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Last year, statistics rolled in from numerous sources that all revealed the same basic fact: cloud computing has changed the technological landscape. The technological method, partially because of its catchy title, is viewed by many as a trend. However, its growth has become so explosi...
Much of what’s covered in our blog has to do with cloud hosting and the culture developing around it. We’ve explored the effect the strategy has had on medical research. We’ve also looked at how the IT approach is used in education. The Internet of Things, also known as Web 3.0, is a s...
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it at least two or three times: computers involve too much manual labor. All this clicking of buttons and pushing the mouse around and plugging in physical objects with physical cords, it’s just absolutely exhausting. In fact, my doctor says it’s why I h...
Question: “Would you like to turn your business into a game?” I think the resounding answer, from everyone, is, “Absolutely – when can you make it happen?” Bosses like gamification because it engages consumers and employees. Consumers and employees like the concept because it makes onl...
A recent presentation in Holyoke, Massachusetts, brought together principal players from state government, higher education, and information technology. With Gov. Deval Patrick making the official announcement, a $3 million plan was announced to architect a public cloud space for big d...
Maybe you’re new to the web hosting game. Maybe you are an old pro who is an active mod on Web Hosting Talk making sure us Cloud providers don’t run amuck on your forums. Or maybe you are a developer who needs a virtualized environment to test out and run new code. Whatever...
Looking for Cloud hosting solutions? Not sure what service you should use? Here at Solar VPS we know finding a great Cloud server hosting company can be a pain in the butt. With a good amount of services offering Cloud Computing solutions, how do you know which one is good for you? Wel...
Our friends over at Web Hosting Hero are holding a review contest. Head on over to the site by click the photo below to review Solar VPS and possibly win a Galaxy Tab 3.
Hm, where to get a drink? For those with Bitcoin, the Pembury Tavern could be the obvious choice. Why? Well, Bitcoin is on the tip of many Internet and finance-savvy tongues – as well as many not so savvy ones – so a bar is sure to get noticed by the press when it says it’ll take the a...
The idea of a robot car may seem outlandish and futuristic, but automotive technology has been gradually automating over time. In 1939, General Motors took the first bold step forward with automatic transmission. More recently, GPS tracking became prevalent. The pace of adoption for au...
By now you know what Dropbox. By now you know what Box.net is. By now you know what Box.net is. By now you know popular Cloud storage providers and how online storage solutions can help you in your day-to-day personal life. Maybe you utilize Google Cloud storage to work on projects wit...
We love the Cloud. As a proud Cloud hosting firm, we love everything about Cloud Computing and Cloud based technologies. This said, we also love the emergence and dominance of social media networks. Social media networks – operating on a scalable Cloud infrastructure – allo...
A Short History of the Internet of Things. From its conception in 1832 to the expectation of $1 billion in global monthly revenue by 2020, the Internet of Things is just getting started.
Did you hear about Google buying Nest for an incredible amount of money a few weeks back? Be honest: do you have any idea who Nest is or what they do? More specifically – be honest again – do you have any idea what Nest is trying to do or what platform they are built upon? ...
It has been coming for a while. We have all known this. If Net Neutrality was old Mike Tyson, he has been on the ropes for quite some time just waiting for TKO. And wouldn’t you know it, after years and years of fighting, the knockout punch has finally been swung. Decided on Janu...
On January 6, 2014, our social media and content friends over at Brafton published an article titled, “Google forgives fast: Rap Genius on the path to SEO recovery.” The article touches on how, if you manage to fall into the dreaded slap of Google, by following the correct ...
There is a question we need to ask. It is a question which might end up annoying some people in the Cloud industry however it is one which we need to ask. Was the Cloud designed to be this way? This is to say, was the Cloud designed as terminology meant to distract everyday consumers f...
If you happened to be in attendance at CES (Consumers Electronic Show) 2014 in Las Vegas, you might have picked up some information about the Internet of Things. It seems, to our ears, the Internet of Things has gone from a small and interesting topic of conversation at Cloud trade sho...
Yes, you read that right. Affiliate Summit and Hulk Hogan. This week, a few of the members of Solar VPS are in attendance at Affiliate Summit West in fabulous Las Vegas (to follow the action check out the Solar VPS Twitter Feed). Now, originally we had plans to use this space to talk a...
Is the Cloud killing human communication? More specifically, are social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram mixed with texting and video conferencing killing day-to-day, face-to-face human interactions? Reaction, Not Reason Before we get into this, we need to preface by stati...
New Year’s Resolution: From Jan 6th to Jan 11th, save 25% on all your Linux and Windows Cloud Hosting needs. That’s right. One month, Three months, Six Months or a Full Year of Cloud Servers at 25% off. Resolve to Save Money in 2014. Use Case Sensitive Coupon Code: NYRSaver2014 P...
In 2013, we published 84 blogs. This is the 85th. The last of 2013. With the last blog of 2013, instead of chatting about the Cloud, instead of talking about web hosting and instead of talking about how to resolve Linux OS issues, we are going to tackle a much larger topic – one ...
This time of the year, the web is bombarded with end of the year articles, New Year’s Resolution blogs and this year in retrospective posts. Well, we aren’t going to do that on the basis that those articles are annoying and written to gain clicks. While clicks and traffic a...
On December 16, 2013, our friends over at Compare the Cloud wrote a blog called “The Day Computing Changed Forever – and We All Missed it.” The blog centered on what the future of the Cloud could hold for society. Ironically enough, the post was published on the same day that Google (p...
On December 12, 2013, Instagram introduced Instagram Direct. The basic premise of Instagram Direct is simple – users now have the ability to send direct photo messages to the person or persons (up to 15) of their choosing. The Instagram direct messenger allows for users to add co...
Yes, the dreaded CAPTCHA. CAPTCHA, or “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart” (yes, someone actually thought up that phrase), has become commonplace across the Internet. From trying to order tickets on TicketMaster.com or Stubhub.com, to...
First, let’s talk about the API part of the deal: We recently launched SolarSystem 2.0. It included a handful of new features and improvements to SolarSystem’s easy to use, web-based control panel interface. At the same time, we also launched the first version of our SolarS...
Here’s the thing, when it comes to investing in web hosting services, you are also investing in the data center in which your web hosting services are housed. This means knowing the tier data center your Cloud Hosting, VPS or colocation solutions are stored in. It means knowing a...
In a recent Google + Cloud Computing community discussion post, we asked the community the following question: This is a general question for the community: At #CloudExpo2013 in Santa Clara, a ton of keynote sessions touched on the idea of the #Cloud killing internal IT Departments wit...
Launch Your Cyber Monday Server Deals!
Note: This has nothing, in anyway shape or form, to do with Cloud Hosting, Tech or Solar VPS. Thanksgiving is two days away. This is for the turkey lovers out there. Someone has to say it. Thanksgiving Turkey is awful. There is no beating around the bush here: Thanksgiving Turkey is aw...
We want to take this time to talk about Cloud-based Disaster Recovery Solutions. Getting it out of the way, Solar VPS offers our clients with Cloud based disaster recovery services which provide: 20GB to 200GB Backup Capacity Full Server Backups New Data Backed Up Incrementally Backups...
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 Googl...
Last week, we attended Cloud Expo 2013 in Silicon Valley. For anyone who has ever attended a Cloud Expo, you know the event is made up of two major parts: a) show floor and b) keynote sessions. During keynote sessions, speakers from exhibiting companies speak to the crowd in attendance...
So, last week, as some of you might know, Solar VPS attended Cloud Expo 2013 in Silicon Valley. While we didn’t exhibit at the Cloud conference, our COO and President, Ross Brouse, gave a few speeches and we got pretty interactive on the social media networks all those crazy kids...
We have the be dead honest for a minute. As a company, we attend a good amount of IT/Cloud based conferences. From Interop to Affiliate Summit to Cloud Expo, as a company we enjoy being part of the internal industry conference circuit. However, we have something we need to get off our ...