5 Things To Consider When Picking A Cloud Vendor

Are you choosing between cloud vendors, but not sure where to start to make your decision? Take a look at this short checklist to ensure your potential selections can perform satisfactorily on all five points. Whether you’re seeking the right provider for storage, applications, or testing, these are key considerations [...]

By |2018-03-20T16:14:38-05:00February 28, 2018|Servers & Storage|

Blazing Fast Storage – An NVMe Drive Primer

If you’ve made any storage upgrades lately, you’ve probably found yourself asking whether solid state drives (SSDs) or hard disk drives (HDDs) are your better choice. As we’ve written in a previous post, there is often a business case for using both. Even more recently, a new player has entered [...]

By |2018-02-21T19:34:09-06:00February 21, 2018|Servers & Storage|
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Network Attached Storage: Best Practices

Network attached storage (NAS) is a great choice for many small-to-midsize companies looking for an on-site storage system that balances flexibility and cost. While NAS may not offer the speed of direct attached storage (DAS) or storage area networks (SAN), what it makes up for in budget, simplicity, and scalability [...]

By |2018-02-13T17:17:48-06:00February 12, 2018|Servers & Storage|
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Selecting a Server Monitoring Solution

Server monitoring is critical to maintaining uptime on your network. Staying on top of key stats like your servers' response time, hardware, temperature, power usage, memory, and disk space lets you predict and remediate problems before they happen. You have a choice as to whether you run software directly on [...]

By |2017-10-13T18:28:22-05:00August 21, 2017|Servers & Storage|

Hyper-Threading Tips and Advantages

Simultaneous multi-threading, known as Hyper-Threading Technology (HT) when referring to Intel's technology specifically, is not something well understood by many networking professionals. But used in the right way, it can speed up performance for your servers and work stations. If you think of a processor as a highway and the [...]

By |2017-06-05T16:26:35-05:00June 5, 2017|Servers & Storage|

Tips for a Smooth Storage Migration

Storage migration can be tricky for a lot of reasons. Researching and choosing the right storage system, predicting storage needs, managing downtime, testing, and scheduling each have their own set of important considerations and potential pitfalls. Give Yourself Enough Time for Your Migration Project One of the most common mistakes [...]

By |2017-06-01T20:40:33-05:00June 1, 2017|Servers & Storage|

SSD vs. HDD: A Case for Both

There was a time when solid state drives (SSD) were not a technology within reach for small and medium-sized businesses. But SSD performance has dramatically improved in recent years thanks to flash technology. As the performance improves and the price drops, increasingly, companies now wonder whether they should move away [...]

By |2017-05-24T15:36:44-05:00May 24, 2017|Servers & Storage|

Choosing Cloud Storage: Things to Consider

Increasingly, when it comes time for businesses to re-invest in servers and storage equipment, the question comes up: Should we migrate to a cloud storage provider? Although it's undeniably an option that businesses are adopting at a high rate for good reason, there remain factors to consider. Whether you are [...]

By |2017-05-13T00:43:23-05:00May 13, 2017|Servers & Storage|
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