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Category: Iaas

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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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

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

IaaS Helps Business Survive Catastrophic Infrastructure Loss


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

In 2013, over one hundred billion dollars was lost by businesses and private individuals because of flooding, hurricanes, typhoons, and other incidences of freak weather. The loss of human life is the greatest tragedy, but there is...

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Infrastructure as a Service Is Ideal For Small Businesses


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

As a cloud watcher, it's interesting to track the various narrative strands that occupy the cloud media space. For a while, the dominant narratives surround the imminent demise of PaaS at the hands of container technology, and...

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Infrastructure as a Service the Perfect Load Testing Platform


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

There's nothing quite as unpleasant for a developer of web or mobile apps than to have a particularly successful launch, only to have their app collapse under the weight of its own popularity. The same goes for enterprise software...

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Category: Iaas / Cloud Computing

Why Pay Big Money For Infrastructure Talent?


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

At the start of any big IT project, the question arises over the best way to procure and deploy the necessary infrastructure. There are two groups of people: those who think it’s almost always better to buy and manage infrastructure...

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Category: Iaas / Infrastructure