CategoryCloud Computing

Cloud Computing whether it’s IaaS , Paas or even SaaS.

Skali Cloud: A review ultra-scalable skali Cloud

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A couple of months back, I wrote a small article about the Skali Cloud and how I liked the niche approach they took to cloud computing. Skali offers a very unique ultra-scalable instances that can be attached to physical machines of variable performances and storage space. In normal English, that just means you can actually the processor speed, amount of RAM and even storage space of your machine...

Maxis Loker: A review

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As you know, I’m not really happy with Maxis. I was utterly disappointed by their latest S3 launch, I don’t think their cloud offerings of ebook portal is anything to shout at, and the if my wifes office would get decent Digi coverage, I’d switch in a heartbeat. That being said, this is one of the times I think Maxis has done a decent job on their Loker offering. It is quite...

REALLY cheap Cloud Storage

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Cloud Storage seems to the in thing these days. With the launch of Google Drive, my previous post on how to create a site to share large files seem a bit irrelevant, and with the even hotter news that Google and Microsoft may launch their own IaaS initiatives to compete with Amazon it looks a foregone conclusion that cloud storage will become ridiculously cheap in the years to come. So cheap in...

MacinCloud: Develop iPad / iPhone apps on Windows

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So you want to develop an iOS application for your iPhone or iPad. Thinking of being the next big app to hit the appstore. Only one problem, developing applications for the iPhone and iPad require a Mac or more specifically a machine running Mac OS X. It could be you actually own a Mac, you could go and buy yourself an RM1800 Mac Mini, or you could try a hackintosh, although just creating a...

Design your perfect server with Skali Cloud

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After doing some research on Malaysian Cloud offerings particularly the IaaS offerings, I noticed something rather interesting from Skali. Now I always remembered Skali as an early web startup some time back in the 90s trying to ride the internet wave but failing all along the way, this however has some promise. Skali takes cloud scalability to a whole different level with their cloud offerings...

MaxisCloud : A silver lining in terms of data transfer

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A couple of weeks back I wrote a long post on the Maxis Cloud comparing it to other IaaS providers like Amazon and rackspace. That post wasn’t too kind to Maxis, and I did mention that there was no reason to use it…unless the data transfer was free. As it turns out, data transfer on the Maxis IS FREE!! This is a good step in the right direction for 2 reasons. Firstly, it means for...

Maxis Cloud : Too Late, Too expensive and Too Restrictive

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Maxis recently launched their new IaaS offering in the form called the Maxis Cloud. According to Lowyat.net the Maxis Cloud is said to be the ”¬†the most advanced on-demand, real-time, fully managed cloud service in Malaysia, Maxis Cloud allows businesses to scale their cloud computing infrastructure according to their needs at any time through its self-service portal.” That’s...

Original Microsoft Office for just Rm18/month

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Yeap, you read that right. Microsoft office is the bane of all small business owners, they need it to generate documents and spreadsheets, but it cost a bomb to own. The standard Microsoft Office suite runs well over Rm600, and according to this pricelist from software exchange, Microsoft Office 2010 cost a whooping Rm643. Now Rm643 may not seem like much, but when a laptop/desktop cost just...

Adobe releasing Creative Cloud for $49.99 soon!

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Adobe is looking to release a cloud version of their creative applications online called creativecloud. From what I gather from their website it looks to be like a office365 version for creatives. This is probably a step in the right direction, Adobe software usually run into the hundreds or thousands of dollars, and buying the licenses for that software usually incur a huge capital expenditure...

UC Berkeley says it: Google Apps beats Office365, but not by much

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UC Berkeley is easily one of the most recognized institutions of learning with 70 Nobel Laureates to their name, so when they say something about tech you’d better listen up. This time however, it’s that big battle in the cloud between Google Apps and Office365 or as I would call it — The Battle for the Doc Cloud. The question is Who Will be the Last Cloud Standing? As more...