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.
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?
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.
SaaS stands for software as a service, and if you weren't aware it's a popular trend for growing businesses. Essentially, your company purchases access to cloud-based platforms that serve different purposes.
It often connects clients with employees or even employees with other company's employees. The applications are endless. Though the real power of SaaS platforms is the always-on cloud nature, backed by browser-based access.
But just knowing that SaaS tools are the future isn't enough. So to help your business stay on the right track, we're bringing you the best SaaS tools to help your company needs.
Businesses today use more server bandwidth than ever before. With file sizes getting larger and the internet getting faster, this trend isn't likely to slow down anytime soon.
You've probably seen companies offering unlimited bandwidth, and while that idea sounds nice, it doesn't exist.
Just look at one notice a Rogers internet customer in Canada received when they tried to make use of their unlimited bandwidth. Don't let this happen to your business.
To help your company find the best bandwidth options for your needs, we're breaking down why unlimited bandwidth doesn't exist, and the best alternatives.
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.