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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 says "Virtual Machines." Ensure that you first click the NEW button in the bottom left hand corner to begin the new virtual machine wizard. You will be asked to do a "Quick Create" or a "From Gallery" virtual machine. Let's select "From Gallery" so that you understand what all is available to ... (more)

Linux and Cloud Storage: a Story of Unrequited Love?

It is said that 95% of all supercomputers run Linux, so why do they still not get an invitation to the party? If you look at any cloud storage review, you will quickly notice that Linux users are often times left as an afterthought. Too many cloud service providers give Windows and Mac more than their share of the limelight despite the plethora of user-friendly capabilities of Linux. So, it can be asked, what do cloud storage providers have to offer Linux users? Thankfully, a lot. There are three main ways you can regain glory with your Linux system. Firstly, connection. Linux u... (more)

The Growing Trend of Virtualizing Art Galleries

The role of the Cloud has only recently started to be seen in the art industry. Recently there was an exhibition in Spain that showcased cloud datacenters as art in and of themselves through the medium of videos. Yet a new trend is emerging that will shift how artists relate to the cloud. There is a growing trend for art to be exhibited exclusivity in the cloud. TheInfinityPool.com, a digital exhibition space that uses the cloud to showcase artist's works, will be holding an art exhibition from just this month in honor of Italian cult-horror director, Mario Bava. This exhibition ... (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)