Archive for the ‘Dedicated Hosting’ Category

Kami Haynes
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Apr 18, 2017
We’ve been digging deep into The 2017 State of IT from Spiceworks, which reflects the attitudes and opinions of nearly 900 IT buyers as well as data from within its IT-based social network. Here are three stats that point towards the rising importance of hosting services for most businesses. 2% — the expected decrease in IT spending for 2017, as projected by IT buyers in North America. In other words, IT spending will be essentially flat. The Spiceworks survey goes on to outline the top… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Apr 11, 2017
Let’s look at how you might select hosting options based on the factors that matter most to your business. Of course, none of these factors exist in a vacuum. In reality, the wisest choice for your business will be one that strikes the best balance for your unique needs. The X-Factor: Performance Here, we’re talking about server hardware and storage features, such as CPUs, RAM, storage type, etc. Performance considerations also include issues like bandwidth, availability, and network latency — all of which will affect… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Apr 5, 2017
Email, websites, apps, and data are crucial to most businesses today. And that means servers. Managing, maintaining, and optimizing those servers is a time-consuming proposition — one that will only expand as your business grows. Many SMBs feel that the way to keep costs low and control high is to keep everything in-house. But as business needs change, and the demand for IT resources goes up, how do you know whether you can handle it all with in-house hosting? Follow these four basic steps. 1.… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Feb 9, 2017
If you’re looking at lowering your IT costs by shifting more workloads to the cloud, you’re definitely on to something. Operating in the cloud – particularly hybrid cloud – can reduce infrastructure costs, allow you to “pay as you go” for many services and save your business money in other important ways. But. (And it’s an important but.) To get the most cost savings from moving to the cloud, you need to be sure your cloud resources are well managed. Here are three types of… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Feb 2, 2017
According to a recent survey of IT professionals, 75% report they lack visibility into their hybrid clouds. That’s cause for concern, because a lack of visibility into resources in the cloud can lead to poor management of those resources – which in turn can lead to a variety of unwanted and potentially disastrous consequences. Here are three examples of how a lack of visibility can result in cloud computing making things worse instead of better for your business. 1. Losing instead of saving money One… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Jan 31, 2017
Ever carried a balance on a cash-back credit card? No? Congratulations – you’re a better money manager than a lot of us! But if you have, then you’re probably familiar with that feeling you get when you realize you just paid more in interest than you got back in cash. It’s the same feeling you get when you realize that moving workloads to the cloud is costing you more than it’s saving you. The remedy is the same, too: manage your resources better. Start paying… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Jan 26, 2017
Note: This article is part two of a two-part series addressing eight essentials for a hybrid cloud implementation. Click here for the first article. Furthermore, this article presents supplementary information from the Codero whitepaper "A Comprehensive Overview of the Hybrid Cloud" which can be downloaded here. Hybrid cloud computing can deliver business agility and reduce operating costs. However, implementing an effective hybrid cloud requires a thoughtful approach. In part one of this two-part series we addressed the four initial elements in moving to hybrid cloud environment:… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Jan 24, 2017
Note: This article is part one of a two-part series addressing essentials to a hybrid cloud implementation. For more info, download the Codero whitepaper "A Comprehensive Overview of the Hybrid Cloud". Businesses looking for the best of both public and private cloud often choose a hybrid cloud environment. The benefits of a hybrid cloud are substantial – not the least of which is the ability to manage mission-critical applications on-premise, while sending non-critical apps to the public cloud for higher scalability and flexibility. While the benefits… Read More