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It seems that big data and the cloud go together like hand and glove. In fact, one of the major selling points of traditional virtualized cloud platforms is that they offer a convenient way to deploy the flexible infrastructure required for big data processing. Without elastic scaling, big data processing becomes much more expensive. And […]

Bare Metal CloudCloud
Jan 29, 2015, 10:58 amBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

The first iterations of the cloud used virtualization technology because it was relatively mature, secure, and offered a way to improve utilization of existing hardware while providing increased agility to clients. As we’ve discussed many times before, there were prices to pay for those benefits, most obviously in performance. In recent years, a combination of […]

Bare Metal CloudCloud
Jan 27, 2015, 6:06 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Now that we know the year that 2014 was,  lets take the lessons we learned and experience the year that 2015 will be. Although security was a major issue in 2014, it will continue to be a focus in the technology world and a major concern for SysAdmins moving forward. As such, the first issue […]

Enterprise ITHostingSecuritySystem Administration
Jan 22, 2015, 1:06 pmBy: Ben Ustick (0) Comments

I’m not one for kicking someone while they’re down, but Verizon’s recent 48-hour downtime should be instructive for companies seeking to put all of their eggs in the cloud basket. The planned outage was announced to users of Verizon’s cloud via an email, sparking a storm of angry Tweets and articles about the reliability of […]

CloudHosting Industry
Jan 20, 2015, 12:55 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

If you’re a follower of this blog, you’ll be aware that SSL is far from perfect as a method of protecting us from online criminals. Nevertheless, it’s what we’ve got and in most cases it’s more than adequate. It’s hard to overestimate just how much of the Internet’s security depends on SSL certificates. HTTPS — […]

Jan 16, 2015, 1:37 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

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