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8 Tips for Picking the Right Cloud Storage Provider

By | May 25, 2016 at 10:08 pm

More and more businesses are trying to save space by using cloud storage space instead of the old-fashioned bulky and big file cabinets that they previously used. There are many reasons why they prefer to access files from the cloud including the security of…

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Implications of Netflix’s Completed Cloud Migration

By | May 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm

This past January, the media content delivery service Netflix announced that they had completed migrating their entire video streaming service to Amazon Web Services’s cloud. Completion of Netflix’s seven-year-long, massive data migration had been previously scheduled for completion in the summer of 2015, but…

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What to Look for When Selecting a Cloud Storage Service

By | May 16, 2016 at 11:45 am

Cloud storage is very useful for businesses, especially when looking at small- to medium-sized companies. When this technology first appeared, we only had virtual storage folders that were used to create backups. Now, however, the spectrum is much different. Currently, it’s not strange for…

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Backblaze Announces Upgrade to Its B2 Service

By | Apr 7, 2016 at 11:04 am

After recently announcing that the process of data recovery could be made easier, through disk loans to customers, cloud and storage company Backblaze has announced an important upgrade to their B2 Cloud Storage service, launched last September. The B2 cloud storage is an IaaS…

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Low-Cost Cloud Storage from Backblaze Comes Out of Beta

By | Jan 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Backblaze, a company known for its small to medium business-and enterprise-level backup solutions, recently announced they would be getting into the cloud storage market. After a short, closed-beta period, Backblaze is now releasing the project to the public. The service, called B2, is trying…

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7 Reasons Why Startups Should Migrate to the Cloud

By | Nov 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Cloud computing provides many competitive advantages to today’s’ startups. It provides the distributive IT software and hardware, which saves the costs of the business’s IT infrastructure. This feature is particularly beneficial for startups as they adopt emerging software easily without making numerous purchases. Business…

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What Amazon Can Teach Us About Using Cloud Computing Effectively

By | Nov 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Amazon currently reigns as the undisputed cloud computing champion. With Amazon Web Services (AWS), the tech giant has a large share of the cloud market, one that dwarfs their closest competitors combined. AWS has turned into a juggernaut with more than a million active…

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The Ethics of Big Data

By | Oct 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Big data generally refers to information that is either unstructured or multi-structured. Unstructured is information that is not easily interpreted or organized and it has to be micro-analyzed in order to turn that data into value for businesses and government. It can refer to…

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Backblaze Launches New Product to Fight Amazon S3

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 8:00 am

Backblaze is a very popular company, especially in the online backup niche. That is (or was, until now) the company’s main field of operation, providing a great service designed for end-users, with unlimited storage space and supporting unlimited file sizes. However, recently the company…

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Do the Math: Can Your Business Benefit From a Cloud Database?

By | Aug 29, 2015 at 10:00 am

Five years ago, I spoke often about the drawbacks and challenges of cloud databases. Back then, the price-to-performance ratio was poor relative to the physical hardware in most companies’ server closets, and the weaknesses of the cloud made application architectures inefficient. Yet, because of…

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What Can We Expect From Oracle in the Next Five Years?

By | Aug 7, 2015 at 10:00 pm

The Oracle Corporation has been busy making its presence known in the tech industry, becoming a worthy competitor of massive global companies such as Google and Microsoft. With the company already growing at a rapid rate and their advancements and products exponentially enhancing Oracle’s…

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Cloudinary Adds Video Management to its Toolbox

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 9:11 pm

The web is filled with media content and, every second, there are millions of videos being watched, sent and received. That is way to much for anyone to wrap around, so it is important to have the best possible tools to make the handling…

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Chicago Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon Web Services Users To Get Hit With Cloud Tax

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Are you living in Chicago and enjoying binge-watching the latest season of Orange Is The New Black or House of Cards on Netflix? If so, you may soon have to start paying more for your Netflix fix. The Chicago Tribune reports that streaming service…

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What Do Businesses Need to Know to Consider Cloud Storage?

By | Jun 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm

For businesses, security is a top priority, and with such a wide range of potential threats to consider, how data is stored and managed can fade in importance compared with more immediate-seeming physical threats. But this is an area where all businesses need to…