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Recent Debates on Cloud Infrastructure

Post-PRISM, the conversation about cloud got more interesting…

Is a Cloud-based Solution the Same Thing as a Hosted Solution?


To truly leverage what Cloud Server Hosting has to offer, solutions must intentionally devised and implemented  for the cloud from the ground up.

Juliana Payson‘s insight:

Many in the software industry use these terms interchangeably and, therefore, incorrectly. Because they are not at all the same thing. In this article, Software as a Service (SAAS) is addressed. Applications such as Facebook, Gmail, and VoIP are all SaaS platforms on a cloud of servers. This article clarifies that SaaS platforms that are purposely built from the ground up are then often referred to as “Hosted” Solutions.

It’s The Web Application Security, Stupid!


Cloud hosted versus on premises – which is safer? The answer: “It really doesn’t matter,” according to a new report by the firm AlertLogic.

Juliana Payson‘s insight:

“The cloud is not inherently less safe than the enterprise data center environment,” AlertLogic concluded in its State of Cloud Security Report. The significant opportunity for threat being web applications and how users manage to use them safely.

PRISM turned up the volume on cloud security conversations


Security has been one issue inhibiting cloud adoption, and the hubbub about PRISM only seems to have made it a bigger concern. That’s why we’ll talk about cloud security…

Juliana Payson‘s insight:

Post-PRISM, the demand may increase for IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) clouds that are physically located in specific countries that meet national standards and are owned by local companies. With Atlantic, we have strategically evolved into a leading cloud server hosting company based in the US and offer various solutions from managed hosting, one-click applications, and Windows and Linux Cloud Hosting.

Atlantic.Net also offers HIPAA compliant hosting solutions; learn more about our HIPAA Data Centers.

By Juliana

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