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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

Risk management depends on knowing what the risks are, how likely they are to change from risk to reality, and the steps that will reduce or eliminate them. The more knowledge a business has of its infrastructure, the better it’s able to manage its risk exposure. Public cloud platforms by their nature allow limited knowledge […]

Bare Metal CloudCloudinterworxSystem Administration
Jan 14, 2015, 12:55 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Historically, the major worries about deploying on public cloud platforms have focused on security. The public cloud was initially built for convenience, with other concerns coming a distant second. Over time, cloud vendors have addressed many of the overt security issues that companies had with the public cloud, although they obviously can’t remove those that […]

CloudEnterprise ITSystem Administration
Dec 16, 2014, 3:29 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

It’s no great secret that security was, is, and will remain one of the most significant barriers to cloud adoption. Whether or not the cloud is less secure than traditional computing methods isn’t necessarily relevant; public perception is that the old way of doing things is inherently safer for one’s data. That perception’s changing, of […]

Bare Metal CloudCloud
Dec 10, 2014, 10:38 amBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

It’s no secret that we’re not fans of the virtualized cloud. We’ve written before about the cloud’s virtualization tax and about its cost inefficiencies, and today we’d like to address another of the reasons we prefer bare metal: the opportunity costs of using cloud platforms as opposed to dedicated servers or bare metal clouds without […]

Cloud
Nov 7, 2014, 3:46 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

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