The Cloud, Week In Review: November 9th, 2012 The presidential elections and the aftermath of hurricane Sandy have turned the past week in one of the most significant weeks of this year. These events have had a significant influence on most of our lives and some of them have even influenced the existence of the Cloud as we know it. If the results of the elections may not have had that big of an influence on the Cloud, other types of politics did emerge this week from Amazon that directly influence our perception of what the cloud is. And also
Can Cloud Security Be Doubted When Even ThePirateBay Is Sailing There Now? – The Complex Answer The fact that ThePirateBay, the most infamous bit torrent site, has moved its servers to the cloud is a fact that has already rocked the internet. A quick analysis of the reasons why they made the move would indicate that the cloud is now the safest place to store your data. Not only are most data servers locations completely unknown to the public, so a lot more challenging for a hacker to attack, but they are also hosted in different countries so it is
Can Cloud Security Be Doubted When Even ThePirateBay Is Sailing There Now? – The Simple Answer Perhaps the strongest reason deterring people from moving their virtual assets to the cloud is the feeling that their data may not be secure there. The IT world is already building myths about security hackers that could and still can get at any data they want. And, as far as the beginnings of the internet are concerned, it was certainly true that a specialist could get at any data he or she wanted. But the times are changing and every lesson in security systems
Is The Xbox Music Project Dead On Arrival? Microsoft has recently come up with a service that allows you to handle all your music collection with one single app across as many platforms as you have that are working under the Microsoft license. The program, called Xbox Music, is a bundle of two services, the Xbox Music Pass and the Xbox Music Store. The latter is pretty self-explanatory and the only relevant thing to add about it is that it allows you to pay with money and not Microsoft points. The Xbox Music pass has both a free version and
Apple’s Oregon Data Server: If A Green Cloud Rumbles And No One Hears It, Does It Make A Sound? You can say whatever you want about Apple, Android vs iOS, iPad or Samsung Galaxy, but where you have to give it to them is in the genuine effort they have put into going green. Their data centers in Cork, Ireland, Austin, Texas, Sacramento, California and Munich, Germany have already made the switch to 100% renewable energy and the new data center that they have started building in Oregon promises to be “every bit as environmentally responsible as our Maiden data
Can We Afford The Resources We Spend on the Cloud? We often think about the Cloud in terms of security, services provided, storage space and price so it is fairly easy to forget about the resources that are needed to keep the Cloud floating in the blue, virtual sky. And yet even our home computers are sucking enough power that if you did not use them for a month and you and would set in place green measures like auto sleep, you would see a significant improvement in your electrical bill. So how much electricity does the Cloud eat up?
How Good Do You Feel About Your Cloud Security? When most of us think about our online security, we tend to feel very pleased about ourselves because none of our friends are able to guess our password. And, as far as personal privacy is concerned, we are right to assume that our friends, acquaintances, and the occasional stalker are all that we have to guard against. However, with the great advantages of the cloud comes great responsibility. The cloud is making available for free a fantastic array of tools and apps that make life more beautiful. But each one of
A Flash View In The Building Of The Cloud How often did you want to share a picture, a favorite song, or even a movie with a friend but suddenly realized that you had deleted those files from your laptop and only had them on a backup hard drive at home? Probably not very often, but often enough for you to begin thinking fondly about the cloud. And now that the IT world is becoming more and more mobile, with smartphones, tablet PCs, and mini laptops, we are bound to see how more personal data will begin their cloud existence.