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What Are Managed Services?

Every company has their own definition of a managed service. This is ServerCentral’s.

Topics: Products and Services

12 Keys to Successful Private Cloud Migrations

After you answer the “why private cloud?” question, it’s time to look at how you get there.

Topics: High Availability Products and Services

Choose Your Cloud Partner Wisely

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking with dozens of technology leaders from startups and early-stage companies. I wanted to learn about the technical challenges they face today and understand what they feel they need to be successful.

Topics: Tips Products and Services

The Levels of RAID

Last time we discussed the various benefits of RAID - protection against failure, larger volumes, and improved performance. As with anything in engineering, there are several ways to go about this, each with their own set of tradeoffs. If you have any questions or want to discuss this further, contact us.

Topics: Products and Services

Preventing Data Loss with RAID

The concepts of scalability and redundancy go hand-in-hand. Building an environment that is capable of scaling out offers the ability to fine-tune how much failure you can withstand. There are a dizzying approaches to redundancy—power, network, storage, server, data, backup and replication, disaster recovery, load balancing, site redundancy—but for today we're going to hit the basics of one of the most fundamental: storage. More specifically, RAID—a Redundant Array of Independent Disks.

Topics: Redundancy Products and Services

Which Cloud Is Right For You?

The cloud is easy when you know what you need.

Select how much CPU, memory, storage, and bandwidth you want. Click. Order. Compute. Something like that.

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Ask 10 People What The Cloud Is, Get 11 Answers

I asked a number of people:

Topics: Products and Services

What Is Object Storage?

Object storage uses inexpensive commodity hardware to provide petabytes of resilient space.

Topics: Products and Services

Fault Tolerance in vSphere 6

In previous versions of VMware vSphere, real-time fault tolerance (FT) was only possible for single vCPU VMs. The problem was that most modern apps need more than one CPU. That’s why it's no surprise that virtualization admins everywhere are thrilled about vSphere 6 supporting 4 virtual CPUs in a fault-tolerant configuration.

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vSphere 6.0 Management – What’s Different?

VMware vCenter Server

VMware vCenter Server provides a centralized platform for managing VMware vSphere environments. With the new release of vSphere 6, managing vSphere becomes a whole lot easier.

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