Server Upgrades

Posted on July 26th, 2014, by Matt Meier
Server Upgrade

We are pleased to announce that RackNine has completed the following server upgrades:

Migrated from 2x Quad Core to 4x Quad Core Xeon 3.0Ghz on each of our servers

The benefits of this upgrade are very significant because the new Quad Core processors include two separate dual-core dies, as opposed to our former dual-core where a CPU only included two cores per physical processor in one CPU package. In our new setup cores 1 and 2 would share a memory cache, as would cores 3 and 4. If core 1 or 2 needs to communicate with 3 or 4, it will […]

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6 Models of the modern Data Center

Posted on June 12th, 2014, by Charles Babcock
Hosting Servers

The cloud hasn’t killed the company-owned data center.

Companies from General Motors to Fidelity are taking the best infrastructure ideas from Web giants such as Facebook and Google and adapting them to their very different business needs in order to build a new generation of data centers.

To highlight the different approaches and strategies these companies are taking, we looked at six companies beyond the Web giants that have made or are planning major data center investments. Our point isn’t that data center construction is booming; Gartner forecasts only 2.3% growth in data center spending in 2014, to $143 billion. Companies […]

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Cloud Providers must share discovered vulnerabilities

Posted on May 13th, 2014, by (ISC)2 Writers Bureau
Cloud Security

Government agencies must band together and insist in their contracts that cloud service providers share vulnerability information.

Government agencies that rely upon cloud service providers have to trust that cloud providers will protect their data or services from risk and harm. In a perfect world, cloud providers would have a complete understanding of the unique missions — and risks — that agencies face.

In reality, cloud service operators tend to provide a “one size fits all” approach to services that often overlooks specific or unique mission risks. As a result, government agencies must ultimately accept responsibility for ensuring that cloud providers […]

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RackNine implements Installatron

Posted on April 23rd, 2014, by Matt Meier
Installatron Apps

As of today all of our web hosting accounts include Installatron, a one-click web application installer that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of deploying and managing web applications.

Installatron allows you to easily install and effortlessly manage web software such as blogs, photo galleries, forums, shops, and other top web applications, right from your cPanel hosting panel. The installation procedure takes only seconds and can be performed by non-technical users. All the hard work of creating and setting up MySQL databases, unzipping files, assigning permissions, etc., is done by the application installer in […]

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Business Intelligence, Business Analysts and Big Data

Posted on April 18th, 2014, by Steven Gara
Big Data Opportunities

One of the newest trends in business analysis is the melding of the BA and BI roles – where BAs become more like data-centric business intelligence analysts, similar to data scientists.

As more companies jump onto the Big Data wagon, the widening need for data may breathe new life into the business analysis role, opening more avenues of responsibilities — and corresponding increases in salaries as a result.

Click here to find business analyst jobs.

Most BAs have technology and analytical backgrounds. That leads them to perform tasks such as:

Assisting with the implementation and support of business information systems like Cognos or […]

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