Apr 15, 2014
Andy Pace

To most people a data center probably just looks like a big boring building with no windows, kind of like a prison. But to the people who spend their days on the inside, it’s much more interesting—even above and beyond the electrical and mechanical engineering. There are so many components that go into the upkeep […]

5 Data Center Needs
Feb 18, 2014
Sam Bowling

Got your attention with that title didn’t I? Network neutrality is a hot topic lately in the Internet and there is a lot of misinformation or confusion in regards to the argument, what it is and how it affects you. I want to start this post first by stating that all comments and views in […]

Net Neutrality
Jan 17, 2014

If you’re a business that wants to improve or expand your IT infrastructure, you may be faced with financial management decisions revolving around Capex and Opex. First of all, what do those terms mean? Capex, or capital expenditures, are those paid upfront as a long-term investment that will provide future benefits, such as purchasing a […]

Opex cs Capex
Dec 6, 2013
Stephanie Crets

When LinkedIn came out with their new iPhone app “Intro” a couple months ago, the blogosphere went wild with questions and accusations that this was a prime example of a “Man-in-the-Middle” attack, which means that hackers or any kind of person or system can intercept information and do whatever they want with it. If you’re […]

Crowd Sourcing Linked In Style
Jun 18, 2013
Will Newby

What? The way you would treat your dog is very different from how a farmer would treat his cattle. You give your dog a sentimental name, play with him often, and when he gets sick you take him to the vet and spend lots of time and money making him better. On the other hand, […]

Drive That Cattle
Jun 5, 2013

This blog is a repost from Storage Switzerland, specifically Virtual and Physical Server SLA Deployment – SingleHop and reflects the views of their company. We thank Storage Switzerland for their independent analysis of our service. SingleHop, a US based, hosted IT infrastructure and Cloud computing provider, is capitalizing on their ability to quickly and securely automate the deployment of dedicated […]

Storage Switzerland
May 14, 2013
David Szczur

It is no longer a debate whether or not solid-state drives are ready for prime-time, or if there are any performance benefits you yourself can realize from adding an SSD to your setup. Be it a cheap, light-purpose netbook, a desktop, or a mission-critical quad-processor server, an SSD will absolutely show you some performance gains […]

SSD in Their Native Habitat
Apr 12, 2013
Chris Locke

Welcome to the first edition of finance in the cloud.  This will be the first of many posts in what I hope will be an informative and interesting series. First, I’d like to introduce myself.  My name is Chris Locke and I am the CFO of SingleHop.  I have been a Hopper since May 2012. […]

Apr 5, 2013
Dan Ushman

There are over 30,000 web hosting providers in the world, with over 18,000 of them in the United States alone. And that only counts web hosts. That figure doesn’t count other types of providers, such as those who specialize in applications or simply e-mail services – and that’s just today. The competitiveness of the industry continues to […]

Jan 31, 2013
Matt Kuikman

For those of you familiar with the craft beer industry, you know we have some amazing breweries here in the Midwest, and arguably one of the best in the country – Three Floyd’s Brewing. Three Floyd’s is located in Munster, Indiana, and what’s particularly fascinating about this brewery is that every year they release a […]