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In 2013, we, and numerous other technology blogs, wrote frequently about the way in which ARM-powered servers are likely to change the data center landscape. Many went so far as to argue that 2013 was the year of the ARM server. The potential benefits are fairly obvious. ARM chips are inherently more power efficient than […]

ARMBare Metal CloudCloud
May 7, 2015, 12:57 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Like it or not, the world is growing more connected with each passing day. I’m not just talking about smartphones, desktops, and notebooks; I’m not simply referring to the growing power and spread of the Internet. No, I’m talking about the fact that more and more businesses are equipping traditionally “dumb” devices with Internet connectivity, […]

May 5, 2015, 12:47 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Last year, we wrote about an interesting case study involving Ben Ubois’ feed reading service Feedbin. Because of consistent performance issues on the cloud, Ubois chose to move his service’s hosting to dedicated hardware. On bare metal he not only saw significantly improved performance, but much lower prices.

CloudSystem Administration
Mar 31, 2015, 10:59 amBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

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


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