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Why Should I Care About Hyperscale Computing?

All your apps are in the cloud(s) now.  It’s OK.  Photo: Paul VanDerWerf, Potts Harbour, Hartswell, ME.  CC license.  Hyperscale computing (HC) may sound like something only NASA and Google need.  But any business doing any kind of commerce with web sites can potentially benefit, as can brick and mortar companies who are highly dependent […]

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How to Make Sure You’re Really Getting SaaS

Another kind of Saas: The village of Saas-Fee and surrounding mountains, in southwestern Switzerland. Photo by Robbie Shade, CC license. Everyone has a SaaS version of the software your business is considering, right?  Vendors know that terminology like SaaS and cloud trigger generally positive reactions from potential customers — having these options implies the vendor […]

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Tell Me Again Why I Should Care About Hyperscale Computing?

Photo: “Trails in the Sand,” Dubai, by Kamal Kestell, CC license If “Humanscale” computing is managing bags of sand, “Hyperscale” computing is managing each individual grain of sand in every bag. “Hyperscale” computing (HC) is the processing of data, messages or transactions on a scale orders of magnitude larger than traditional computing.  HC is becoming […]

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Cloud Computing 101

Image by Aucitron, CC license Cloud computing is being marketed as something new, but it’s not. A cloud is simply a server – a computer you don’t own or maintain – that sits somewhere other than in your building, that you access to run applications or store data. The loan calculators that are ubiquitous on […]