Cloud

4 considerations when choosing a cloud service provider

Cloud hosting is a wise business strategy that has numerous benefits for your organisation. However, to get the ultimate value from this service, you ought to have the appropriate provider. Don't just select any company advertising itself. Devise a meticulous approach of vetting service providers. Here are a few top tips that will land you the ideal company. Objectives Determine the objectives and needs of your business. They are a priority in the checklist you will use to get the right...

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Advantages of Cloud CIO Services

As entrepreneurs begin to appreciate the need for investing in IT services, one of the challenges they experience is the high cost of employing a Chief Information Officer (CIO). Sustaining the salaries of professionals to maintain company systems can act as a hindrance to small business operations in many ways. Additionally, wearing many hats as the business owner by assuming the responsibility of managing your systems among other tasks is taxing and can cause several inefficiencies. Therefore, if you want...

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Cloud integration and its solutions

With its revolutionary milestones, cloud computing has introduced advanced solutions for enterprises. However, a somewhat overlooked component is cloud integration. Cloud integration has brought about an obstacle in the successful deployment of software as a service (SaaS). A survey showed that 90% of cloud users brought up integration as a common, occurring hurdle while another 94% relayed integration with other systems to be an essential factor in their business. Here are a few factors to consider when seeking cloud integration...

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About virtual private servers (VPS)

Businesses looking for the benefits of dedicated servers, without the costs, could do well to look at virtual private servers (VPS). A VPS service provides an isolated virtual environment created by a physical server through the virtualisation process. Effectively it provides customised server solutions at a fraction of the costs associated with dedicated servers. What's more, VPS's are extremely scalable, giving you the ability to add or remove resources anytime and only pay for what you're using. More about virtual...

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Why choose VPS hosting?

A VPS or virtual private server is part of a physical server housed at the data centre of your hosting provider. The physical server is often split up into different dedicated servers, shared servers and virtual private servers. Basic sites tend to use shared servers. As your site grows and traffic increases, you may want to upgrade to a VPS server. This is because a VPS allows for more customisation and control. Greater reliability Shared servers are on their way out....

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Dedicated vs Colocation vs Cloud – Servers explained

If you are confused about the difference between dedicated, colocation and cloud servers, you are not alone. When trying to choose the best option for your business, it's easy to get lost in complicated industry jargon. Here are the simple explanations of these complicated concepts. Dedicated servers A dedicated server owned by a provider is rented to you for a monthly fee. Only the client has access to the server and it is not shared with anyone else. The host...

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What are the benefits of virtual machine hosting?

Virtual machine hosting is becoming more and more popular among businesses looking to get the most out of their storage options. So, what are the benefits to this unique technology? It’s a change, but remains familiar Virtual environments are designed specifically to mimic physical ones. As a result, using virtual machine hosting can feel like far less of a transition for your staff. Changing servers can often mean having to allow for a ‘bedding-in’ period where your staff get used to using...

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What are the benefits of virtual and cloud servers?

Virtual servers can be an effective way to save your business time and, as a result, money. But why is this? Here’s our guide to the different benefits of virtual servers. They’re very scalable One of the main problems businesses have in terms of their IT support is when their needs now out-strip their capabilities. In other words, what does a business do when they’re growing faster than their infrastructure will allow? With virtual servers, this simply isn’t a problem: you can...

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VPS: still worth considering?

We’ve read articles about the advantages of a dedicated server over a shared hosting package. For those in business, the UK dedicated server option makes sense with far better security, control and flexibility over your online business. But what is a VPS and how does one compare to a dedicated server? VPS VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. It refers to the segregation of the main physical server into smaller individual virtual cloud servers. Each VPS gets a share of the...

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Infrastructure upgrades ? – Newsletter

Recently there have been exciting changes to our infrastructure. Clouvider has successfully implemented first part of our network upgrade program. It was a busy year for us and we’re very happy that with thanks to extensive testing and advance planning, we managed to implement all changes without inflicting downtime to our Customers. These improvements prove our commitment to delivering high reliability and high-quality solutions for our Customers. With the completion of phase 1 we’re happy to announce that we’ve...

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