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...
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...
Construct Your Own OpenStack Test Server
Friday, November 1st, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE OpenStack is a complete free and open source cloud operating system and management platform that has a large backing in both the open source community and enterprise server and data center industry. There are many uses for OpenStack, including both...
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Cloud Computing: Mitigating Risks, Managing Data, and Avoiding Audit Failure
Monday, October 28th, 2013THN News
ARTICLE (The Hosting News) – In a 2012 North Bridge Venture Partners survey, half of business respondents reported complete confidence in cloud computing. That was up from 13 percent of respondents in the same survey the year before. With cloud computing...
4 Security Challenges Facing Cloud Hosting
Thursday, October 24th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE The cloud industry is booming, but there are still many CIOs who are reluctant to turn over their operations to the cloud. Many of them cite a laundry list of security concerns. Fortunately for cloud providers and their customers, most...
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Connecting Your Website to Cloud Storage
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE For a small website, there is no real practical, cost-effective reason to store data on a different server than your website. As your website grows, however, it may become more useful and even advisable, especially if you deal with large...
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What is Cloud Computing?
Thursday, August 15th, 2013THN News
ARTICLE (The Hosting News) - With so many businesses migrating to the Cloud, it has become a popular buzzword in the mainstream press. But what really is the ‘Cloud’, and why should your business use it? Cloud computing is the latest stage...
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