scalability

Object storage benefits, myths and options

Object storage is a relatively new option for data storage, optimized for general binary or unstructured data, often multimedia. It has gained a lot of importance in the last few years due to the exponential growth of audio, video and images on the web, and thanks to the huge growth of mobility and social networks. […]

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Bringing supercomputing to the masses

We’re at an inflection point in the computer industry. Today’s iPhones hold more processing power than the best Apollo-era computers. Moore’s Law tells us that the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles every two years. We hold an unprecedented amount of computing power at our fingertips, and it’s still growing at an exponential rate. […]

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Direct Link facilitates secure and scalable hybrid clouds

Many organizations use cloud computing services to reduce information technology (IT) costs and take advantage of new business opportunities. For enterprises that have traditionally built and operated (or leased) their own IT infrastructure, the proliferation of mobile and web applications, ever-increasing sources of data, and easy access to advanced cloud analytics have created an application […]

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Hybrid cloud offers antidote to complexity

IT consumers are increasingly requesting hybrid cloud solutions, mainly because of the flexibility and scalability they offer. A hybrid approach allows the customer to use their existing traditional IT environment while taking advantage of the latest technologies available. Along with the many benefits that a hybrid cloud offers, bringing together disparate technologies can create some […]

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Analytics on cloud: Better insights at the speed of SaaS

In a 2014 Association for Finance Professionals (AFP) Risk Survey 45 percent of finance executives reported that corporate earnings were exposed to more uncertainty today compared to three years ago. From uncertain customer demand for products and services to volatile commodities prices and exchange rates, every aspect of business in every geography and industry is […]

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An open letter to app developers: Forget multitenancy!

Dear app developers, If you’ve been in the software as a service (SaaS) game long enough, you’ve undoubtedly heard someone extol the virtues of multitenancy—how it will reduce your bottom line, how all the big name players rely on it for their competitive advantage. What they don’t tell you is exactly how hard it is […]

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Cloud simplified: Characteristics of cloud computing

I have been traveling across various parts of the world to talk about cloud computing. I also post various updates about cloud computing on social network sites. This made my non-techie friends and family members ask me: “What is this cloud computing that you always talk about?” Cloud can be compared with any industry that […]

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Is a hybrid cloud model right for you?

For those who remain reluctant to adopt cloud, the hybrid model offers a way to ease into this brave new world.

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Cloud computing basics

Cloud computing is a new IT delivery model accessed over the network (Internet or intranet).

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Deployment patterns for security services in a Software Defined Environment (SDE)

As the prominence of software defined environments grows in tandem with new vulnerabilities in the virtual environment and the new technologies to secure the virtual assets, picking up an adequate deploy pattern for your security services will become critical to increase your return on investment (ROI).

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Garantia Data’s Redis Cloud now available on SoftLayer

Announcing the launch of our Redis Cloud service on SoftLayer.

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Can the cloud save a life?

How cloud computing can profoundly change the human condition.

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