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Integrating Cloud Applications with On-Premise Systems
Thursday, July 24th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE One the problems many organizations are increasingly facing is discontinuity that exists between on-premise and public cloud systems. System administrators often struggle and even sometimes fail to integrate their current local applications and data with their remote cloud services. Those...

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Private Cloud Dos and Don’ts
Tuesday, July 8th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE It is very easy to start a private cloud. After all, the whole point of cloud computing is to make it easy to deploy. That does not mean, however, that an easily deployed private cloud is necessarily effective, safe and...

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4 Open Source PaaS Cloud Solutions
Friday, May 30th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE Platform as a service (PaaS) is gaining a lot of traction in the enterprise IT world, and you have likely heard about some of the big names like Google App Engine, Amazon AWS Elastic Beanstalk and Microsoft Azure, but there...

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Is OpenStack Ready for Mission Critical Cloud?
Monday, May 12th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE Whether you are stepping into cloud hosting for the first time or have been using it for quite some time, you have likely heard some of the hype about OpenStack. It may seem like a no-brainer. It is free, open...

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Quick Server Deployment with a Cloud VPS
Thursday, April 17th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE Virtualization makes server deployment must faster than deploying physical servers, and deploying in the cloud can be even faster and easier. Many cloud service providers now offer ready-to-deploy cloud images of popular server operating systems that are fully functional virtual...

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The Benefits of Cloud-Based Database Virtualization
Thursday, March 6th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE Conventional hosting wisdom has always dictated that a database runs better with more resources assigned to it. In fact, some high traffic websites have entire dedicated servers just for their databases. Why then would a system administrator ever prefer virtualization...

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Boost Cloud Performance with On-Premise Flash Caching
Sunday, February 16th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE Cloud hosting offers many benefits: low upfront capital investment, easy implementation, subscription-based support and access to applications from anywhere. One disadvantage, however, is that it relies on your network connection and bandwidth to deliver applications and content. This can lead...

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OpenStack vs. Windows Azure: Face-Off
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE Deciding you want a hybrid cloud hosting solution is only the first step on your journey to the cloud. Somewhere along the way, you need to decide what type of cloud platform you want to use. Microsoft offers a very...

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What is a cloud convergence?
Tuesday, December 31st, 2013Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE Once upon a time, all business computer systems operated in isolation. If you were lucky, you at least connected them with a server, but anything offsite was untouchable. Over time, as cloud computing has started to make its presence felt...

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Using cPanel With Cloud VPS
Monday, November 11th, 2013THN News  
ARTICLE (The Hosting News) – Using a virtual private server (VPS) for web hosting is growing in popularity among businesses and other entities that need to run websites. Before VPS, businesses hosted their websites using a dedicated server, a piece of...