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Author: Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

As a communications specialist, Hind makes technical topics simple in particular about new technologies.

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Two Thoughts on Choosing Between On-Premise and the Cloud


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

Companies who intend to procure and deploy IT infrastructure have to decide whether they want to outsource their deployment to the cloud or handle it in-house with on-premise hardware. A decade ago, that decision wasn’t available and...

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What is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)?


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In an era where rapidly evolving and changing technology creates new opportunities at a breakneck pace, using the right technology can mean the difference between seizing or missing those opportunities. One such technology is ...

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Category: Cloud Computing / Iaas

The Cloud Offers High-Performance Scientific Computing


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

High-performance computing (HPC) is an indispensable tool of modern scientific research. Applications of HPC to scientific data have resulted in insights that would have been beyond the grasp of researchers just a few years ago. Genome...

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Backblaze Hard Drive Study Offers a Big Data Demonstration


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

We talk a lot about big data on this blog, but we usually address it at an abstract level. I think that’s important because it’s useful to communicate the conceptual underpinnings of what can influence a sea change in the way businesses...

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Category: Big Data

Why is the Cloud a Superior Development Environment?


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

If there's a set of people resistant to the idea of moving their work environment into the cloud, it's developers. Which is understandable in many ways. It's comforting to know that your code lives on systems that are under your...

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Cloud Basics: What is Cloud Bursting?


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The major benefits of cloud computing are the abilities to scale quickly and deploy additional resources as the need arises. But many businesses choose not to move their infrastructure lock, stock, and barrel into the cloud, instead...

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Cloud Computing is Powering a Genomics Startup Boom


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

If there is a paradigmatic example of a nascent industry that absolutely requires the cloud for success, it’s genomics and biological informatics in general. Genomics is one of the most exciting and innovative fields in biotech, and...

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Category: Startup

Who Says Small and Medium Businesses Don't Need IaaS


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

As with most vague generalizations, the idea that Infrastructure as a Service offerings are not for small and medium enterprises is bogus. The argument goes like this: SMEs lack the expertise and experience to make the most of low-level...

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Category: Cloud Computing / Iaas

Why is the Hybrid Cloud Such a Big Deal?


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

In the early days of the cloud, the public cloud was the cloud. The cloud was generally understood to be a platform created by a provider who offered multi-tenancy infrastructure as a service. As time went by, we saw cloud providers...

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