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.
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.
Technology has completely reshaped the way in which stock markets operate. The days of traders hustling on the floor of the New York City Stock Exchange are long over, and these trades have since been relegated to computers. This shift in trading has introduced new concepts such as high frequency trading, which leverage powerful servers to conduct trades in bulk. But how can Forex traders choose the right servers for this task, and why is server location so important?
We’re excited to announce a brand new data center location to the ServerMania lineup - New York City Metro. This facility features the highest levels of redundancy across all critical systems, and the low latency connectivity to the Foreign Exchange makes it the optimal choice for any business that is focused on server uptime and network performance.
One of the biggest issues that users on virtual servers face is the “noisy neighbour” problem. This is exemplified by inconsistent server performance, especially during peak times of the day, due to other users on the server. But what causes this problem, and how can you avoid it?
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?
It’s not hard for most of us to remember the good old days of dial up internet. While the content being loaded was significantly smaller than it is today, it could still take hours or even days to download some files. Thankfully, those days are long gone and many residential users even have access to speeds up to 1Gbps. But what advancements have been made for server connections?
We’d like to wish our American clients a safe and happy 4th of July! We’ve just released our exclusive server deals, only available for a limited time. We’re featuring one of our most popular Dedicated Server configurations on blazing fast 10Gbps connections along with an exclusive Hybrid Server deal. Check it out while supplies last!
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.
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.