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)
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)
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)
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
Thankfully, a lot. There are three main ways you can regain glory with your
Linux system. Firstly, connection. Linux u... (more)
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)