Category: Computing

Cloud computing glossary

The most common terms in cloud computing

In this post we want to collect the most common terms in cloud computing; from basic concepts such as the main cloud service models and types of cloud to more specialized concepts related to cloud computing. Let’s start from the beginning… What is cloud computing? Cloud computing is a computing resources and services distribution model

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Types of cloud

Types of cloud computing: Private, Public, Hybrid and Multicloud

In this article we are going to present the main types of cloud computing: Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Multicloud. Cloud computing has radically changed the traditional IT services model. This shift entails challenges but also numerous advantages. That is why a growing number of companies have been and still are adopting cloud

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Cascade Lake microarchitecture features

Cascade Lake features and hardware mitigations

Intel® Cascade Lake is the first microarchitecture to introduce in-hardware mitigations for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Cascade Lake is the former name of the 2nd generation of Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors. This generation includes many improvements in terms of speed, security, performance and efficiency. Intel®’s Cascade Lake microarchitecture features Cascade Lake is the codename

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FTP, File Transfer Protocol

FTP: fifty years and millions of FTP servers worldwide

It has been fifty years since the release of the FTP protocol. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) dates from April, 1971 (RFC 114). Its original specification was written by computer scientist Abhay Bhushhan. After half a century of its release, the FTP protocol remains widely used and has millions of FTP servers all over the world.

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what's oversubscription on cloud computing

What’s the oversubscription of resources in cloud computing?

The concept “oversubscription” is a term often used when talking about cloud computing. The oversubscription of resources in cloud computing happens when a shared hosting or Public Cloud provider offers a series of computing resources that exceed the available capacity, because they assume customers don’t use all the resources offered. However, oversubscription isn’t a new

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System and server monitoring Stackscale

Why is server and IT system monitoring necessary?

A good monitoring system is indispensable for optimizing IT system administration and increasing efficiency. All the data stored in the monitoring systems and logs is really important both for predicting problems and being proactive. At Stackscale we are aware of the importance of system monitoring services, that is why we integrate them in every project

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European companies using cloud computing in 2014

Two-thirds of European companies use cloud computing

Interxion — specialized in independent Data Centers for the accommodation of ICT equipment — has held the 2014 survey to providers of Hosting services and Cloud in Europe. Held for the second consecutive year, it was based on interviews to more than 400 companies (61 of them are Spanish), as well as managers in the

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