July 24, 2014
For those of us playing buzzword bingo at home, the word cloud might as well be the free space in the middle. Everything seems to be “in the cloud” today, but what does that mean exactly?
Cloud-based services might be the buzzworthy term of the year, but that doesn’t subtract from how useful and important they are. For example, take a cloud-based content delivery network (CDN). These amazing services help to serve content from a wide range of sites to people all around the world at breakneck speeds. read more
Tags: CDN content delivery network, Cloud Computing
October 10, 2012
Cloud Computing is a buzzword that has been floating around the web over the past few years and certainly even the least tech-wise of us all have encountered the technology at some level. Whether it’s through the use of common web services or devices at your place of work. The technology is impossible to avoid and is now a critical component in our daily personal and business lives.
Cloud computing is leveraging the now much lower costs of internet bandwidth, hardware and network infrastructure to deliver network services to economies of scale. Essentially, pooling resources to deliver cost-effective internet-based services to businesses and for personal use. So technical implementations and services which cost hundreds and thousands of dollars a decade ago are now available for a few dollars per month.
So, are you leveraging the power of this ever-evolving technology? If not, here are 4 reasons why you should seriously consider. read more
Tags: business, Cloud, Cloud Computing, Denial-of-service attack, Dropbox, Gmail, Google Docs, Server (computing)
August 24, 2008
Paul Stamatiou has written a great post on ‘How to Live the Cloud Life’.
Paul outlines how to use cloud computing for several different things – ranging from E-mail (gmail), to storage (Amazon S3), to documents (Google Docs), and others.
As Paul writes in his intro:
There’s no doubt about it, I’m in love with the cloud. Some people might not share my fascination with storage-in-the-cloud and compute-in-the-cloud models but I can’t wait to have the same computing experience regardless of the computer or device I’m using to connect to the Internet. I’ve taken it upon myself to change my workflow and digital lifestyle to get as much of my data online and make use of web-based tools until that utopian time comes. Here’s how I do it and you can do the same.
Well worth the read…
Tags: Amazon, Amazon S3, Cloud, Cloud Computing, Gmail, Paul Stamatiou, S3