Cloud Computing Defined: IaaS vs. SaaS vs. PaaS

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, September 19th 2012 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Cloud Hosting, FAQs

Chances are, if you were to ask 10 people at a cloud computing event the question, “What is cloud computing?”, you would get 10 different answers. This can be really frustrating to those trying to learn more. The reason for this confusion is that there are so many ways that the cloud can be utilized. It might be best to think of cloud computing in terms of SaaS - software as a service,  PaaS - Platform as a Service and IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service.

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Beginner’s Guide to VMware Terms

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, September 12th 2012 — Categories: VMware, FAQs

Over 60% of companies utilizing a cloud infrastructure are using a VMware based solution. There’s good reason for this, too. Green House Data became a part of the VMware partner network for many reasons, but here is the short list:

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What’s the Difference Between VPS and Cloud Servers?

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, September 5th 2012 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, FAQs

There is a lot of talk these days about cloud computing, or cloud hosting. Many companies are using these terms loosely to discuss either VPS or cloud servers (public or private). But, what do these terms mean? You will definitely see a difference when you look at the price tag, so understanding what each of these services are will help you in your quest to determine the best option for you or your company.

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vCloud Director: Networking Overview

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, August 29th 2012 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, VMware, FAQs

Setting up networking is the step that we receive the most questions about when customers are new to the vCloud environment.  We’re currently working on a video tutorial that will further help clients with the steps of setting up networking.  In the meantime, here is an overview of the types of networking available and the tabs that you’ll find when you are configuring your network.

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Cloud Servers Offer Burstability

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, August 22nd 2012 — Categories: Cloud Hosting

What the heck is burstability?

Have you seen cloud hosting companies buzzing about the cloud being burstable and wondered what the heck that means? Come on, raise your hands. Burstability seems most often used when discussing cloud hosting for small and medium-sized businesses. This marketing term actually has great benefit. It is definitely worth learning more about, especially if you are a small or medium-sized company.

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