Category Archives: Cloud Hosting

Misconceptions About The USA Patriot Act and Data Security in the Cloud Sector

This blog post speaks about the misconceptions people are having about the USA Patriot Act and Data Security, especially in the cloud sector.

Since the cloud computing technology has emerged it has changed our life in many different ways. Unlike the old days, now we don’t have to stick to the same computer system to access the data and application on Web. The cloud computing has offered a unique way through which people can access applications and upload, download any data from anywhere, anytime and using any device supporting an Internet connection. read more

How to build a data centre in the Cloud?

Using the eNlight Cloud platform, you are effectively able to develop your own data centre within the context of a Cloud hosting environment. eNlight is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution that hosts Cloud virtual machines, but also offers a range of additional features that allows you to network your VMs together much in the same way that you would with physical dedicated servers in a data centre. Being able to connect servers together is intrinsically important if you want to achieve particular configurations, for example if you are looking to achieve a load balancing setup in the Cloud then you would need to network all of these servers together so that they can communicate with one another effectively in order for traffic to be routed to the right location. Furthermore, allowing your VMs to communicate through an internal vLAN improves the security of your data, as it will be incredibly hard for hackers to eavesdrop on these connections. read more

Is Private Cloud Storage Secure?

A Private Cloud environment gives organisations their own cloud infrastructure to use as they wish. Unlike the Public Cloud with which you have to share the Cloud infrastructure with other users, the Private Cloud is completely isolated and is developed to meet the specific needs of an organisation. One of the most common reasons for customers choosing Cloud hosting is the amount of storage that the environment can achieve. One of the biggest demands of any modern business is storage capacity as crucial business information is stored electronically more often than not, and when you consider the number of documents the average business has archived, that can add up to a massive storage requirement. Whilst Cloud hardware nodes take care of the hosting of the Virtual Machines themselves, storage is handled by specific machines known as SANs (Storage Area Networks); the purpose of hosting storage separately to the main hardware nodes is that SANs can provide greater redundancy for critical business information along with greater data security. read more

How to Successfully Migrate into the Cloud?

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Cloud computing also often called as utility model in the cloud is gradually ascending the steps. According to IDC, a turning point in terms of its adoption by organizations was with 29% of companies that had adopted this model in the year 2012 and around 54% companies will adopt it in the year 2013.

There is no doubt that the economic context will always remain one of the main drivers of this model. Cloud computing allows companies to be much more agile in their business, gain speed when implementing the projects, minimize risks by eliminating upfront investments in IT and long-term contractual relationships, as well as ensure the capacity to adapt to the market needs. This allows companies to better face the future competitive conditions than the traditional model. read more

How Small Businesses Can Benefit From The Cloud Technology?

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The cloud hosting platform is a popular one and it enables utilization of the cloud services through the internet. With cloud based hosting, instead of installing the software applications on the local workstations, you can utilize the resources to store and process the business data on the remote cloud servers. In simple words, when you conduct ‘business in the cloud’, your data is accessible over the internet through any computer connected to the network. Thereby, business can function from any part of the world. Cloud server hosting is also a crucial aspect when it comes to organizing the IT space. read more

VPS Hosting vs. Cloud Hosting

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Although the end product of both VPS and Cloud Hosting may seem similar, the functions, practices, and operations of these modes are very different. Sure, both ultimately provide a similar hosted solution; however, the way in which they work radically changes the final product.

VPS, or Virtual Private Server, refers to a web hosting plan in which the virtual server appears to users as a dedicated server, but is installed on a computer that serves numerous websites. As such, the physical server hardware is shared. That being said, VPS does not use a computer as a server. Instead, VPS works as software within a user’s personal computer and functions like a separate computer dedicated to each individual’s specific IT needs. In doing so, VPS acts as a middle ground between shared hosting (which has lower costs) and a dedicated server (which allows for complete control). In utilizing this mode, users are allotted in full configuration, customization, and administration as they would with a dedicated server; however, they do not have to pay for a dedicated server. Instead, the server is divided (virtually) into pieces, which still maintain the same functionality. This means that each user that utilizes VPS Hosting is assigned a specific piece of the system’s resources, which they then tailor to their needs. read more

Advantages of Hosting an ERP in the Cloud

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What is an ERP System?

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a business management system, which is gaining a great value in industry especially with small medium enterprises (SMEs). Enterprises require planning, resource allocation, and project goals in order to achieve success. The ERP software plays a very crucial role in driving businesses towards success. Its most important benefits to businesses is the integration, automation, and ability of creating processes that simply allow companies to know how efficiently they are working. read more

Does Cloud Hosting Really Help with Mobile Banking Security?

Today, mobility plays a significant role in the growth of many sectors, may it be the health, education, tourism or IT sector. Day-by-day as the new technologies like cloud computing are emerging, more people are traction by it. With the help of emerging technologies banks worldwide are now able to offer home-based online banking and mobile banking services, providing customers with a handier manner to manage their banking transaction, saving their precious time, while at the same time improving efficiency and the quality of service. read more

The Three levels of Cloud Computing : IaaS, PaaS, SaaS

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The cloud computing can be divided into three levels depending on the services offered by providers. From the innermost level to the outermost Cloud hosting services include: Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service. A brief description of each of these levels:

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service)

“Infrastructure as a Service is a provision model in which an organization placed ‘outside’ the equipment used to support operations, this includes information storage, hardware, servers and networking components. Service provider. IaaS is sometimes also referred to as Hardware as a Service or HaaS “ read more

Basics of Web Hosting in the Cloud.

With the quick rise in Cloud Computing use cases and user interest it wasn’t unusual for hosting to be done in the cloud as well. All the benefits of the cloud platform like flexibility, scalability and on-demand resources can be applied effectively to web hosting services and make it a much better alternative to traditional services.

To understand this better, we first look at what cloud computing is? Cloud Computing is the cluster of computers or servers clubbed together and the resources are offered in virtualized portions as requested by the users. This is supplied over the internet under the software as a service (SaaS) model of cloud computing. read more