When businesses talk about virtualization, they are often concerned with the financial savings that it can bring. When IT people talk about it, they usually laud its ability to do more with less space, fewer servers, and often less effort. In addition to those technical and financial savings, virtualization can also help conserve energy in […]
For the past two decades, hard disk drives (HDD) have ruled the storage landscape. Servers in particular have relied on high-performance HDDs to store data for short-term use. For long-term storage, many organizations may have used tape backup, although even those have gradually been replaced with hard drives. Now, solid state drives (SDD), which use […]
Sometimes you need a dedicated server but do not need the full hardware package. A VPS is great for small server projects that do not require the full power and memory available on the system. Moreover, many cloud companies offer VPS systems that are quick and easily to deploy, charging monthly or even hourly fees […]
Your shared hosting account has probably served you well for quite some time, but there comes a time when it might be a good idea to upgrade your website(s) to a dedicated hosting plan. There are definitely financial factors that determine when you can and will get a dedicated server, but today we will look […]
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 […]
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 […]
There was a time when all you had to know about a processor was the clock speed. Then, you knew your 486 was faster than your friend’s down the street. Those days are long gone, and the complexity of processor power and naming systems for them makes deciphering the actual speed and power a bit […]
Servers use power, and the more dedicated servers you have, the more of an energy bill you will have to pay. Excessive energy consumption also negatively impacts the environment. Therefore, whether your motivation is for the first, the latter, or both, you will most likely want find ways to reduce power usage on […]
As technology has developed, server hardware has naturally become more efficient at using power, and tasks that once took entire server rooms may now be accomplished by one box. Nevertheless, the increasing demand for scarce resources should make saving energy a priority for anyone with one or more server.
One way to reduce energy usage […]