A Quick Look at Cryptocurrencies and the Cloud
Cryptocurrencies have gained traction in the past half-decade for a variety
of reasons. Bitcoin has become the most popular cryptocurrency in the world
due to its sudden rise in value and acceptance within the international
marketplace. You might be wondering: What does cloud computing have to do
Cloud computing is beginning to revolutionize the cryptocurrency industry.
When cryptocurrencies first began gaining popularity, amateur miners would
create rigs in their basements, garages and bedrooms that consisted of
computing gear that sometimes housed dozens of video cards with high
performance GPU chips. These cryptocurrency mining rigs generated enormous
electric bills for consumers with power companies sometimes mistaking the
sudden spike in power use as a drug operation. These sets of circumstan... (more)
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
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)
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
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)
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 itse... (more)