As this year is drawing to a close and the holiday season is upon us, we thought it would be nice with a short recap of the year. We’re proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish.
Amazon Web Services was launched back in 2006, a move that has paid off handsomely for Amazon. The company now holds an estimated 31 percent of the cloud service market, which puts them firmly in the lead. However, Microsoft has been making great progress with Azure (launched in 2010), and Google began competing directly with them both when they launched Google Compute Engine (their Amazon EC2 equivalent) in late 2013.
In this article we’re going to take a close look at how these three compare in terms of geographical coverage, something bound to be an important factor for many people and businesses considering which one to use.
The web hosting industry is thriving. Server infrastructure is better and more affordable than ever before and the market keeps growing. This also means there is a lot of competition out there, so if you’re running a hosting business you’ll want to maximize your chances of long-term success. One way is to aim for a global audience, and another is to minimize the resources you need for day-to-day operations.
Sometimes it’s easy to miss progress that is slow but steady. One of the more prominent examples of this is the field of technology. We get used to advancements so quickly. Just think about it; we already take for granted that we’re walking around with tiny, highly capable computers in our pockets, connected to a worldwide network of information and services that we can access from anywhere, at any time. Science fiction has turned into science fact.
The hosting industry is obviously tied directly to the success and evolution of the Internet and its user base. We are, however, entering an inflection point of what kind of cloud services are viable to provide. The limits are disappearing.
If you’re new to OpenStack and want to learn more about it, we hope this little blog post will provide a good starting point and save you some googling. We’ve kept it short and sweet.
Today more than 40 percent of web access is done via mobile devices, and this is a growing trend. It shouldn’t come as a surprise. Just think about how often you yourself access the web on your mobile device — and you’re hardly alone. There were 2.6 billion smartphone subscriptions worldwide in 2015, and by now you can add a couple of hundred million to that number.
With internet access everywhere and a smartphone in every hand, being able to work on the go has not just become a possibility, it has become a requirement.
Web hosting companies often work on an international scale. When doing research on hosting markets that you don’t already know inside and out, you need data sources, and we have collected a bunch of them in this post. We hope you’ll find them useful.
Single pane of glass is an expression that has been used in the IT industry to describe a system that basically gathers lots of different functions and information in one experience. In today’s world we already have to interact with an abundance of different systems, so as end users we tend to value having as few systems as possible to learn and work with.
Every year a ton of gifts are sent out by businesses to their partners and customers in time for the Holidays. Collectively, they are spending millions of dollars on this. However, while gifts are nice, we decided last year that we’re not going to play this game. We donated the money to charity instead, in our case by supporting Doctors Without Borders.
Now we would like to urge other companies to do the same. Spend that big batch of gift money on a charity of your choice. It makes a difference.
A couple of months ago, we launched Atomia.cloud, a site dedicated completely to Atomia’s cloud hosting software and our integration with OpenStack, a popular open source software for creating public and private clouds. We still have Atomia.com as the main site for our whole suite of hosting software, but it’s been interesting to see what a focused effort on one specific part of Atomia could accomplish.