If your company produces an app, you are likely familiar with the term “deployment”. A “deployment” is a working instance of your app, running on a computer, and ready for interaction. An app can be deployed in many ways, for many reasons, and every deployment consists of several parts. This post will explain the common types of deployments, and how deployments can be made easier and more reliable. Read More
Almost every business depends on a server of some kind, whether it’s to store important data, host a company website, or manage company email services. It can be a cluster of servers inside a massive data center, or merely a box hidden inside a broom closet. Often companies start out with servers in their own offices, but soon realize their needs exceed what in-office services can provide. If you’re a business trying to decide if it should upgrade to a more comprehensive solution in a colocated facility, here are some helpful things to consider. Read More
For decades, hard drives have ruled data centers as the only viable, cost-efficient way to store data. However, innovations like 3D NAND technology raise the amount of memory that can be stored in a single chip, lowering the overall cost per GB for solid state drives (SSDs). With renewed competition, SSDs are becoming cheaper than ever before, as prices are expected to cut in half by the end of 2015. Now that cheap, large SSDs are becoming so prevalent, is it time for companies to consider SSDs for their data center?