GoDaddy Joining the Cloud

When you think of GoDaddy, you may think of race car driver Danica Patrick, sexy Super Bowl ads, web hosting, and domain registration for the average Joe. While GoDaddy has certainly made a name for itself with that list, it plans on expanding in the near future, this time taking a shot at the cloud. Yes, you heard it right, GoDaddy will begin offering cloud computer services to customers in an attempt to get in on some of the market share that Amazon Web Services and Rackspace hosting currently have.
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Amazon EBS Outage Challenges Cloud Supporters

Last week, Amazon Web Services experienced a lengthy outage of their Elastic Block Store that took down both popular websites like Reddit but also a number of online services providers such as Heroku that lacked an alternative location to host their database. Many observers say the outage demonstrates the difference between what users expect from an online service, and what cloud computing can actually deliver.
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Dynamic Data Analysis on the Web-a Design Approach

Learn about an adaptable approach which separates programming tasks from Web page design tasks. This strong conceptual model encourages good design, enables re-use of data definitions, and is well-suited to the construction of dynamic user interfaces. The authors also illustrate the particular challenges you might encounter when you dynamically change the analysis performed by Web pages. (This intermediate-level article was first published by IBM developerWorks, August 5, 2004, at http://www.ibm.com/developerWorks).
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