How to Start a Cloud Hosting (or Other) Company

Start a Cloud Hosting (or Other) Company Starting a web hosting business is a great idea if you are really into hosting, and you want to make a decent amount of money. But, you do have to be prepared to put in sixty-hour weeks, and basically hide from the world while your business gets off… Read More

VPS Hosting vs Cloud Hosting

VPS Hosting – VPS vs Cloud Hosting Virtual Private Server hosting commonly referred to as ‘VPS hosting’ is a service provided by web hosting service providers as a midway solution between a completely dedicated server and a shared hosting format. With VPS, the physical servers are shared amongst clients, but individual virtual space is completely isolated.… Read More

Porticor: Making The Cloud A Little Safer For Healthcare

Porticor We’ve touched on cloud security risks here on the Ananova blog in the past. In case you missed any of the articles, here’s a quick fact: cloud hosting is just as risky as traditional hosting. While it may seem as if it is more vulnerable to hacker attacks, that is just simply not true.… Read More

Hey, You! Control Your Cloud!

Control Your Cloud While the word ‘cloud’ is being thrown around left and right and businesses signing up for cloud hosting services with increasing speed, there are issues that need to be addressed. Security is one of them, and often due to security analysts warning of the possible breaches that could occur. But why are… Read More

Why Some Startups Ditch The Cloud For Physical Servers

Cloud or Physical Servers We’ve discussed the benefits of cloud hosting here at Ananova many times. There are times where the cloud does not work out, such as like Eric Frenkiel, founder and CEO of MemSQL. And you can’t say the man didn’t give it the old college try. As most startups do, he relied… Read More

Can Anything Stop The Growth Of Cloud Computing?

Growth Of Cloud Computing There’s no doubt about it: the cloud is here, and will only get bigger. A recent report by Morgan Stanley confirms this: AWS revenue is expected to hit $24 billion by 2023. It stands to reason that other cloud computing companies will see similar growth. However, it’s not all sunshine and… Read More

Latest News and Hosting Review DigitalOcean

Hosting Review DigitalOcean Hosting Review DigitalOcean – Moving Up In The Cloud Hosting World Cloud hosting is an industry that is growing fast, and Digital Ocean is quickly rising to the top. They recently announced a total of $3.2 million raised in seed capital, and with new subscribers joining at a rate of 500 per… Read More

Five Server Buying Tips

Five Server Buying Tips With the high cost of servers, you probably ended up choosing a cheap hosting company instead of purchasing one for your business. They can cost thousands of dollars. However, the idea of having your own file server in-house may be something you think about often. Before you buy your own server,… Read More

Before You Go Cloud: 5 Important Legal Points

Before You Go Cloud: 5 Important Legal Points You know you want to make the switch from traditional hosting to cloud hosting for your business. It’s a big switch, but often, the right choice. Just as you did when you started your business, you need to be careful: the security of your data, and sometimes… Read More

Igoe Reflects On OpenStack’s Past Three Years

Igoe Reflects On OpenStack’s This month, OpenStack celebrated its third birthday. To commemorate this event, John Igoe, VP of Rackspace, spoke with Web Hosting Industry Review about the cloud hosting business and just how much it has grown since 2010. He hasn’t always been a top dog at Rackspace. To start, he worked alongside Jim… Read More

Facebook to Users: Get Rid of Controversial Posts

Get Rid of Controversial Posts Facebook is getting in on the moral crusade, joining the likes of Google and other companies that do not allow questionable content. Facebook has announced that the company will be pulling ads from any pages or accounts that post controversial content. This means that any business currently posting anything that… Read More

Flowers In the Cloud: A Case Study

Flowers In the Cloud: A Case Study The advantages of cloud hosting are discussed on this blog all the time. Rarely, though, do we talk about specific businesses that have thrived by moving to the cloud. Recently, a headline from the UK caught my attention: ‘Online Florist Beats Seasonal Spikes By Hosting Web Apps On… Read More

Managed or Unmanaged Cloud Hosting?

Managed or Unmanaged Cloud Hosting When you decide to go for the cloud, you will be faced with a number of decisions. Should you choose shared or dedicated hosting, what the heck is shared hosting, and what about the cloud? When it comes to the cloud, you will be faced with one definite decision: managed… Read More

What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You

What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You You’ve always been told that what you don’t know won’t hurt you. But, I’m here to tell you differently. What you don’t know will hurt you. Especially when it comes to cloud hosting. A lot of people think they are cloud hosting experts, but most of those thoughts… Read More

Startups: It’s All About Domain Names

Startups: It’s All About Domain Names Whether you opt for shared hosting, dedicated server hosting, or cloud hosting, none of these will matter until a domain name has been chosen. If you’re thinking: “oh, that’s easy!” Think again. Choosing a domain name can be costly in more ways than one. Select the wrong domain name,… Read More

What Google Glass and Cloud Computing Have In Common

Google Glass and Cloud Computing Google Glass is a hot topic right now. Pictures of Google’s glass regularly pop up around the web, and people are curious as to what these devices are all about. But, what do Google Glass and cheap web hosting or cloud computing have in common? As it turns out, a… Read More

SoftLayer Technologies, Inc

About The SoftLayer Company Since 2005, SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. of Dallas, TX has been offering businesses top notch cloud, dedicated, and managed hosting services and on-demand, global data center. They provide fully automated solutions and self-proclaimed “best-in-class connectivity and technology” to power it all, giving clients security, control, accessibility, and scalability. This isn’t a small-time… Read More

News: Thousands of Amazon Accounts Are Public

Amazon Accounts Something very big happened in the cloud hosting world today. A privacy researcher by the name of Will Vandervanter was doing his job when he discovered something big: thousands of Amazon cloud accounts are accidentally public. How could such a thing happen? As it turns out, Amazon cloud users have to make sure… Read More

Can Small Businesses Save Money With the Cloud?

Cloud Service Bloomberg estimates that more than $40 billion dollars were spent on cloud services last year. That number is expected to surpass $100 billion by 2016. What these numbers point at is a move, by small companies, towards the cloud. The business-sphere these days is dotted with small startups and mom-and-pop shops that need… Read More

Cloud Balancing: Keeping Your Cloud In Check

Companies like Microsoft want the world to believe that clouds are completely safe. The very image of a cloud that neatly holds all of your data seems like a foolproof one. Only, that image is full of problems. Real world problems that can turn into disasters quickly. The truth is that clouds fail regularly. When… Read More