IT pros face a variety of options when it comes to managing OpenStack — and those options vary, depending on whether they take a DIY or vendor-supported approach.
Pippa Middleton, the sister of Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge, has had her iCloud account hacked and thousands of private photographs stolen, according to The Independent.
The information retrieved is believed to include personal photos of the royal family and of Middleton with her fiancé James Matthews.
The publication noted Middleton’s lawyers confirmed her account has been accessed and that her and Matthews have requested their privacy to be respected.
The royal correspondent for the Daily Mail reported that 3,000 photos had been taken from Middleton’s account and a person going by the name “mas” was attempting to sell them to media organizations. Read more…
Question by curious: what is cloud computing about? Does it have anything to do with VPN Virtual private Networks ?
Perhaps an off shoot of VPN technology and virtual machines?
Answer by OzoneGuy
Cloud computing is the data (usually), executables, and CPU cycles are supplied by remote servers. No local backups, all software most up-to-date.
A VPN is “just” adding a distant network segment to a “corporate” one, so that corporate network security can be maintained.
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Question by ITMAN: How to create a private cloud computing network?
I work for a non-profit organization with 6 different locations and each location as its own computer system. I want to have all locations to connect to ONE server, but still have there SEPARATE systems. Is there a way to setup a small private Cloud or is VMWare and VPN connection the only reasonable way to get this to work? Should I consider using a Linux server OS for this project?
Servers- Windows Server 2K3 SBS
Workstations – Windows Xp and Vista
Answer by Anon
You could buy dedicated connections (ones that don’t use the Internet) to accomplish this. VPN connectivity will be cheaper but also less reliable in terms of data throughput. It all depends on how much upfront and recurring costs you want.
What do you think? Answer below!
The Steps to a Private Cloud Implementation
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Velocity Technology Solutions Acquires Leading Oracle JD Edwards Hosting Provider
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Voxel's Enterprise Private Cloud Partnership
Services include on-demand dedicated and virtual cloud servers, the VoxCAST Global Content Delivery Network (CDN), and a full suite of Managed Services for complex hosting deployments. The company is headquartered in New York City and maintains …
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Evolution: Is Your Integration Stack a Dinosaur?
The mainframe-centric nature of computing gave way to Client/Server which in turn gave way to Internet and then SaaS/Cloud. Just like Mainframe-based applications could never really be retrofitted to be good client/server applications, …
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Amazon Goes After Cloud App Speed Bumps
Customers can control the scale of their caching system in the cloud through the Amazon Management Console, which presents controls for each service. By clicking on selections in the console, a user can launch a cluster of caching servers running …
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The Linley Group Releases First Report on Server Market, Highlights Mega Data …
The report discusses the emergence of mega data centers and cloud computing as market game changers that are dramatically impacting server economics and creating increased demand for open-source, distributed computing platforms. …
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