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Amazon EC2 Auto Recovery Functionality Now Live

System failures can happen for a whole variety of reasons. Instead of increasing downtime while searching for the root cause, Amazon has announced a new feature on its EC2 node simply entitled "Auto recovery." The new auto recovery functionality ...

How to Keep Your PC Safe From PUP’s

Have you run into PUPs lately? No, not the cute and cuddly kind, but the annoying Potentially Unwanted Programs that Internet surfers frequently come across. These PUPs are almost like canines – sneaking their way into your home without you knowing. ...

Protecting Corporate Data: Embrace Shadow IT from the Inside Out

In this day and age of enterprise mobility and competitiveness, there is a strong demand to have documents available anywhere at any time. As a result, the majority of people have embraced the trend of using their own mobile devices and various ...

How to Minimize Communication Costs for SMB's Using VoIP

Having a way to communicate with your employees and customers is important for business of all sizes. If you currently own or run a small business, having a business phone line can be quite expensive. This is why a lot of small businesses are ...

Using Data Centers as a Heating Source

Researchers have raised questions about how to make data centers more efficient. More specifically, scientists have posed the question: “What can data centers do with wasted heat?” Studies conducted at Villanova University show that data centers are ...

John Engates Rackspace's CTO's 2015 Cloud Predictions

Recently Rackspace hosted a google+ cloud hangout from ‘The Castle,’ Rackspace’s San Antonio headquarters in Texas. It was hosted by Alan Bush and Drew Cox along with Rackspace CTO, John Engates. The hangout covered a post on the Rackspace blog ...

A Bank-Free Cloud Payment App?

According to the findings for 2013 from the FDIC, 1/13 or just under 8% of households in the US were ‘unbanked’. This adds up to around 9.6 Million households, with an additional 24.8 million (20%) ‘underbanked’; this is where an individual has a ...

Self-Healing Virtual Machines Coming To Datacenter Near You?

One of the more exciting inventions in data center technology has been developed by a team of computer scientists from the University of Utah. The invention is being called A3 which is short for Advanced Adaptive Applications. The software sits as a ...

Goodbye Active Directory, Hello DaaS

There are few categories that have yet to be SaaS-ified and cloudified, and interestingly enough, the directory is one of them. Historically, directory services have been provided by on-premise systems such as Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD) or ...

The Perfect Storm – Service Aggregation, Automation and Management

As the Founder and CEO of CloudFX, I’ve been dedicated to truly understanding the state of IT in the APJC theatre at “ground zero” and unlike many analyst reports which would put forward the argument that Cloud is the future, Hybrid Cloud would be ...