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Round Table Discussion: The Future of Web Hosting feat. FortressITX COO Ross Brouse, FortressITX Dir. of Sales Brandon Hale, FortressITX Dir. of Datacenter Operations Salvatore Poliandro and FortressITX Dir. of Marketing Josh Ewin. Between the four is over 50 years of experience in the web hosting industry. For anyone who is interested in web hosting, the Cloud or IT Integration services, this is a highly informative, thought provoking must watch. As the FortressITX Content Coordinator, I am charged with bringing you the best possible content available anywhere. Sometimes this means writing a technically sound blog on Hosted PBX vs. Legacy Phone Systems, sometimes it means posting photos of industry conferences (Ex. Cloud Expo or HostingCon) and other times it means posting fun silly content like mini-helicopters flying through the FortressITX hq. As the FortressIT... (more)

Clouducation 101

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.... (more)

Xeon 5620 Fire Sale – Servers Starting at $349!!!

Xeon 5620 Fire Sale – Servers Starting at $349!!! Order here! Single Server w/ 24GB of RAM & Lightning Fast RAID1 SAS Drives = $349 /month Web & Database Combo Web Server w/ 18GB of RAM & Ultra-Fast RAID1 SAS Drives Database Server w/ 24GB of RAM & Outlandishly Fast RAID10 SAS Drives =$649 /month Private Cloud (2) Hypervisors w/ 24GB of RAM (Upgradable) (1) Storage & Control – OnApp Control Server w/250GB NetApp Insanely Fast SAN Storage =$899 /month Order here! Get them now while the fire is burning bright!!! ... (more)

Dedicated Servers vs. Virtual Private Servers

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)

Clouducation 101: What is the Cloud?

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)