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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 […]

How to Optimize IT Infrastructure With Managed Private Cloud

Hosting and IT infrastructure options have evolved considerably over the last 10 to 15 years (as you’d expect with any technology). The private cloud has emerged as a popular mix of many of the previous options, offering control, security, and versatility. It’s an ideal way to optimize IT infrastructure. The private cloud offers isolated infrastructure […]

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 […]

High Availability Hosting – The Best Defense Against Downtime

Digitizing business processes has enabled small and medium-sized businesses, agencies, and other organizations to raise productivity by making applications available to employees wherever and whenever they need them and encouraging continuous collaboration. When a mission-critical application goes down, however, all of that improved productivity grinds to a halt, and all workloads depending on the app […]

Averting Disaster: 6 Advantages Cloud Hosting has Over On-Premise Servers

Recently, Hurricane Florence caused hundreds of thousands to reexamine what is important in their lives, both personally and professionally. People in North and South Carolina, along with individuals in Virginia, are without power and flooding conditions statewide continue to worsen by the day. The impact of the storm is being felt by families and business, […]