Cloud Spectator’s Benchmark Report: Amazon vs Internap vs Rackspace Analyst firm Cloud Spectator compares performance, consistency and value between Internap AgileSERVER bare-metal cloud, Amazon Web Services EC2 and Rackspace OpenCloud ATLANTA – October 24, 2013 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of high-performance hosting services, today announced the results of a Cloud Spectator report, “Performance Analysis: Benchmarks of Bare-Metal & Virtual Clouds,” which found that Internap’s bare-metal cloud, AgileSERVER, offers as much as an order of magnitude better performance, consistency and value when compared to similar virtual cloud configurations for Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Some Recommended Cloud Music Services Provided is a partial list of some of the recommended cloud based music services available. Please feel free to comment and add to the list. Google Play With Google Play Music you can browse millions of tracks and listen to your favorite songs over Android or the web. Add your own personal playlist to the mix and discover some new hits. Account setup is free but you may choose to purchase All Access to millions of songs, radio with unlimited skips and access to custom crafted playlists put together by the Google Play Music geeks.
Breaking the Mold: Why IT Veterans Can’t Resist the Cloud Like it or not, Cloud Computing has transformed the way we communicate; from online storage to social networking, server virtualization truly pushes the boundaries of what is possible in a digitized world. Yet it was only a few years ago that the cloud was merely being used as a buzzword to describe specific web services hosted on shared web space. So what has changed? Cost, for one thing and availability for another; IT decision makers who once criticized the cloud may soon have to embrace it. The Economics of Cloud
Delivering Data Security in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud In the past few years, we’ve seen a drastic change in the types of security threats organizations are encountering – and where they’re confronting them. For years, hackers were motivated by a desire for fame, recognition or support for a specific cause, but now it’s turned into a mainstream criminal or government activity. Today, that has changed. Organized groups understand that data is the new currency and they’re looking for specific data sets that can lead to financial gain or national advantage. Major financial and business institutions are direct targets
Amazon, Amaz-off, Amaz-on-again On the afternoon of Monday August 19, two strange and unsettling events occurred. First, the perpetually-available ecommerce behemoth Amazon.com vanished, taking its Canadian cousin, Amazon.ca along with it. Shoppers were greeted with a 404 Not Found/Fail Whale page and were encouraged to come back later. The outage lasted somewhere between 20 and 40 minutes. The second strange and unsettling event happened on a freeway north of Los Angeles, where actor Dick Van Dyke narrowly cheated death after his Jaguar burst into flames. He was pulled to safety and suffered no injuries. Ironically, the car was reduced to
The Dangers of European Clouds A recent study by ITIL just predicted that the US cloud industry stands to lose $21.5 – $35 billion over the next few years related to loss of market share due to PRISM. Is the marketing arm of US cloud providers on vacation? Europeans (including residents of the UK and other parts of the world) have been justifiably outraged by the revelations of Edward Snowden about the US’ data mining of non-citizen information. Maybe. The truth is that most European governments can access their citizens’ data when held in country with far less due process than the
Cloud Player – Amazon’s Sound Play in the Cloud Cloud is beginning to be perceived as a central component in business oriented environments keeping in view the corporate demands and needs of today’s enterprise. The virtualization and remote deployment of resource provided by Cloud is worth adapting at both the individual and enterprise levels There are some benchmark cloud infrastructures and services that are perceived as the benchmarks in the cloud computing domains because of their higher usability and robust solutions to the masses based on cloud computing. Among these benchmarks, Amazon’s EC2 cloud is one of the most colossal