For brick-and-mortar businesses that don't specialize in technology, the need for IT services and solutions is often a challenging market to navigate. After all, why would a mechanic need a cloud backup server? Why would a bakery spend time learning about the differences between shared hosting and cloud hosting?
If you've got a successful business, you know how vital it is to be easily accessible online. With nearly 4 billion people on the internet as of this year, you have the potential to reach out to a lot of customers.
But what happens when the heavy traffic from your customers threatens to slow down your online services? Will you just let your potential clients leave for another business?
The managed server industry is absolutely exploding. In fact, the entire market is expected to grow from $152.45 billion in 2017 to $257.84 billion by 2022.
Even though more and more businesses are seeing the massive cost benefits that managed services provide, there is still a bit of confusion as to what exactly a managed server includes.
So, if you're comparing prices and plans for a managed server provider, here is a list of services you definitely should expect.
Besides growth, CEO's cite investing in technology is their highest priority for the next few years. 31% of CEO's said new products and technology is their biggest focus. This is the highest response in favor of IT in the history of the Gartner CEO Survey.
42% of companies have already begun digital transformation. With the increased possibilities of integrated AI, cloud computing, data analytics, and IoT (internet of things) this should come as no surprise.
But for business owners and IT professionals who are trying to stay ahead of the curve, all of the server options can also lead to confusion. To eliminate this confusion, Managed colocation is often the best choice for many larger businesses.
In 2016, the Amsterdam data center industry grew by 30%. In 2017, it expanded even faster, a trend that is expected to continue into 2018 and beyond. Amsterdam is an attractive hosting location for cloud and colocation providers – including ServerMania – but what is it about Amsterdam that makes it the ideal hosting location for business data and applications?
We’re proud to announce that ServerMania has two huge new additions to our hardware portfolio – Intel’s revolutionary Xeon Scalable Processors. Available immediately to our dedicated hosting clients, the Intel Xeon Silver 4114 and Xeon Gold 5118 will replace the Dual E5-2630v4 and Dual E52650v4. Let’s talk a bit about what this means – and how you might leverage our new tech for your own business.Read More
ServerMania, a leading provider of dedicated and cloud hosting, today announced the release of two new CPU models for its hosting clients – the Intel Xeon Silver 4114 and Xeon Gold 5118.
Intel’s Xeon Scalable Processors, codenamed Skylake, use a new Chipset known as Lewisberg. In addition to significant performance enhancements, these processors offer enhanced mesh architecture, built-in networking and fabric, and a new x86 instruction set developed specifically for high-performance computing environments. They have been touted as the most significant leap forward in server CPUs in over a decade.
As with the recently-announced W-Series Servers, ServerMania will offer the Xeon Silver 4114 and Gold 5118 with a choice of SATA, SSD, or NVME storage drives. The former will have 10 cores, 20 threads, and a frequency of 2.2 gHz. The latter will have 12 cores, 24 threads, and a frequency of 2.3 gHz.
Both options are intended as replacements for two of ServerMania’s legacy dedicated servers – the Dual E5-2630v4 and Dual E52650v4. Although the specs between the two are similar, the performance enhancements and tweaks present in the Xeon line make them far better-suited for high-demand, heavy-load computing tasks, per Kevin Blanchard, ServerMania CEO.
“The Intel Xeon Silver and Gold lines, much like the W-Series, are ideally-suited for the sort of high-intensity workload our clients frequently require,” explains Blanchard. “They are a significant step up from the legacy E5-2600 line, with more versatility, flexibility, and efficiency. We feel our clients both great and small will be incredibly satisfied with these new options.”
As with the W-Series, the Intel Xeon Scalable Series will be available both managed and unmanaged, with two tiers available in the former case. Essential is intended for clients who prefer to manage their own servers with technical support from ServerMania. The latter, Empowered, will see ServerMania’s engineers handle setup, security audits, patching, hardening, and more.
“We’ve always sought to provide the best services and infrastructure possible to our clients,” says Blanchard. “Offering the Xeon Scalable Series is a step forward in that regard. They’re cutting-edge in every sense of the word.”
“As always,” Blanchard continues, “ServerMania will accommodate any unique hardware or managed services requirements. We’re interested in enabling and empowering our clients – everything else is secondary.”
Since it was founded in 2002, ServerMania has always strived to provide its clients with enterprise-level service at an unbeatable cost. ServerMania offers a wide range of fully-customizable dedicated, hybrid, cloud and colocation hosting services. All ServerMania clients enjoy a 100% uptime SLA and are assisted by a 24/7 rapid response team – one with some of the best response times in the industry. ServerMania also carries out regular surveys to ensure complete customer satisfaction and care. For more information, visit http://www.servermania.com.
We are introducing a new range of Dedicated Server hosting plans that include support for NVMe, a modern storage protocol that works with SSDs to provide faster I/O and much larger data bandwidths.