Use the Cloud to Encourage BYOD
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE The concept of BYOD (bring your own device) is becoming more popular in business these days. There are a number of reasons for this. For example, many businesses may need to cut costs, and more professionals than ever are already...
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Why Linux is Perfect for the Cloud
Thursday, August 14th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE When building a public or private cloud, there plenty of options. You can build a cloud stack on almost any operating system, but some Linux-based OSes are ideal for the cloud. It is therefore, no surprise that many cloud systems...
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...
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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