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Load Balancers – Snapt; The Why & What For.

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Today’s blog is the start of 4 posts in this series for SNAPT; one of our tech vendors. Over the coming posts we’ll be looking at:

  • LB (Load Balancers)
  • WA (Web Accelerator)
  • WAF (Web Access Firewall) and
  • PC (Proxy Cache) services

These posts will also be followed up with how-to videos via our KB (Knowledge Base) showcasing how to set up and use the Snapt suit of products.

In this post we’ll be taking a high-level look specifically at the Snapt virtualised LB (Load Balancer) product that’s available through the (vh) cloud for both Virtual Data Center & Virtual Dedicated Server services.

First a little info about Snapt

Snapt develop high-end solutions for application delivery utilizing open source software – enabling your business to benefit from the best technology while still getting the business features you need.

With clients such as NASA & Intel SNAPT has grown into a trusted industry leader in their field.

If you would like to read a little more about SNAPT you can review their company profile on our Tech Vendors page SNAPT or directly on snapt.net.

Here’s a simple overview video of how a LB (Load Balancer) works, why you need one and what it can do for your applications.

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Reliable Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity With Veeam

Disaster Recovery

DR is always an important topic for any business as even small interruptions to services can mean a massive loss in productivity for employees and clients alike equating to money down the drain.

(vh) Backup & Disaster Recovery solutions hitting your business objectives.

Minimise down-time and meet RTOs (Real Time Objectives) & budgets – How much down-time is acceptable for your business and costs involved to meet those goals?

Continuity in business data to meet RPOs (Recovery Point Objectives) – How much data can you afford to lose when a disaster strikes… hours, days?

Audience.

Today’s post is designed to showcase new technology from Veeam combined with your (vh) cloud allowing for greater business continuity and minimised down-time in the event of service interruptions. Using Veeam Backup & Replication v7 (shortly v8) we will cover in a high level overview how cloud based backup & replication will help guarantee RTOs & RPOs.

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New Virtual Dedicated Server Range

Virtual Dedicated Server - Built With VMware

Audience

This BLOG post is intended for Resellers & Techies interested in knowing what’s under the hood of our new VDS – Virtual Dedicated Server range.

Virtual Dedicated Server – Built With VMware vSphere 5.5.

VMware vSphere is at the heart of the VH Cloud Platform providing enterprise level hardware virtualisation, high availability and robust security; Making your “Virtual Machine” just like a dedicated server, only better.

How is a Virtual Dedicated Server better than a Dedicated Server?

Glad you asked.

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Backups who’s responsable?

Quick post today to remind everyone of the importance of backing up your data.

Reading the daily SmartCompany blog post I came across this article “Crazy Domains loses web hosting data leaving small businesses the victims“.

Another larger example of what goes wrong when you aren’t backing up your own data was DistributeIT who in 2011 lost over 5,000 clients’ websites, emails and data. Can you imagine being one of those businesses? You can read the full SmartCompany article here “Five lessons from the Distribute.IT hosting disaster“.

It makes no difference who the provider is, if you don’t subscribe to a backup service or take regular backups of your data you’re leaving your business wide open to significant loss especially if your online presence is a core part of your day-to-day operations.

Imagine losing all company emails, your website & data that’s stored in the CLOUD. How long will it take your business to recover and if your only presence is online – will you recover at all?

Backup services VH offer.

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