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3 Reasons to Use Cloud Servers

Cloud Server Hosting

Maybe you’re new to the web hosting game. Maybe you are an old pro who is an active mod on Web Hosting Talk making sure us Cloud providers don’t run amuck on your forums. Or maybe you are a developer who needs a virtualized environment to test out and run new code. Whatever your situation, Cloud server hosting is for you. Be it Windows or Linux Cloud Hosting, one thing is for sure, everyone can use a powerful and affordable Cloud server solution. Here’s why.

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The Internet is Broken. The Cloud Is Next.

The Cloud is Next

This time of the year, the web is bombarded with end of the year articles, New Year’s Resolution blogs and this year in retrospective posts. Well, we aren’t going to do that on the basis that those articles are annoying and written to gain clicks. While clicks and traffic are a great thing, as recently noted by Luke O’Neil in Esquire, the Internet model of content distribution and truth, is broken. Mr. O’Neil argues the Internet is broken. We agree. More troubling though than content distribution patterns is the technology keeping our broken Internet running. That is to say, the Cloud.

The Basis for the Cloud

As we have noted in this space, the Cloud isn’t some pie in the sky technology which holds no physical space and/or repercussions. Much to the opposite, the secret of the Cloud is the terminology and marketing behind the Cloud hides the physical resources it takes to keep our instant 24/7/365 access lives running smoothly. The secret of the Cloud are the physical servers, networking gear, power supplies and cooling needs it takes to keep Cloud solutions running around the clock. Those collection of materials end up compromising large scale data centers. For all the talk of how green the Cloud is, anyone who has ever been inside a data center understands going green in the Cloud is a term only provided to the company or customer utilizing Cloud solutions. It is not a term which can be applied to the hosting or data center company which leases within or owns the data center.

The simple truth of the matter is just as our beloved Internet is broken, the Cloud is next. Here’s why.

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Moving to the Cloud: Security Tips and Concerns

Data Security in the Cloud is Vital

Of all the questions and concerns we hear on a daily basis from potential and existing customers, none eclipses Cloud security concerns. None. For companies and private consumers looking to make the jump to Cloud solutions, the largest concern which always comes across is the security of Cloud stored data and if a third party Cloud vendor can properly secure said data. But before we even get started, the one thing we have to mention is the threat of hacking. Yes, hacking happens. Yes, your Cloud provider can be hacked and yes, your servers will never be fully 100% safe from external intrusions. That being said, below is a quick guide to what you, the client, should look for in a Cloud provider when it comes to data security concerns.

Know Yourself

Before you can even consider looking into a viable Cloud hosting solution, you need to first look internally at the type of data your company deals Continue