Amazon’s RDS database gets unleashed, gains SLA
Although being technically in operation for three and a half years, Amazon’s RDS database never made general release until now. Along with the public unveiling, the service has gained a useful SLA for some peace of mind.
Crisis in the clouds – what to do if your service provider goes bust
Like businesses across all sectors of the economy, cloud service providers are far from immune to the worst ravages of the recession. But when a provider does go bust, what happens to the businesses that have put their faith, money and resources in finding a suitable partner and are now threatened with losing services, resources and data as a result of their collapse?
Next two years “era of the hybrid cloud”, asserts Microsoft report
The latest cloud computing report this time comes from Microsoft in collaboration with 451 Research, and again looks towards the hybrid as the tangible future of cloud computing. The study, ‘The New Era of Hosted Services’, took responses from more than 1500 organisations and revealed that in two years’ time 68% of organisations will adopt the hybrid cloud model, up from 49% currently.
Kim Dotcom fights back at US government in new whitepaper
After a raid at his New Zealand mansion in January last year, the larger than life Kim Dotcom has released a whitepaper taking direct aim at the US government.
Open cloud: Creating new opportunities for enterprise storage
An open cloud must have freely accessible, open application programming interfaces (APIs), the freedom to move data between providers at will and no on-site hardware requirement, according to Alex Williams writing at TechCrunch. And an open cloud is federated, meaning that your organization can move data, images and files across multiple cloud environments at will.
Need terabytes of cloud storage? No problem...
The term “big data” may be a bit of a misnomer. For some companies, big data is actually huge data. Even small companies now find themselves immersed in massive amounts of data of all sorts, which leads to the problem of storing all of it.
Cloud servers: Leading the pack in Linux VPS
Although Microsoft Windows still dominates the desktop operating system popularity, Linux has become a dominant force in cloud servers and virtual private servers (VPS).
What does 100% cloud adoption mean for the IT department?
It is no surprise that MDs have traditionally favoured security over cost - but the advent of cloud computing has changed all that.
Amazon EC2 cloud suffers more connectivity issues
The Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 North Virginia cloud went down for approximately four hours yesterday, due to ‘elevated packet loss’.
Rackspace looks further to the cloud after strong results
Last week Rackspace announced unlimited availability of its Cloud Servers, becoming the first large-scale public cloud deployment which runs on OpenStack and reportedly involves the biggest software investment Rackspace has ever made.