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Showing posts from December, 2010

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays! I would like to take this moment to thank everyone and wish each and everyone of you Happy Holidays. The year has been a blessed one with lots of learning, with few test and trials in programming but most of it was  the joy of completing the project. Regardless, of test and trials, I am thankful for all the friends, coworkers and online community for help and support. I extend my thanks to everyone and wish a happy and blessed holidays with lots of love. In addition, as many of you might be going on holidays until the start of the next year. I will also like to wish you a Happy New year. With Best Wishes. ~S

Did Amazon survival vindicated cloud hosting?

With the recent failure of big name brands websites in the face of DDoS attacks kind of brought to the attention the vulnerability of hosted solutions but the survival of the in the face of calamity does shed a light to the Cloud Hosting. It boost the flexibility of cloud hosting not just of the Amazon cloud hosting solution but the cloud hosting in general. When a vast distributed system is setup mainly to deal with this kind of situation and it lives up to it; it speaks volumes. It seems that in the face of calamity Amazon survival just might have given the boost to cloud hosting. Some might argue it's not a big deal or the attack didn't really take place but what ever the case might have been but to an IT administrator this example could be used as "what happened" rather than saying "what if" such and such or x, y, z scenario. I don't have nor suggested so far to my clients any hosting at Amazon cloud, Microsoft Azure or Google App Engine;

Bacteria stir debate about 'shadow biosphere'

Washington Post ( Article ) I think it's a good thing that we found a new way of looking at life forms; only draw back is that we don't have a head start on this information and it has taken this long to find this information. Will I be getting a refund in my chemistry or biology class? hmmm I don't think so but hey kudos to the scientist. When Technology is available at far reaches; we know that we can even tag a bacteria even if it's hidden in 'shadow biosphere'.