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by Salvatore Poliandro III - FortressITX Director of Datacenter Operations I would like to take a few moments to introduce myself, my background and a little bit about what this blog contains. As long as I can remember I have been involved with all aspects of computing. From an enthusiast, professional, and consumer side, I have always been involved with the computing world. When I was a few years old my father owned a small computer company and he realized that I was fascinated by electronics around the time I started to speak.  He nurtured my technophilia every step of the way. For example when I was learning to count he didn’t teach me like every other normal kid, rather, I learned binary first.  When I hit kindergarten the thought of there being more then 1’s and 0’s involved and not writing out numbers using the exponential of 2 format confused me for a little ... (more)

Clouducation 101: Consumers, Web Developers & Businesses

By Salvatore Poliandro, FortressITX Dir. Of Datacenter Operations Let’s recap: In the past two weeks we have covered the following material: Who I am What my background is Why I love everything IT What the Cloud is What the Public Cloud is What the Private Cloud is What the Hybrid Cloud is It’s a lot. As such, if you need a refresher, here is Clouducation 101: Hi! I’m Sal and Clouducation 101 pt 2: What is the Cloud? Last week I ended with a question: How does the Cloud affect me as a consumer, as a business owner and as someone working for a business – ex. a mobile app developer? L... (more)

Let’s Talk Dollars and Cents in the Cloud

Let’s be honest for a moment, you might love what you do but you’re in business to make money. It’s as simple as that. You love that you provide a valuable service to your local, city and national community, yet you are in business to make money. There is no way around that simple fact. You’re in business to turn a profit and in this today’s economy, turning a profit means being smart with your investments. It means constantly checking operating costs to make sure you’re in the green. To get in the green you have options, one of those options is the Cloud (a.k.a Grid Computing an... (more)

Because We Care About You…

Our business is about empowering you as a customer. Our business is about supplying you with all the needed tools to dominate your field of choice. We empower you with the most advanced Cloud Hosting solutions available anywhere on the market today. From Windows VPS to Linux VPS, from Hosted Exchange to Hosted Voice and from colocation and full IT integration solutions, our business is about making your business run smoothly. Due to this, because our passion is letting you get to work without having to worry about your IT needs, we have decided to improve our customer experience.... (more)

Thoughts on Web Hosting: Five Web Hosting Mistakes to Avoid

If you’re anything like us, you are somewhat obsessed with web hosting, web hosting technologies and web hosting solutions. From dedicated servers, to VPS solutions, to knowing how to get FTP access into your server’s control panel, having a healthy obsession with web hosting (we believe) is good for the soul. With this in mind, we wanted to take a few moments to speak with you about what to look for in a web hosting solution and more importantly, how to avoid making some terrible mistakes. 1. Reviews, Reviews, Reviews Whatever you do, don’t let all the good reviews you read on ... (more)