They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks and this adage applies doubly to system administrators. After all, you pay these same people to protect your data and systems with tooth and claw, right? The problem is that sometimes they protect it too well. Ever needed quick access to data in order to … Continue reading How Your IT Department Learned About Outsourcing
Evaluating hosting scenarios for our Ruby on Rails based web application, I finally had a good reason to dig deeper into "cloud computing". While I was already watching the evolution of Amazon's web services like S3 and EC2, a lot of offerings nowadays labelled as "cloud computing" were quite new to me. To better understand … Continue reading Who Else Wants to Understand Cloud Computing?