December 27, 2012

Geolocation in the Cloud? If You Must

One of the benefits of Cloud Computing that makes Clouds “Cloudy” is the location independence of its resources. When you provision a Cloud instance, you need not know or care where that instance is physically located — what server, rack, data center, or even necessarily what country. The downside of

Amazon, Heroku Cloud Computing Services Report Outages

Companies that rely on cloud computing services provided by Amazon and Heroku received a very unwelcome present on Christmas Eve. Amazon’s Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) infrastructure as a service and its Elastic Beanstalk cloud development service, as well as Heroku’s platform as a service, all experienced downtime, knocking out numerous

Cloud Computing Predictions for 2013

What trends should we expect to see next year in the cloud computing industry? Here’s a brief overview of what some experts have to say: Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale: “2012 was the year that cloud adoption passed the point of no return for most businesses. In 2013, we’ll see