Can Cloud Security Be Doubted When Even ThePirateBay Is Sailing There Now? – The Simple Answer (Part 1)

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Can Cloud Security Be Doubted When Even ThePirateBay Is Sailing There Now? – The Simple Answer Perhaps the strongest reason deterring people from moving their virtual assets to the cloud is the feeling that their data may not be secure there. The IT world is already building myths about security hackers that could and still

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Is The Xbox Music Project Dead On Arrival?

Is The Xbox Music Project Dead On Arrival? Microsoft has recently come up with a service that allows you to handle all your music collection with one single app across as many platforms as you have that are working under the Microsoft license. The program, called Xbox Music, is a bundle of two services, the

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Cloud Services On The East Coast Clog In The Wake of Sandy

Cloud Services On The East Coast Clog In The Wake of Sandy In an age where the Internet infrastructure depends on the engineered redundancy of underwater cables, it is hardly possible that the effect of super storms like Sandy can go unnoticed. Hosting and colocution services went off tune after data facilities and websites on

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Cloud Sites In The Eye Of Super Storm Sandy Hanging By A Moment

Cloud Sites in the eye of Super Storm Sandy Hanging by a Moment Super storm Sandy is the old man of the sea wrecking havoc everywhere, from data centers to homes. However, it seems like the American spirit is not yet doused by the news as disaster recovery is underway. According to Fox News, a

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Northern Sweden Experiencing A “Facebook Effect”

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Northern Sweden Experiencing A “Facebook Effect” – The City of Lulea, one year after Facebook’s announcement of its  first datacenter outside the US Close to the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden lies the City of Lulea – home to Facebook’s new European datacenter.  Following a year of construction work, the datacenter is taking shape and is getting closer to being operational.

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A Flash View In The Building Of The Cloud

A Flash View In The Building Of The Cloud How often did you want to share a picture, a favorite song, or even a movie with a friend but suddenly realized that you had deleted those files from your laptop and only had them on a backup hard drive at home? Probably not very often,

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Key Cloud Computing Trends In Each Of The Five Continents

Key Cloud Computing Trends In Each Of The Five Continents Going by recent surveys in all the five continents, it is telling that bigger things are yet to come in cloud computing. While Europeans are taking an exacting, albeit generic approach to changes visiting upon the scene, the Americans are considering the capital side of

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Important IaaS Cloud Industry Platforms Worth Knowing

Important IaaS Cloud Industry Platforms Worth Knowing Every now and then one often hears of a new terminology in the cloud platforms. As the industry grows by leaps and bounds, it is hardly necessary to expect nothing short of dramatic and innovative changes. In this wave of developments, the established companies bask in all the

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The Cloud: Focusing On Cloud Performance – Part 2

The Cloud: Focusing On Cloud Performance – Part 2 Continued from Part 1 Companies are usually recommended to do a workload analysis exercise before deciding on moving a process to the cloud and choosing a provider. For vendors it is, again, critical to understand in both business and computational terms (like number of records, size

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Cheap Laptops Or Integrated Cloud Systems For Education?

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Cheap Laptops or Integrated Cloud Systems for Education? One of the most heated debates in many emerging economies and third-world countries is tying education to device ownership. The original mentality of NGO programs that use e-learning to support remote communities online is to provide over-the-counter laptops. These would normally have a face value of under a

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Embrace Cloud, But Not At The Cost Of Your Ecosystem

Embrace Cloud, But Not at The Cost of Your Ecosystem There is this great quote from the famous Hollywood flick, Spider-man, “With great power comes great responsibility.” The current biggest industry on this earth, the IT sector, has recently come to terms with this much-used scripted quote as New York Times published a story on

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Big Data Project

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Big Data Project By David Fletcher Our comic collection has simply taken the light side of cloud computing to a whole new level. After all, isn’t cloud computing a fun way to get things done. Doesn’t it simplify our lives? So after a long day’s work in the cloud, you can stop

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The Cloud: Focusing On Cloud Performance – Part 1

The Cloud: Focusing On Cloud Performance – Part 1 The cloud has established its presence with applications for individuals, groups, and small and medium businesses. As a result, independent software vendors who have peddled packaged applications to cater to business functions in different verticals for companies of size might be pondering over when it is

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Cloud Computing – The Social Evolution

Cloud Computing – The Social Evolution Following the high-tech bubble burst at the start of this millennium, there have been very few advents in the IT industry that have caused much excitement in industry leaders, thinkers, watchers, and consumers alike. The beginning of 2011 saw a new buzz around the globe—cloud computing. For the average

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