Redmine is a powerful task manager on its own. By and large, with just the vanilla install you can efficiently manage tasks, teams, and even customer service complaints! However, as is the case with all open source services, everything’s better with plugins! Ironically, even though Redmine has a sizable library of third party plugins, not all are created equal. As a result, one of our favorite plugin developers is RedmineUp. As a matter of fact, RedmineUp alone has a decent library of developed and maintained plugins and themes. Therefore, we’re going to quickly take a look at 3 RedmineUp plugin essentials.
Presently WordPress has come a long way from it’s roots as arguably just a simple blog. Above all, it is one of the most widely used fully functional CMS available. All things considered, as an open source software, WordPress has a HUGE library of plugins and themes that you can use to expand on the system’s capabilities. As a result, anyone looking to simplify their lives a little could easily become inundated with more plugins than they’ll know what to do with. At SkySilk, we offer WordPress VPS as one of our many TurnKey Cloud Computing Installs. Consequently, we wanted to take a
SkySilk offers a wide variety of preloaded turnkey apps with a 1 click install on your virtual machine! For a list of these apps or how to install them, check out our fantastic support article on one click install – turnkey linux apps! However, one of our personal favorite apps that we have and use within SkySilk, is Redmine. Redmine is a powerful team management tool because of it’s many features and open source code. Therefore we easily puts it as our top pick to keep you focused and on track. However, Redmine does come with one drawback, it’s not much to look
On Tuesday February 28, 2017, Amazon Web Services’ S3 web-based storage service was experiencing widespread issues, leading to services that either partially or fully broke on websites, apps and devices upon which they rely. The AWS offering provided hosting for images for a lot of sites, and also hosted entire websites, and app backends including Nest. This massive outage was very widespread and felt all around the internet, which led us to wonder… What do you do when AWS goes down?
We have discussed IaaS briefly earlier in “What Defines A Cloud Service?”. Though, we’d only brought you a brief look at Infrastructure as a Service. So what is IaaS specifically? When would someone need it over it’s cloud computing counterparts? How is it any different from PaaS? Let’s dive in and take a look!
The Cloud can be an amazing place to move your business data to. It offers a lot of great advantages for businesses of all sizes, developers, and even the average person. Though, with so many cloud providers offering so many different services… How do you choose? A great place to start is asking these fundamental questions:
What is cloud computing? It’s a simple question, but the answer is a bit more complex than most would realize. When people think about the cloud, their mind usually jumps to images of storage systems like Google Drive, and Dropbox. Cloud storage is only the tip of a massive iceberg that makes up the world of cloud computing. Specifically it’s part of the the tip that makes up something called SaaS, or Software as a Service. But we’ll circle back around to that in a minute.
The internet of things (IoT) is a pretty big topic to cover. It is much like the 1958 movie “The Blob”. It slowly continues to grow and devour more and more items as it grows larger and larger. Those of you who follow us on twitter (@SkySilkCloud), may have seen our tweet earlier this week. #SkySilkFunFact: ATMs are considered some of the first #IoT objects, and went #online as far back as 1974! — SkySilk Cloud (@SkySilkCloud) March 14, 2017 And since the ATM the IoT has continued to grow. Now it controls your Home, Car, Watch, Phone, Fridge, and
Thin clients are a useful addition to any organization with a cloud computing setup. They can also allow for added security and control over corporate and proprietary information. Thin clients can also be a fantastic tool to save money. They do not require a full and robust machine for each user. What is a thin client, and how does the cloud work with one?
It is easy to get lost in the shuffle due to the many computing resource options available currently. Cloud Computing and Grid Computing are among some of the most popular buzzwords in the industry right now, and both have their advantages and use-cases. When asking yourself “Cloud Computing vs Grid Computing, Which is Best?” it is important to be able to understand the pros, cons, similarities, and differences of each. Read on for expanded explanations on all of the above and more…