All posts by Ron Miller

Ron Miller is a freelance technology reporter and blogger. He is contributing editor at EContent Magazine and enterprise reporter at TechCrunch.

The cloud data center building boom

The cloud data center building boom

Seems like every week, we have a major cloud vendor opening up a new data center or a new region (cluster of data centers) somewhere in the world. Just last week, Apple opened one in China and announced they would...

/ July 18, 2017
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Dyn DDoS attack false fodder for anti-cloud crowd

Dyn DDoS attack false fodder for anti-cloud crowd

There’s no doubt that you heard about, and were probably affected by the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on domain registrar Dyn last week. It was a devastating attack that took down services like Spotify and Netflix along with...

/ October 27, 2016
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Delta’s data center trouble illustrates the problem with a single point of failure

Delta’s data center trouble illustrates the problem with a single point of failure

No doubt you’ve probably heard about Delta’s no good, horrible, very bad week. It began early Monday morning when a power failure at its Atlanta data center led to an outage of epic proportion, causing a domino effect in which all its...

/ August 9, 2016
On the occasion of Office 365’s fifth birthday

On the occasion of Office 365’s fifth birthday

Microsoft Office 365 had a momentous birthday this week, turning five years old. It’s easy to forget at this point, but under Steve Ballmer, Microsoft was lukewarm on the cloud. It was only when Satya Nadella took the reigns that...

/ June 30, 2016