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Oct 21, 2014
No matter who you are, I think we can all agree on one thing: Bad hosting is mind-numbingly frustrating. You depend on these hosted environments to support your lifeblood, your brand, your critical systems, and then an outage occurs. Or a slowdown. Or another technical issue that interrupts your service. Flaws in configuration or a bottleneck in your infrastructure are quickly exposed when traffic spikes and you're left without a functioning application or website. As anyone who’s tried relying on a shared hosting environment can… Read More
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Oct 7, 2014
The tech industry is notorious for marketing fluff.  From the beginning, cynics dismissed the term "cloud" as marketing hype. Even within the walls of a company where I once worked that now sells themselves as cloud innovators, the term "cloud" was laughed at. Those cynics haven’t gone away; they’ve just adapted because audiences continue to struggle with what’s hype and what’s real.  Meanwhile, analysts witness how the hosting industry struggles with true delivery on the cloud’s promises – companies encounter difficulties, lose control and never… Read More
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Sep 9, 2014
The age of big data has just given us an accidental insight in the wake of a recent significant earthquake in California.  It turned out that data points from fitness trackers out in the public indicated how many people were awoken during the 3am Bay Area quake. That was a little bit of a peek into the future of the internet of things and an even bigger peek into how big data can open to doors to unexplored insights. Now, the finding that an earthquake… Read More