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The Start-to-Finish Guide to Securing Your Cloud Storage
There's no such thing as perfect security, but that's no excuse to do nothing, especially when boosting your security is easy. Don't fall for the trope that "if you want it secure you shouldn't store it in the cloud." Cloud storage is a convenient, accessible technology that gives us access to our data anywhere, on multiple devices. It helps us work and makes our lives easier. There's a line to be sure, but it's silly to not use useful technologies simply because of the risk that something bad might happen. Let's talk about how you can mitigate that risk.
cloud  dropbox  security  privacy 
september 2014 by Aetles
ownCloud.org | Your Cloud, Your Data, Your Way!
ownCloud gives you universal access to your files through a web interface or WebDAV. It also provides a platform to easily view & sync your contacts, calendars and bookmarks across all your devices and enables basic editing right on the web. Installation has minimal server requirements, doesn’t need special permissions and is quick. ownCloud is extendable via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins.

ownCloud started with a keynote by Frank Karlitschek at Camp KDE’10 where he talked about the need of a self-controlled free and open source cloud.
cloud  dropbox  opensource  php  sync 
december 2012 by Aetles
Developers dish on iCloud's challenges | Macworld
With services like Dropbox, Google Docs, and even IMAP email, users today expect their data to remain up-to-date and available on every device. iOS users want conflict-free access to their data—whether it's documents, in-game progress, or other details—on their iPads, iPhones, and Macs. Apple aims to satisfy that user need with iCloud.

With iCloud, Apple promises developers that they can keep their users’ data in sync. But while a steadily increasing number of developers are implementing iCloud support within their apps, its adoption rate still seems surprisingly low overall.

Are developers hesitant to embrace iCloud? And if so, why?
apple  cloud  icloud  ios  osx  development  developers  sync  from instapaper
july 2012 by Aetles
Rajiv's blog - Scaling lessons learned at Dropbox, part 1
I was in charge of scaling Dropbox for a while, from roughly 4,000 to 40,000,000 users. For most of that time we had one to three people working on the backend. Here are some suggestions on scaling, particularly in a resource-constrained, fast-growing environment that can’t always afford to do things “the right way” (i.e., any real-world engineering project ;-). If people find this useful, I’ll try to come up with more tips and write a part 2.
cloud  dropbox  scaling 
july 2012 by Aetles
The Pros and Cons of Cloud Hosting
I started my startup journey about 4 years back, right around the time Amazon introduced AWS. We started with a VPS and eventually moved to dedicated servers for Muziboo, completely skipping the cloud wave. We are doing the same for SupportBee. We do use S3 but we never used EC2 for hosting. However, I have worked as a consultant a couple of times in the last few years and I have worked with EC2 on client projects. I understand the benefits of cloud hosting but I don’t think that cloud is the right solution for every company. Traditional dedicated server hosting still makes a lot sense for majority of companies out there. However, before I get to that, let’s first quickly go over the benefits of cloud hosting
cloud  development  hosting  amazon  aws 
december 2011 by Aetles
Nimbus.IO
Architecture
Nimbus.io uses parity striping to spread data across many servers redundantly - providing bulk storage with equal reliability and less than half the overhead of replication based storage systems.

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Documentation
The API is similar to S3 or Rackspace Cloud Files - favoring JSON over XML. For easy portability, we supply libraries to use Nimbus.io as drop-in alternatives for the most popular libraries to access competing cloud storage platforms.

The server and client components are all free and open source software. The server software is made available under the AGPL license. Clients libraries are available under LGPL.

Pricing
$6 per 100GB of purchased storage. Transfer in is always free. Transfer out is $0.06/GB. PUT and LISTMATCH requests are $0.01 per 1000. Other requests are $0.01 per 10,000 or free.
amazon  cloud  server  storage 
november 2011 by Aetles
cloudControl » Cloud hosting platform
PHP Cloud Hosting Platform As A Service
cloud  development  hosting  php 
may 2011 by Aetles
Orchestra.io - PHP Platform as a service
Integrate deployment into your existing workflow, directly from your source code repository. Autoscale up and down without any fuss. Spend more time coding, less time on sysadmin.
amazon  cloud  hosting  php 
may 2011 by Aetles
Aegir Mini VPS Order | Omega8.cc
Aegir Mini VPS is FAST – 256MB burstable to 4GB RAM, 4 core 2GHz CPU, MariaDB with XtraDB, Pressflow Drupal core, Memcached and Redis fast caches. SSH and FTP access. Standard and custom palettes possible. Boost compatible. 8 sites. 1 GB storage. 80 GB transfer/m. Aegir UI simplified for beginners, with how-to in an easy to follow screenshots. Self Managed – a dream tool for Drupal hosting startups and design studios, easy to use and expand. 100% white-label. One our Apache Solr Search Core included free when paid yearly.
webhosting  hosting  drupal  cloud  vps  aegir 
february 2011 by Aetles
Rackspace Cloud Servers vs. EC2: It's Ephemeral! | Chris Meller
First and foremost, and this can’t be said nearly enough for all those people jumping on EC2 because it’s flexible, EC2 instances are ephemeral. That means they can and do disappear at random. If there is a hardware failure in the physical node that hosts your instance it will simply disappear, along with any data that isn’t on an EBS device; you’re supposed to account for these types of things in your application design.

That means either some kind of heartbeat / load balanced setup1 where a server that disappears is automatically removed from the rotation or some other kind of monitoring, possibly a similar heartbeat system that uses that API to immediately spin up a replacement for the missing instance2.
amazon  cloud  aws  ec2 
february 2011 by Aetles
Goodbye Google App Engine (GAE) « El blog de Carlos Ble
Choosing GAE as the platform four our project is a mistake which cost I estimate in about 15000€. Considering it's been my money, it is a "bit" painful.
GAE is not exactly comparable to Amazon, Rackspace or any of this hosting services, because it is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) rather than just a cluster of machines. This means that you just use the platform and gain scalability, high availability and all those things we want for our websites, without any other software architecture. Cool, isn't it.
You do not pay until you get a lot of traffic to your site so it sounds very appealing for a small startup. I read about this in a book called "The web success startup guide" by Bob Walsh.
So yes, everything looked cool and we decided to go with this platform a couple of months ago.
It supports Python and Django (without the ORM) which we love so we tried it out. We made a spike, kind of 'hello world' and it was easy and nice to deploy.
When we started developing features we started realizing the hard limitations imposed but the platform:
cloud  google 
november 2010 by Aetles
AWS Free Usage Tier
To help new AWS customers get started in the cloud, AWS is introducing a new free usage tier. Beginning November 1, new AWS customers will be able to run a free Amazon EC2 Micro Instance for a year, while also leveraging a new free usage tier for Amazon S3, Amazon Elastic Block Store, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, and AWS data transfer. AWS’s free usage tier can be used for anything you want to run in the cloud: launch new applications, test existing applications in the cloud, or simply gain hands-on experience with AWS.
amazon  aws  ec2  cloud 
october 2010 by Aetles

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