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Is a physical server more secure than a virtualized one?

The answer to that question should be obvious, but it became a headline earlier today when word got out about a big hack affecting 100.000 sites. All data for these sites was removed when servers at were brought down by a zero-day exploit in LXLabs’ HyperVM software.

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Comparing the costs of cloud computing to traditional servers

While browsing through Amazon’s EC2 documentation I suddenly wondered whether using their servers would make sense from a financial perspective, so I figured I’d actually do the math on a couple of their offerings. Amazon’s basic offerings are: Small Instance (Default) 1.7 GB of memory, 1 EC2 Compute Unit (1 virtual core with 1 EC2 Compute Unit), 160 GB […]

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