An ISP lost data for hundreds of thousands of customers because hackers targeted a vulnerability in the virtualization software they used to create Virtualized Private Servers. About half of their customers were not paying for data backup. When will we learn to take backups?
Cloud Computing is what graybeards used to call Time Sharing. When computers filled rooms and cost millions of dollars, many companies had a dumb terminal like a Teletype, IBM 3270 or ADM-2, or a combination card reader/printer in their office which was connected by a point-to-point leased telephone line to a central computer somewhere. Customers were billed for […]
Virtualization is all the rage this year and this article describes the flavors and how to use them to your company’s advantage.
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 […]