From physical to the cloud (2013)

Last updated on March 19th, 2020

08 January 2013 website has migrated from a physical server to a cloud of shared resources

Recent and significant innovations in virtualization and distributed computing have allowed cloud computing to become a more commonly offered service and type of hosting.

Cloud computing uses a network which is based on large groups of servers. These groups are setup with specialized connections which allow data-processing chores to be spread across those servers. Cloud computing allows for these newer types of virtualization techniques to be used in order to maximize the power of cloud computing and provide an almost no fail redundancy.

We are sure that, after an obvious adjustment phase, this kind of solution will improve the site’s performance.

Gian Luca Agnoli

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Agnoli G.L. & Rosa P. (2020) From physical to the cloud (2013), in: website. Interim version 05 July 2020, URL: