“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”
It’s a common sense advice, and many IT managers use this to explain why their infrastructure isn’t virtualized yet. Server virtualization technologies have been around for more than a decade now, but some businesses prefer the proven reliability of good ol’ dedicated servers. (more…)
“Noisy neighbors” are customers who use up more than their fair share of resources in a virtualized server. Such over-use of resources (aka resource hogging) affects server performance, especially if a VPS provider runs high-density servers. Though server virtualization provides cost-effective hosting, it involves sharing of resources such as CPU, RAM, I/O, network, etc. among the VPS accounts. (more…)
Surveys indicate that 70% of online businesses adopt server virtualization solutions to reduce their costs . But many times, the virtualization software costs outweigh this cost-benefit. That is where open source server virtualization technologies make a difference.
Choosing the right virtualization technology includes review of factors such as cost, features, security and performance. Recently we were contacted by a hosting provider who wanted to sell cheap VPS plans to SMBs. In this post we’ll discuss our design considerations to implement a server virtualization solution that was affordable, feature-rich, easily scalable and secure. (more…)
Virtualization refers to hosting a number of virtual server instances over a single physical machine. Dividing resources such as CPU, RAM, storage and I/O among multiple instances, helps in maximum hardware utilization. Statistics show that every business organization has virtualized over 70% of their servers.
To manage a virtualized environment, businesses need a management solution that enables optimal distribution of server resources among various virtual instances. A virtualization management solution helps to do this without much time or overhead. (more…)
It was Xmas time! Every website was flooding with offers and deals. I felt this was the best time to buy a tablet for myself. But many of these online stores had shipping times of 2 or more days.
That’s when I came across Amazon website, which highlighted a ‘Same Day Delivery!’ offer. I didn’t think for a moment before placing my order. Fast product delivery is what drove me to Amazon for my purchase.
In October, Amazon unveiled its new service called Prime Now. With this service, you get your orders delivered within 1 hour. So, if you are running out of wine for your new year celebration, take out your phone, place an order in Amazon, and your stocks get replenished within 1 hour – How’s that for instant gratification? (more…)
Christmas is nearing! Most business sites expect a sudden surge in their sales during this time. A surge in the website traffic, calls for additional server resources.
Many business owners who use cloud systems, request an upgrade of their server resources to meet this demand. As part of our Outsourced Tech Support for web hosts, Bobcares helps cloud service providers handle such resource upgrade requests.