SSL Certificates – Securing Communication and Data

Secure communication between your web site and your audience has always been important in providing peace of mind for you and your users. Now that most search engines require you secure your site with SSL to improve your page ranking and with many standards organizations mandating that SSL be part of your overall strategy for protecting your users, securing your web site has become the most important thing you can do to ensure your data, products or services can be found by your target audience.


KnowledgeArc Containerization – Low-cost, high-availability archiving

KnowledgeArc Containerization – Low-cost, high-availability archiving

cloud containerOur goal at KnowledgeArc has been to provide low-cost archives that are fast, reliable, scalable and easy to maintain and with the recent deployment of our new containerized archives we continue to achieve what we set out to do.

Solutions for archiving (and for many other web application hosting solutions) fall into two groups; archives are either deployed to shared equipment or are installed individually on dedicated resources. In the case of a shared hosting solution, your archive is at the mercy of other archives and the server as a whole; if one of the other archives requires a restart or corrupts the system for any reason, your archive is affected. In the case of dedicated resources, you have the luxury of isolating your archive from others but in turn this increases costs, including set up (you need a full stack of software to be installed to run your archive), performance (even paying month to month for a cloud-based solution can add up), and maintenance (these systems don’t upgrade themselves).

Additionally, in the case of cloud-based solutions, scaling requires complex installations, and many will only scale horizontally, meaning more servers are deployed automatically if performance is dropping. Also, many of these autoscaling solutions are poorly implemented, resulting in spikes in costs and manual intervention to “kill off” unnecessary resources.



What is ORCID? “ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.” KnowledgeArc has implemented the ORCID API which allows for using an existing ID, registering for a new ORCID from within the KnowledgeArc…