Why Utilize SAN?
SAN (Storage Area Network) is a dedicated high-speed network that interconnects and presents shared pools of storage devices to many servers. In a storage area network, a layer of management software separates the pooled storage resources and the servers that access the storage. This software allows information technology administrators to centralize and manage multiple storage resources as if it were one consolidated resource. Because of the software, each of the servers can see only one storage device, while each of the storage devices in the SAN can see just one server. You can move data at will to any of the…Read more
Why SSD (Solid State Drives) Are Ideal for Business Storage Applications
Solid state drives have been around longer than most people think, having been used in military and medical applications throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Many early game consoles used solid state drives to improve performance and reduce loading times. Solid state drives started becoming available in laptop computers and on a standalone basis commercially again in 2007. They provide numerous benefits that make them an excellent option for business storage applications. Although SSD drives are currently more expensive than their counterparts, the price has steadily been coming down as popularity has risen. Lack of Moving Parts SSD (solid state drives) get their…Read more
Why Should You Consider Using A Data Center To Host Your Servers
The data of your business should be the center of everything. It’s the heart of your business, so this makes it necessary for a business to have secure servers hosting their data. In this technology driven world, a data center could easily be one of the most important parts of your company. Some companies choose to create their own data centers, others choose to use another company to host their servers. Servers are often filled with unique software and programs; and they hold data that is not only important, but often very sensitive as well. Why are some companies letting something…Read more
Why Should You Choose Cloud Computing?
In the past, businesses and homes have stored all of their data on either their local hard drives, or their local networks. In today’s world, many are switching to a new, easier way of storing files, called cloud computing. This type of file storing is web based, and you don’t need to have your own servers in order to be on a network. There are many benefits to choosing cloud computing, and many reasons to pick Global IP Networks. Storing your files on a local hard drive can be very risky. Especially with a laptop. Since laptops are made to be…Read more
Why Outsourcing Server Hosting Is an Excellent Idea
In order for certain businesses to function correctly, server hosting is a necessity. However, companies must decide between the two options of in-house hosting, or outsourced server hosting. It is important to learn about how outsourcing can be beneficial as this will help you make the right decision. No Need to Worry About Capital Depreciation Since outsourcing is an operational expenditure, you are not going to need to be concerned with depreciation of value over time. In-house server hosting means initial spending on getting equipment, but outsourcing prevents this from being a necessity. While in-house server hosting is a worthwhile investment…Read more
Why is North Texas a good spot for data centers?
This time last year, Facebook joined several of its fortune 1000 neighbors in North Texas, building a $1 billion, 750,000-square-foot data center in Fort Worth. Data centers of this size and grandeur are becoming commonplace in the Lone Star state. A study conducted by Dallas commercial real estate firm JLL indicated North Texas is the number three data center market in the U.S. According to one Dallas Business Journal piece, “The area hosts at least 56 data centers, almost half of all facilities in Texas, according to Data Center Map, a website that has cataloged 2,500 facilities in 90 countries….Read more
Why is Network Security so Important?
You’ve heard over and over again that network security is one of the most important things to the continuity of your business, and therefore its success. You haven’t heard wrong, but you may be wondering exactly why it’s so important. Most people only have a vague idea of exactly why the security of their network is so important. Here are a few things that you’re protecting. Client information You most likely store all of the information that you have about all of your customers on your network. If this information were to fall into the wrong hands, such as competitors, or even…Read more
Why Colocation Server Hosting Makes Sense: The Economy of Scale Effect
Everyone benefits from the economy of scale effect. For the lone individual to locate and dig out of the ground the iron ore and various alloy additives and then proceed to produce an alloyed steel cutting knife is cost prohibitive. It’s far easier to take advantage of the chains of businesses that produce the alloyed steel, manufacture the knives, and distribute them to nearby store outlets. The knife’s low cost that you see at the store is due to the fact that each business in this supply chain is large enough to achieve a sufficient economy of scale to produce…Read more
Why Cloud Computing Is Better for the Environment
It was commonly assumed in the past that the move away from paper by business was beneficial to the environment. After all, less paper use means cutting down fewer trees and less demand for the output of paper mills which consume enormous quantities of water. Instead, the change from print to digital media merely altered the environmental impact. Large scale business use of servers consumes energy both in running and cooling them. Given the heavy reliance on coal for power generation in the United States, “going digital” is releasing more CO2 (a greenhouse gas) into the environment. Natural gas is also extensively used for…Read more
What the New Year means for organizing your old data
NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS Statisticbrain.com lists the top three New Year’s resolutions people make in the order of most popular first as: lose weight; self-improvement; and better financial decisions. As a CIO, CFO, or a CEO the smart organizing of old data into an archiving system will slim down your active primary storage needs, improve your business’ data performance, which in turn will grow your bottom line… Really, it will. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Each organization, great or small, has data retention and storage needs for regulatory compliance, legal retention requirements and historic value, but that data is rarely…Read more