Tag: dedicated server

Hosted Private Cloud Precautions

Posted on February 17, 2011 by

Deploying a Hosted Private Cloud is a popular way for companies to immediately see the benefits of Private Cloud computing while avoiding significant upfront costs of deploying the hardware and software resources in-house.

Mike Flaherty explains the different types of cloud computing and the components of a private cloud.

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 in a managed dedicated server.  Our clients need managed servers with 24×7 reliability to run their customer-facing systems and internal IT infrastructure.  Running those systems on desktop computers doesn’t provide the reliability that our clients demand. The same is true …

In the March 22nd edition of NETWORKWORLD there is an article entitled “10 hot tools for the data center”. The article suggests that by implementing this list of the 10 hot tools it will make life easier for the IT executives who are upgrading their data centers. One of these tools costs as much as $500,000. Wow! If you have a data center currently and you are having problems, perhaps you should look outside at a fully managed data center …

A private cloud computing platform is a stack of network, server and storage hardware dedicated to you for the purpose of cloud computing. With a managed cloud computing service, the stack of hardware becomes a customizable cloud of computing and storage resources for you to configure as you wish. Why is this ability to configure your resources so valuable? Or more pertinent, what is the benefit of a private cloud service? Why use one? Here’s why. With a typical dedicated …

Online Tech’s client base has expanded throughout the U.S. over the last couple of years.  Companies have embraced the fact that using a high-quality data center with remote management capabilities means the location of the data center doesn’t matter.  As the National Account Manager, I’m responsible for knowing what our clients across the country need from a managed dedicated server provider. National clients have found the following reasons are more important than location when choosing a managed dedicated server partner: …

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 servers), through managed colocation (we manage our your servers in our data center), or managed dedicated servers (we buy, operate and manage dedicated servers for you), we can deliver our data center solutions more cost effectively than the do-it-yourself model. …

Sometimes it seems so obvious after the fact.  That’s the case when we started using social media tools to improve customer support in our managed data center business. Online Tech is fairly active in the social media world when it comes to marketing our managed servers and colocation products to make sure the world knows who we are, what we do, and to inject our opinions and viewpoints from time to time. But the breakthrough came from a new tool …

As the Business Development Manager, I’ve enjoyed educating people from around the world about how to purchase Managed Dedicated servers through our live chat service through WhosOn. The reason I enjoy using this service is that we are just having a chat about a client’s company and their needs. These chats can be fast and to the point, or at times, a little more comprehensive. What I like to do is learn about their company and where they want to …

I was reading an article by Penny Crosman in the “Wall Street & Technology Reports” January 2009 edition about monitoring servers in a remote data center and it provoked a few thoughts on the importance of monitoring of servers remotely. The article discusses the need for in-depth monitoring tools, monitoring dashboards, and skilled engineers capable of managing thousands of servers with millions of data points. Without the proper tools in place for monitoring servers, you may be lulled into a …

Get started now. Exceptional service awaits.

Live Chat