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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)

A Post of Thanks

We love everything we do. We love providing you with the best Dedicated Hosting services available on the market today. However as much as we love doing this, and we do love doing this, sometimes we have to stop and count our blessings. This is one of those times. To everyone over at Sys-Con Media, thank you so much. A few months ago, as you might remember, the FortressITX family of brands hit Cloud Expo NYC in a big way. We became heavily involved in the #CloudExpo social media game, did some interviews with industry publications like Sys-Con on the current state of the Cloud, ... (more)

Security & Data Backup in the Cloud: The Basics

Cloud Security Every month major corporate and governmental sites across the world are hacked for various reasons: faulty security protocols, badly administered firewalls, vulnerability to malware etc. The truth of the matter is as business owner your sensitive data, be it financial figures or customer invoices, is not safe behind your current security measures. Moreover, the data backups which you perform (you do regularly backup your data, don’t you?), even though they are most likely stored on an external password protected hard drive, are not taking place often enough nor ar... (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)

Jason Silverglate full video interview with Jeremy Geelan President of Sys-Con Media @CloudExpo 2012

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 ****Intro**** 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)