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Jake Fellows

Jake Fellows is an Associate Product Manager for Liquid Web's Managed Hosting products and services. He has over 10 years experience involving several fields of the technology industry including hosting, healthcare, and IT system architecture. On his time off, he can be found in front of some form of screen enjoying movies, video games and researching into one of his many technical side projects.

What is DRBD?

Did you know that it is possible for your server to crash while your website remains online? Highly reliable databases are critical for online services to function in the event of a catastrophe. Therefore deploying dedicated High Availability Databases ensures they remain available, even if one node crashes. DRBD: A Highly Available Tool That Can […]

How to Intelligently Invest in High Availability

What is High Availability (HA)? In the simplest of terms, high availability is the reduction of downtime in favor of overall uptime. You want your infrastructure—whether that’s web apps, an eCommerce store, end-user systems, inter-company communications, or archiving, among a lot of other things—to be up and running (without interruption) as much as possible. A […]

Recovering Your Website From a Catastrophic Failure

Why Thinking ‘Post-Failure’ Is Important In the event of a catastrophic failure, one that brings your infrastructure down and your operations to a standstill, you need a sensible, priority-emphasized, easy-to-follow plan of action. As company operations increasingly rely on network services, digital databases, electronic communications, and web traffic, IT infrastructures (and their ability to be […]

What Happens When There’s a Catastrophic Failure in Your Infrastructure

The Horrific Reality of Catastrophic Failure The Exorcist doesn’t hold a candle to the idea of a catastrophic failure wiping out your data, your web presence… your entire operation (cue the vomit). It should scare you. Our livelihoods—our lives—are increasingly digital. Your IT infrastructure is integral to your operations. Whether it’s your website, your database, […]

An Introduction to Load Balancing

Traffic Means Business You want your company to be popular. You want to be #trending. Today, it’s a part of doing business. However, trending means traffic and traffic means a heavy load on your servers. Can your servers—your site—handle viral marketing campaigns and social media campaigns where incoming end users can spike dramatically? Can you […]

What are the Basics of High Availability Engineering?

Does your business rely on cloud services, databases, remote servers, or stored data of some kind? Of course it does. Are you in constant fear of downtime? Of course you are. In our 24-hour, always-on, always connected, someone-is-always-awake market(s), uptime is critical. Simply put, going dark is bad for business… and it is unacceptable. That’s […]