Web Hosting Moves To The Cloud With Managed Cloud Hosting

Web Hosting Moves To The Cloud With Managed Cloud Hosting In years past, companies looking to host a high-traffic website have had one of three main options: Shared Web hosting services Dedicated Web hosting services Hosting on local IT infrastructure Shared Web hosting services have been most popular with small businesses, but they suffer from

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Security In The Cloud: Logs, Audits, Encryption…

Security In The Cloud: Logs, Audits, Encryption… Considering a move to the cloud for one or several of your key services? If so, you are not alone. Cloud computing is growing exponentially as more and more vendors are starting to offer services, and as more businesses are beginning to see the potential for cost savings

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Secure Cloud Hosting Now Available in Europe: Firehost

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Secure Cloud Hosting Now Available in Europe: Firehost At Cloud Expo Europe last month, FireHost officially announced our expansion into Europe, with our newest data center locations in London and Amsterdam. We’ve taken our unique cloud hosting environment, un-matched security, support and scalability that you have experienced in the US, and made it available in

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Gartner Introduces: New Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IaaS

Gartner Introduces: New Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IaaS I’m happy to announce that the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service has been published. (Client-only link. Sorry; I’ll link a public reprint when one is available.) This is a brand-new Magic Quadrant; our previous Magic Quadrant has essentially been split into two MQs, this new Public

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Cloud Computing: Hardware As Software

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding this elegant approach to marshaling remote computer resources. And, we do not wish to profit from the confusion created by the broad marketing of cloud computing to the public. So here we offer a definition of cloud computing that is easy to understand, accurate, and without marketing hype. 1.

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15 Excellent Cloud Performance and Vulnerability Monitoring Companies

15 Excellent Cloud Performance and Vulnerability Monitoring Companies Here is our updated list of 15 cloud based companies that provide excellent cloud monitoring services. Firehost Scan and monitor over 5,000 vulnerabilities, including the –  SANS Top 20.  Cloud Server & vulnerability monitoring helps ensure your website is protected from identify theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses

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How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs

How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs Because I am a long term supporter of cloud computing, and I try to spread the idea that moving to the cloud will help any company lower costs and better leverage resources, I am often asked, how much the cloud actually costs. People fear that the initial

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Top Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 3Q 2011

Top Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 3Q 2011 Are you wondering who is gaining mind share in the 3rd quarter of 2011?  Well wonder no more. Lets take a look at the Top Cloud Enablers Gaining Mind Share, and The Leaderboard (Up and Coming Cloud Innovators, Movers and Shakers). As you know, Cloud computing has gone mainstream, and

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What Ails The Rackspace Stock?

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What Ails The Rackspace Stock? Rackspace US, Inc. (NYSE: RAX), a IT hosting company based in San Antonio, Texas, has long been a darling of the cloud computing industry. Established in 1998 and gone public in 2008, Rackspace is one of the early success stories of the cloud computing revolution. However, its recent stock performance,

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WhitePaper: Fast Facts for the Hybrid Cloud

Fast Facts for the Hybrid Cloud Read these Fast Facts to learn how Riverbed Technology’s range of solutions enable organizations to build a flexible, hybrid cloud environment. Cloud computing benefits can include a unique blend of performance, availability, cost, and control. However, accomplishing these benefits requires the ability to integrate public and private services with

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5 Ways Small Businesses Can Use The Cloud

5 Ways a Small Business can use the Cloud Cloud computing is without a doubt the IT trend that has brought the most benefits to small businesses. We live in a global business environment and up to now small businesses had difficulties in competing with the big players, as they could not afford to absorb

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The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is Great !

The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is Great ! It always good to start with Wikipedia’s definition as it helps to initiate a structured discussion, here is Wiki’s definition for Lock-In: “In economics, vendor lock-in, also known as proprietary lock-in or customer lock-in, makes a customer dependent on a vendor for products and services, unable

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