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Feb 16, 2017

How to choose between LEMP & LAMP stacks

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LAMP vs LEMP seems to be a fairly one-sided debate these days. Apache (the “A” in LAMP) seems to be written off in almost every blog and forum post on the subject in favor Nginx (pronounced “engine X”, the “E”...

Jan 18, 2017

The Importance of Database Backups in 2017

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The importance of database backups cannot be underestimated. At any moment all the data in your production database could disappear due to any number of reasons - a hardware failure, a bug, a natural disaster, or the dreaded data breach. It is a...

Dec 07, 2016

Are These Cloud Computing Myths Confounding Management?

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Along with the rise of cloud computing, there have been a number of myths that have surfaced in regard to the implementation of cloud services and infrastructure. While there are some legitimate concerns that are related to cloud adoption, there...

Oct 31, 2016

How the Cloud Marketing-Stack Approach Benefits SMBs

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The right technologies allow SMBs to narrow the marketing gap. SMBs look for marketing systems that are flexible, that take advantage of the latest technology innovations, and that deliver value for their budget. More and more businesses are...

Aug 19, 2016

VMware Backup Solutions: A Detailed Look

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Backups are a key component in DevOps and system administration. Having the ability to restore a machine to a previous state, or to even to simply get back precious lost files, is extremely important to keeping your business running efficiently...

Jul 14, 2016

Bidirectional Relationship Support in JSON

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This is a guest post from Nermin Hajdarbegovic of the Toptal blog. To see the original click here: https://www.toptal.com/freelance/productivity-travel-hardware

Ever tried to create a JSON data structure that includes entities...

Mar 02, 2016

On-Demand Capacity: How Elastic Scalability Makes IT More Efficient, Effective

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A cloud strategy that isn’t predicated on the ability to scale resource capacity automatically and instantaneously is bound to disappoint.

 

Taking full advantage of cloud services’ ability to streamline IT operations requires a...

Dec 02, 2015

On-Demand Capacity: How Elastic Scalability Makes IT More Efficient, Effective

A cloud strategy that isn’t predicated on the ability to scale resource capacity automatically and instantaneously is bound to disappoint.

Any definition of “cloud services” you’re likely to find includes the adjectives...

Oct 20, 2015

Database Scaling Made Simple(r)

NOTE: This article was originally published by Morpheus. To see the orginal article click here.  

Not so long ago, the solution to balky database performance was to throw more hardware at it: faster servers and memory, more network...

Sep 23, 2015

Will Your Cloud Backup be There When You Need It?

As the character of your company's network changes, your backup and disaster-recovery strategies begin to merge.

Q. What's the difference between a backup plan and a disaster-recovery plan?

A. About $100 per user per month, give or take.

Consider...

Feb 10, 2015

BitCan and Morpheus honored as Coolest Cloud Computing Vendor for 2015 by CRN

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Morpheus Data Honored as Coolest Cloud Computing Vendor by CRN.

Dec 19, 2014

Tame the Big-Data Deluge by Devising a Metadata Strategy

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The rise of big data puts IT at the center of your company's operations; metadata is the key to harnessing this new power.

Dec 18, 2014

The Storage Network of the Future Will Feature Objects Prominently

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As data volumes and performance demands increase, object storage's "east-west" approach complements the "north-south" of SANs and NAS.

Dec 12, 2014

How to Use SQL Server Transaction Logs to Improve Your DB's Performance

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Transaction logs contain an abundance of database information, but managing them and interpreting their entries can be daunting.

Dec 10, 2014

How to Ensure Peak Data Storage Efficiency

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Don't rely on someone else's idea of the optimal storage architecture. Match your data-storage strategy to your unique operations.

Dec 05, 2014

Poor Performance From Your MongoDB Database? Look At the Shard Key

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As your database evolves, it may outgrow the original design. In MongoDB, that often means implementing a new shard key.

Dec 03, 2014

What to Do When MySQL Ignores Your Index

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Determining the cause of a balky query run entails analyzing the method MySQL is using to index your database's tables.

Nov 24, 2014

In a Changing Security Landscape, Cloud Storage Puts Customers at Ease

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IT's reluctance to trust sensitive data to the cloud may be lessened a bit by the development of cloud-security best practices.

Nov 21, 2014

New Techniques for Protecting Against Cloud Data Loss

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Your organization's data resides increasingly at the edge of the network, so that's where you need to secure it.

Nov 14, 2014

Improve Database Performance by Using a Single Association Table for Many-to-Many Tables

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Ensure peak performance of your database by creating an efficient association table to link many-to-many tables.

Nov 07, 2014

Desktop to Go: Today's Omnipresent Client Interface Travels with You

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The effort required to implement desktop-as-a-service for disaster recovery begs the question: Why stop there?

Nov 03, 2014

Data Loss Disaster May Soon Go The Way Of The Dinosaur

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Database backup and restore technologies are less server-dependent than ever, but servers still fail, so plan accordingly.

Oct 31, 2014

Helpful Alternatives to Pulling Data from Unrelated Tables

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When looking for a way to pull data from two unrelated database tables, the best solutions may not be the most obvious.

Oct 29, 2014

Is ACID Inherently Incompatible with Today's Web Scale Apps?

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The evolution of highly distributed systems requires a reconsideration of what it means for apps to be ACID compliant.

Oct 27, 2014

New Architectures Extend High-performance Computing to the Cloud

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Genome sequencing, drug trials, oil and gas research -- there's no longer a data-analysis task too intensive for the cloud.