Category Archives: Datacenters

Is Your Server Dedicated?

You might think you have a web server all to yourself because you are leasing space from a web host, but don’t be fooled. If you have a cheap web hosting plan, then you likely do not have a dedicated … Continue reading

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Should You Have Your Own Datacenter?

A datacenter can be a boon or a bane. Not every business needs one. In fact, I’d caution some businesses against it altogether. And it’s not necessarily based on size of the business. First off, it is expensive to run … Continue reading

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5 Tips For Maintaining A Datacenter

When it comes to maintaining a datacenter, there are a number of factors that you should consider before you ever open up your doors. If you plan your datacenter properly, and implement your plan effectively, then you’ll have fewer problems. … Continue reading

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Datacenter Vs. Cloud Hosting

There’s nothing that says you can’t own your own cloud resources. You can set up your own private cloud, or internal cloud, using your own hardware by establishing a datacenter. To do this, you have to have the facilities, the … Continue reading

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Should You Run Your Own Datacenter?

Running a datacenter can be expensive and time consuming, but don’t let that scare you. There are reasons why you might want to run your own datacenter as opposed to simply moving your resources to the cloud and letting someone … Continue reading

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Cloud Stacks Vs. Cloud Silos

I can see the divisions taking place now. Some IT professionals are claiming that the future of cloud computing is in cloud silos. Others are advocating for cloud stacks. Who’s right? First, let’s define these terms. Cloud silos are petitioning … Continue reading

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What Is Colocation?

Colocation is the name given to the concept of housing your computing hardware and infrastructure at another location. You can have someone else manage your hardware or manage it yourself, but you do not own facilities that house the computing … Continue reading

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Why A Private Data Center Makes Sense

Why it might be a good idea to start thinking about running your own data center. Continue reading

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Colocation Versus Dedicated Server

In Get A Virtual Hard Drive we discussed a little bit about what cloud computing is really like along with some other common names for “virtual hard drive.” One of those, of course, is “dedicated server.” But do you really … Continue reading

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What Owning A Datacenter Means For Facebook

Late last month Facebook announced that it was building its own datacenter. That’s awesome news. It’s only right that the largest social networking site in cyberspace have its own datacenter. But what does that mean to you? There’s a good … Continue reading

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