As a business, you have plenty of choices when it comes to choosing the hosting model to support your company’s website, data, and IT network. Some of the most popular server hosting types are virtual private servers (VPS), dedicated servers, and cloud servers. At our Boston and Dallas colocation company, LightWave Networks, we offer all three server hosting options. At our two data centers, we host VPS, cloud servers, and dedicated servers in Boston and Dallas. When it comes to comparing VPS vs. dedicated vs. clouds servers – here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons of each option.
There is an extensive variety of cloud-based server backup solutions. One type of cloud-based back up has become more popular in recent years and that is cloud-to-cloud backup, otherwise known as C2C backup. Essentially, cloud-to-cloud backup sees an organization’s data stored on one cloud service copied to another cloud platform.
In their recently published annual global data center survey, the Uptime Institute found that the majority of IT loads are still run on privately-owned enterprise data centers.1 Data center workloads are not only getting extensive but are also getting more complex.
Cybercrime is a growing field for criminals, organized crime syndicates, and corporate espionage agents. In fact, many of the world’s top business leaders, including IBM Corp’s Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty, point to cybercrime as the greatest threat to today’s businesses.1 Recent cybercrime statistics support that statement. In 2019, the cost of cybercrime and data breaches to the global economy is projected to reach $2.1 trillion.2
With the ongoing threat of hackers, malware, and data breaches still looming over businesses in every industry and operating in all sectors, investment in cybersecurity is at an all-time high and continues to grow.
Research by Gartner points to worldwide spending on cybersecurity to increase by 8.7% to over $124 billion in 2019.1 Still, cybercriminals have continued to carry out successful attacks, hacking into servers, stealing valuable user data, and infecting networks with ransomware.