What's More Affordable, Cloud Computing or the Status Quo? by Hovhannes Avoyan
"Is affordable replacing expensive servers every time you need more capacity to grow your business or store more data? Or is the more affordable answer putting all that power on the Cloud, relying on its resources and paying only for what you use?"
The Appliance of Backup Sciences by Paul Miller
"According to Moore, most SMBs use “4 or more” vendor solutions to “cobble together” a data protection solution. Basic application and data backup, disaster recovery from off-site backup, and business continuity in the event of hardware failure are all addressed separately, and it can be difficult to stitch the pieces together without dedicated — and expert — effort. I wonder how many companies, especially at the ‘S’ end of ‘SMB,’ simply give up on attempting anything but the most rudimentary on-site backup… and hope that nothing goes wrong?"
A Service Similar to Google Adwords and Google AdSense - But for the Cloud by Alex Williams
"For now, the services available through Spotcloud are not renewable which means that customers will use Spotcloud on an ad-hoc basis. But the difference here is it shows that data centers and co-location facilities do not have to be left out. They can offer a service that can help make the most of what they have and offer it to a marketplace with global reach."