Devin McCrate

Articles by Devin McCrate

Feb 15, 2011

One of the most exciting things about life at SingleHop is the challenge of designing complex web hosting solutions for our customers. Many of our customers who take advantage of our managed server offerings fall into the “complex” category, which essentially means that we’re providing hardware and services that go beyond our standard managed server […]

Dec 29, 2010

If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, there’s no shortage of worthy causes. In fact, it can be difficult to narrow down the options and choose the organizations you want to help. At SingleHop, we’ve had the opportunity to donate to many different social service groups and charities. We feel […]

Nov 22, 2010

Lets talk Load Balancing. No, not the food kind where you struggle to get turkey, gravy, biscuits and everything else on your plate. Lets talk high traffic internet bandwidth.  So, your business is growing, your web site is getting more and more popular, and the single server you’re currently running is starting to get overworked. What […]

Jul 29, 2010

Since we announced Cascade, SingleHop’s new cloud hosting platform, some of our clients have asked us how cloud computing relates to gird computing. Cloud computing and grid computing are related concepts, in that they both involve sharing computer resources and distributing work across networks. However, there are important differences between the two, and they should not […]

Jul 26, 2010

One often-overlooked advantage of cloud computing is the environmental benefit of moving resources from local computers to the web. As worldwide computer usage increases at an exponential rate, the amount of electricity consumed by computers is increasing almost as rapidly. Cloud computing can help reduce energy consumption (and related greenhouse gas emissions) by centralizing computer […]

Jul 15, 2010

Cloud computing has moved from the high-level fringes to the mainstream in the last few years, and one of the main reasons has been the increasing popularity of “software as a service.” Software as a service (SaaS) is web-based software which allows the user to access an application or database from any computer with an […]