Is YOUR server hardware up to date?

outdated server hardware

Most businesses want to get the most out of their hardware dollars. That is understandable to a degree since hardware– quality hardware– is not cheap. With technological advances making such incredible strides in performance improvements today, an argument can be made for replacing hardware sooner than later. We frequently do hosting consultations where businesses are still running servers they purchased six, eight, or sometimes even up to twelve years ago.  It’s a crazy thought, but the phone they carry around may be as powerful as the server they’ve had for so long. At Hostek, we routinely upgrade and replace hardware. ...
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Physical Servers to Virtual Servers – Are you waiting too?

Should have moved to the Hostek.com cloud before my server crashed.

Are you waiting like Dan? Dan is a real life individual.  I’ll leave the last name off 🙂 Several months ago Dan contacted us about his server situation.  Dan has a few servers in his local office that are getting older and he is considering moving to a Cloud hosting environment. Dan waited… Then… one day Dan had a server crash and he called us frantically, wanting to get him and his clients moved to the cloud ASAP.  In the end, Dan was thrilled that we were able to quickly get him a production ready server online and he was...
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Bank vs. Credit Union for your Business

Today I want to write about something somewhat non hosting related.  Dealing with the business side of a growing company has its share of challenges and rewards alike.  I want to share our experience with Banks and Credit Unions from a business perspective in case it will help someone in the future. Hosting providers utilize a lot of server related hardware.  Many hosts choose to lease this equipment, which lets them say they don’t have any debt.  At Hostek.com on the other hand, about 15 years ago chose to buy our equipment instead of leasing.  Arguments can be made for...
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2015 – Success or Failure?

Hostek - CEO Insight Focusing On The Road Ahead

2015 Goals This is the perfect time at the end of 2015 to really define your goals. Likely this will be a combination of business and personal goals. Write down your goals. I know you have heard that before, but most still don’t. Revisit your goals each quarter or more frequently. Writing them down and forgetting about them will not get them accomplished. I’ll share a couple of my 2015 goals from early January, 2015. Determine if personal assistant needed and hire if so. Streamline our product offering and eliminate anything that wasted our resources or did not fit our core...
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