Cloud computing has become one of the most talked-about subjects in the world of corporate IT. However, in spite of the hype, there’s also a strong case against cloud-based services, particularly in certain situations. This article takes a look at the more problematic side of cloud computing while comparing it directly to its on-premises alternatives.
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I love cloud stuff. This section of my website chronicles my work that is directly (or not so directly) related to cloud computing. These are some of the fun cloud stuff I have had time to write about (or that I consider sufficiently relevant to post). Here you will find AWS, Azure, and non-vendor specific cloud computing articles as well as some more traditional server work that I dabble into.
Many individuals and organizations implement virtual machines and dedicated servers using Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2). Like any other host on the Internet, your Amazon EC2 instances can be vulnerable to attack if you don’t take special precautions. In this article, I explain some of the most important things you should do to secure your Amazon EC2 instance.
On Amazon EC2, the instance type you choose determines the amount of physical memory (RAM) that you get. Larger instance types with lots of RAM are more expensive. So if you want more RAM on a medium or small EC2 instance, you can define some storage space on your disk to act as RAM when needed. The disk area you use for this purpose is called a swap file. This article explains swap files and demonstrates how to set up a 2GB swap file using ephemeral storage on an m3.medium instance of Amazon EC2 that has only 3.75GB of RAM by default.
Recent events have demonstrated just how insecure cloud storage can be. But there are steps you can take to keep yourself and your data safe. This post takes a look at several steps users can take to protect their most sensitive images and documents.
Most companies talk about Linux cloud hosting, but Microsoft-based businesses benefit from Microsoft data centers offered by Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure is a PaaS and laaS cloud solution for small businesses. This article describes Microsoft Azure and cloud hosting technologies.
Cloud computing is one of those things everyone hears about, but most people don’t really understand. If you are a business person, you don’t need to know about network layers, connectivity protocols, and other technical stuff. What you do need to understand is how cloud computing affects the business world, and how you can use it. This article is a primer on cloud computing for any business owner or employee.