October 10, 2012
(Photo credit: IvanWalsh.com)
Cloud computing is truly the tech du jour among business enterprises, but this tech buzz word is no passing fad, its gearing up to be that floating behemoth of data that’s here to stay. You’d be surprise to know that you’ve been using cloud-based services for quite some time now with Gmail, Google Docs and Dropbox. And with that realization, do you now understand the convenience of the Cloud?
As more company data and materials go on the cloud and away from any physical server at the office,
you can count on productivity and customer service to get a boost, as data can be accessed on demand
and traded among shared groups and even further improved on through customization. Well, you can think of Cloud computing in terms of the way a busy airport operates and with it comes its very own 4Cs- Capacity, Continuity, Checkpoints and Chokepoints. read more
Tags: business, Cloud, Cloud Computing, Denial-of-service attack, Dropbox, Gmail, Google Docs, Server (computing)
May 9, 2011
Two months after its release, Amazon slipped in a small update to its cloud based music player adding adds iOS compatibility. The update allows users visiting the player from their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to stream music through Safari. However, it’s not without bugs.
Accessing Amazon’s cloud player through an iOS device required the use of a third-party browser but recently gained native Safari support. However, there are some interface issues that you need to be aware of:
Tags: Amazon, Cloud, iOS, iPad
November 11, 2009
When you’re an up-and-coming free blog service like Posterous, with some big name users on your books, then you need to ensure your web hosting is up to scratch.
To that end, Posterous has chosen The Rackspace Cloud to handle its hosting requirements.
The move means that the multimedia files users send to the Posterous service, for publication and dissemination via a number of other online services, will be stored on Rackspace’s Cloud Files. read more
Tags: blog platform, Cloud, hosting, Posterous, rackspace
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