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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
About Wireless/Networking: Coping with Network Outages
This week, the Northeastern United States is dealing with a snowstorm for the history books knocking out power and communications for many. Last week, some U.S Senators got kicked offline due a network breakdown in their neck of the woods. One thing about networking: You can count on outages happening... it's just a matter of where and when.
Electricity surges in a home, floods, and fire can all irreparably damage disk drivers and other computer equipment that stores our valuable data. The importance of backing up personal data on a home network is too often overlooked until disaster strikes.
The local library might still have network access even if your home Internet connection goes dark. And, if stranded away from home, wireless hotspots can be a great way to stay connected with friends and family.
Cloud computing consists of hardware and software resources made available on the Internet as managed third-party services. .Being "in the cloud" and not tied to any one physical location, these systems are in theory better protected from natural disasters. On the other hand, if data a person might otherwise keep with them locally is sent to the cloud, any network outages become a real nuisance.
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