Goto

Collaborating Authors


A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall In Public Cloud

@machinelearnbot

Way back in the early days of the commercial Internet, when we all logged into what seemed to be new but what was actually a quite old service used by academic institutions and government agencies that rode on the backbones of the telecommunications network, there were many, many thousands of Internet service providers who provided the interface between our computers and the network capacity that was the onramp of the information superhighway. Most of these ISPs are gone today, and have been replaced by a few major telco, cable, and wireless network operators who provide us with our Internet service. The number of companies providing Internet hosting – those operating the tens of millions of servers, usually on behalf of third parties, that actually make up the backend of the Internet rather than the network connecting the billions of end users to those backend systems – has been falling for decades, through consolidation as well as intense competition, and many of these providers of ISP and hosting services thought they could make the transition to providing public cloud capacity for compute, storage, and networking services. Some have succeeded, but it has been hard to compete and that is one reason why Verizon, a total cloud wannabe that has been investing heavily in various open source technologies to try to compete with the likes of Amazon Web Services, threw in the towel recently and "went all-in" on the AWS public cloud, following server virtualization giant VMware, which has built a variant of its SDDC stack to run on iron inside of AWS datacenters in its US West region in Oregon after spending years investing in its own datacenters. The public cloud, like Internet service and Internet hosting, is a rich person's game.


The best web hosting services in 2020

ZDNet

There are thousands of web hosting providers. Some hosting companies run their own data centers. All provide some way for their customers to appear online. But choosing the web hosting service that's right for you can prove to be quite the challenge. While you no longer need to be a programmer or an IT professional to properly configure a web presence, you do need to understand marketing and design and know how to get your message across. We've spotlighted four classes of web hosting services, ranging from providers that give you a quick and easy way to build your website, all the way up to the big companies that provide full datacenter infrastructure capabilities as a service. And with that, let's start with the web hosting plans many entry-level folks will be most comfortable with, the website builders.


Web hosting 2020: Best services and providers for your site

ZDNet

There are thousands of web hosting providers. Some hosting companies run their own data centers. All provide some way for their customers to appear online. But choosing the web hosting service that's right for you can prove to be quite the challenge. While you no longer need to be a programmer or an IT professional to properly configure a web presence, you do need to understand marketing and design and know how to get your message across. We've spotlighted four classes of web hosting services, ranging from providers that give you a quick and easy way to build your website, all the way up to the big companies that provide full datacenter infrastructure capabilities as a service. And with that, let's start with the web hosting plans many entry-level folks will be most comfortable with, the website builders.


Best web hosting in 2021: Find the right service for your site

ZDNet

There are thousands of web hosting providers. Some hosting companies run their own data centers. All provide some way for their customers to appear online. But choosing the web hosting service that's right for you can prove to be quite the challenge. While you no longer need to be a programmer or an IT professional to properly configure a web presence, you do need to understand marketing and design and know how to get your message across. We've spotlighted four classes of web hosting services, ranging from providers that give you a quick and easy way to build your website, all the way up to the big companies that provide full datacenter infrastructure capabilities as a service. And with that, let's start with the web hosting plans many entry-level folks will be most comfortable with, the website builders.