading

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Are Cloud Interoperability Standards Necessary?

The IEEE is looking at implementing standards for cloud interoperability. The question is, are these standards necessary? I think we can start a good argument over this. Pick your side. I’m taking the side of yes. I’m not particularly hip … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing Has Reached The Consumer

Cloud computing has finally reached the consumer level. It didn’t take long, but it serves as confirmation that cloud computing has really gone mainstream. There’s no stopping it now. Traditionally, cloud computing has been something only of interest to large … Continue reading

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Data Storage And Cloud Computing

Data storage is often the first step into cloud computing for many companies. They have their in-house computing systems and they are happy with them, but they’re outgrowing them. In a move to free up space on their own computers, … Continue reading

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Why Cloud Computing Isn’t Always Right

It’s easy to stand aside and say that cloud computing is for every company. But it’s not. The truth is, cloud computing just won’t work for every company. Here are some ways to know whether or not cloud computing is … Continue reading

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