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1TB Transfer Speed – How Much Is 1TB of Bandwidth?

Joel June 17, 2013 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

Early last month, Atlantic.Net officially announced that all virtual private servers received an upgrade that provides an increased outbound data transfer capacity of 1 terabyte (TB), absolutely free. This gives our customers the ability to send 1,000 times more outbound data from their cloud servers than previously available. This essentially eliminates bandwidth costs, ultimately saving you more money. But, what does the phrase “1TB of outbound data transfer” actually mean?

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How to make a VPN

Editorial Team June 11, 2013 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

Many companies use VPNs or Virtual Private Networks that use gateways and secure servers to provide a more secure and private connection to the internet. If you want to surf the internet without the prying eyes of your IP provider, check out the following websites.

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“Hey, You, Get Off of My Cloud” and Other Hosting Jokes

Editorial Team June 6, 2013 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

3 Private Cloud Benefits (per VMware)… & Jokes

Mick Jagger always wanted his own cloud. Keith Richards was always hanging out on the couch at the end of his cloud, scaring away all the ladies. Finally, the web hosting world has a cloud available for Jagger. So… What exactly is the private cloud, and why might it be a good thing for the Rolling Stones and everyone else?

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Check Out These Amazing Cloud Statistics!

I think I’m suffering from brain overload, not that I’m trying to defeat the object of learning. I just decided to quantify in this article how much storing data on a cloud server affects us. It’s no small thing I’ve discovered, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here at Atlantic, we are operating at always increasing our upper limits of capability, redundant internet service, and backbone connections to make sure that we can provide optimum services in the event of peak loads. Here are 3 articles that allow you to grasp the unseen efforts of data management:

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Benefits of Managed Hosting

Joel April 16, 2013 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

A large corporation often has the money, time, and employees available to maintain an internal server’s infrastructure. However, if you are the average business owner, likely, you do not have access to such copious resources. The concept of a managed cloud hosting service may initially appear intimidating and confusing, but utilizing such a plan is often much more sensible than running your own network.

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

Eddie March 29, 2013 by under HIPAA Compliant 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. We explain these different meanings to define them clearly.

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.”

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