City Cloud beats out Amazon EC2 and Rackspace in independent performance test – up to 3 times faster!

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Cloud Harmony is a company that focuses solely on benchmarking the leading cloud providers (IaaS). The goal is to give the public independent data to determine performance metrics and be able to compare the leading providers. Performance is one of the key factors that affect the choice of cloud provider today. However it has long been difficult to easily compare. …

Amazon EC2 goes down and takes major sites off line – can cloud computing be trusted? What to do now?

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At about 1 AM pacific time Wednesday the 21st of April Amazon AWS – Cloud Computing started having performance issues that escalated to something that has taken down lots of major sites down including reddit, Quora, Foursquare and Hootsuite to mention a few. At City Network we use Co-Tweet as our preferred Twitter app. Co-Tweet was also down for more …