Networking on the Edge: VPN Fundamentals

VPN tunnel

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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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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What Makes Gartner So Good?

Gartner Vendor Briefing Hostek - On VPS Hosting Services

What is Gartner? How do they develop the Gartner Magic Quadrant? This can be somewhat of a mystery. Businesses covet to be included on their trusted annual report. We will share what we have learned from becoming a partner. Why trust a Gartner Analyst? Companies need a trusted source for products that are “best” in the market. They use Gartner for this. To gain the wealth of expertise from their collective knowledge.  Hostek is now also working with Gartner. We presented ourselves to the Analyst in our market Douglas Toombs team as part of the on boarding process. Gartner provides valuable feedback to partners! First off, when...
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