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The Difference Between Premium and Budget Network Carriers

Choosing a network carrier for your dedicated server is an important decision.  It’s important to fully understand your options.  The difference between premium and budget carriers often comes down to global reach, reliability and level of service.  When selecting a carrier you will hear terms like Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3, but what exactly does that mean? 

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Chef vs. Puppet vs. Ansible: How to Choose a Configuration Management Platform

When you have one server to manage, it makes sense to configure it manually. When you have a handful of servers, you might think about writing a few Bash scripts to handle repetitive software installations and configuration changes. But when you deploy many servers, whether dedicated servers or virtual servers, the complexity becomes overwhelming, and you waste enormous amounts of time troubleshooting, updating, and configuring servers.

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Server Room Requirements: Costs To Consider Before Building A Server Room

Virtually every modern business needs servers to run their website, manage internal processes, or deploy cloud applications. In the past, that meant building and equipping an onsite server room. Today, it usually means leasing or colocating servers in an offsite enterprise-grade data center. But some businesses still choose to invest in building their own server room.

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How to Deliver the Fastest and Most Secure VPN Service

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.

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How Does the Data Center Tier System Work?

The marketing language around data centers can be filled with buzz words like “top tier” and “tier 4 data center.” But what do data center tiers actually mean and how does it impact your business? In this article, we’ll outline what each data center tier means so you can make an informed decision. 

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Why Bandwidth is Important to SaaS Startups: Tips and Tricks for Controlling IT Spend

When every business is in the startup process, but especially in the case of SaaS startups, there is often a rush to deploy a large amount of servers to meet the needs of a growing user base. "It was growing so fast that we were constantly about to fall down." Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr recounted on the Startup Podcast, "We literally had the number of the customs agent so they would call us when a shipment of Dell servers arrived so we could run to the colo."

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