Differences Between Hyperscale and Microscale Data Centers

Hyperscale and microscale are two new types of data center technologies. Hyperscale alters the design of data centers. Microscale alters the method of data center delivery. A thorough understanding of each will help businesses determine if either technology or both, is right for their IT needs. Hyperscale servers Hyperscale refers to servers that can be […]

What You Need to Know About X-as-a-Service (XaaS)

XaaS stands for ‘anything as a service’ and encompasses SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, and more. As cloud computing has become not simply an option, but practically the mandate, for both developers and users alike, there has been a myriad of ways businesses have been quick to jump on the “as a service” model. For this reason, […]

IaaS and PaaS: The Difference and Benefits

software as a service, Platform as a service, Infrastructure as a service

Cloud computing is as amorphous a term as a literal cloud, but in reality, there are three basic types of cloud computing. The difference among the three types lies in what service the specific cloud utility will offer: software, platform, or infrastructure. While this may sound overly complicated and possibly redundant, the reality is actually […]

Most Pressing Cloud Security Issues and How to Address Them

Overcoming the security challenges that small and medium-sized businesses face when accessing the cloud As more and more companies are moving to and working with the cloud, security issues are becoming a major concern. The benefits of scalability, lower costs, increased dialogue, and the freedom to work from an office, home, or car can be […]

Solving Compliance Challenges and Requirements

Data center compliance solutions

Cloud computing offers many advantages for businesses of all sizes across all industry sectors. One challenge for cloud computing is regulatory compliance. When company data is stored in-house, the business or organization has control of the information. This includes where the data resides, who can access the data, and how it is stored. When the […]

Collaboration in Multi-Cloud Computing Environments

Using multiple cloud providers to support different applications and workloads

Using multiple cloud providers to support different applications and workloads The options for cloud services are getting more varied. Companies that were previously limited to choosing between a public cloud, a private cloud, or a hybrid cloud can now use multiple cloud vendors. Many companies are using four or more vendors. There are various reasons […]

Cognizant Computing: The Next Phase of the Personal Cloud

Cognizant computing is transforming personal clouds into highly intelligent collections of mobile apps and services, centered on consumer experience.

Talk about “the cloud” and cloud computing has been at the forefront of every IT discussion for the past five years.  Many individuals and companies have moved to securing data and applications in the cloud. The next leap phase enhances the utility of cloud-based computing services at a holistic level.  On the path towards functional […]

Internet of Things to Increase IT Security Needs

Internet of Things: Privacy & Security

The Internet of Things (IoT) is constantly expanding. Experts believe that by 2020, 50 billion items will be part of the IOT. As expansion increases, connectivity issues increase exponentially because each object is capable of being connected with another object. These connections create ever-expanding networks with ever-expanding security concerns. IoT security: the problem The need […]

Cloud Security and Reliability: Public vs. Private Cloud

A public cloud is one that is housed at a third-party location away from the company site. A private cloud, in turn, is a cloud system that is hosted at the private company site. A hybrid is a combination of both public and private. There are pros and cons to the public and private sites. […]

Instructive Lesson From The Amazon S3 Outage

Amazon cloud computing S3 Outage

On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, an Amazon employee made a typo during a routine billing system repair and, rather than taking only a few servers offline, instead took down a significant (but still unspecified) number of the nearly 150,000 unique websites and apps hosted or supported by the Amazon cloud computing S3 service. Affected sites […]