Daniel Person

Systems Administrator at Hostek.com

Disaster Recovery 101 – Fully Automated

The Unexpected How long can your business survive without an online presence? How much money is lost every minute your site(s) are down? These are questions every business should be asking. If you don’t think the unexpected could happen, just look what COVID19 did. While that didn’t negatively impact the Cloud, its the most recent example of how easy our lives can be turned upside down. Between natural disasters, man-made ones, major internet failures, and many other reasons why your site(s) might catastrophically fail, it’s really only a matter of time before your number is up. The Plan At Hostek,...
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Cloud Security 101: The Building Blocks

Block1: Admit you have a Problem. If someone asked you, “How do you know your server’s aren’t being exploited, right now?”. How would you respond? The truth is, most businesses don’t even find out until after the major credit card processors have called. Hundreds of credit cards making fraud purchases that were all tracked back to one business. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t like that feeling, knowing I was contributing to an underground criminal ring. These credit card processors can virtually shut you down, stopping all payments until you can prove to them the situation has been...
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Disasters Come In All Forms

One of the most important factors in moving to the Cloud is uptime. If your application was ever On-premise you know what I mean. I spent a majority of my career managing On-premise infrastructures before moving to the Cloud, so I can tell you how moving to the Cloud can be a real game changer when it comes to achieving complete redundancy. I am going to share with you some of the most common disasters, and how deploying Geo-Failover, aka Cloud Failover, could help you achieve better uptime. It’s never enough. Unfortunately, you could build a flawless, stable application, have...
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Networking on the Edge: VPN Fundamentals

Lately, we have had a lot of interest regarding VPN’s, and why they are sometimes necessary when operating your business in the Cloud. The internet is full of technical documents that can make even a seasoned Technical Rep feel uncomfortable. The idea of this post is to keep our customers informed without being overly technical so that you and others can benefit from what Hostek and the Cloud has to offer. Here are some of the questions we get asked most often: “What is a VPN and why would I need one?” “What are the differences between Client VPN’s (client...
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