Azure Government

Government Data Scientists Be Glad

Government Data Scientists Be Glad   Government data scientists spend inordinate amounts of time each day manually scrubbing terabytes of operational data for advanced analytics and business intelligence. Well, now they can be glad that Microsoft has unveiled its new data analytics and visualization offerings, called HDInsight and Power BI, as part of the Azure…

private cloud

AWS S3 Outage Did Not Help Alleviate Doubt

AWS S3 Outage Did Not Help Alleviate Doubt Unfortunately, the recent AWS S3 outage did not help alleviate doubt that some people already have about the cloud. AWS apologized, of course, explaining that a team member had entered a bad command during the debugging of an S3 system. Safeguards were put in place to prevent “incorrect…

olympic games using cloud

Olympic Games Using Cloud Technology

Olympic Games Using Cloud Technology This year’s Olympic Games in Rio outshine all the others with the most advanced and innovative technology ever seen. Rio’s adoption of cloud capabilities will forever change the dynamics of the Games. The Olympics is an excellent fit for cloud computing, as it demands a massive computing infrastructure and produces massive amounts…

cost of downtime

Cost of Downtime

Cost of Downtime Ever calculate the cost of downtime? A major new survey by Veeam Software did, and the results reveal that there’s far more to system downtime than the bracing hard costs. In its fifth annual “Availability Report,” Veeam interviewed 1,140 senior IT staff in 24 countries, including 150 U.S. folks.  All of the…

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PCI DSS Requirements 3 and 4

Questions about PCI DSS Requirements 3 and 4? You’ve come to the right place. As you may know, AISN is a PCI compliant cloud hosting provider. Previously, we addressed questions about PCI DSS Requirements 1 and 2. Today, we’re reprinting highlights from an exclusive online interview sponsored by our valued partner, KirkpatrickPrice. In this interview,…