The Smart Panda Newsletter for February 2016
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February 2016

Message From Wade:

One more month of winter and we should be onto spring! Around here we haven't seen too much of old man winter, aside from a few storms here and there, it has probably been the mildest winter I have ever seen.  It got me thinking.  All my friends that went out and bought new snow blowers, heavy duty winter jackets, and many other big ticket items, because winter is usually nasty could have spent their money more wisely.  Especially if winters continue to be mild, perhaps spending lots of money on a situation that use to happen isn't necessarily the best use of money.

Now take the idea of winter, snow blowers, and Canada Goose jackets out of the equation and replace it with your Online business - web hosting, email servers and rack mounted servers.  If the trend is moving towards cloud based service, with better security and reduced overall costs, maybe its something to consider?


7 Ways IAAS Delivers Business Value

Navigating the various types of cloud services -- whether they are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) -- can get complicated. In most cases, if you're looking at IaaS, typically, the alternative is to manage your own infrastructure in-house. While it's certainly possible manage your own private data center, there are plenty of reasons why IaaS delivers tremendous business advantages.

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Technical Blog: Windows Firewall Tidbits

Over the years, protection has become increasingly more and more difficult to avoid. It is everywhere, we have high end firewalls to let you in, we have high end firewalls to let you out, we have firewalls within firewalls to protect other firewalls, and we also have firewalls on the servers themselves. Sometimes you spend hours trying to figure out why something is not communicating to something else, and it turns out the good old Windows Firewall is causing your problem.

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Panda + Community

So February is over, and I am not sure if it is Winter or Summer most days.  We definitely had some snow this month but overall it has been very pleasant.  This has afforded the Panda the opportunity to work on some outdoor running and just being active in the community without freezing to death...

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The Smart Panda - Thought of the month


"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
Anne Bradstreet

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