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5 Top Cloud Hosting Platform Providers
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE A cloud platform is more than just a single application. It is often an entire framework for hosting in the cloud, but unlike standard unmanaged hosting, it includes all of the tools you need for quick and efficient cloud deployment....
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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...
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...
Software-Defined Data Centers: The Next Phase of Hosting Automation
Friday, November 1st, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Hosting automation has evolved significantly over the years, from simple reseller account functionality to server, cluster, or even complete data center automation solutions. This latest form of automated data centers has been described as “software-defined data centers”. In essence the...
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Do You Need a VPS to Host Your Blog?
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE A virtual private server (VPS) is a great way to harness some of the power of a dedicated server without shelling out the cash to actually have your own. Virtualization is good for the providers and consumers because resources are...
Is Cloud Hosting Always Managed?
Thursday, March 14th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE One of the most welcomed features of cloud computing is the hands-off management that it offers its users. Software as a service (SaaS) allows you to have all of the features of on-premise applications without the management and maintenance they...
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Why Virtualization is Essential to the Cloud
Thursday, February 28th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Cloud computing has become almost synonymous with virtualization despite the fact that they are two very different technologies. Part of that coupling of the lingo in business is due to the fact that the cloud is and has been extremely...
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5 Basic VPS Security Tips
Monday, December 10th, 2012Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE One of the advantages of virtualization is that it is secure in the fact that a virtual private server (VPS) would not be able to harm its physical host server even if its security were compromised. The catch is, if...
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