Archive for the "Availability" Category

Don’t Lose Your Data To Someone Else’s Disaster

In our last blog I said to watch for our guest blogger Randall Becker. As much as I would like to take credit for his writing, this is Randall’s entry. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. What is “The Cloud?” Put simply, a computing cloud is a set of resources that […]

You Do Take Offsite Backups, Right?

Avsim.com, a popular website for users of flight simulation gear has been felled by hackers who attacked the company's servers. Unfortunately, data was never stored offsite and offline, so when both servers were attacked, more than a decade of links, software modifications, and exchanges were permanently destroyed.

Oracle To Keep Sun’s Hardware Business – I Told You So

As I predicted in an earlier post, Larry Ellison has told Reuters, “We are definitely not going to exit the hardware business. If a company designs both hardware and software, it can build much better systems than if they only design the software. That’s why Apple’s iPhone is so much better than Microsoft phones.” I opined […]

Sun Deal ‘Transforms’ Tech – What will HP do?

What can HP do against the Oracle-Sun onslaught? You might be surprised.

Cloud Computing – Who’s watching your back?

Cloud computing is all the rage this year, with Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Simple Storage Service (S3), Agathon Group, ElasticHosts, and dozens of other providers available to you. Amazon S3 was down for nearly 8 hours on July 20, 2008, Gmail has suffered multiple outages of up to 2 1/2 hours affecting more than 113 million […]