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Azure vs AWS vs Rackspace vs Google: Which Cloud Provider Had the Least Downtime in 2014

Azure vs AWS vs Rackspace vs Google: Which Cloud Provider Had the Least Downtime in 2014 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Wondering who amongst the big four had the most downtime? Check out our breakdown of Azure vs AWS vs Rackspace vs Google and their 2014 massive blackouts.

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We looked at Azure, Amazon Web Service, Rackspace, and Google to see what their downtime rate was and how it affected consumers.

 

Guest post: Thanks to @Alon for the article.

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Which cloud providers had the best uptime last year?

Which cloud providers had the best uptime last year? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Amazon and Google recorded impressive statistics for how reliable their public IaaS clouds were in 2014
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That Microsoft outage contributed to a difficult year for Azure in terms of availability.

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Rackspace Goes All-In with Microsoft Cloud OS Network

Rackspace Goes All-In with Microsoft Cloud OS Network | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Managed-hosting company Rackspace has become the latest partner to join Microsoft's Cloud OS Network and offer support for the Microsoft cloud platform.

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The new partnership will enable Rackspace to continue building on its managed cloud strategy ......

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Rackspace rolls out new hosted computing tier: Managed cloud

Rackspace rolls out new hosted computing tier: Managed cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
We’ve had collocation, managed services and cloud. Welcome managed cloud to the party now.
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The idea behind this new Rackspace offering is pretty simple: Engineers at the company will help customers design, manage, launch and scale their applications in the cloud.

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Cloud Safety Tip: Know Your Network – 4 Questions to Ask Your Provider

Cloud Safety Tip: Know Your Network – 4 Questions to Ask Your Provider | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

One of the most impressive current IT trends is the rise of cloud computing, with an estimated 17.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), per IDC (2014). Service providers like Amazon, MS Azure, and Rackspace are offering public cloud hosting at rapidly decreasing prices, while bandwidth capacities are increasing exponentially.

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One way to stay safe is by knowing your own network, especially if you’ve outsourced your IT.

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Video: Cloud storage the OpenStack way revealed

Video: Cloud storage the OpenStack way revealed | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A whiteboard demonstration shows how the cloud storage system handles and delivers data
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In this video, Project Technical Lead John Dickinson gives a rundown of how Swift is structured to serve large-scale data that requires high availability and high concurrency.

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European and US cloud providers go head-to-head after NSA revelations

European and US cloud providers go head-to-head after NSA revelations | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
European cloud providers think the U.S. spy scandal will result in more enterprises choosing local alternatives over the likes of Amazon Web Services and Rackspace, which, on the other hand, are adamant that they aren't taking part in programs such...
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It is unfortunate but the damage done to security and privacy in the cloud will effect both sides the Atlantic.

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Companies spending less on office space thanks to cloud

Companies spending less on office space thanks to cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The overlap between cloud computing and enterprise mobility is becoming ever more pronounced.
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Some of the unthought of benefits of moving into the cloud. Office Space!

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Rackspace to service providers: We can take care of that OpenStack cloud for you

Rackspace to service providers: We can take care of that OpenStack cloud for you | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Rackspace looks to boost OpenStack uptake by building and managing cloud infrastructure for service providers
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"It's not just a ‘Rackspace wants more revenue' thing - we want to extend the network effect of this, ...." ---- Which translates into more revenue!

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How Cloud Computing Helps Cut Costs, Boost Profits

How Cloud Computing Helps Cut Costs, Boost Profits | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Companies that are moving select IT capabilities to the cloud are saving money and increasing profits, which they are putting back into the business to increase headcount, boost wages and drive innovation.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Online Retail By The Numbers: An eCommerce Infographic - The Official Rackspace Blog

INFOGRAPHIC: Online Retail By The Numbers: An eCommerce Infographic - The Official Rackspace Blog | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Did you know that 40 percent of people abandon a website that takes more than three seconds to load? And, a one second delay in page load results in 7 percent fewer conversions?
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The Hails and Fails of Cloud Computing in 2012

The Hails and Fails of Cloud Computing in 2012 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The Hails and Fails of Cloud Computing in 2012 -
Bangalore: The year 2012 has certainly been a prolific year for enterprise and cloud computing. With humungous...
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Rackspace CTO: Services & OpenStack - Not Price - Key To Winning Cloud Computing

Rackspace CTO: Services & OpenStack - Not Price - Key To Winning Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
While cloud computing giants Amazon, Google and Microsoft scramble to cut prices to lure customers to their cloud-computing infrastructures, their smaller rival Rackspace Hosting is heading in the opposite direction.
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Analyst report shows where the value lies for buying a cloud computing solution

Analyst report shows where the value lies for buying a cloud computing solution | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A report from infrastructure as a service performance monitoring analysts Cloud Spectator has found that Amazon EC2 offers “significant” cost advantages over a long term investment.
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In all, 10 IaaS providers were vetted – AWS, CenturyLink, DigitalOcean, Google, HP, Joyent, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, SoftLayer and Verizon – with Cloud Spectator analysing a wide variety of metrics.

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Cloud computing's not-so-secret mission

Cloud computing's not-so-secret mission | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

IT-as-a-Service is the real game changer in cloud computing.

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However, the cloud is also a great place to which you can move your entire IT infrastructure as well. It took a little longer than moving websites or even apps to the cloud, but IT in the cloud has arrived.

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Five ways Docker is taking over the world

Five ways Docker is taking over the world | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Docker is more than a fad -- it's a real-deal technology finding widespread adoption and creating its own ecosystem
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For any project to become that big a draw in so short a time is an eye-opener, but evidence suggests Docker's growth is the real thing -- the creation of a standardized software platform for delivering apps at scale.

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Why the private cloud has stalled

Why the private cloud has stalled | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The idea of pouring the benefits of the cloud into your own data center has been around for at least five years. Here's why it's taking a while
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The word from the latest OpenStack conference is that adoption appears to have slowed, in part because OpenStack remains a moving target. ....

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Cloud 2014: Top 10 Trends to Watch in The Year Ahead

Cloud 2014: Top 10 Trends to Watch in The Year Ahead | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is more than just a buzzword. It's a mega-trend that has become an umbrella term for the ongoing shift from in-house data centers to third-party facilities.
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Here’s a look ahead at the trends that cloud thought leaders believe will be the most significant in 2014.

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CERN, Rackspace Collaborate on Hybrid Cloud - Network Computing

CERN, Rackspace Collaborate on Hybrid Cloud - Network Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider, and Rackspace have announced a joint project to develop a hybrid cloud based on OpenStack.
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An amazing project with a huge team of specialists.

 

"A typical use case would be where the demand from the physicists exceeds the resources that are available in the CERN clouds," said Bell. "This often occurs coming up to scientific conferences in order to process the latest data from the LHC and its experiments in order to improve scientific precision of their analysis."

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Rackspace Woos Developers, Fights Sagging Revenue -- InformationWeek

Rackspace Woos Developers, Fights Sagging Revenue -- InformationWeek | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Rackspace adds support for SDKs and APIs to its OpenStack Cloud, hoping to encourage developers to use its service.
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Competition is beginning to bite.

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Cloud Interoperability and The Battle For The Open Cloud

Cloud Interoperability and The Battle For The Open Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud interoperability and portability seems to be a hot topic these days. This topic is one that I have a bit of experience with.
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Great article on the Open Source entities working on cloud

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Welcome to the Mind-Bending World of Cloud-on-Cloud Computing | Wired.com

Welcome to the Mind-Bending World of Cloud-on-Cloud Computing | Wired.com | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
John Engates is the chief technology officer at Rackspace, and even he had trouble wrapping his mind around the way the company runs its most important of technologies. Rackspace, you see, runs its cloud software on top of its cloud software.
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As cloud use grows, so will rate of DDoS attacks

As cloud use grows, so will rate of DDoS attacks | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud providers face increasing number of DDoS attacks, as private data centers already deal with today
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Amazon's Christmas faux pas shows risks in the cloud

Amazon's Christmas faux pas shows risks in the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Netflix outage just one downtime among many, but not the end of the world.
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How Cloud Computing May Change the Way You Do Business

How Cloud Computing May Change the Way You Do Business | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In today's marketplace, accessibility is key. Business owners, large or small, need an attractive, visually appealing web presence that's always on and always engaging.
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