server backup

Best Practices for Rebooting Business Critical Servers

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October 17, 2014 by

Having to apply security patches and the resulting rebooting process is something with which we are all familiar. This week I decided to look at what we can learn from these large cloud reboots as well as determine what best practices exist for those of us responsible for smaller, but no less critical, server farms.

Five Things about Server Failure Every MSP Should Consider

A large server array

June 12, 2013 by

When is it really time to send your servers out to pasture? Three years? Five years? Ten? As an IT provider, you want servers to last as long as possible so you and your clients get more bang for their buck. The problem is that you can’t risk downtime—a server failure can turn the bang into a pathetic “whiff” in no time.