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January, 2012

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January 15, 2012  3:00 PM

Cloud Redundancy – A different approach to component failure



Posted by: Beth Cohen
business continuity, Cloud business models, cloud computing, cloud computing models, Cloud Services, Disaster Recovery, enterprise cloud, enterprise cloud services, hardware failure, OpenStack

Question:  What is the best way to manage the thousands of components in a typical cloud?  How does managing "at scale" change my systems administration practices?

People have been managing data centers for 30-40 years now, so that should mean...

January 3, 2012  1:30 PM

Cloud Hardware – Sacrificing system efficiency for low cost



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, cloud computing models, Cloud Data Storage, cloud hardware, Cloud Reference architecture, Data center operations, disk failure, IT hardware

Question:  Is the cloud really hardware agnostic?

The wonderful thing about cloud architectures is that they are designed to be cost effective at massive scales.  The major cloud providers are profitable not only because...


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