2019 has been an incredible year for ServerMania. The demand for high-quality hosting infrastructure has never been higher with the increased consumer demand for media streaming 4K video content, game solutions with ultra-low latency, and more. We’ve seen unprecedented demand and growth this year for our services, and we’re proud to share some of our accomplishments.
In the last decade, the Virtual Private Network (VPN) grew from a niche product for businesses into a global consumer service. Propelled by ubiquitous WiFi, constant connectivity, P2P, and increasing awareness of data privacy issues among the general public, the VPN is no longer an arcane piece of networking technology, but a tool many regard as essential to their online safety and enjoyment.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) outlines the minimum security standards for merchants, hosting providers, and other organizations that store, process, or transmit credit card data. The standards are written and managed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, which comprises the major credit card providers, including Mastercard, Visa, and American Express.
Streaming media has, over the last few years, become vital to online engagement, education, and marketing. It is estimated that the video streaming market will be worth more than $124 billion by 2025. Sixty percent of Millennial and Gen Z consumers stream video every day. Eighty percent of consumers would rather watch a video than read a blog post.
The web hosting industry is massive and growing at 16 percent per year. It is expected to reach a total value of over $150 billion by 2022. Large web hosting and cloud providers dominate the industry, but there is plenty of room for smaller niche hosting providers to build a profitable hosting business.
It doesn’t matter whether you choose only the best server components and design all systems to be as redundant as possible, one thing that you can always count on for any long-running system is a hardware failure. There are multiple components in an IT system and each component is as important as the next when it comes to system function. For that reason, every business needs to anticipate the possibility of disruption caused by a disaster that affects business operations. One way of mitigating the damages of a catastrophic outage is through a Disaster Recovery Plan.
In recent years, there has been a surge of data privacy breaches which has caused many people to more closely monitor where and how their data is being stored. This has lead many businesses to migrate data to countries that are perceived to have stronger data privacy laws such as Canada. But how do data privacy laws in Canada compare to the United States?
In the constantly changing digital workplace, it is becoming more and more difficult to stay focused on business goals. There are so many different priorities that every business leader must juggle in order to be efficient with their time. Luckily, there are many tools available today that can help keep you on track.
ServerMania is excited to announce the addition of a new London data center to our global lineup of locations. The London facility is our second European location and eighth facility overall. London is among the world’s best-connected cities. As a major business and technology hub, the UK’s capital city offers some of the most advanced data centers in the world and low-latency connectivity to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
For better or worse, computers now occupy a central part of our lives. October is Computer Learning Month, an opportunity for even the most advanced computer users to develop new skills. We’re celebrating the month by showcasing some of our favourite educational content we’ve created as well as donating for each new server order in October.
Whether you’re into board games, console gaming, PC gaming, or retro gaming, there’s usually a game that most of us have fond memories playing as we grew up. For some people, this passion for gaming has continued well into adulthood and provides a much needed release from the stress of the day. In celebration of National Video Games Day, we’re showcasing some of our favourite video games here at ServerMania.