A container packages an application's code, binaries, and dependencies together. The container includes everything the application needs. It runs on any compatible hardware, whether a cloud server, dedicated server, a hybrid virtual server, or a developer's laptop. Containers simplify the development and deployment of applications.
The modern development world seems to require three things which are difficult to achieve at the same time. Development should be fast, code should be high quality, and costs should be kept to a minimum. Software that is developed quickly is rarely the best quality. Testing code to make sure it's high-quality inflates product timelines and increases costs.
Agile is a method of software development that came to prominence in the early years of this century. It is an iterative approach to development that breaks projects into small units that can be completed in short time frames. Agile became so popular that younger developers may not have experienced any other way of building software.
In the first quarter of 2019, the enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry generated over $23 billion. In 2018, the average business spent $340,000 on SaaS products, 78% more than the previous year. The majority of U.S. businesses use SaaS web applications to support critical operations, creating a vast market for application developers.
Fifty-seven million Americans have a disability according to the most recent U.S. Census. That includes 8 million with a vision impairment and almost 20 million who have difficulty lifting and grasping, both of which can affect their ability to use the web. Many of the people who visit your website, use your app, or buy from your ecommerce store face challenges that you may not have thought of.
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.
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.
cPanel has recently announced another round of price increases for their licenses, on top of the restructured pricing from earlier this year. As a result, we have decided that we will no longer be offering cPanel licenses on new servers. Current ServerMania users with cPanel licenses will be able to continue their work as normal, but they will be informed about their (possible) monthly price increase in the upcoming weeks.
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.