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Saving Money on Rent by Going on the Cloud

Saving Money on Rent by Going on the Cloud “In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is. In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you’re told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.” – Simon Hoggart, English journalist and…

Amazon Web Services Deployment The Right Way

Amazon Web Services Deployment The Right Way In general, when considering all things “cloud” it’s healthy to retain a skeptical mind set and avoid succumbing to hype. But the fallout from the recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage is actually a very positive sign for Cloud Computing. Sure some sites got taken completely down, including…

Featured WhitePaper: Cloud Computing – 90 Seconds To Revolutionize The Way You Manage IT

Cloud Computing – 90 seconds to revolutionize the way you manage IT Cloud computing has enabled IT to deliver scalable, high-performance, on-demand, always-on business services. These same powerful operating models, and somewhat early adopter technologies, bring both tremendous value and serious consideration to the organization. If the proper time is taken to understand this mix…

Cloud Security: Keeping Those Keys Safe

Cloud security: Keeping those keys safe Jack Murgia, from Cloud Controllers, sent me an interesting query last week: “How does LabSlice ensure that the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Access Keys remain secure within the application?” This is a great question, as the AWS Access Keys are the keys to the house for any business using the…

Cloud Computing vs Utility Computing vs Grid Computing: Sorting The Differences

Cloud Computing vs Utility Computing vs Grid Computing The Pacific Ocean is a water body, but not all water bodies are Pacific Oceans. This may be oversimplifying the situation but you do get the drift. Grid computing and utility computing, though sharing several attributes with cloud computing, are merely subsets of the latter. They may…

Cloud 101- How To Install And Configure Your First Private Cloud?

Quick and simple Cloud configuration with Ubuntu The Fastest Cloud Ubuntu claims that version 10.10 is now one of the fastest routes to making your own private cloud. But once you have decided to go for it, how long will it take you to install and configure your first cloud? Download and Prepare for Ubuntu…

Emails from Cloud Server – Part I

Emails from Cloud Server Introduction: Recently we had a practical experience of migrating one public website to cloud hosting. The site was with a leading hosting service provider and migrated to a leading cloud service provider. One of the issues that we faced and sorted out is sending email from cloud. Of course for those…

Tutorial – Easily Install WordPress onto Rackspace Cloud Sites

Install WordPress onto Rackspace Cloud Sites in less than 5 minutes. WordPress is the most popular CMS system in the world due to rich features, plug-in selection and unlimited customization.  It also works very well in conjunction with RackSpace Cloud Sites. Here is a very quick and easy installation tutorial showing you the steps in…

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