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)
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)
Today’s IT market is dominated by the Cloud. From Cloud Hosting, to Cloud
Storage solutions, to Windows VPS Hosting and Linux VPS Web-Hosting used to
support one-click installs of Cloud apps like WordPress and Magento, Cloud
Computing is everywhere these days. For the majority of Cloud based computing
solutions, end users are utilizing Cloud shared hosting servers and virtual
private servers (VPS) designed to maximize the benefits of the Cloud while
allowing Cloud providers to jam as many clients as possible onto one
web-hosting server. But what happens if... (more)
As promised in an early post, here is the link to the full video interview
between CEO of FortressITX Jason Silverglate and President of Sys-Con Media
Jeremy Geelan (@jg21). Due to noise in the background, below you can find a
full transcription of the interview.
Sys-Con Interview with Jeremy Geelan @CloudExpo
Jeremy Geelan (Sys-Con): This is Jeremy Geelan for Sys-Con TV we’re here at
10th Cloud Expo, 10th Cloud Expo New York as is Jason Silverglate. Thank you
for joining us Jason.
Jason Silverglate (FortressITX): Well you’re welcome Jeremy.
JG: We are pleased to s... (more)
You Still Have This in Your Office?
We understand, you’re nostalgic. You are a business owner who believes in
counting on what works. In this case, it’s the phone system you installed
for your office in 1991. Sure, the system has call waiting, hold music,
direct inward dialing, the ability to make conference calls and interactive
voice response. And sure, from time to time you get a dropped call, your
service fails and you can’t reach your favorite employee when he is on the
road in Omaha via the company line. But hell, you have been using the system
since Bryan Adams and Color ... (more)