What are the Major Advantages of Business Colocation?

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.
Colocation […]

Energy Efficient Data Center Cooling

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 […]

Understanding Server Regulatory Compliance

If you are new to the server arena, you might not have considered the legal implications of running one or more websites or even having an entire hosting company. There are local, federal, and international laws that you might need to address, depending on the content and audience of your websites.
Environmental – Many locations […]

5 Reasons to Choose Colocation: Part 1

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 […]

How Colocation Can Save Businesses Money

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 […]

Is Cloud Hosting a Disaster Waiting to Happen?

Recent outages for Amazon Web Services have once again raised concerns about the safety and security of cloud hosting. Netflix, Instagram, and Pinterest all experienced downtime when a storm in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. knocked out the power to AWS data centers. It is not the first major disruption in service […]

Managing Virtual Machines with Archipel

Virtualization gained many fans in 2011. More system administrators than ever before are seeing the benefit of creating virtual machines for a variety of purposes, from sectioning off business operations to hosting virtual private servers for customers. The more virtual machines you have, the more difficult it can be to manage all of them. Fortunately, […]

Setting Up the Data Center

Many organizations wonder if they should go for data centers and if they will be able to handle their management. Data centers are important for any large organization with many servers to take care of. However, small organizations with a couple of single servers need not invest in a data center. The need, however, arises […]

Future of Data Centers

The data center, also known as the server farm, is the place where servers are kept. Organizations that own servers have to deal with managing not only their servers but also their data centers. A data center has to look at the security of the servers apart from ensuring their availability and functionality.
Data centers not […]

Data Center Tour Series: FastServers.net

While I had heard good things in the past about FastServers.net, it wasn’t until I started our data center tour series that I realized how truly unique their data center is. FastServers.net went to great lengths to try and pick the ideal location for their data center. Here are some of the requirements they […]

Rackspace Went Down Yesterday

Browsing Techcrunch this morning, I just found out that Rackspace had a complete outage yesterday at one of its datacenters. For those who do not know, Rackspace is one of the premium managed dedicated server providers in the World, with nine global datacenters.
Upon further investigation, the Rackspace blog starts off with this post […]