March 6, 2017
Comments Off on Amazon shows why you shouldn’t put all your tech eggs in one cloud basket
When Amazon’s S3 cloud storage service at Amazon’s US-EAST-1 data centers went down, things went bad. Very, very bad. How bad? Popular sites such as Quora, Business Insider, Netflix, Reddit and Slack either crashed entirely or were broken. By SimilarTech’s … Continue reading
May 18, 2015
Comments Off on What’s the best cloud storage for you?
Back in 2007 when Drew Houston, Dropbox‘s CEO, had gotten sick and tired of misplacing his USB drive the idea of personal and small business cloud storage was a radical one. Today, everyone and their uncle seems to be offering … Continue reading
March 2, 2015
Comments Off on Is cloud computing secure enough for spies? CIA bets on Amazon
When you think spy agencies and the cloud, you probably think about the National Security Agency (NSA) snooping on the cloud. Well, guess what? Intelligence agencies use the cloud for their own IT as well. Or, at least the Central … Continue reading
February 20, 2015
Comments Off on Canonical partners with Amazon, Microsoft, and others on Internet of Things
Maybe Microsoft does love Linux! Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced this week that both Microsoft and Amazon have agreed to publish their Internet of Things (IoT) application programming interfaces (APIs) on Ubuntu Core. Canonical partners with Amazon, Microsoft, … Continue reading
February 11, 2015
Comments Off on Can CyanogenMod phones challenge iPhones and Android smartphones?
Cyanogen, the company behind CyanogenMod, started small. It began as a group of developers that wanted to produce a high-quality alternative Android firmware. Today, it still stands behind a great Android alternative, but its ambitions now go so high as … Continue reading