FireHost Expands Its Global Business Continuity Solutions

FireHost Expands Its Global Business Continuity Solutions New DNS hosting options provide better redundancy and security (Dallas, Texas — Aug. 15, 2012) — FireHost, the leading secure cloud hosting company, today announces new business continuity choices supported by DYN DNS hosting. DNS hosting extends FireHost’s business continuity capabilities beyond high-availability and load balancing solutions. The new business continuity options

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Preventing A Cloud Outage

Preventing A Cloud Outage What are the most common cloud outages and how to prevent them? A service disruption is a technical perfect storm. Initial mistakes made by engineers can cause the appearance of several other bugs and glitches. The fact with the cloud is that “a host can and will fail” says Evan Cooke,

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Disaster Management Checklist For Cloud Computing Customers

Disaster Management Checklist For Cloud Computing Customers Last week I covered some aspects of disaster management on the cloud. I will continue where I left off and cover more details on the disaster planning part. Here is a checklist of things you must have for disaster planning and recovery. What are the emergency contact number

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Be A Cloud Executive Officer

Be a Cloud Executive Officer Chief executive officers of the 2010s ignore the cloud at their peril. As we at CloudTweaks know better than most, cloud computing has become an indelible centerpiece of the national conversation on all things technology. Few developments since the arrival of the Internet have ignited such discourse or stood to

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Cloud Infographic: Some Scary Data Loss Scenarios

Cloud Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Some Scary Data Loss Scenarios We have included a few of our previous articles outlining some of the examples of data loss, and the solutions available surrounding disaster recovery. Earthquakes and Cloud Computing MARCH 14, 2011 Switch on the television, and there’s only one news item grabbing headlines around the globe – the earthquake in Japan. Unless

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Taking the Middle Road: The Need for Hybrid Clouds

Taking the Middle Road: The Need for Hybrid Clouds Hybrid cloud involves the use of public cloud and private cloud architectures working together. The key here is “working together”, instead of having two silos of inoperable clouds. In theory, it combines the best of both the worlds, though in practice it is hard not to

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Creating Your Cloud Based Backup And Data Recovery Strategy

Creating your Cloud based Backup and Data Recovery strategy Data backups form an important part of an enterprise’s Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity planning (DR/BC). Traditionally the data was stored on tapes and physical media, at an off-site location, to mitigate the effect of the disaster. Saving the data on-site would have negated the benefit of having

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Banking On Cloud Computing

Banking On Cloud Computing Kylie Minogue’s classic song, “I Just Can’t Get You Out of My Head,” could double as the theme song for the current tech zeitgeist as it relates to the cloud. Everyone seems to be either embracing or debating cloud computing around proverbial water coolers. Even our grandmothers are wise to the

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Benefits of Cloud Computing To Growing Small Companies

Benefits of Cloud Computing To Growing Small Companies During its early years, a lot of business owners believed that Information Technology is just a financial liability and not an asset of the company. Most of them settled for the least expensive alternative because they believed that the company will still benefit if they chose the

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Cloud Computing To Accounting Firms

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Cloud Computing To Accounting Firms The cloud computing concept is really very simple. The software programs are on the World Wide Web which accounting firms do not need to manage, install, or buy. There is no need to hire IT professionals because these firms only need a robust internet connection and

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Secure Cloud Hosting Now Available in Europe: Firehost

Firehost Cloud

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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Virtualization: Thin on Thin Provisioning – Good Idea or Recipe for Disaster?

Virtualization: Thin on Thin Provisioning – Good Idea or Recipe for Disaster? I was part of a panel at a recent GreenPages event and a question was asked by the audience regarding best practices for thin provisioning in a virtual environment.  More specifically, the question was, what is the best practice regarding thin on thin

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