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Comparing colocation and managed web hosting

18.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

For businesses that rely on the power and performance of dedicated servers, one of the biggest choices they face when setting up infrastructure is whether to choose colocation or managed web hosting. Both options provide an off-premises solution, offering greater scalability, security and cost-effectiveness than on-prem servers.   The main difference between colocation and managed web hosting? It all comes down to control.   What is managed hosting?  In this scenario you lease a dedicated server from a hosting provider – it lives in their data centre and they own the hardware. There are many advantages to this, not least of all that you benefit from the hosting provider’s enhanced connectivity and bandwidth. The vendor’s data centres are purpose-built for the task of housing…

We all Need a Little Help and Guidance Sometimes….

16.12.2009 by James Crawshaw

Something I've never blogged on but often take advantage of are the Microsoft Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guides. A quick look at what they cover..... "Guidance that aims to clarify and streamline the planning and design process for Microsoft® infrastructure…

Exhibiting: The Underrated Sales Channel

29.10.2009 by Mother Superior

The latest IPA Bellwether report tells us that businesses are now more confident about economic conditions, however the vast majority are still not prepared to increase their offline marketing budgets. Is this the right approach in this climate? It may…