You’re the CEO of a growing firm and just decided to outsource your
servers to a managed dedicated server provider, however you have no idea
what that actually means? All you know is that every time you speak with
someone in IT, your eyes glaze over and a nauseous feeling creeps into your
stomach. Not to worry. If the terms bandwidth, POP, CDN & network providers
scare you, this blog will alleviate that nauseous feeling in the pit of
Bandwidth – According to Wikipedia Bandwidth, “refers to
various bit-rate measures, representing the available or consumed data
communication resources expressed in bits/second or multiples of it
(kilobits/s, megabits/s etc.).” English translation: the amount of data you
can use on a monthly basis, i.e. your monthly data transfer rate. Think of
this in terms of your monthly Verizon cell phone bill. Per month y... (more)
So, here is the thing. Domain Names are important.
Recently we saw a glossy commercial while watching some Sunday NFL games. The
ad was for the hosting company, 1 & 1. Although the ad was short, it was
selling one thing and one thing only – Domain names. Although we don’t
have the exact copy of the ad, 1 & 1 was touting the importance of owning
your domain name for business purposes.
The truth is, 1 & 1 is right – owning your domain name is vitally important
for your business, both online and off. But why is this? What is so important
about owing your domain name? If you’re a bu... (more)
This is a question we get a lot. In the web hosting industry, most customers
know they need some variation of web hosting technology to power their
company website, professional blog or ecommerce site. However, although most
consumers and small to medium sized businesses understand they need web
hosting services, they are rarely sure of the particular details involved
with picking their web hosting needs, i.e., if they should utilize shared
hosting, virtual private servers (VPS), managed hosting or dedicated servers.
Due to this confusion, we are going to take the time to explain... (more)
by FortressITX Dir. of Datacenter Operations, Salvatore Poliandro
What is the “Cloud”? What is “Cloud” computing? These are questions I
get all the time. For the vast majority of people, the “Cloud” is a lofty
term having to do something with computing or, let’s be honest, puffy
cumulus wisps of moisture floating around in the sky. The truth is the
“Cloud” is a marketing term made up to sell a service (note: the
quotation marks around “Cloud” were to delineate that marketing term.
From here on out, “Cloud” will be written sans quotation). That service,
the Cloud, is computing a... (more)
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)