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July, 2010

  • 20 July

    4 Ways to Minimize Download Bandwidth

    If your website is dishing out a lot of files, you may find your bandwidth diminishing significantly. Particularly large file can add up pretty quickly when hundreds or even thousands of people download them. Here are some ways to reduce your network load. 1. File compression – This seems basic …

June, 2010

  • 24 June

    Red Hat Introduces Hybrid Cloud Platform

    The largest and most successful commercial Linux distributor has announced the release of the first Linux hybrid cloud platform that integrates with many industry cloud services. Until now, the only other hybrid cloud platform was Azure by Microsoft. The comprehensive package, which they are calling Red Hat Cloud Foundations, gives …

  • 15 June

    Amazon Cloud uses Fedex to ship data

    The Amazon Cloud storage service has found a new way to solve the problem of slow upload times that could take weeks for some users uploading terabytes of data. It has taken a more traditional approach to solving the problem, allowing users to physically send their data on storage devices …

May, 2010

  • 14 May

    Amazon EC2 cloud service experiences power outage… again

    Earlier this week, Amazon’s EC2 cloud service experienced yet another power outage. This time, a car crashed into a local utility pole and knocked out the power. The generator transfer switch failed. A number of East Coast customers lost service for about an hour. A very similar incident occurred in …

  • 10 May

    Amazon addresses cloud computing power issues

    After power outages on Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing service resulted in a loss of service for some users on May 4 and May 8, Amazon has announced that it is working on a change in its power distribution to address the issue. The company said the changes will, “significantly reduce …

April, 2010

  • 19 April

    Netflix moves to Amazon's cloud

    According to The New York Times, Netflix is outsourcing its hosting to Amazon’s EC2 cloud service. What makes this so interesting is that Amazon is the company’s competitor. The two industry players are currently duking it out for control over the video-on-demand market. I find it very amusing that Netflix …

  • 7 April

    Ubuntu providing home grown clouds

    When one thinks of cloud computing in business terms, it is usually because he or she is considering a move to a cloud offering from Amazon or Google. But some organizations need to offer some cloud applications internally to their customers or employees. While those with large IT development staffs …

December, 2009

  • 24 December

    Amazon hit with DDoS attack Wednesday

    UltraDNS, the DNS provider for Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Northern California, briefly went offline Thursday due to a reported Denial of Service (DoS) attack. Specifically, their S3 cloud storage service was unreachable from about 5:43 pm to 6:38 pm Pacific Time. While the service itself continued to operate, users …

August, 2009

  • 17 August

    Amazon's Cloud Import/Export Service Now Exports

    One of the general unwritten principles of cloud computing and even general web hosting is that data is to be sent electronically through FTP, SFTP, HTTP, or any number of other methods. But this principle is unwritten for a reason. When it comes to humongous amounts of data, it is …

  • 10 August

    Amazon bought Zappos and got Clothes.com as a bonus

    In July, Amazon, the online sales giant, purchased the shoe store Zappos for $928 million. What many did not know is that they also acquired a high-priced domain name: Clothes.com. Back in May of 2008 Zappos bought the domain from Idealab for a reported $4.9 million After fund.com sold for …