Archive for the ‘Cloud’ Category
May 9, 2013
A few years ago the bookmarking site Ma.gnolia had the biggest disaster imaginable – their system crashed and all user data was permanently lost. Ma.gnolia as a service had got a fair bit of attention and use, it was one of a bunch of different services that were going down the Digg path and managed to leverage the general attention that social bookmarking sites were getting at that time to gain users. After the post-mortem related to the outage, it turns out that Ma.gnolia was pretty much a one-person operation that was running entirely on a couple of Mac OS X servers and four Mac minis. Duplication? Redundancy? Failover? not so much.
May 3, 2013
For those who don’t spend any real time in the enterprise IT world, FUD is something you might have (luckily) not been aware of. It stands, for those who didn’t know, for Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt and is the awful trait of legacy vendors who, panicking about some technology that could disrupt their cozy little position, resort to scaring customers in an attempt to put off the inevitable. So how does FUD impact upon cloud adoption?
April 24, 2013
AWS tags are an easy way to segment and allocate your AWS spending to different department, projects, products or costs centers. But, until now, most companies have had to use giant spreadsheets to make use of AWS tags.
With Cloduability’s AWS Cost Analytics, you can use Amazon tags to split out AWS spending any way you want in just minutes.
Here’s how to get started building your first cost by tag report:
April 23, 2013
As we saw in my last post – cloud changes things. But busy people like you who spend their day working in a business don’t have time to go trawling the web to find all the different pieces of information they’d need to get started.
What you really need is something like a “cloud 101” – a place where you can go to get a broad understanding of the cloud – if for no other reason than so you can ask the right questions when vendors come calling to sell the latest, greatest solution.
April 11, 2013
In my last post I spent time talking about what “cloud” is.
You’d think that the technological advantages it brings, alongside the flexibility and attractiveness from a business perspective would make cloud a slam dunk. Unfortunately however many people see cloud as the latest in a long series of tech industry created gimmicks and, as such, not to be taken seriously.