Managed Cloud Hosting vs. Cloud Hosting

The decision to take your product or services online is a daunting task. Add the intricacies of hosting your website to it, and you have a complex problem on your hand. Everything from the hosting service to the content that will go on your site is unchartered territory for you. Each and every decision that you take during the course will have an impact on your business a few years down the line. While managed web hosting could be the best-suited solution, it is essential for you to understand the nitty-gritty of hosting solutions. Over the years, it has become […]

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what are containers

What are containers, and what are the benefits provided by containers?

One of the many challenges faced by web professionals is how to get their software to run efficiently and reliably while migrating from one IT environment to another. Now, this migration could be from a developer’s laptop to a testing environment, staging to a production environment or even a cloud environment. Obstacles surface when supporting software environment (or even the network topology for that matter) of the two is not the same. In such situations, containers are a viable option. What are containers? A container is a packaging mechanism in which applications can be separated from the environments in which […]

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How Cloud Hosting Works

While the ‘Cloud’ has forever changed how applications, storage and web hosting has worked over the last few years, what exactly the term is and how it works is still lost on many people. This blog tackles this misunderstood question – what is cloud hosting and how does it work? What is ‘Cloud Hosting’? In traditional web hosting, a website is supported by a single server. In ‘Cloud hosting’ on the other hand, a website is supported by hundreds of servers working together as one. This cluster of servers together is termed the ‘Cloud’. This set up makes hosting on […]

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mitigating multi-cloud security risks

What is a Multi-Cloud Strategy? How to Mitigate Multi-Cloud Security Risks?

69% of enterprises are going to use a multi-cloud strategy by the year 2019, according to 451 Research. Still, few of them are aware of multi-cloud potential risks and ways to prevent them. In this article, you will learn what is multi-cloud and how to secure your business when working with multiple cloud providers. What is Multi-Cloud? Multi-cloud is the usage of many cloud computing services at the same time, often from various providers. While multi-cloud and hybrid cloud seem alike, there is a huge difference between them. Unlike in a hybrid cloud model, where public and private cloud environments […]

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thin provisioning in ceph storage

What is Thin Provisioning in Ceph?

In today’s world, everyone is looking to have faster and more efficient storage systems to power their IT services. It is also observed that over time, we have come a long way from simple file systems to advanced and self-managing storage systems like Ceph storage architecture. In this post, we are going to discuss what Thin Provisioning is and what it does to make Ceph highly effective. If you want to learn more about what Ceph is and what its features are, you can check out this post here. Thin provisioning is one of those great features that makes storage […]

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What is erasure coding

What is Erasure Coding?

Erasure Coding (EC), is a method of data storage which helps improve data redundancy and reliability. In an age where data integrity and reliability of storage structures is so important, techniques such as Erasure coding go a long way to building robustness into Storage Architectures. In Erasure coding, the data stored across the disk is fragmented into bits and each of these fragments is then encoded for a high level of protection and then stored in different disks for high data reliability. If you are someone who is looking to learn what is Erasure coding, then this post will take […]

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difference between virtualization and cloud computing

Difference between Virtualization and Cloud Computing

In today’s day and age, most businesses have moved either all or a part of their operations online. Often times we hear that one technology is better than the other for a business to thrive in the web industry. One such technology that has become quite a buzzword recently is ‘Cloud Computing.’ Cloud Computing as a term is used for everything related to the cloud. Be it cloud services, cloud systems, platforms, web hosting, etc. Add to that the fact that there are some people who say the cloud is virtual (which is true) and hence, cloud computing and virtualization […]

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benefits of moving to the cloud

6 Benefits of Moving to Cloud Hosting

When you’re new in the web industry and plan to host your first website or a blog, there are a lot of questions on your mind. Should I go with a free service or a premium one? Is this the right time to invest in a paid service and if yes, which hosting service do I choose? Eventually, most website owners end up choosing Shared Hosting as it offers good features for beginners and is also quite affordable. With the passing of time, your business grows and so does the traffic. It is at that time you think – since […]

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