By Carpathia Hosting on Dec 10, 2009.
A major advantage of colocation is that the business using the service still owns all of its own infrastructure if it so chooses, which ultimately keeps that business owner in charge, regardless of where the server is kept. For instance, if the business wants to install their own network attached storage (NAS) device to backup one or more server’s data, they can do so. If a firewall and router hardware needs to be installed, it can be done. If they want to set up a virtual local area network (VLAN) so that traffic between machines is faster,they can.
By Carpathia Hosting on Dec 08, 2009.
A major benefit involved with colocation is the convenience of not having to hire and maintain an on-site IT staff, alleviating concerns and allowing more time for business owners and managers to focus on running their business. Additionally, this practice frees up capital that would have be spent on hiring and maintaining an IT department.
By Carpathia Hosting on Dec 07, 2009.
So, I recently learned of an organization that is imposing new password parameters. You might want to sit down for this: the password MUST contain 3 uppercase letters, 7 lower case letters, 2 numbers and 5 special characters. Secure, right? Wrong. It’s this kind of password policy that guarantees you will find each user’s password on a sticky-note under the keyboard.