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An Overview of Ceph

An Overview of Ceph

Ceph has emerged as one of the leading distributed storage platforms. By using commodity hardware and software-defined controls, Ceph has proven its worth as an answer to the scaling data needs of today’s businesses.

Ceph allows storage to scale seamlessly. When properly deployed and configured, it is capable of streamlining data allocation and redundancy. Automated rebalancing ensures that data is protected in the event of hardware loss. New servers can be added to an existing cluster in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Fast and accurate read / write capabilities along with its high-throughput capacity make Ceph a popular choice for today’s object and block storage needs. [Read more…] about An Overview of Ceph

Hosting Comparison – In-House vs. Colocation vs. Managed

Hosting Comparison – In-House vs. Colocation vs. Managed

Choosing how to host your business’s application or product is crucial to ensuring your IT Infrastructure can perform and scale. Success (or failure) is defined by how you manage and apply the resources at your disposal. In-House Hosting, Colocation, and Managed Hosting require different considerations for efficient and effective deployment. Today we look at nine areas to consider when choosing, or migrating to, one of these hosting options.

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What is a Hybrid Cloud

What Is a Hybrid CloudFor over a decade, cloud hosting has gained traction in the business community due to its cost and scalability benefits. However, as it’s become popular, many companies have realized that relying on a solely cloud-based infrastructure can be inefficient and, at times, ineffective. Companies must keep client data secure to maintain governmental compliance. Site performance must remain stable during daily and seasonal web traffic spikes. These needs, among others, have given rise to a Hybrid Cloud architecture that allows companies to securely maintain its core operations and handle any unusual traffic or processing needs. [Read more…] about What is a Hybrid Cloud

Dedicated Servers vs. Cloud Servers – 5 Differences Compared

Dedicated Servers vs. Cloud Servers – 5 Differences ComparedWhether you’ve just been tasked with finding a new hosting platform for your company’s website, or you’ve just departed the corporate world to build a “better mousetrap”, you will be faced with many decisions on how to handle your website or applications. When researching hosting options, it doesn’t take long to identify dedicated servers and cloud servers as the two most popular options. The question then becomes, how do you decide which is better for your specific application or business model. In this article, we compare five key factors to consider when choosing a server.

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The Truth About: Semi-Dedicated Servers

The Truth About: Semi-Dedicated ServersIf you have been exploring web hosting for any length of time, you have discovered the many different types of hosting options available. From Cloud Servers to Dedicated Servers, from VPS to Virtual Machines, the choices can be daunting. To add to the uncertainty, additional ambiguous terms like “semi-dedicated” are also being used – easily causing confusion. As we’ve explored previously in our Hosting Comparison article, hosting can be broken down into five main categories. However, there are additional categories that are not as clear. In this article, we will discuss one of the more confusing topics: semi-dedicated servers. [Read more…] about The Truth About: Semi-Dedicated Servers

Hosting Comparison – VPS vs Cloud Servers vs Dedicated Servers and Other Options

Compare your hosting options: VPS vs Cloud Servers vs Dedicated Servers

Whether your business has just launched or has outgrown its current resources, researching and selecting the perfect hosting solution for your product can be a confusing undertaking. Over the years, terminology within the hosting community has become a bit unclear. Many hosting providers blur the lines between different types of hosting in order to cut prices. The result is inferior products being sold under a “premium” label. While it may be tempting to go with the first option that seemingly meets your needs, gaining a deeper understanding of each type of hosting will allow you to make a more informed decision. [Read more…] about Hosting Comparison – VPS vs Cloud Servers vs Dedicated Servers and Other Options