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With the fall/winter 2013 release of Playstation 4 and Xbox One, the console world is starting to buzz about the possibilities of Cloud gaming. Now, we have to admit, we normally use this space to blog about more VPS Cloud centric topics however, we, like you, are nerds, geeks and gamers. Due to this, we are going to break from our normal indulgence in Cloud tech to talk about the future of console gaming and how it relates to the Cloud. Cloud Gaming: A Short History Before we can chat about the real subject of this post (the Cloud capabilities of PS4 vs. Xbox One), we have to take some time to cover the history of Cloud gaming. From the founding of Cloud gaming at the turn of the millennium to last year’s acquisition of Gaikai (the world’s largest Cloud gaming community) by Sony to Microsoft’s announcement that legacy games will only be playable by way of optical di... (more)

The Standard for Cloud Backups

Regardless who you ask, regardless what study or poll you read and regardless of who you talk to, time and time again, the markets’ main concern with Cloud based solutions are shown in the form of security. Now, most Cloud computing security concerns come in a pretty standard worry: consumers are worried: Their data will be hacked and stolen by evil doers Data will be lost due to weather, blackouts, natural disasters etc While the former is possible – hacking does happen to even the largest, most well protected companies/government divisions, the latter is a misnomer of sorts. ... (more)

Install Cloud Apps. Rule the Universe

For the past few months Solar VPS has been conducting an open lab beta test accessible for all Solar VPS clients. The test, known as Cosmo’s Lab, featured a product line called SolarSystem Cloud Apps on Demand, or One Click A.I. A screen shot can be seen below: The idea behind the laboratory test was very simple: like Google’s Beta Lab’s, we wanted to release and test a product line which we believe will have a great impact on the Cloud hosting and general marketplace. The product line is Cloud Apps on Demand. In short, SolarSystem Cloud Apps on Demand featured 260 + Cloud Appl... (more)

The Death of the Office

It’s Friday and because it’s Friday we want to talk about getting out of the office. Sure, everyone probably has some solid plans for the weekend however we can all agree on one thing, the best part of the weekend is getting out of the confines of our offices. With this in mind, we want to take this time to chat about the advent of Cloud based solutions and how they are impacting the physical office space. Looking For Collaboration in the Cloud “Cloud storage solutions have overtaken traditional storage solutions in every format possible. From the user perspective, Dropbox has 175... (more)

On the Growing Impact of Google Fiber

In our continuing coverage of Google Fiber, this post will center on the growing reach of Google Fiber and the work of American cities to beat Google Fiber to the connectivity chase. To read our first blog post on the subject, follow this link, “On the Growing Importance of Google Fiber”. If you live in and around the Austin, Texas area, Google Fiber has a wonderful surprise for you. Recently voted on and announced by the Austin, Texas city council, Google Fiber will roll out its 1 gig connectivity service to 100 locations in and around Austin for free. The move will empower Austi... (more)