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Cloud Storage and Australia Data Privacy Laws  

Cloud Storage and Australia Data Privacy Laws   

As cloud services grow in popularity in Australia, it is imperative for cloud users to know exactly what laws govern the handling of private personal data when it comes to cloud storage. Australia possesses an enormous amount of federal, state and territory laws, as well as industry standards and judicial resolutions, which are too many to cover here. However, the most […]

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Understanding AWS EC2 Pricing

Understanding AWS EC2 Pricing

At first glance, the Amazon EC2 pricing model may look extremely complicated, but this post should make things as clear and as simple as possible. Excluding the free tier, the AWS pricing system is typically a sum of the following configurations: machine type, data transfer, block storage, additional software, and finally, optional services. Firstly, you will want to decide how machines (called […]

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 Estimate Costs with the AWS Pricing Calculator  

 Estimate Costs with the AWS Pricing Calculator   

As mentioned in previous posts, AWS EC2 allows you replace capital expenditure with operational expenses. To that effect, came up with a calculator to let you predict your monthly cost, based on your input. You can also use it to predict what will happen in case of the best and worst scenarios, whether you need more or less computing capacity due […]

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Amazon Hosting vs. On-site hosting

Amazon Hosting vs. On-site hosting

Cost is always a high-priority concern for enterprises thinking of using cloud computing. Amazon Web Services understands this and has devised a simple means of projecting how much you can save by adopting their cloud services. How AWS Cloud Costing Works It’s a given that companies have to spend up front for infrastructure. The difficult part is estimating just how much […]

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How Secure are Amazon Cloud Services?  

How Secure are Amazon Cloud Services?   

When questioned about their biggest concern when it comes to cloud technology, most enterprises answered “security“. Security is foundational to Amazon Web Services: without the ability to protect customer data, AWS would not have a business. Here is how AWS maintains the security of more than 1 million active customers. Security Compliance AWS maintains a world-class level of security by complying with a wide […]

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What is the Cloud Useful For?  

What is the Cloud Useful For?   

If you’re a business owner thinking of adopting the cloud for your enterprise, you’ll be interested in what exactly it can do. Here are just some of the benefits that thousands of enterprises have reaped from cloud computing. Storage and Disaster Recovery IDC surveys have shown that apart from their usual physical backup, 65% of companies use cloud-based storage for […]

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Cloud Servers vs. Dedicated Servers

Cloud Servers vs. Dedicated Servers

Cloud servers are seeing a lot of use these days as more and more companies adopt the cloud. But exactly how well do cloud servers stack up against a traditional dedicated server? Speed of Set-up One needs time to provision and set up dedicated servers: it may take days, or perhaps weeks. Same thing with modifying and upgrading—these need to be done during […]

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AWS: Why Amazon Tops the Cloud

AWS: Why Amazon Tops the Cloud

Every year, more cloud service providers keep joining the market and the competition gets fiercer. Despite that, Amazon Web Services remains among the top providers of the game. And it’s not difficult to see why. Massive Scale AWS currently reigns as the IaaS king and with good reason—the company provides massive public cloud with virtually unlimited computing capacity. AWS has […]

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The Future of Cloud Technology

The Future of Cloud Technology

It’s an exciting time for the IT industry: Cloud computing is answering technology needs not just for private individuals but for companies both large and small. The 2014 annual Future of Cloud Computing survey has shown that SaaS adoption has gone up by more than 500% since 2011. Also, 56% of businesses are using IaaS for additional computing capacity while […]

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How to Choose the Best Cloud Storage Provider

How to Choose the Best Cloud Storage Provider

With new cloud service providers joining the market every year, new users may find it difficult to determine which one can best answer their data storage needs. The following guide will help you build a criterion for your choice. Determine your needs Firstly, know the kind of data you want to store, as this determines the kind of service you need. Non-sensitive […]

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