This is the list of the most popular stories of data centers in 2016 which reveal the changes and macro-level trends of the web hosting industry.
The Days When Cloud Was Doubted Are Gone –
Yuri Izrailevsky, Vice President, Cloud and Platform Engineering at Netflix, had posted in one of his blog post that the online movie streaming pioneer completed its migration from own data centers onto the cloud platform.
This significant cloud migration of Netflix reveals that you can surely depend on public cloud for providing a high-quality digital service globally as well as cost-effectively. Previously, while outsourcing to a public cloud provider, a company needed to weigh certain factors which today don’t include whether cloud will work or fail. Currently, it’s become cost calculation with some compliance considerations.
Cyber security in the olden days simply involved defense and keeping the hackers away which was easy to accomplish with a firewall or a device. Later on, these weren’t memorized as the bad guys tried and failed to get access through the front door.
But that fortunate era has come to an end today and threats that are persistent, demanding active, ongoing cyber defense have become the new normal. While several of these attacks are advanced and go unnoticed for a long time, the next threat known as ransomware, has become all-to-common in this post-device, active security era.
1. Web Hosting Security
Security is the cornerstone of web hosting. However, since the emergence of cloud computing, many enterprises moved their data to the cloud, including sensitive information. But cyber-threats could become more common, hence, security is a buzzword in the hosting, and it will continue to rule the whole industry forever.
Cloud server hosting solution is the one way to deploy service quickly. Our eNlight cloud solution that offer rapid deployment, provide multiple data centers geo-location and can be operated almost anywhere is a good example. Rapid deployment of the technology may be able to upgrade the data center and even too completely turn it as data center in the cloud.
Today, there’s no limit on choosing the file storage option as you can configure with HDD, SSD or both in some cases. But you still need to understand the differences between the two to take the right decision. Here’s the difference –
Always been a staple for several generations of personal computers, hard drive has today reduced in size with improved storage capacity. Though available in a smaller size at a cost per gigabyte, it makes hard drives the more bounce for the ounce.
No doubt hard drives have become much sophisticated since their birth in 1956. The old hard drives were two feet across and had limited storage capacity of only a few megabytes of information. But the technology enhancement has improved its ability to store up to 10 terabytes into a size of similar to a kitchen sponge.
“Website monitoring” not only sounds important but actually is important. Today, the competition is tough and if you aren’t a little different than your competitor, you are in trouble. In order to stand unique in the market, you need to take a regular analysis of your website. Real-time website monitoring helps you to boost changes that need to be done on your website to engage your visitors.
When it comes to marketing campaigns, real-time website monitoring is extremely beneficial. With this, you can gauge the real-time traffic as well as the success of online advertising campaigns. The next advantage is the ability to offer personalized customer service as the location, time zone and device being used can be tracked which is enough to start a friendly conversation.