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The Cloud as an Enabler of Multi-Device Continuity


Hind Bouzidi

A substantial proportion of the developed world lives a multi-device life. At a minimum, they make daily use of a desktop or laptop computer and a phone. Many also use tablets, and as wearables become more popular, we’ll see a rise in...

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Category: Cloud Computing / Iaas

Can Your Cloud Provider Answer These Security Questions?


Hind Bouzidi

The cloud is no more or less secure than any other infrastructure deployment method. An IaaS platform can be secure or it can be insecure; the devil is in the implementation details. But the cloud does differ from traditional in-house...

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What is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)?


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

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?


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

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