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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Takes a Giant Leap


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a complete application of services, using which you can run everything on the cloud. AWS is heavily used by several companies and businesses to keep their data, ranging from applications to projects to mobile apps and social games on the cloud. Cloud computing is not only safe but also has…

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Data Center Availability


As more and more organizations are depending upon data centers for daily business operations, it becomes increasingly critical that data centers limit their downtime as much as possible. Large companies that have become virtually dependent upon data centers know that even a minute or two of downtime can result in huge losses. This article takes…

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Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)


Since its release in 2009, Amazon’s Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) has enabled enterprise customers access to Amazon’s web services through a virtual private network. What is Amazon VPC? The Amazon VPC allows clients to provision a private, isolated section of the Amazon cloud (Amazon Web Services; AWS). This means that users can launch various…

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Privacy & Security in Cloud Computing


Cloud computing can be extremely attractive to many organizations seeking a convenient way to use, scale and maintain computing resources. However, the issues of privacy and security that challenge cloud service vendors can actually dissuade customers from moving to the cloud. This article takes a look at some real examples of the disadvantages of the…

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Amazon Cloud Outage: April 2011


By now, just about everyone’s been affected by – or at the very least, heard of – the Amazon EC2 (Elastic Cloud) outage that occurred from April 21 to 22, 2011. Unfortunately, the incident took down many businesses and websites, including the well-known Heroku, Quora, Reddit, Hootsuite, Foursquare and Engine Yard. This event, combined with…

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