CloudSleuth Blog

Breaking Down Hybrid Cloud Planning

There’s no doubt that hybrid cloud planning is a complex process. Most companies enter the hybrid cloud space wanting the freedom of the open cloud and the security of the private cloud. In most cases – depending on whom you ask – regardless of a company’s size or infrastructural resources this is a win/win situation. However, planning out a hybrid cloud is another story altogether.

Apps for cloud computing

One trend that's gained popularity is the availability of cloud hosted applications designed for business. These applications are commonly housed on a business's own cloud or cloud-based VPS server and can be customized for a specific business. They are not to be confused with cloud-based software as a service tools, which require subscription fees.

What happens to your cloud after you die?

With digital data moving to the cloud, we are freeing up storage space and making the management of that data much simpler. Sites like Rackspace offer the chance to store all critical data securely without the need to have your own servers and manage complex equipment.

SaaS Ownership concerns

"SaaS" is a term used to describe the concept of "software as a service." Simply put, some or even all of the code required to run a particular piece of software is stored in the cloud rather than locally on a user's own hard drive. It’s a concept also known as "software on-demand" and has been an increasingly popular way for companies to do business.

The Cloud is the fast food court for IT: get your McMail and Server King Woppers here!

Even in today’s world it still amazes me when I see that all too familiar glazed look on people’s faces when I tell them I work in Cloud Computing.

How to keep BYOD from killing your network

When your employees are transitioning from work to home with a bevvy of gadgets, it’s hard for them to not understand why it’s not a great idea for them to use their arsenal on the office’s network. To avoid having IT departments butting heads with the tech savvy in your office, set up a BYOD environment that’s gadget friendly.

Patrolling your backups for the worst

Imagine you’re a sheriff, working in a little Western town. One day, on the outskirts of your district, you come across a giant sand snake, rising out of the desert, turning your town and its citizens into snake chow. So, you call in backup, and the forces come to your rescue from the East.

BYOD—Lessons from China

One of the current hot button issues in business today is BYOD (bring your own device). There is great debate over whether this is the wave of the future or if there are just too many problems with the idea to make it work successfully.

Latency within the Data Center (3rd Part on Latency)

In September’s Wired magazine, there was a great article titled Raging Bulls. This fabulous, well-articulated article focused on the world of high frequency traders.  In short, this is a form of electronic stock trading where simply making $.00001 per trade is a very profitable business. This requires the need to make tens of thousands of trades a second with true micro-second latency.

Latency to the Provider

CloudSleuth, and other external third party monitoring tools, do a great job of showing different scenarios of latency to the data center.  The latency can help in indicating how an application might perform when hosted within this data center.

Is the Cloud Replacing the Need for IT?

Lots of debates surround the question of IT jobs and the cloud. Some believe that the cloud will eliminate many IT positions, while others believe the cloud will actually create jobs and promote the field as a good career option. There’s no doubt that the cloud has completely revolutionized and changed the way the Internet is used for business around the world.

Series on Latency and the Cloud

                Latency is critical in delineating cloud services for production usage. Here at PeakColo we seek to build solutions that can truly handle tier 1-0 applications from the most demanding consumers. Latency isn’t just a concern outside the data center but within as well. Latency between switching and storage fabrics can have drastic consequences on application performance.

Faith in the cloud: How safe is your data?

Many businesses and individuals now use remote cloud-based systems to store computer data. Such services provide a convenient way to access data from multiple computers and reduce the need for large hard disk drives. However, people often fail to consider the risks.