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Thoroughly knowing the difference between the three prominent types of datacenter storage will help you immensely in job interviews, product pitches and tech conferences. Server storage is typically stored in one of three different methods. Since each acronym is similar, it is imperative for you to know the stark differences when discussing DAS, SAN and NAS. What is DAS? DAS stands for direct-attached storage. Think about the way servers used to be managed. You would buy a 1U or 2U server, pop it in a rack and use the hard disk space or hard disk array present on the server itself. Storage that is directly attached may use the SCSI, SATA or SAS methods to interface with the motherboard of the server. For a long time, administrators were beginning to shy away from using DAS due to the inefficiencies and management overheard. Now that datacenter and server virtualiza... (more)

Finding the Best Web Hosting Service By @Cloudwedge | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Hosting a website shouldn't be a tedious task. With so many web hosting vendors to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. Before you begin shopping, it is imperative that you create a list of traits that each web host must possess before making your short-list. As many with experience will tell you, all web hosting companies are not created equally and depending upon the types of apps you are trying to launch, it may be important to note that not one size fits all when you are shopping for web hosting services. How Should Price Factor Into Your Decision? Cheapest i... (more)

How Green Data Centers Achieve Efficiency

How Green Data Centers Achieve Efficiency Data centers have matured immensely over the past decade with today's data centers being greener than ever. Pike Research mentions that the green data center market was worth $17.1 billion in 2012. The green data center economy is expected to grow rapidly throughout this decade. Pike Research estimates that the total market value for green data centers will increase to $45 billion by 2016. Green data centers are crucial for the advancement of computing technology. Data centers are being built all over the world to house large public com... (more)

Cloud Storage: The Truth About Your Security

In light of the recent NSA snooping scandal via their PRISM program regarding private cloud computing security, many people are left wondering if their sensitive data is actually secure. In fact, the statistics points to this startling fact: businesses and individuals alike have been scrambling to remove their data from the cloud and away from any potential threats. Industry analysts have recently stated that the cloud arena is slated to lose roughly $35 BILLION (with a ‘B') because of this debacle alone. People have already come to accept what they perceive to be future reality -... (more)

How to Provision Your First Virtual Machine in Window Azure

Windows Azure is currently offering an exclusive promotion. You can get $200 in free credits just for test driving the innovative public cloud service designed by Microsoft. What's the catch? When you sign up, Microsoft asks that you provide your credit card and a phone number so that they can verify your identity. Once verified, you are able to dive into the world of Windows Azure. How to Create a New VM Actually creating and provisioning a new virtual machine can be completed in just a few clicks. Once you've signed up for Azure, you'll want to find the tab on the left that sa... (more)