Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Advantage of backing up you virtual infrastructure to us online

Our online backup is located in four data centers and we have high desity clusters in each with extra server capacity. So if a company has virtualized their infrastructure using VMware or Microsoft virtual server or hyper V we could restore their servers and run them on our hardware in the event of a disaster. We are using Dell hardware which are easy to expand. The generation 3 1950 and 2950 can take 8GB sticks of RAM up to 64GB and the newer R900's we have deployed can hold up to 256GB of RAM and 4 cpu's. With the use of our high speed SANs recovery is quick and easy.
I remember back in the day when a migration took a weekend and a lot of pain and suffering, now it's as easy as copy and paste.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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The site is also optimized for IT and managed services keyword phrases for web hosting, spam filtering and remote backups. The site is optimized globally, nationally and regionally in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Columbus, Seattle and Houston and can easily rank for more. Since the site is highly ranked new content will index and draw traffic fast. The web site produces highly relevant traffic.
This site is a great fit for a data center operator with multiple locations and over 20,000 sq ft in inventory.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Google Droid virus popups

My girlfriend was searching on her new Google droid from verizon she was doing a seach on Haiti fund raising and she was taken to a virus scanner page and the popups started. Now she is getting the popup that her computer might be at risk when she opens the browers and while she is surfing. I can't believe this, i've never seen this on a mobile browser before and I've owned blackberry, windows mobile and apple.
As much as Google is putting into this I'm suprised that they don't have tighter quality control.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Data Centers and the Tier 4 Myth

The big buzz word these days in the data center world is Tier 3, Tier 3+ design, Tier 4 ect...
Did you know that there is not a single tier 4 data center in the USA that offers public colocation? In fact according to the Uptime institude there is only one yes 1 Tier 3 certified facility in the USA.
There are some very good facilities that are not Tier certified that offer good services, but be careful of operators claiming Tier 4 design. To be considered Tier 4 you must have two primary power feeds online. Yes a lot of facilities have ATS (automatic transfer switch) but this is still a single point of failure. One other issue I had confirmed and worries me is that Tier certification only pertains to within the four walls of the facility. So a data center could have fiber, copper, and power coming into the facility on telephone poles. Which makes me ask another question - is the Uptime Institudes Tier certifications focused too much on power?
We use Internap because of the network and track record for uptime at all their facilities, but they do have good redundant power and cooling infrastructure especially at the 1301 Fannin data center.
When planning colocation for your company do some research on the facilities but also be realistic with your service level needs as to not under or over provision.