Author: Eddie

A Broad View of Redundancy

Eddie July 26, 2013 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

 

No one wants to be redundant in conversation, but everyone wants a redundant network. Redundancy allows your system to keep operating smoothly even if something goes wrong. By creating additional instances – through active-active or active-passive networking mechanisms – you can make your network more solid and less prone to being knocked offline due to failure. Redundancy of HLR, case: two HLRs, both are active, every HLR uses half capacity for own data and a half for backup of data of second HLR.

Read More


How Can Cloud Hosting Help SEO?

Eddie June 24, 2013 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

If you are at all familiar with the foundations of search engine optimization (SEO), you may be aware that hosting a website in the cloud provides benefits in the form of search engine rankings and online reputation. However, it is also important to understand exactly why this occurs and what other benefits hosting your website on a reliable and affordable cloud server provides for you and your business.

Read More


Do You Know the Difference between a Gigabit and a Gigabyte?

Eddie March 29, 2013 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

Many people confuse the terms “gigabit” and “gigabyte” by either using them synonymously or confusing their meanings. While both are units of measurement describing digital data, how much they measure and how they are used are different.  Atlantic. Net clearly explains these different meanings that help to clearly define your cloud server needs.

A Bit

A bit is the most basic unit used in computing and telecommunications. A bit is a binary unit, meaning it can have one of two values: a 1 or a 0. In computers, this value can indicate expressions such as “true” or “false”, “yes” or “no”, “come hither” or “ain’t gonna happen”. (Just kidding with that last one!)

 

A Byte

A byte is 8 bits*. Werner Buchholz, an American computer scientist, coined the term “byte” in 1956 during the construction of the IBM Stretch computer. He deliberately spelled the term differently to avoid confusion with the term “bit.”

 

The Difference

When we need to refer to numbers of bits or bytes as those numbers get larger and larger, we use the prefixes from the metric system (see table below for examples). To distinguish between the two when abbreviating them, the lower-case “b” traditionally represents “bit”, whereas the upper-case “B” represents “byte”.

prefix multiplier bits-to-bytes bytes-to-bits
kilo- (K) 1,000x 1Kb = 125B 1KB = 8Kb
mega- (M) 1,000,000x 1Mb = 125KB 1MB = 8Mb
giga- (G) 1,000,000,000x 1Gb = 125MB 1GB = 8Gb
tera- (T) 1,000,000,000,000x 1Tb = 125GB 1TB = 8Tb

They are also different in how they are used as units of measurement. Bits are generally used when measuring the rate of data transfer. When we talk about network throughput (or, what is often called “bandwidth”) or internal data transfer (such as in describing SATA or USB speeds), we use megabits per second or gigabits per second.

Bytes are generally used when describing data capacity. We measure the sizes of our files and the hard drives that store them in gigabytes and terabytes (and, perhaps soon, petabytes!).
At Atlantic.Net, you do not have to worry about staying up-to-date with confusing terminology because our expert technicians will handle all of the work for you! To learn more about our cloud hosting services, contact our team of hosting professionals today by calling 1-800-521-5881. Right now, we are offering dedicated server hosting plans from just $64 a month every month and no contractual commitments.

 

 

* Fun Fact: 4 bits, or half a byte, is called a nibble. It’s rarely used, but it’s official!

Kind of. In actual usage, particularly in measurements of RAM or hard disk space, the metric prefixes aren’t decimal-based but binary-based. This table shows the differences between these two types of calculations.

prefix decimal multiplier binary multiplier
kilo- (K) 103 1000x 210 1024x
mega- (M) 106 1,000,000x 220 1,048,576x
giga- (G) 109 1,000,000,000x 230 1,073,741,824x
tera- (T) 1012 1,000,000,000,000x 240 1,099,511,627,776x

You can see how that numbering scheme can grow to be confusing!

Difference between a Gigabit and a Gigabyte

Atlantic.net offers managed, dedicated and HIPAA compliant cloud hosting solutions. Contact us today for a consultation.


VPS Hosting – Cheap VPS vs. Quality VPS

Eddie December 31, 2012 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

Your website is a valuable asset to your business, no matter the size of your company or the industry you are in.  Your website may be used to direct potential leads to a contact form, sell products online, or simply as a marketing tool to convey business presence online.  Whatever the purpose of your website, choose a hosting provider that can give you the hosting services that you need, at a price that your business can afford.

Read More


What exactly does uptime mean in the cloud hosting industry?

Eddie December 14, 2012 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

What is uptime?

The dictionary definition of uptime constitutes the time during which a piece of equipment, such as a computer, is functioning or able to function.  In terms of cloud hosting, uptime is defined as the percentage of time that your server or website is active and able to function during the course of a year.  For example, if a Cloud Server has an uptime average of 99.5%, this means that for all but 1.83 days per year, you can expect that your website/server will remain active.

Read More


Windows VPS vs. Linux VPS – Comparing Cloud Based Server OS

Eddie November 27, 2012 by under Dedicated Hosting 0 Comments

One of the most important decisions to make when choosing a virtual private server (VPS) is whether a Linux or Windows-based option is right for you.  While IT professionals often swear by one or another, these two systems are aimed at meeting the requirements of two different types of users.  Windows and Linux are both very different operating systems, with Linux being an open source operating system that is free to use and Windows a commercial operating system.  While many basic functions are shared between the two, the prices and uses of a Windows Cloud Hosting VPS and a Linux VPS are very different.

Read More



The Advantages of Cloud Computing for Small & Start-Up Businesses

Eddie September 15, 2012 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

The term “start-up company” is often associated with a high-growth, technology-oriented company that has both a high risk, as well as a high potential return on investment.  Sure, cloud computing offers benefits to businesses of all sizes, but these advantages apply even more to smaller, newer companies who do not yet have a large budget to invest in their own managed Cloud Hosting  or an IT staff.  Here are a few reasons why the cloud can be a good choice for start-up businesses:

Read More


New York, NY

100 Delawanna Ave, Building 1

Clifton, NJ 07014

United States

San Francisco, CA

2820 Northwestern Pkwy,

Santa Clara, CA 95051

United States

Dallas, TX

2323 Bryan Street,

Dallas, Texas 75201

United States

Orlando, FL

440 W Kennedy Blvd, Suite 3

Orlando, FL 32810

United States

London, UK

14 Liverpool Road, Slough,

Berkshire SL1 4QZ

United Kingdom

Toronto, Canada

20 Pullman Ct, Scarborough,

Ontario M1X 1E4

Canada