Category: Managed Servers

Staying ahead of the cloud cybersecurity curve

For the upcoming IMN Data Center East Conference, I’ve been invited to speak on the panel called “Staying Ahead of the Curve on Services” about managed services for data center operators. From my experience, two of the highest value managed … Continue reading

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Staying ahead of the enterprise cloud backup and recovery curve

At the end of May, I’m speaking on a panel at IMN’s Data Center East Conference in New York City. The panel is titled “Staying Ahead of the Curve on Services (for data center operators)” and will focus its message … Continue reading

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2013 Server Security: Malware, VMs & Compliance

According to the 2013 Bit9 Server Security Survey Report, 55 percent of IT and security professionals’ top server security concerns include targeted attacks and data breaches on their servers. Another 26 percent report they have been hit by advanced malware, … Continue reading

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Online Tech Expert Interview: What is High Availability?

Using a High Availability (HA) architecture can greatly reduce the risk of losing revenue and customers due to a loss of Internet connectivity or loss of power. However, how much do you really understand about a high availability infrastructure? What … Continue reading

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Mass Digitization Threatens the IT Industry

Video, music, classified ads, newspapers, magazines, pictures – all forms of media have been dramatically transformed by their digitization. iTunes, Amazon and all of their various devices have enabled a new business model that created fantastic wealth at the expense … Continue reading

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Benefits of Managed Dedicated Servers

When it comes to conducting a cost-benefit analysis of hosting your servers with a third party versus maintaining your own servers, take note that benefits lie primarily in security, support, reliability and scalability. Leaving IT up to the experts can … Continue reading

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5 SaaS Server Hosting Options

As SaaS providers decide between running the servers internally or outsourcing some or all of the server management, they have a number of hosting options available – ranging from basic colocation to managed servers to cloud solutions. Continue reading

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Why We Use Enterprise Drives in our Managed Dedicated Servers & Private Cloud Servers

Many low end dedicated servers on the market are desktop computers that are stacked on metal shelves or put on roll-able baker’s racks and sold as dedicated “servers”. At Online Tech, desktop computers aren’t what our clients are looking for … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Hosted Business Intelligence – Get in the Game

Stu Silberman, head of Marketing and Sales for Dataspace, discusses the benefits of hosting for business intelligence applications. Ready for two of my favorite business mantras? 1.   “Don’t buy anything you can lease.  Don’t lease anything you can borrow.  Don’t … Continue reading

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Operational Excellence in Managed Data Centers

The value proposition for a managed data center is actually pretty simple: 1)      You can save money compared to operating your own data center. Whether through basic colocation (where we provide the data center infrastructure and you manage your own … Continue reading

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