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?
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.
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.
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.
New York City has established itself in recent decades as a hub for business and innovation to North America and beyond. But with so many great locations in the area, why do businesses choose New York City for their server hosting needs?
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.
When most people hear the city Buffalo, their first thought probably isn’t, “Wow, that sounds like a great city for dedicated hosting.” But Buffalo is in fact trusted by thousands of global enterprises for their New York dedicated hosting needs and it is the location of ServerMania’s flagship data center.
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."
Each year, the need for businesses to have access to reliable and affordable storage servers increases. This could be due to increased regulatory requirements to store customer data for longer periods of time, the importance of data redundancy due to cyber threats or simply because the amount of data we are storing is getting larger.
When IT professionals hear that criminals have hacked a company’s network via a trivial exploit, we wonder why the victim didn’t have basic security precautions in place. In most cases, businesses aren’t compromised through imaginative social engineering or ingenious and complex multi-layer attacks against hardened defences.
ServerMania has experienced unprecedented demand for our world-class colocation services in recent months. You asked for it, we’ve delivered. We’re excited to announce the expansion of our colocation services in Buffalo and Montreal to now include London, New York City Metro, and Los Angeles.
For any application requiring extreme levels of processing power at an unbeatable price, there is truly nothing better than the AMD Ryzen processors. While these processors are still uncommon in the data center setting, we’re excited to announce that ServerMania now has limited stock of these servers in our NYC metro data center.
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.
We're privileged at ServerMania to be surrounded by a team of enthusiastic and passionate experts in each of their fields. This week, I sat down with our marketing coordinator, Ayolt to learn more about his career and what he thinks makes ServerMania such a great place to work.