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Aug 27, 2010

One thing I see way too often in this business is inexperienced clients getting themselves into trouble with unmanaged servers.  Some clients have never run a server before but feel that they can wing it, while others have a limited budget and decide that server management is not a worthwhile investment. Either way, they always […]

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Aug 24, 2010

A few weeks ago we received one of the most cherished pieces of mail that has ever come to SingleHop (pictured below). It was Inc. magazine’s package to officially welcome SingleHop to the legendary Inc. 500 list! While you may have heard that we are one of the fastest growing companies around, now we can […]

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Aug 20, 2010

When I first started here at SingleHop, over two years ago, one of my first tasks was to overhaul our aging DNS system. We had been creaking along using zone files, but their number was quickly growing out of control. Also, we rely heavily on automation here, and using scripts to automatically edit files can […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Jul 9, 2010
Dan Ushman

‘Cloud hosting’ can be an ambiguous term. That ambiguity can make shopping for cloud hosting difficult. How are you to know what type of cloud hosting you need when you can hardly define it? Much like their Cirrus and Cumulonimbus brethren in nature, cloud hosting platforms come in a number of shapes and sizes, but […]

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Jul 7, 2010

Now live and active, the Singlehop Community Forum is flourishing. Its only been just days since its debut, and already the community is growing rapidly as clients and staff utilize this technological learning tool. Besides a wealth of client-generated questions and answers, you’ll find tutorials designed by the staff, as well as by the Community. […]

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Jun 30, 2010

Technological evolution comes about through a combination of time, experience, and a dedication to continually optimize and innovate. Technological revolutions, on the other hand, generally only come to fruition when one or more great ideas are used in sync to create something that is more powerful as a single unit than the individual pieces that […]

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Jun 24, 2010

This week Zak, our CEO, was invited to participate in the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit for 2010. The Leaders Summit is an event convened every three years by the UN’s secretary general for the purpose of bringing the world’s top business, philanthropic, and government minds to wrestle through the immense social and environmental issues facing our planet. […]

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