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“Protecting the ever-increasing data volumes in virtual data centers is a high priority for any IT organization. Veeam Backup & Replication v7 provides IT professionals a comprehensive set of new tools to safeguard their data in VMware and Hyper-V environments.”
Veeam® Software, innovative provider of backup, replication and virtualization management solutions for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, today announced Veeam Backup & Replication™ v7, taking Modern Data Protection™ to the next level with 2 disruptive innovations: Built-in WAN Acceleration and Backup from Storage Snapshots.
Up to 50x Faster Offsite Backup with Built-in WAN Acceleration
Built-in WAN Acceleration, which was developed by Veeam and optimized specifically for Veeam backups, copies data to offsite locations up to 50 times faster than a regular file copy.
This removes the need to purchase and deploy a general purpose WAN acceleration appliance or acquire additional network bandwidth for offsite backups.
Backup from Storage Snapshots with HP to Dramatically Improve RPO
The second groundbreaking new capability, Backup from Storage Snapshots, has been developed in partnership with HPand works with HP StoreVirtual VSA, HP StoreVirtual (LeftHand, P4000) and HP StoreServ (3PAR) to dramatically improve recovery point objectives (RPOs) while greatly reducing stress on the virtual infrastructure. As a result, IT admins can make backups as often as they want throughout the day, even for I/O intensive virtual machines (VMs). For more details, read the companion news release.
7 Market-Changing Features and Over 50 Other New Features and Enhancements
Veeam Backup & Replication v7 includes another 7 market-changing features and more than 50 other new features and enhancements, many of which have been recently announced, including Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint, VMware vCloud Director Integration, Self-Service Recovery of VMs and Guest Files, and Native Tape Support. For details on these new features and more, please visit go.veeam
New Enterprise Plus Edition and Promotion
Veeam offers several options to meet each customer’s particular data protection needs and budget. In addition to the Free, Standard and Enterprise Editions of Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam has created a new edition, Enterprise Plus, which includes the 2 most disruptive innovations in Veeam Backup & Replication v7: Built-in WAN Acceleration and Backup from Storage Snapshots.
In addition, Veeam is offering a free upgrade to existing Enterprise Edition customers and to those who purchase or upgrade to Enterprise Edition before July 1, 2013. These customers can upgrade for free to the Enterprise Plus Edition through Nov. 1, 2013.
Availability and Pricing: Veeam Backup & Replication v7 will be available in the third quarter of 2013.North American pricing (in U.S. dollars) will be: Standard Edition: $750/socket. Enterprise Edition: $1250/socket. Enterprise Plus Edition: $1999/socket. Veeam Backup Free Edition will continue to be available at no charge at veeam
Clarence Holbrook, System Administrator, Hach Company
“Time and again Veeam Backup & Replication has proven itself invaluable. With the additional enhancement of disk to tape in Veeam Backup & Replication v7, I look forward to eliminating our costly, complex, expensive and extremely ineffective legacy tape backup solution. While the company reduces costs, I save time and prevent headaches as an administrator. Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint has already proven invaluable even in beta mode. I performed a restore in 10 minutes that would normally have taken hours. Experience has given me full confidence in Veeam Backup & Replication. To me the biggest value of Veeam is that they take the complex and make it simple. It just works!”
Ratmir Timashev, President and CEO, Veeam Software
“Data protection for too long has been a thorn in IT’s side because it has what we call the ’3C’ problem of physical backup: limited capabilities, complexity and cost. Veeam provides organizations with powerful, easy-to-use and affordable Modern Data Protection that’s Built for Virtualization. With this latest version of our flagship software, we’re once again disrupting existing markets by including capabilities that others sell as expensive, separate components. Veeam Backup & Replication v7 removes obstacles to offsite backup with Built-in WAN Acceleration and brings to life the full potential for data protection of the virtual infrastructure.”
Jason Buffington, Senior Analyst for Data Protection, Enterprise Strategy Group
“Whether considering multi-site protection or BC/DR preparedness, one of the great blockers is the inability to move enough data across a WAN, affecting RPO/RTO goals and ultimately preventing most companies from realizing their protection goals. With continued innovations like optimized WAN transmission and its approach in leveraging hardware snapshots, Veeam continues to find new areas of evolution for their data protection solution. Couple those with tape support and granular/self-service restore capabilities and it is easy to see why Veeam continues to dominate mindshare in its segment by providing impressive recovery options for their customers.”
Robert Amatruda, Research Director Data Protection and Recovery, IDC
“Protecting the ever-increasing data volumes in virtual data centers is a high priority for any IT organization. Veeam Backup & Replication v7 provides IT professionals a comprehensive set of new tools to safeguard their data in VMware and Hyper-V environments. ”
Christian Kelly, Director of Operations, Xantrion
“We use Veeam Backup & Replication as part of our hosting and managed service offerings. The new capabilities for offsite backups will make it easier to ensure our clients are protected in the event of a disaster. Including Veeam in our service contracts is a no-brainer – the functionality meets even the most complex deployment scenarios, and Veeam’s program for service providers aligns seamlessly with our business model giving us the flexibility to deploy in our datacenter as well as at client sites.”
About Veeam Software
Veeam® Software develops innovative solutions for VMware backup, Hyper-V backup, and virtualization management. Veeam Backup & Replication™ is Modern Data Protection – Built for Virtualization™. Veeam ONE™ is a single solution for real-time monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for VMware, Hyper-V and Veeam Backup & Replication. The Veeam Management Pack™ (MP) and Smart Plug-in™ (SPI) extend enterprise monitoring to VMware through Microsoft System Center and HP Operations Manager. Veeam also provides free virtualization tools. Learn more by visiting veeam
Web Links Referenced in this Release:
- Veeam Software: veeam
- VMware backup: veeam
- Hyper-V backup: veeam
- Virtualization management via Microsoft System Center: veeam
- Virtualization management via HP Operations Manager: veeam
- VM Backup: veeam
- Free virtualization tools: veeam
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Let’s cover the variously accessible methods of identifying free space on any given hard drive volume in Windows. First, keyboard shortcuts will be used to show you how to get there fast. But don’t worry, two ways shall be covered in case your version of Windows has been modified.
If only there were a way to press a key sequence to specify exact results! As Microsoft explains, versions of Windows from XP on up will recognize key sequences listed below, in addition to Windows 95 and Windows 2000 Server Edition. Windows also offers the capacity to produce volume shortcut icons on your desktop.
Windows shortcut key sequences will certainly come in handy for accessing hard drive statistics. We’ll use them as exclusively as possible to simplify writing this article. Remember, these shortcuts can be used from the desktop at any time on any day without changing a single configuration setting.
MS-DOS: Finding free bytes on the hard drive volume
The “Windows_Logo + R” sequence will pull up a command line. This is the same as going into the Start menu and finding Accessories and then choosing the Command_Prompt option.
Type cmd.exe into it and a DOS window will automagically appear. Type DIR [volume_name]: — such as in “DIR C:” — to find out how many bytes are free.
Now type in CALC to pull up the calculator interface. Enter the number of free bytes into the calculator, divide by 1,024; and finally divide by 1,000,000 to get the number of Gigabytes; or divide 100,000 to find the number of Megabytes; or divide by 1,000 to find the Kilobytes of free space.
That’s not very difficult for a typing whiz, but perhaps you’d prefer the approach fully Windows GUI in style. After all, that’s what you paid for when you bought Windows rather than DOS.
Windows: Drive storage system information
Sequence “Windows_Logo + E” in unison to bring up Control Panel. Locate and activate System with your pointer. Click on the Performance
BOISE, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–It is the time of the year when the weather begins to warm, bears return from hibernation, birds fly north, and dreary winter scenes transform into colorful springtime sights. Of course, while Mother Nature goes through her own annual rejuvenation, the rest of us celebrate spring’s arrival by rejuvenating our floors, walls, windows and reorganizing our closets, garages, and basements. Before declaring the spring-cleaning ritual officially complete, the memory and storage experts at Crucial.com suggest it is also the perfect time to give your computer a seasonal refresh. Here are a few spring-cleaning technology tips that will infuse your computer with new life, and give you one less thing to worry about this year.
Back Up Your Data
A crash or system error will happen when you least expect it, so be prepared for the inevitable by backing up photos, files and important data. Most Mac® and Windows® operating systems have a built-in back-up mode that will automatically sync computer data to an external storage drive or to an online storage service when the function is turned on. It’s an easy process that will save you a lot of stress and aggravation when your computer’s hard drive fails. While you’re at it, you may also want to consider upgrading your current hard drive with a more efficient and reliable solid state drive (SSD). Its durability, faster performance, and light weight, have made SSDs an increasingly popular alternative to traditional hard drives.
Declutter and Update
Make sure both your operating system and applications are all up to date with the most current available versions. Also, make sure to remove unused programs by utilizing the add/remove programs tool located in the control panel of Windows operating systems, or on a Mac computer by dragging the application to the trash.
Enhance Your Security
Ensure your antivirus software is up to date with the most recent virus definitions. Consider running spyware software as well. Take the time to do a password audit on all of your online accounts and ensure that the passwords are unique and secure for each one. Also, while you are at it, consider using a password management app for your smartphone.
Upgrade the Memory
There are a number of simple hardware upgrades that can sometimes make a system perform better than when it was new. For example, adding more internal memory (RAM) is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve a computer’s performance. When a computer does not have enough internal memory to properly run programs, it becomes slow and unresponsive as it struggles with limited resources. Installing computer memory is a fairly simple process that requires no special tools or skills. Just go to Crucial.com and run the free System Scanner tool or use the Crucial Memory Advisor™ tool to find the right memory upgrade for your system.
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Blow It Out
Over time, the inside of your computer will accumulate a “blanket” of dust, which may result in a temperature rise inside your computer case. Open your computer case and blow out the dust using a canister of compressed air. Be sure to blow air through all fans in order to thoroughly clean them.
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Mobile Apps and Great Minds
A year ago PandoDaily writer Paul Carr, gave lodging mobile app Hotel Tonight a less-than-stellar review. "It doesn’t matter how slick your app is, disrupting an industry as complicated as the hospitality business involves building a huge number of real-world relationships," Carr reported at the time.
Hotels that enroll with Hotel Tonight do so to offer a limited number of unsold rooms at a discounted price. Hotel Tonight then offers some of those discounted rooms, revealing the deals at noon, daily. The company offers discounted rooms at different hotels each night to prevent users from predicting which hotels will be offered.
Fast forward to today when a group of mobile-minded tech leaders congregated together at VentureBeat’s Mobile Summit. Aunkur Arya, general manager at mobile payments provider Braintree, kicked off the discussion with accolades about Hotel Tonight’s app design.The way Arya sees things, if you’re not reducing friction, you shouldn’t be building mobile apps.
In the mobile tech, user app world, friction is inconvenience. It’s the steps that stand between user adoption and user abandonment of an app. Things like repeated credit card entry, repeated log-ins, and too many questions requiring too many keystrokes.
A good article by TechCrunch offered a good comparative analysis on friction by dissecting the taxi-hailing process improved by industry disruptor, Uber.
- Find a Car: Stand on the street waving at taxis as they drive by, hoping one stops (this can take a long time in SF), or call for one, which usually takes 15-30 minutes to arrive.
- Set Destination: Tell the driver where you are going.
- Ride: Many taxis aren’t the most peaceful drivers.
- Take out your wallet and pay with cash (or credit card if they accept it – many don’t).
- Tip: Calculate a tip to add to the fare.
- Find a Car: Open app and hit Pick Me Up. The car usually arrives within 10 minutes, sometimes within 5.
- Set Destination: Tell the driver where you are going (although you can set this ahead of time)
- Ride: Almost always a quiet, peaceful experience.
- Pay: Your credit card is charged automatically.
- Tip: Tip is calculated for you and included in fare.
Consensus? The mobile app is the equivalent of WD-40 to an antiquated service model.
To our original example, Hotel Tonight does this in the hospitality world by eliminating options that aren’t on point with user objectives. Because the app is designed for last minute, real-time rates on an immediate hotel reservation, the rate that you see is available for the same night and up to five more at most hotels.
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Today’s global digital world is marked by Data. Cyber security has become the new priority for maintaining business solidarity. Safeguarding intellectual property, financial information and your company’s reputation is a crucial part of business strategy. However with the number of threats and sophistication of attacks increasing it’s a formidable challenge.
As more and more business owners utilize fast forward technologies such as cloud computing and mobile devices and apps the risk of hackers accessing money and business data becomes real.
Information Security and the Concerns:
This is one area that does not gather much attention from marketers, its side-tracked saying it’s the CIO job and his concerned subordinates. But a single stroke of information breach news gives you nervous attack. A study conducted by PwC, CIO and CSO survey of more than 9,600 global executives, constituting 41% of US respondents has experienced one or more security incidents during one year.
Let’s evaluate the losses:
• 37.5% of Financial losses
• 31.8 of Intellectual property theft
• 31.2 of Brand reputation compromised
• 15.8% of fraud
• 12.2% of Legal exposure/lawsuit
• 11.3% of loss of shareholder value
• 7.1% extortion
Four Types of Cyber Threat:
1. Nuisance hacking: Hacker defacing your company’s website.
2. Hacking for Financial gain: Hackers might target a company’s financial function in order to obtain its earnings report and release it in public and can have direct affect in stock prices.
3. Advanced Persistent Threat: The motives go beyond financial gain and it involves use of advanced techniques that can prove to be a national security threat too.
4. Hacktivism: The goal of perpetrators is to change or create a public perception of your brand. Hacking sensitive information and leaking it in front of the public.
Security Tips to maintain business Solidarity:
• Create a Written policy for Employees:
Cyber security poses big time problem due to lack of education among small business owners and their employees. In such cases business owners should stay updated about cyber security issues and create a well-written security policy for employees.
• Use Stronger Passwords:
Business owners should create passwords that are at least 12 characters long and contain upper and lower case letters, as well as numbers and special characters. Also avoid using same passwords across multiple accounts.
• Encrypt Your Data:
Disk encryption tools come standard on most operating systems, including BitLocker for Windows PCs and FileVault for Macs. These programs essentially convert the data on your systems into unreadable code that isn’t easily deciphered by hackers.
A Sustained approach:
A well built and sustained approach to security enables companies to take better advantage of fresher technologies such as mobile, social media and cloud that is in turn driving most of the business growth for organizations. Company executives are leading the charge, working across the business to assess the current environment, define their most sensitive data, assign accountability, devise a strategy, and measure their progress.
How can managers better position their organization for success? Only through strong leadership and a comprehensive approach that continually links information security back to business strategy.
HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LGS Innovations™, an independent subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE and Euronext Paris: ALU), today announced it has been awarded a contract worth just over $1 million to provide maintenance and engineering network support for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Information Technology (OIT). The contract was awarded as a task order under the CIO-SP3 contract vehicle and has a one-year period of performance.
“Our approach streamlines the maintenance of DHHS’s network so that all support can be delivered in a consistent manner with a single phone call or email”
Under the terms of the contract, LGS will provide maintenance and support of OIT’s Cisco®, Riverbed® and Check PointTM Firewall network equipment in addition to providing training on Cisco® and Check PointTM Firewall equipment.* LGS will also provide a solution that will create network traffic flows clean of malware infections and many other risks associated with security breaches.
“Our approach streamlines the maintenance of DHHS’s network so that all support can be delivered in a consistent manner with a single phone call or email,” said LGS Innovations CEO Kevin Kelly. “This will help minimize disruptions to DHHS’s mission to protect the health of all Americans.”
For this task order, LGS will partner with Advanced Computer Concepts (ACC), a certified Cisco® Gold Partner and small business located in Washington D.C.
About LGS Innovations
LGS InnovationsTM LLC solves the most complex networking and communications challenges facing the U.S. Federal Government. Building on its Bell Labs heritage, LGS Innovations delivers groundbreaking research and advanced networking and communications solutions that provide an information advantage and contribute to the mission success of its customers. Solutions include Infrastructure & Installation; Video Teleconferencing and IPTV Solutions; Public Safety and Emergency Communications, Tactical Communications; Wireless/Mobility; 4G/LTE; Cloud Solutions; Enterprise, Optical and Data Networking; Network Integration; and Research and Development in Advanced Multimedia/RF, Cybersecurity, sensing technologies, and Photonics.
An independent subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent dedicated solely to serving the U.S. Federal Government, LGS Innovations is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with offices in Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, and North Carolina. To learn more about LGS Innovations, visit lgsinnovations LGS Innovations: The Network ExpertsTM.
About Advanced Computer Concepts (ACC)
ACC is a 31 year IT solutions provider to the US Federal Government, Local and State governments and to corporations in the Washington DC Metro area. ACC is certified as an Economically Disadvantaged, Woman Owned, Small Business. ACC’s engineering team and internal processes have met the most stringent reviews that are conducted yearly by Cisco and as a result, ACC holds the designation of Cisco Gold partner. Additionally, ACC holds designations of: Advanced Borderless Network Architecture Specialization, Advanced Collaborations Network Architecture Specialization, Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization, Advanced Routing and Switching, Advanced Security, Advanced Unified Communications, Advanced Unified Computing Technology and Advanced Telepresence specializations. In addition to Cisco, ACC holds highest partner levels with other manufacturers such as HP, IBM, Dell, VMWare, RSA and many others. In addition to networking, security and datacenter specializations, ACC designs and implements audio visual solutions and video teleconferencing solutions for its customers.
* The Cisco, Riverbed, and Check Point names are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc., Riverbed Technology Inc, and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., respectively.
By Noel Randewich
SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) – Nvidia Corp unveiled a server product on Tuesday that allows low-end computers to perform graphics-intensive tasks, the chipmaker’s latest foray into new markets as its traditional PC market loses steam.
As consumers increasingly choose tablets and smartphones over personal computers, Nvidia has been looking for areas to apply its graphics chip expertise, including enterprise computing, mobile devices and hand-held game devices.
Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang said the new product, called the GRID Virtual Computing Appliance, would give small- and medium-sized companies access to sophisticated graphics computing power for tasks like image processing without the need for top-tier PCs.
“It’s as if you have your own virtual high-end PC under your desk,” Huang said during a presentation at an industry event in San Jose, California.
The product is made up of a server rack filled with Intel Corp’s Xeon central processors, memory chips and several of Nvidia’s high-end graphics processors.
It is aimed at companies with limited IT infrastructure and will be priced starting at $24,900 (16,495.53 pounds), plus $2,400 a year for a license.
Nvidia is partnering with enterprise technology companies like Hewlett-Packard Co, International Business Machines Corp and Dell Inc to sell a more sophisticated virtual graphics product for larger companies.
At the event, Nvidia also announced upcoming Tegra mobile processors, including one codenamed Logan expected to be launched in 2014. Another, codenamed Parker, will be 10 times as powerful as current chips when it is released in 2015, Nvidia said.
Nvidia has met some success with its Tegra mobile chips in tablets, but the company, best-known for its high-end PC graphics chips used by gamers, faces stiff competition from Qualcomm Inc.
In a presentation to analysts later on Tuesday, Huang said Microsoft’s launch of its Windows RT operating system last year fell short of his expectations.
Microsoft’s own Surface brand tablet, which runs Windows RT and uses Nvidia’s Tegra processors, has not captured customers’ imaginations since its launch last October.
“Windows RT is disappointing to us because we expected it to have sold more than we did,” Huang said. “Everyone expected it to have sold more than it did.”
Gartner estimates that Microsoft sold fewer than 900,000 Surface tablets in the fourth quarter, which is a fraction of the 23 million iPads sold by Apple Inc. Microsoft has not released its own figures but has not publicly disputed Gartner’s.
The graphics server products unveiled by Nvidia on Tuesday follow other recently announced ventures beyond PCs and tablets.
In January, Nvidia showed off a different cloud server and software product called the Nvidia Grid, designed to remotely handle graphics computations for video games instead of on consoles like the Xbox in game-players’ living rooms.
Nvidia also plans in the second quarter to start shipping a new hand-held gaming device with its upcoming Tegra 4 processor and a built-in screen. The device, referred to as Project Shield, runs Android games currently found on smartphones and tablets and can also stream video games from PCs.
The company has also been promoting its graphics chips to be used in supercomputers for tasks they specifically excel at, like climate prediction, physics simulations and oil exploration.
Nvidia’s stock closed down 0.6 percent at $12.47 on Nasdaq.
(Reporting by Noel Randewich; Editing by Leslie Adler and Richard Chang)
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HELIOS Software today released an enhanced version of its file server command line tools. The new “dt sync” feature enables powerful and reliable sync capabilities to synchronize entire volumes or disks with a single command.
The HELIOS “dt sync” capability is the perfect solution for backup and disaster recovery where, in case of errors or just to access yesterday’s files, customers use a second disk or remote storage mounted via NFS to have a second version of their data available.
“Our new ‘dt sync’ provides fast and highly reliable data synchronization to a backup server or storage system”, stated Helmut Tschemernjak, CEO of HELIOS Software GmbH. “The file sync is optimized to run while volumes are online, and only modified files are synchronized, making it very fast for subsequent syncs.”
The “dt” synced copy of the data can be published as a regular volume accessible across the Enterprise and departments enabling Mac, Windows, and remote Web clients to easily mount and use the synced data anytime.
The “dt” utilities are part of the HELIOS File Server products EtherShare UB2, PCShare UB2, and WebShare UB2. UNIX files, Mac resources, and Windows file streams are fully supported. Using the new HELIOS “dt sync” utility for any kind of file synchronization offers the critical advantage of maintaining any kind of meta data, including updating the desktop database and Spotlight index.
Features of the new “dt sync” utility include:
- Syncing an entire disk to another disk with optional statistics logging
- Sync folder-to-folder with full desktop database and Spotlight index maintenance
- Support for Mac resource and Windows file streams
- Sync to or from NFS mounted storage
- A scan-only feature to report file changes
The enhanced “dt” utilities are provided free of charge to customers with a valid HELIOS software maintenance agreement. The update can be downloaded from the HELIOS web site or installed directly via the HELIOS Update Installer.
Features and benefits of the HELIOS file server product range, including HELIOS EtherShare UB2, PCShare UB2, and WebShare UB2, and the add-on products ImageServer UB2, PDF Handshake UB2, and PrintPreview UB2, can be found on the HELIOS web site helios The “dt” utilities are described in detail in the HELIOS Base manual (helios) on the HELIOS web site.
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HELIOS UB2 Unbreakable Server Solutions deliver mission critical server solutions to enterprise, government, university, and prepress sites. WebShare, EtherShare, and PCShare provide integrated cross-platform networking for Mac, Windows and Web clients, with advanced file and print server features, and easy remote server administration. HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake and PrintPreview bring high efficiency and advanced capabilities to design, prepress and printing operations.
HELIOS products run on powerful and scalable servers including Apple Mac OS X, IBM AIX, Linux, Oracle Solaris, and Windows systems. HELIOS products provide reliable cross-platform support for Mac, Windows, Web and UNIX-based clients.
Distributors sell HELIOS products worldwide to value-added resellers who provide complete networking solutions to customers. HELIOS also works with many strategic partners that incorporate HELIOS server software to provide powerful third-party archive, asset management and workflow solutions.
Helmut Tschemernjak, HELIOS Software GmbH, Steinriede 3, D-30827 Garbsen, Germany; Tel + # Fax + # ; E-mail: mktg(at)helios(dot)de ; Internet: helios
Thomas Hallinan, HELIOS Software GmbH, # , mktg(at)helios(dot)de
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It is not a bad choice of getting served by the shared hosting services. In fact, this is the best and suggestible hosting service, especially in the initial stages of your business and like a trial hosting service before to get better acquaintance with the hosting services. The cPanel, is good enough for the initial business applications and managing the resources.
Down the line, you may feel that it would be inadequate for the increased business applications. Shared hosting however have its own sets of limitations, which are limited by the service charges paid for the services.
The limitations of the shared hosting to address are…
You hardly have control of your resources on the web server. Like, you cannot use PHP and MySQL scripts of your own cannot run on the web server for your website.
However there is a next step to get onto the ladder is to think of VPS hosting. The acronym of this VPS hosting is Virtual Private Server. As its name implies, it can be private server for your website virtually. There are many advantages and disadvantages of using this hosting service. Let us explore them little deeper.
ADVANTAGES OF VPS
Greater control – VPS allows you with greater control of your resources on the server. Most of the VPS server enrich the features with root level access of the resources by the customers. Database software and many other software applications are provided with complete access and so you can design your website as you want or you can enrich your website with the features.
Multiple instances – this system uses hardware virtualization that enables you to run multiple instances of your virtual server operating system, though it is a single machine.
Good tradeoff – VPS server serves as the middle-ground between the economical and less controlled shared hosting and expensive, full controlled dedicated hosting.
Reliable performance – as shared hosting, there would be no varied speeds based on the traffic of the co-customers using the same web server. Since there are certain amount of CPU, RAM and other resources are dedicated to the customers, the speed would not be effected or hampered because of the customers, sharing the same web server resources thereby assuring consistent speed of access.
Better tech support – with the enhancement or upgrade of the hosting service, the company offers higher level of tech support.
DISADVANTAGES OF VPS
Expensive – it is expensive compared to the shared hosting and so you need to allocate little more budget for this service when you look for additional features.
Needs upgrades – when you are looking for more computing resources more hardware upgrades are needed. So, the upgrades demand added budget to your web hosting of the business website.
Need still better control – as mentioned in the advantages, there are many companies offering root or complete level of access and few are not. The reason for limiting the access is to prevent malicious or misuse of the server resources by naughty customers.