Archive for the ‘Industry Trends’ Category

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Sep 12, 2016
Not long ago VMware revolutionized computing forever. Its virtualization software allowed companies to stack greater workloads than ever before onto enterprise servers. Moreover, it had widespread appeal thanks to an agnostic approach to working across numerous operating systems and hardware platforms. Fast forward to today’s world of enterprise computing. VMware has transferred ownership a few times, but its unique worth remains solidly intact - with powerful ways of extracting value and flexibility out of a given set of compute resources. Network virtualization, highly configurable system… Read More
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Aug 3, 2016
Rural Telecom Magazine decided to highlight the need for cloud and hosting solutions in rural areas. Please review the article published in this month's publication in which they highlighted Codero CEO, Emil Sayegh, to discuss the technology challenges and the available solutions.  Rural Telecom is published by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association six times a year. BRINGING THE CLOUD TO RURAL FARMS AND BUSINESSES Public health, education, high-tech farming and agriculture, seismic data collection, oil exploration and production, clean energy generation and management, transportation and disaster management are examples of… Read More
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Jul 5, 2016
In a number of ways, the “Internet of Things” is a perfect description for the phenomenon that it aims to describe. The wide spectrum of applications that this radical technology incorporates is vast and it is growing with every passing day. For some, the word “things” in IOT may sound like a bit of a lazy term, as though a better description wasn’t available, but the term is clearly filled with great merit and potential. Over time, many have seized the opportunity many to interpret,… Read More
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May 17, 2016
In its 123-year history, the General Electric Company (GE) has been behind some of the greatest technological innovations known to man. From the days of Edison to the conglomerate corporation it is today, the company is a trendsetter that helps define the global market. Now, ten years after the world started moving to the cloud, the big news is that GE is going 'all in,' making a big splash with a move to the cloud. 9,000 IT applications to Migrate In all seriousness, the details… Read More
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May 10, 2016
Mainstream news outlets have picked up a "new" concept in cloud computing, and are now touting the term "fog computing" (just last month, FOXBusiness published Forget the Cloud - 'The Fog' Is the Next Big Thing). This so-called future technology is the bright hybrid cloud frontier, where computing will be moving from the centralized data center environments in the large “NFL Cities” to a new dynamic that has compute power getting closer and closer to the edge, and to the distribution of users and consumers… Read More
Tony Anderson
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May 3, 2016
The low end hosting industry took a couple of black eyes this past week when stories circulated around the web over the accidental loss of customer information. It didn’t happen just once, it happened twice. It all started with a post on Server Fault , where an unidentified user called Bleemboy asked: "I run a small hosting provider with more or less 1535 customers… All servers got deleted and the offsite backups too because the remote storage was mounted just before by the same script (that is… Read More
Tony Anderson
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Apr 26, 2016
The abuse of the word "cloud": A brief history Does anybody host anymore or are we all just supposed to act like we only sell cloud now? If you follow the general trends in the hosting/cloud industry, you would have to believe that hosting is becoming extinct, as everyone is “cloud washing” (the purposeful, and perhaps deceptive attempt by a vendor to rebrand an old product or service by associating it with the buzzword “cloud”). Let’s pick a couple of examples where the word “hosting”… Read More
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Apr 22, 2016
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks aren’t infamous for their sophistication; however, they’re increasing adaptability warrants a fresh look at the evolving anatomy of these dynamic threats. What is a DDoS attack? A DDoS attack is an attempt to consume one or more finite resources on a target computer or network of computers. These attack vectors block genuine users from accessing the network, application, or service and exploit detectable vulnerabilities. What are the types of DDoS attacks? Although there is a broad spectrum of types… Read More