Dedicated servers are ideal for infrastructure hosting clients who aren’t ready to buy their own server hardware, providing some of the benefits of colocation without the capital costs. Each dedicated server is a powerful enterprise-grade machine with components that are carefully selected for optimal performance and reliability. We offer two categories of dedicated server hosting plans: managed and unmanaged.
If you haven’t heard about the Equifax breach by now, you’ve likely been living under a rock. Earlier in September, credit reporting agency Equifax revealed attackers used an exploit on its website to access the records of around 143 million US citizens. It’s one of the largest security breaches ever, and one that’s put everything from financial data to social insurance numbers at risk.
It’s official – Cybersecurity Awareness Month is now a truly global event. President Trump earlier this month made the announcement that security should be everyone’s responsibility, because it impacts us all equally. Everyone – business owner or no – needs to be paying attention.
It is estimated that by 2020, enterprises and governments will have deployed 5.6 billion IoT devices generating a staggering 507.5 billion zettabytes of data. Today, industries including healthcare, retail, logistics, and more are building networks of sensor and compute equipped smart devices. The more data businesses can collect, the better they are able to understand the world.
A lot of (digital) ink has been spilled debating the relative merits of Windows Server and Linux as server operating systems. There are many differences, but both are capable operating systems that meet the requirements of a business deploying colocated servers. But, a choice has to be made, so let’s have a look at some of the factors that might influence that choice.
With so many options for web hosting, it can be difficult to figure out which solution is best for your website. You’ll want to think about factors like budget, the amount of control over your server that you’d like to have, and your own technical skills. It ultimately comes down to what’s best for your business.
The cloud plays a vital infrastructure role for many organizations, offering capabilities that are difficult to achieve with bare metal hardware. But bare metal hardware has its own unique set of capabilities that are hard to match in the cloud. Colocated hardware provides the control, performance, and privacy that many organizations require. Each modality has capabilities that organizations need, which is why many companies embrace hybridity, creating platforms that combine the best of colocated hardware and public cloud platforms.
When choosing a colocation data center provider, there are many factors to consider, including connectivity, reputation, services, support, and cost. But one of the most important is location — where the data center is in the world. Location is central not just because location itself matters, but because location has an impact on many of the other factors I mentioned.
In theory, a datacenter can be built anywhere with power and a connection to the internet, but in reality, location has an impact on the quality the facility is able to offer to its customers. Let’s look at some of the factors that are affected by location.
In the modern corporate environment, almost no one wants to build and manage a data center. With very few exceptions, building a data center is not economical and the results rarely meet the standards of the best data centers in the world, which is why so many companies turn to colocation data centers to house their IT infrastructure. Colocation is not the only infrastructure hosting option, but for many companies, it’s the right choice.
The most obvious reason companies choose colocation is that they benefit from all the upsides of a world-class infrastructure hosting venue with none of the downsides of building, staffing, and managing a data center capable of supporting their operations.
In October 2016, researchers from Talos discovered and disclosed several critical vulnerabilities in Memcached. Patches were made available, but as of earlier this year, approximately 80% of Memcached instances remain vulnerable. Unpatched Memcached instances present a severe security risk to colocation data center clients.