As your business grows, you may be faced with many decisions. One of those decisions may be to either build a data center or lease one. This usually comes up as you start to realize you don’t have enough capacity, power or HVAC ability to grow any further than you already have with your in-house […]
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As a business, hosting is a very important thing. It may be what keeps you going and keeps everything running smoothly.
You have many different hosting options all the way from shared hosting to dedicated and even colocation. For many businesses, colocation makes quite a bit of sense, especially if you already own servers.
Summer is in full swing, and if you missed your opportunity for Spring cleaning, you should seize the day and clean out your data center. What does data center cleaning mean? Many times the dirtiest areas are the places you cannot see at first glance, but all of that dust and particles can have an […]
Depending on where you are located, summer can get very hot. That means it is more important than ever to keep your servers running cool. The following are some innovative ways people are making new energy efficient data centers.
1. Free air cooling – Despite the name, “free” does not mean it does not cost you […]
Once upon a time, data centers were huge, fully staffed with IT personnel, and required quite a bit of attention to keep them running. People had to manually deploy physical servers, maintain good temperature and humidity levels, and monitor the servers. Those days may soon be over and make way for the era of the […]
You have likely heard a lot of discussion and even commercial promotion about green data centers. These are data centers that have taken steps to make their facilities more environmentally friendly, reduce carbon emissions, and find better ways to run and cool their servers. How important is the concept of the green data center? Should […]
Traditional data center infrastructure has always been expensive and costly to maintain. It required you to own or lease the facilities, purchase hardware, license software, and hire an IT staff to manage all of it. Some companies relied on IT outsourcing to handle some of the responsibilities, but ultimately, the capital cost and maintenance costs […]
If you have spent any time reading or even overhearing conversations about cloud computing, you have undoubtedly heard of the term Software as a Service (SaaS). Other common cloud terms include Platform as a Service (PaaS) and even Storage as a Service (STaaS). Another cloud model that is quickly gaining steam is Infrastructure as a […]
Colocation services are on the rise, and according to many reports, many companies have found it more beneficial to outsource their IT services, including their dedicated servers, to managed service providers. Whether you outsource your systems to the cloud or simply house your own servers at an off-site facility, there are many reasons to choose […]
Whether you are just getting started with server management or are just looking to outsource your servers, choosing a colocation provider may seem like a confusing and time-consuming activity. The following tips may help you choose a good colocation provider.
1. Security first – Features aside, you need your servers to be physically secure and secure […]
Whether you have your own data center or intend to use the facilities owned by another company, monitoring is something that should be on your mind. Just as a server needs routine monitoring to make sure it is running smoothly and free from threats, data centers should also have sophisticated monitoring systems in place.
When shopping […]
In these tough economic times, businesses are looking for ways to save money anywhere they can find them. The rising costs of power, infrastructure, and employment makes it difficult for some companies to sustain their own data centers. Because of this, many of them have turned to colocation as a money-saving solution.
Colocation simply means […]
I cannot count how many times in the past I have purchased a product because of the shiny packaging, only to find the product inside to be less than desirable. This started with childhood when the sparkle of a new toy in the store would fade quickly once I got it home. At some point […]
Manchester, UK – Following the age old tradition of January Sales in the United Kingdom, domain name registrar and website hosting company 34SP.com is offering domain names at just 50 percent of the regular retail price for a limited time. As is customary on the High Street during […]
At one time, it was almost expected that a business would have a “server room” that held both their application server and web server. They also had on-site or regional technicians who managed those servers locally, visiting or even residing in the server room during work hours. As businesses have increasingly become globalized […]
Manchester, United Kingdom – Customer focused UK dedicated server and website hosting provider 34SP.com has created a new resource for those investigating web hosting and related topics. The new website resource section is entitled the ‘Web Hosting Library’ and will feature articles and tutorials designed to be of help to both […]
What is a data center?
The MSDN library defines a data center in the following words:
(Source) A facility used for housing a large amount of computer and communications equipment maintained by an organization for the purpose of handling the data necessary for its operations
The data center is essentially a physical location where multiple servers […]
What is a data center? Why do you need one? Well, let me explain it this way. You know there was a time when computers were stored in a secure, cold, dust-free place. Now, while there is no such need any longer, if you have many servers, you need a similar (not same) location for […]
You have got your dedicated server. Now, life is going to be simple. Not quite. In order to reap all the promised benefits of the server, you need to take care of it. And taking care of the server is not that easy. ‘Taking care’ essentially means maintaining it, monitoring it, providing troubleshooting in time, […]
Dedicated, privately-owned servers bring in several benefits. However, the complexity of server management is something that often deters organizations from investing in them. If you own a bunch of servers, you want them to be organized in a way that they give you maximum benefits. This is where the data center comes in. Some organizations […]
The data center or the server farm is important for any organization that owns a number of servers. What makes it so important? The mere fact that it brings everything at one place? Yes, this and more.
You keep all your servers and hardware at one physical location because it reaps more benefits and provides easy […]
When you have too many servers to take care of, what comes first to your mind? Bringing them together and keeping them at a centralized location so that their maintenance and monitoring becomes easier. That is exactly the purpose of the data center, your centralized location for all your hardware. Organizations often wonder if they […]
Many organizations wonder if they need to set up a data center in light of the many servers they own. A data center becomes important when yours is a large organization where the number of servers keep increasing. Smaller organizations don’t necessarily need the data center.
What exactly is a data center? It is essentially […]
While large organizations understand the need to maintain a data center as their server and hardware requirements increase, the management of the data center remains a concern. And it is imperative that with an increase in the hardware, a business needs to invest in a data center.
While large businesses can still manage to invest […]
Green and shrinking is the description for what the data centers will be like in the near future. Let me explain what these two words imply in the context of the data center.
Green implies an environment-friendly initiative to conserve energy. Here’s how WhatIs.com defines a green data center:
(Source) A green data center is a […]
Often, the condition of your valuables depends on the container they have been kept in. The data center is the container for all your servers, all so precious. Now, if you have many servers, you would like to keep them in a location where you can monitor and take care of them properly.
Having a data […]
Owning a server brings along responsibilities. And if you own many servers, the responsibilities often become bigger than you can handle. Not only do you need to maintain them and monitor their performance, you also need to ensure that they perform optimally. Typically, an organization with many servers goes for a data center so that […]
Owning a server brings along benefits and responsibilities. The responsibilities can take a toll on you if you have more than a couple of servers to take care of. And if you have deployed clustering of servers, you just have too much to take care of. So, how to manage the servers? To begin with, […]
More often than not, the management of infrastructure is more difficult than its use. While servers become critical to the operations of a business, their storage and maintenance deter organizations from owning them. If you own many servers, you need a secure store for them. This store is referred to as data center or server […]
You need a data center when you have many servers to maintain. Now, maintaining a data center on your own can be quite taxing. The difficulty lies not in the technical know-how, but more in the fact that organizations have to look at managing the data center apart from focusing on its core business. After […]