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Can you cope with the age of information sprawl?

11/20/2012 | Data centers |

With the ever-increasing amounts of information businesses are dealing with in the current environment, many are turning to new solutions to help them manage and store this more efficiently.

In fact, services such as hosted data centers are becoming more popular than ever, while the rise of technologies such as advanced mobile gadgets are leading to more data being stored outside of firms' on-site networks.

Increasing range of options

A recent study by Symantec highlighted the cloud and mobility as two key reasons for the growing sprawl of information. It observed 46% of global business data is now stored away from firms' on-site data centers, with 14% kept on smartphones and tablets and 23% stored on the cloud.

Therefore, if you're looking for dedicated servers to help you manage your network, you need to think carefully about how and when workers will be accessing information and applications.

Symantec observed: "With mobile devices and cloud giving employees access to information from nearly anywhere, we're also seeing more sensitive information living beyond the traditional IT boundaries."

Challenges must be addressed

Key reasons for this include the lower costs associated with cloud solutions as opposed to on-site data hosting, as well as improved agility. Using hosted services means businesses can easily react to new demands by upgrading their systems and bringing in new capabilities without major capital investment.

However, Symantec warned there are several challenges that must be addressed if this is to be a success, as there are issues such as security that need to be considered when information is stored and accessed remotely.

As well as ensuring data stored remotely is protected, it's important you're able to find the details you need quickly. The security firm observed many companies have struggled with a non-centralised infrastructure that makes it hard to track down the right data. Therefore, you need to have systems in place that ensure staff can find what they're looking for as easily as possible.
 







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Bandwidth pooling

Other providers require extra money for bandwidth you may not even need. SnelServer.com differs from other providers by providing bandwidth pooling across all your servers at no extra cost. If your other servers have plenty of bandwidth left, we allow you to pool the bandwidth to another server that requires more. This enables you to save money and you can use your dedicated server more efficiently.

99,9% uptime

High availability of servers are extremely important to our customers, thus we take uptime seriously. We offer 99,9% uptime on all our dedicated servers and third party monitoring to prove it. Moreover, we have a completely redundant network and we can execute network maintenance without any packet loss on your end.

Dedicated KVM over IP

SnelServer.com stands out in delivering flexibility, simplicity and convenience. All our dedicated servers come with many free features, such as dedicated KVM over IP. This feature provides technical freedom, because it enables you to control your server independently. Moreover, the unique and robust features of a dedicated KVM over IP allow you to control your server remotely 24/7 at BIOS level. With this free feature we provide more flexibility and usability on our dedicated servers. 

Native IPv6

IPv4 addresses are running out very quickly and preparing for native IPv6 is essential. We offer native IPv6 with all our servers by default, complete with reverse DNS. This means that our entire infrastructure is IPv6 supported. Dedicated servers with native IPv6 are truly future proof. We enable you to use your native IPv6 addresses instantly after your server activation.

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