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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 - a communistic approach on governance concealed in the form of capitalism. The fight will continue to go on however the question that begs to be asked is: how did this happen? Large data storage companies state explicitly in their Terms of Service that unless you have been deemed a threat to... (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)

The Difference Between DAS, SAN, and NAS By @CloudWedge | @CloudExpo

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)

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)

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)