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+ - VPN Service for personal use 4

Submitted by kaka.mala.vachva
kaka.mala.vachva (1164605) writes "I will be traveling to India, Sri Lanka and other places in the next few months. While I do have VPN service at work, I do not want to use that — can Slashdotters recommend a VPN service for personal use? Since I will pay for this myself, cost is a consideration (though not the be-all, end-all factor). I would prefer to have a US IP address when I connect via VPN from India and Sri Lanka, since some bank services do not work with Indian IP addresses."

+ - Scaling a Cloud Service Without EC2->

Submitted by agizis
agizis (676060) writes "Last May, we began developing a worldwide cloud service where speed and reliability is everything. Like most startups, we started on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We fell in love with the functionality of EC2, but the honeymoon was over fast: the locations and pricing were just too restrictive. It's been a sometimes painful ride, so I wanted to share the story of how we broke the golden EC2 handcuffs and built our scalable service at a fraction of the EC2 price tag."
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+ - Taking a QUIC Test Drive->

Submitted by agizis
agizis (676060) writes "Google presented their new QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections) protocol to the IETF yesterday as a future replacement for TCP. It was discussed here when it was originally announced, but now there’s real working code. How fast is it really? We wanted to know, so we dug in and benchmarked QUIC at different bandwidths, latencies and reliability levels (test code included, of course), and ran our results by the QUIC team."
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Comment: Re:Linux Release (Score 4, Informative) 163

by lewdavis (#43864633) Attached to: Slashdot Killed My Kickstarter Campaign
Dave from Connectify filling in for Alex here. Here's our Dispatch FAQ: As you can see, Linux is behind Mac and Mac is a ways off. The benefit of Switchboard is that it can bond channels, so it can help every application you can think of, including those Dispatch can't (video streaming, file uploading, VPNs). We thought fixing all the complaints for Dispatch (supporting more applications AND more platforms) was a winning goal.

Comment: Re:Hi Alex, (Score 5, Informative) 163

by lewdavis (#43864533) Attached to: Slashdot Killed My Kickstarter Campaign
Hi, This is Dave, the lead developer on Switchboard. Alex had to step into a meeting, so I'll be sitting in for him for a bit. It's not exactly a switch in the traditional sense, but the Switchboard code takes into account bandwidth, latency and loss to decide which connection to send traffic over in a bonded channel. Thanks for the questions, and keep them coming! Dave

+ - Slashdot killed my Kickstarter campaign

Submitted by agizis
agizis (676060) writes "Alex from Connectify here. I wanted to say thanks to all of you who commented on the Slashdot story about our Kickstarter campaign It was super-educational discussing Switchboard with all of you: you wanted your own servers, and we weren’t doing enough to communicate what was so special about Switchboard. Based in a large part on your feedback, we blew up our Kickstarter campaign, and changed almost everything. Thanks, Slashdot. This isn’t reddit, but ask me anything."

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