Should I buy a new server?

Should I buy a new server?

It's easier than ever to figure out if you need to buy a new server and, more importantly, how much you should invest. Ask yourself some business school 101 questions. 

What new value is the server creating? If the new server is purchased, what new capabilities will your firm have? What competitive advantage will you gain? How does the new server increase productivity? How will the new server help you beat the pants off the competition? How will your customers benefit from this investment in a plastic and metal box? 

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Gmail outages and transparencies of scale

A Gmail outage is a pain and it's frustrating. But it also makes the news, offering tremendous transparency . This puts a great deal of pressure on Google to fix the issue and keep it from happening again. Destination dial tone awaits.  

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Transparencies of Scale

One of the central tenants, no pun intended, of Cloud Computing is multi-tenancy. There is much debate within the technology community about the definition as well as the importance of a multi-tenant architecture. Essentially within a multi-tenant architecture all the users, tenants, share a common hardware and software infrastructure environment.
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“Cloud Computing Trends: What are the top cloud computing trends to track in 2011?”

Cloud Computing is going to have a great 2011. It is economics rather than technology that truly drives the paradigm forward. Economics is coldly objective and regardless of personal opinion the shift will accelerate. Look to vendors with business models based on technology services rather than software products to find the most robust and value-adding cloud computing services.
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