The concept of dedicated servers has not changed since the birth of the Internet. Although modern technologies have given rise to new server types, at the core of our digital world still sits the good old dedicated server. The only thing that has changed over the decades is how we deliver and consume dedicated server resources. A perfect example of that change is the bare metal cloud server. Read the Expert Blog by Danilo Danicic.
The history of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) is a long one, but it is the past decade that saw them gaining real traction in infrastructure management. The rise of the cloud, the growing demand for business agility, and the proliferation of third-party APIs are some of the key trends that influenced the adoption of API-driven infrastructure. Read the Expert Blog by Bojana Dobran, Product Marketing Manager at phoenixNAP.
Scalability is an essential part of the modern app development and deployment process. Making sure your app can adapt and grow to successfully accommodate demand is paramount. In addition to software, the infrastructure and compute resources powering your app must also have scaling capabilities. In terms of infrastructure, the two most common approaches are vertical and horizontal scaling. Read the Expert Blog by Danilo Danicic.
Data center migrations are complicated projects that can strike dread into the hearts of even the most experienced data center managers. Aside from organizing various teams for different aspects of the move, you also need to ensure that the right assets are moved and installed safely and correctly and keep all stakeholders apprised of progress and new developments. Want to learn more? Read the Expert Blog by Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software.
The modern IT infrastructure is increasingly moving away from manual deployment and management processes to API-driven and IaC-based approaches. Tasks such as provisioning, configuring, and patching are being automated to improve platform agility and enable continuous delivery. Read the Expert Blog by Bojana Dobran, Product Marketing Manager at phoenixNAP.
The world has had a pretty rough run of things in 2020. From wildfires to volcanic eruptions to locust swarms to a global pandemic. Disaster has officially struck. And the last thing that organizations want in the face of ongoing economic and global hardship is to worry about basic service provision. Read the Expert Blog by Robert Jenkins, co-founder and CEO of CloudSigma.
Modern data center managers are under constant pressure to do more with less while simultaneously being tasked with maximizing uptime and optimizing for efficiency and capacity utilization. In today’s ever-changing data center environment, insights from data provide a critical competitive advantage to help tackle these challenges. Read the Expert Blog by Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software.
One of the biggest challenges facing today’s data center professionals is the inability to effectively manage their data centers remotely. Increasing Edge data center deployments, shifts to colocation facilities and the need to work from home through the COVID-19 pandemic prevent on-site management and exacerbate the need for remote monitoring and management of mission-critical infrastructure. Read the Expert Blog by Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software.
For most applications, performance is centered around throughput - how much work the server can process in a specific timeframe. That’s why most high-end servers on the market today are designed with throughput in mind. Read the Expert Blog by Danilo Danicic, phoenixNAP.
As data center environments continue to grow more complex, data center managers are increasingly turning to business intelligence and analytics to provide the information they need to manage and optimize their sites. The COVID-19 pandemic has quickened the pace of this trend. Read the Expert Blog by Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software.
The ability to run a lights-out data center is practical today. The advantages are that people are rarely in the data center, allowing higher operating temperatures of the data center and reduced needs for cooling, thus improving energy efficiency. Read the Expert Blog by Marc Cram, Director of New Market Development, Server Technology.