For 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
Whether 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.
IP Transit’s role in facilitating Internet access for today’s highly connected business environments is critical. Without reasonably priced, accessible IP Transit offerings, businesses in every imaginable sector would lose many of the efficiencies that are now the foundation of their current Information Technology plans. Given the proliferation of cloud-based business services, such as Office 365, and continued development of enhanced information technology services both on-premise and otherwise, access to reliable network resources through services such as IP Transit remain critical. [Read more…] about The Benefits of IP Transit
If your business utilizes the Internet in any capacity, then you are undoubtedly familiar with the end result of IP Transit. However, having a more in-depth understanding of IP Transit will allow you to make better decisions about how your business accesses the Internet and how your customers reach your applications and services. In order to fully understand what IP Transit is and how it effects your business, we first need a better understanding of what the Internet is. We know that the Internet is a global set of interconnected networks that speak common protocols to exchange information. However, for the purpose of this article, we will go further into how these networks function and how IP Transit ties them all together. [Read more…] about What is IP Transit?
If 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
Data security is a multifaceted area of expertise requiring extensive involvement by an organization’s CIO, IT department, and virtually every area of the business that touches organizational data. With cybercrime and data breaches occurring at an ever-increasing rate, keeping your customers’ data secure is essential. Negligence or a misinterpretation of security regulations can compromise both your customers’ sensitive information and your organization’s reputation.