Tag: dedicated servers

Scared of HIPAA? Don’t be. It represents huge opportunities for the IT world. That was the message from April Sage, Director of Healthcare IT for Online Tech, when she joined Karl Palachuk on his ‘Odd Tuesdays‘ podcast yesterday. (Find the replay here.) Palachuk invited Sage to join his bi-weekly show because its primary audience – managed service providers – has been engaged in a debate about whether HIPAA regulations and the HITECH Act make working in the healthcare space “so …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Has Rackspace Become a Fallen Hero?

Posted on December 1, 2009 by

A few months back, we wrote about the lessons learned from Rackspace’s second power outage and subsequent downtime. We learned that Rackspace does a nice job with transparency and controlling the message in the social media realm. We saw the full effect of that as we got blasted by unhappy fanatical rackers that have the need to defend the mothership. However, when a market leader like Rackspace fails a third time since June, it hurts the hosting industry as a whole. …

I purchased a server… now what? Server Costs Overview Making a decision on how to handle your IT Infrastructure can be a difficult one and one in which requires some planning.  It is important that you understand all of your options before purchasing or renting your equipment. One of the most common problems in communicating the value of managed colocation is undervaluing the time and cost of keeping your server up and running. Sure the cost of buying a server …

Managed IT can mean different things to different people.  Many prefer to differentiate 2 separate options – managed dedicated servers OR colocation.   I prefer to think of Managed IT as a spectrum of options. On one end of the spectrum is raw colocation –  where the client gets power, network, and rack space – and they manage their own IT infrastructure. On the other end is a completely managed (dedicated) server – where the server is delivered as a turnkey …

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