The fact that cloud computing has been one of the fastest growing solutions for big companies is a given. Although some may think that cloud’s main goal is to make data available from anywhere, this is not so much true for companies with big data flow. It essentially helps to reduce workload on the servers, providing faster reading and writing in a sense that all the data that is accessed is deployed on multiple servers specially designed for data maintenance.
Information security is everyone’s responsibility. Whether you are a user, administrator, IT manager, or business owner information security should be on your mind. Information used, collected and owned has value and because of this businesses must prepare for security threats and vulnerabilities. The following examines 5 tools everyone should use in the information security industry.
Perhaps every business owner has at some point considered the option of outsourcing at least some aspects of workload, necessary for maintaining the successful business process. It is quite understandable, given the fact that the gain seems to be huge and you can save a lot of funds by outsourcing certain business functions. Using this strategy one can run a successful business without the need of hiring employees.
How often do you have to manually apply the same steps when setting up a server environment for yourself? Being in charge of tens, hundreds, sometimes even thousands of servers also means that there are hundreds of deployments to handle, configurations to make, patches to apply, security issues to solve, and updates to download. Imagine if all of these manual actions were coded and treated the same way as the other software systems!
In case you find yourself in situation, when your email server is going down or being inaccessible due to the Internet connectivity failures, it is very likely that you will feel the need of a second email server which will queue your e-mail messages automatically, until your mail server comes back on track. Also, you can’t deny that it is essential to have the ability to read all the incoming mail and to send mail via the second mail server.
The high prevalence of MySQL databases leads to their usage in increasingly diverse projects, including those that require nonstop operation and minimal recovery time. Standard tools, such as mysqldump are inconvenient for the use in large databases that can reach tens of gigabytes. If you can still export the data in the reasonable time of a few hours, the restore operation can take tens of hours. Also, using mysqldump to backup causes table locks (making downtime during backup) and can be followed by data inconsistency in backup copy.
VoIP networks have grown rapidly in past decades due to the opportunity they are providing. You can easily deploy, manage and extend your VoIP network over an existing IP networks. It also gives you greater variety of features, than regular telephony for the lower cost of services and cheaper price for international destination. Thus, all of these benefits of VoIP networks are extremely rigid in front of network quality.
Currently, Skype is one of the fastest growing VoIP telephone networks. It gives us the ability to make free calls between millions of members and also gives us cheaper outbound calls. The information above most likely explains why Microsoft decided to acquire Skype this year.