Category Archives: Infrastructure

Cloud services for small business

Examining Cloud from a small business perspective.

Rob Thatcher

Totheclouds-ShortThe maturity and availability of cloud services at both infrastructure and application layers reinforces my view that now can be a time of technology led transition. Many business and individuals are looking at cloud offerings with the mandate to examine them for applicability to their own requirements.

There are a few common points which might server as a reminder of lessons learnt in the past.

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Speed up Web Applications with SSL Offloading

Web sites and web applications are increasingly using secure connections (HTTPS) for all traffic not just obviously sensitive data, as a way to guard against security threats. However, HTTPS requires encryption/decryption of data, which is computationally intensive. Web applications can therefore benefit from “offloading” the encryption/decryption processing required for HTTPS to specialised hardware devices.

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