Amazon launches AWS Glacier cloud storage

September 27th, 2012 No comments

Managing long-term digital archive could be a challenge for almost every company. Many enterprises have regulatory requirements for retain data, and that too for decades. We all are aware that digital data is growing exponentially, and storing/managing this huge data is an operational challenge. One can use multiple data  centers to store all that data but there is huge capital and operational cost. Storage systems, tape libraries, robotic storage, vendor contracts, rent, aircon and power -all that adds challenges. Read more…

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Amazon launches high-performance SSD instances to boost cloud power for database apps

July 2nd, 2012 No comments

 This will allow customers to run demanding data-driven applications in the cloud without the need for costly up-front capital investments. The availability of solid state storage, which is faster and more expensive than more traditional spinning disks, and has become a battleground with more companies adding the option as the price for SSDs falls, even in the laptops, Read more…

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Not all cloud SLAs are created equal

January 27th, 2012 No comments

Currently it is very difficult for the cloud consumer to tell the difference between a good and poor quality cloud provider. On-premises outages can go on for hours behind the corporate curtains but people will not hesitate to ask cloud SLAs and warranties. For public clouf, since any outage information is publicly available which makes it more vulnerable. If you read SLAs provided by AWS EC2orRackspace Cloud you will  find tha Read more…