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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
Feb 14, 2014
Dan Ushman

How many cloud and infrastructure providers tout technical support as the main and only reason to sign up with them? You’ve read it a hundred times and a hundred different ways. They all say the same thing: “we offer great support.” And I’m sure many of them do, but that’s not really my point. Read […]

Best Fit
Feb 10, 2014
Sam Bowling

  No one can predict when disaster will strike, human, natural, or otherwise. Without a disaster recovery plan in place, businesses could not only lose revenue and data, but potentially go out of business. According to the Ponemon Institute’s Cost of Downtime study, some of the primary sources of downtime reported include: UPS battery failure, accidental/human error, cyber-attack, equipment failure, […]

Infographic Disaster Recovery
Feb 7, 2014
Mark Cravotta

In their latest State of Cloud Security Report, our security partner Alert Logic shared some interesting statistics about the type and frequency of attacks their customers experience. Web application attacks represent a significant threat—Alert Logic’s analysis found that 7 out of every 10 customer environments experienced an average of 40 web application attacks over a […]

Secure Your Data Center
Jan 31, 2014
Mark Cravotta

The systems and applications running in your data center are a great source of security information. Events that happen while these systems and applications run are stored in log files or logs. By reading these logs you can tell who did what, to what, and when. Many government and industry regulations make regular review of […]

Secure Your Data Center
Jan 28, 2014
Chase Ewing

Have you logged into Web Host Manager (WHM) on your cPanel server recently? Perhaps you’ve seen this little message on your home screen: “The last attempt to update WHM and cPanel has been blocked” You might also be getting a notification every day that the cPanel updater is failing. Don’t worry, this is actually normal. […]

Surviving cPanel updated
Jan 24, 2014
Mark Cravotta

We recently began working with a new partner, Alert Logic, a Security-as-a-Service provider. Our goal in working with Alert Logic is to give our customers flexible options for securing networks, systems, and applications in their data centers. Over a few articles, we’ll introduce Alert Logic’s security solutions, starting with network security using Alert Logic’s Threat […]

Network Security P1
Jan 21, 2014
Stephanie Crets

Ever since the revelation of PRISM last summer, many European companies using U.S.-based cloud computing providers have been very nervous. They fear their data is no longer protected within the cloud if the prying eye of the NSA (National Security Agency) has access to it. The levels of trust in the U.S. market are starting […]

Trust in Europe
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 […]

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