IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, like many other acronyms in the IT industry, leave us
lost in translation. With the initial confusion aside, they simply explain
the three main developments in cloud computing. As a pooled collection of
resources and services that are hosted on the Internet, the Cloud, often
referred to as a stack, is categorized into three main service models:
Infrastructure, Platform and Software as a Service translate to IaaS, PaaS
and SaaS, respectively.
These services function thanks to virtualization, with the availability of
high-speed networks and capabilities of modern browsers. With the use of
these technologies, it has become less necessary for businesses to have their
own infrastructure or software. Yet still IaaS, PaaS and SaaS remain a grey
area, and many individuals struggle to differentiate between them to find the
optimum solution for their bus... (more)
As the number of web users continues to rapidly increase, there is greater
demand for web hosting services. As a result of this the UK market alone is
becoming saturated, and the strain on energy resources is a major concern.
Web hosting providers are having to consider options to reduce their energy
usage and find alternative hosting solutions. It is the use of energy
efficient resources that has emerged as a solution to reducing the impact on
the environment, namely Green Web Hosting.
But how easy is it to go green?
Several leading UK web hosting companies are employing green i... (more)
PCI compliance is an absolute must for any commercial entity that is selling
products or services over the Internet. It is bound up with the very strict
lawful requirements, but there are many other very elementary consumer-based
reasons to employ it. Not least of these is the concept of convenience -
paying using a credit card is just so much simpler, and it doesn't always
necessitate signing up to a website in order to make a transaction. It also
hold numerous possibilities for mobile device based transactions.
You might be wondering how your business can become PCI compliant. T... (more)
With a rising number of security threats emerging in the industry, it is
unsurprising that a tougher line is being taken with regard to Internet
security procedures. Whilst preventative measures such as firewalls and IPS
systems are a necessity for businesses, there is further concern surrounding
the privacy and confidentiality of data that is being shared over the
Given that the Internet is an open network and businesses transfer large
amounts of sensitive information on a daily basis, it is vital to have a
secure method to send, receive and store valuable data. Hacke... (more)
Internet Security is a vital measure for any business to implement. Due to
the Internet's global reach, it is becoming increasingly more important to
protect sensitive company data and networks. For multinational corporations
and smaller businesses alike, the possibility of attack on a system or
network is a daily concern.
Over the past few years Distribution Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have
become more frequent, diversified and on a larger scale. Unlike access
attacks that enter security perimeters to gain information, DDoS attacks
paralyze Internet systems by flooding it ... (more)