As infrastructure has grown and mainstream database vendors have tweaked the
cloud service model to apply to their own niche, cloud database technology
has become an increasingly possible alternative to on-premises
databases. Cloud database services offer many of the same benefits of other
cloud services: Reduced in-house maintenance and patching, increased free
time for IT staff and database administrators, and outsourced 24/7 data
management and recovery.
Background of Cloud Database Technology
Cloud databases operate similarly to other cloud offerings. The host owns the
servers and databases, and rents databases to enterprises, which can purchase
as much or as little space as they need. The underlying maintenance,
upgrading and security monitoring are performed by the host, freeing up
in-house personnel from time-intensive maintenance.
At present, cloud data mod... (more)
Maintaining email servers is a full-time job including server maintenance,
filtering spam, blocking viruses, and creating backups. A hosted Exchange
service frees up IT time by putting all of these tasks in the hands of the
Even still, the myths surrounding hosted Exchange persist. Let's knock them
out one at a time to see why Exchange might make sense for you.
Myth #1: Hosted Exchange Is Only for Large Businesses
Because of the time it takes to manage an Exchange server, small businesses
can take the most advantage of a third-party email system. While large
A middle-of-the-road solution between dedicated servers and shared
hosting is a balance that makes a lot of sense for many businesses. Such
a service exists and is called a virtual private server (or VPS). VPS
offers webmasters a way to host their own server, but without the higher
costs and complexities of dedicated servers. Here's more about whether VPS
strikes the right balance for you.
What Is a VPS?
When a website uses shared hosting, it shares memory, hard drive space and
CPU cycles with other sites on the same server. If one site gets hacked,
there is a chance that other ... (more)
Bring Your Own Device policies have fascinated both the corporate world and
the tech world for some time now. Part of the allure is the added
productivity and the added ease of use for workers. But, that doesn't explain
why there are thousands of tech pieces on BYOD policies, failings and
warnings. The truth is, we're all fascinated by how it flawlessly bridges the
gap between home and work life.
BYOD first sprung up as Millennials demanded more flexibility, more control.
They wanted less of a barrier between work and home life, and working from
their iPads while watching Netfli... (more)
Computing is a rapidly changing industry. Gordon E. Moore was one of the
first to recognize and discuss this in 1965, when he described what's now
known as Moore's law: The number of transistors on integrated circuits
doubles approximately every two years. The effects of this progress are
evident in the continuous increases in processing speeds, data storage
capacity and the sensitivity of digital camera sensors.
For decades, computing has continued to advance, sometimes incrementally and
sometimes almost exponentially. Now we're in the middle of another major
shift in computing... (more)