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June 30, 2011  8:46 PM

Outages in the cloud

Posted by: Raj Perumal
365, cloud, Microsoft, office, sla, uptime

Hi folks! So Microsoft is taking an interesting approach to Office 365 slas. They are offering customers money back if there is a certain amount of down time. A lot of people on the Internet are making fun of them for that, but I on the other hand think this is a great idea. Why? Because...

June 30, 2011  8:42 PM

Office 365!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
365, cloud, office

Hi folks! So Microsoft's latest cloud offering just launched! It's called Office 365 and it's a great idea! For those businesses or home users that have no need for owning their own license that they install on their computers, this makes a lot of sense. You can use Office 365 from various...

April 30, 2011  10:00 PM

Online Backup

Posted by: Raj Perumal
cloud, online backup, restoration

Hi folks, so online backup is becoming a popular service these days. People like the idea of backing up their data over their Internet line to a provider that provides these services. Now this is all good and well if you are only doing restores of a small amount of data. But you have to ask...

April 30, 2011  9:44 PM

Where is your cloud data stored?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
cloud, hosted services, hosting, provider, services

Hi folks! So with the sheer volume of cloud providers out there it's easy to get signed up on a new service and get carried away with all the benefits and features of the cloud. But the question everyone should be asking is, where is your data? For example for those of you that live in different...

March 31, 2011  9:55 PM

Dangers in cloud storage?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
cloud, encryption, secure data

Hi folks! So people often ask me how they can trust cloud storage. Why would they use it they ask. They are worried that the cloud provider will steal all their data. Well this is a good point. You should be suspicious and not use services that are not well known and reputable. But what else can...

March 31, 2011  9:29 PM

Note taking with Evernote

Posted by: Raj Perumal
cloud, evernote, note taking

Hi folks! So do you have trouble getting organized? Do you have a problem with note taking? Do you love the cloud? Well Evernote is the answer for all of this! Evernote is a multi-platform application that stores your notes in the cloud and allows you to access these notes from any device! Think...

November 30, 2010  6:30 PM

Kaseya IT Center in the Cloud

Posted by: Raj Perumal
cloud, IT Center, Kaseya

Hi folks! So speaking of Kaseya and the cloud in my last few blogs, what makes more sense then putting Kaseya in the cloud! The good folks at Kaseya have an offering called Kaseya IT Center which allows you to use Kaseya in their cloud and provide those services to your clients without having to...

November 30, 2010  4:57 PM

Private vs Public Cloud

Posted by: Raj Perumal
cloud, ESX, ESXi, private, public, VMWare, vSphere

Hi folks! So with all the mention of the cloud nowadays, it's common to hear the terms private and public tossed around in relation to the cloud. What does this mean to the customer? Well based on the apps and data you have, some of them might work in the public cloud or some might work in the...

November 30, 2010  4:50 PM

Pay for use in the Cloud

Posted by: Raj Perumal
chargeback, cloud, ESX, ESXi, pay per use, vCloud Director, VMWare, vSphere

Hi folks! Now with virtualization you find a lot of people putting their apps in the cloud. Now the question becomes, if you have multiple departments or companies using the same infrastructure, how do you charge that back? In some companies this isn't a requirement, but in a lot of companies it...


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