David Dunlap

David Dunlap

David Dunlap started in the web host industry as a freelance writer and marketing consultant in 1999. David is a prolific author of countless articles, blogs, commentaries, white papers, and reviews for 15 years. Having written for newspapers, print and online magazines in topics ranging from marketing to business economics to search engine optimization and web design, David presented the right characteristics to take up the mantle of SingleHop's Director of Marketing.

In his capacity as Director of Marketing, David manages the day-to-day operations of SingleHop's media pushes and content publications to include the blog Think IT. David is an outspoken champion of cloud computing and the opportunity it presents web hosts.

Prior to his active career analyzing the Web Host industry, David was a networking systems engineer for the U.S. Army and graduated with honors from the University of Phoenix with a BS of Computer Science specializing in Network Security. You can find him on .

Articles by David Dunlap

Aug 2, 2013
David Dunlap

Words are tools we use to describe ideas and the world around us. Often times we can find a word whose description is a perfect fit for the concept we are trying to imply. Depending on the connotation, we might believe that the word, even if it’s a perfect fit, might be a way to […]

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Jul 31, 2013
David Dunlap

Daily Host News released their interview with Dan Ushman, our CMO, yesterday and it makes a good read. Here is an excerpt from the interview: DHN: I am a guy who wishes to get into hosting-reselling business, but has very little resources to do so. What additional value can ‘Tandem’ provide me with, when compared […]

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Jul 8, 2013
David Dunlap

SoftLayer is a fascinating company in that it enjoys closing the loop. I think when the founders of SoftLayer left The Planet to form a new hosting company they probably did not believe the two companies would be back together again. And yet several years later, SoftLayer and The Planet merged. There is another circle […]

Cloud Mainframe
Jul 3, 2013
David Dunlap

The holidays are normally reserved for taking life a little easier, meeting up with friends and family, relaxing, remembering, and, of course, holiday sales and coupon deals. However, there are coupon deals, and then there are our new coupon deals! In honor of the fourth day of the month of July, we are offering 2 […]

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Jun 16, 2013
David Dunlap

IBM’s decision to buy out SoftLayer brings a lot of interesting intersections to light when it comes to traditional enterprise level computing, merging with the fairly new business model of automated infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) computing. SoftLayer’s business model centers on two products: dedicated servers and cloud computing. From there, we add managed services and various levels […]

Merger Ahead
Jun 4, 2013
David Dunlap

We have been teasing our new Amsterdam data center since April and now, the ribbon has been cut and we are now live. The opening of our European data center is not just about opening a new location. It is about making strides towards our goal of offering a global service. Also it is about […]

Amsterdam Opening
May 15, 2013
David Dunlap

When SOA World was looking for an expert to explain service level agreements they came to us and tapped Mr. SLA himself, Dan Ushman. And why wouldn’t they? SingleHop’s Customer Bill of Rights is an industry leading SLA providing operational transparency between customers and ourselves. Our Bill of Rights was designed to be our moral […]

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May 15, 2013
David Dunlap

My first hard drive was a big deal. Up until that time I was running everything off of floppies and that took forever. My first hard drive was a “daughter” card that was directly plugged into one of the ISA slots in the motherboard (we are in the way back machine mind you, circa 1980′s). […]

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May 2, 2013
David Dunlap

It is one thing to be passionate about your own services. I would hope that this is a given. I think we should all be proud of what we do and who were work for. It is, however, quite another thing to find others who are passionate about what you provide. It is equally advantageous when others […]

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