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Virtual servers are rapidly becoming more popular than physical dedicated servers for a variety of reasons. A virtual private server (VPS) acts like a dedicated server in all respects on a software level while allowing multiple servers to be run on a single physical machine. Since most servers aren’t used to their full capacity, this is a cost-effective solution that provides many technological benefits.   How virtual private servers fit into the new IT landscape Current information technology is allowing companies of all sizes to take new approaches to how they handle their data centers. VPSs that are hosted remotely can replace a dedicated onsite server, moving companies towards decentralization and away from a reliance on in-house technology. Additionally, small and medium-sized companies are now finding that they require technology to remain competitive. VPSs al... (more)

Embracing the New Enterprise IT: The Public Cloud

Cloud this and cloud that are on the lips of every IT professional. Beyond being an overhyped buzzword, cloud computing is a technology that’s innovating the way that many businesses, from startups to enterprises, handle their IT needs. Whether it’s specific applications or a complete infrastructure, cloud technology continues to transform the IT landscape. What is the public cloud? Businesses have a few different cloud options to choose from: Public cloud services are run through third-party providers, whereas the private cloud is controlled directly by the business itself and di... (more)

When Should We Switch to VPS

A middle-of-the-road solution between dedicated servers and shared hosting is a balance that makes a lot of sense for many businesses. Such a service exists and is called a virtual private server (or VPS). VPS offers webmasters a way to host their own server, but without the higher costs and complexities of dedicated servers. Here's more about whether VPS strikes the right balance for you. What Is a VPS? When a website uses shared hosting, it shares memory, hard drive space and CPU cycles with other sites on the same server. If one site gets hacked, there is a chance that other ... (more)

Understanding Data Centers of the Future

Data centers are perched upon technology’s advanced battlements. They must be highly scalable and able to support ever-increasing bandwidth each year. Newer data centers look far differently than they did just a decade ago, and strategies for design and style continue to shift under the weight of big data, cloud computing, mobility and other technology trends. IT professionals must be cross specialty virtuosos in environments of ever-increasing complexity. Service costs have a continuous downward pressure, as economizing infrastructure is a goal for enterprises of all kinds. Exa... (more)

The Maker Movement & the Democratization of Enterprise Manufacturing

Several years ago, any amateur inventor or designer with a plan to create an injection-molded part or product had to have a budget big enough to equal their ambition. Those same people today are now finding that what was previously out of reach due to the cost is now something that’s both achievable and greatly less expensive. The 3D modeling manufacturing process is what has brought about these changes in the manufacturing world and is having a growing impact among established companies and entrepreneurs. The possibilities are enormous and fashion designers, engineers and musicia... (more)