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Do you know what public cloud storage is?

Cloud storage is a model of data storage where information is stored in logical pools. The physical storage runs across multiple servers and the physical environment is usually owned and managed by a hosting company. So, what exactly is public cloud storage? It is a standard cloud computing model in which a service provider provides resources, such as virtual machines (VMs) available to the general public over the Internet. Some …Read More

Not if, but when: the Cloud becoming one of the standards for SQL Server?

The cloud. Most of us use its powers personally on a daily basis and never really give it much thought. You know, all of those status updates and pictures of meals you share with your friends? The magical power of the cloud is behind all of that. Without it, no one would know that Darren’s #mochatime mocha was delicious. #mochatime #rocknrollfriday pic.twitter.com/ma1553Ul1T — Darren Thackeray (@red_mosquito_) January 16, 2015 But …Read More

Guest Post: Consider all the variables when deciding on storage

For those in the market for storage for their home or SMB, the discussion of the moment is deciding between local or cloud based storage. On both sides of the fence there are a wealth of options from several different brands but it’s critical that decision makers get down to the core of how these solutions operate, their demands on other infrastructure, and how it will affect you or your …Read More

Encrypting data in cloud storage

If you’re a fan of Cloud folders such as Dropbox, Skydrive, Google Drive and others, you might be hesitant to store confidential information in them. This is completely justified. However, encrypting data in a Cloud application is entirely possible and it prevents the data from being read by unauthorised third parties. Although it’s nice to have nothing to hide, it’s not a reason to leave it available to the entire …Read More

Sharing Confidential Information over the Cloud

The risks associated with access to data for certain individuals, namely those who don’t need access to it, needs to be taken into account when sharing business data with other people within the same company, but not necessarily everyone, or with other partners and corporate clients, but not necessarily all of them. Confidential data sharing is not actually difficult, but the operating environment must be designed for it. Anything that …Read More

Consumer Cloud File Storage in the Workplace

The BYOD and Cloud revolution has a unique heritage in the history of IT developments because it has been driven by consumers rather than the IT department. Users have found apps and services that make their personal lives more efficient, before bringing those tools into the workplace seeking similar benefits. And so it is that Cloud file storage services have made their way through the corporate firewall, often without any …Read More