Posts in July 2011

Why There Is A Shift To The Cloud

There are many reasons why Cloud Computing is growing in popularity - but the biggest driver is cost savings. According to IDC,  in paper entitled “ Enterprise Class Virtualization 2.0”, some  interesting stats emerge concerning operational IT infrastructure  costs:  $8 is spent monitoring legacy IT for every $1 invested in new IT infrastructure.  $.60 is spent to cool and power servers for every $1 in server spending today.Constructing  a new data center costs approximately $1,000 per sq. ft. – this is  approximately $40,000 per rack or $2,400 for a typical server Gartner Group says energy costs may increase from 10% of the IT budget...Read more...

Comparing Cloud Servers vs. Dedicated Servers

As the buzz surrounding cloud computing grows, it’s important to understand the real benefits of cloud computing for businesses. If you or your clients are considering moving from a dedicated server to a cloud server, consider the following: A cloud server (or a virtual machine) is a "virtualized" server that leverages hardware and network resources, while a dedicated server is a physical server that is only allocated to one customer. New virtual machines can be provisioned very quickly; in fact, at ValueReseller we can spin up new VM's for our clients in as little as 15 minutes. Unlike physical servers, virtual machines feature "high availability." The difference is: if...Read more...


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