Blog : Cloud
  Shared storage is a term readily thrown around, but just what is it and why do we use it? Who shares it? Do I need to worry about it? What is shared storage? This is storage that usually resides in a specialised device or set of devices that form a SAN (Storage Area Network) […]
The virtual networking we will focus on here will all be Linux based as we only use Linux for virtualization at Host Africa. Virtual networking or Software Defined Networking (SDN) is the way we set up networks in cloud environments. SDN is a method to provide the same functionality in a virtual environment as you can […]
remote applications
    In our previous post on Remote Desktop Services – Part 1, we had just completed installing Remote Desktop Services. Before we continue, just a reminder:  your server hostname MUST be a full domain name (FQDN) that resolves e.g rdp01.mydomain.co.za. If it is not, the Remote application links will NOT work.   Remote Desktop […]
control cost
  Cloud computing can be a big saving. If you get too enthusiastic though,  you could end up spending money on computing you do not really need. Striking a balance is the key to using cloud and virtualization technology for controlling cost.         The Cost of Virtual Sprawl Virtual machines are easy […]
Choosing your cloud hosting provider is an important decision. How to choose the correct provider depends on what your priorities are concerning your data and your computing needs. Cloud Driver: Features vs Price Often a hosting provider will offer all you ever need, but at a price that s not sustainable. Sometimes the price may […]

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