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outdated server hardware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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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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