Archive for March, 2009

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 […]

Mass Prophy exercise

On Thursday March 19th, 2009, the Alameda County Public Health department hosted a mass prophy exercise. The mission of this exercise was to see how fast the San Francisco and Alameda county public health systems could distribute the life-saving medicines that would be needed if there was a pandemic or bio-terror event in the San Francisco bay area. […]