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Cloud Nine is a Private Cloud

Last update on June 16, 2015.

Are you burning too much cash on your infrastructure? You could be – especially if you’re leveraging public cloud at scale. And by scale, I mean pushing enough traffic and leveraging enough VMs to make the cost differences between multi-tenant infrastructure and single-tenant infrastructure a large enough delta.

There are several things to consider when ...

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5 Cloud Trends in 2015 You Need to Track

Last update on Sept. 9, 2015.

As product cycles from 2014 bleed into the present, there will inevitably be extensions of last year’s computing trends that appear to the casual observer as “merely incremental” as opposed to all-out paradigm shifts. But some of the groundswells from last year’s product cycles may very well culminate with transformative innovations for the modern datacenter ...

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Migrating clients from shared hosting

Last update on Sept. 9, 2015.

Migrating new clients from shared cloud platforms and scaling up for high traffic delivery

Here at Lightcrest, we migrate many of our new clients from shared public cloud providers or application-specific IaaS platforms.  These services, while convenient and affordable in the beginning, often end up being inflexible, cost-prohibitive or prohibitively challenging to manage in-house ...

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Using Twisted for Rapid Application Development

Last update on Sept. 9, 2015.

Introduction to BridgeBot

Hey guys, I thought I’d drop my first post with something potentially useful for folks out there who love to write python and happen to need protocol bridging for their chat systems. As you may or may not know, Lightcrest has a chat system in place that allows users to interact with ...

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