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As the use of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets increase everyday, the need for cloud storage services has also been growing rapidly. Mobile devices with their small and sleek form factors have limitations on the internal storage available on them. This has made cloud storage services a necessity even to the common man. Vying the huge potential in online storage space, many cloud storage services are providing free storage to lure new customers.
At Bitcasa we’re committed to bringing our users infinite and secure cloud storage at an amazing price. But with a product like ours, you’re bound to have people wonder if we call upon the forbidden arts and wizardly ways to make it all possible.
Dan Wright, we’re here to quell your fears. While our instant streaming, automated backups and high security may feel like the supernatural — it’s not. But if Bitcasa isn’t buzzing with wizards and warlocks casting storage spells upon the cloud, then just what is in our magical potion? More >
This morning at 09:47 UTC CloudFlare effectively dropped off the Internet. The outage affected all of CloudFlare’s services including DNS and any services that rely on our web proxy. During the outage, anyone accessing CloudFlare.com or any site on CloudFlare’s network would have received a DNS error. Pings and Traceroutes to CloudFlare’s network resulted in a “No Route to Host” error.
The cause of the outage was a system-wide failure of our edge routers. CloudFlare currently runs 23 data centers worldwide. These data centers are connected to the rest of the Internet using routers. These routers announce the path that, from any point on the Internet, packets should use to reach our network. When a router goes down, the routes to the network that sits behind the router are withdrawn from the rest of the Internet. More >
I kick myself for not signing up for Google Apps earlier. I wanted a custom e-mail address using my website’s domain name and the easiest option is signing up for a free Google Apps for Business account.The 7-year-old service provides Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and file storage for businesses. Until now, you could sign up for a free account as an individual, or pay a few dollars per month for a business account. On the Google Enterprise blog Thursday, the company announced that it’s killing off those free accounts. More >
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Eliminate CEO/CIO differences; abolish tech support, eliminate mega-projects just a few practices that need to go, Gartner says
October 19, 2011 12:05 PM ET
ORLANDO — With CIO budgets heading for their 11th consecutive year of growing at 3% or less, it’s time to offer up some sacred cows for sacrifice.
That was the sentiment at a Gartner Symposium/ITxpo session today that outlined a number of ways IT can get out of its comfort zone and look for new ways to handle the explosion of information, collaboration and mobility. More >
By Jon Brodkin | Published October 10, 2011 10:44 AM