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3 Ways to Backup Your Server in the Cloud   no comments

Jan 16, 2018 @ 10:28am backup

Backup in the CloudWhen protecting data on your server is your No. 1 goal, utilizing a backup solution is a must. However, if all of your files and backups are stored on the same server, you risk losing everything if that server gets destroyed or compromised. The good news is that you can combat this problem by utilizing the Cloud. There are multiple methods that exist for creating server backups in the cloud, but today we are going to focus on three of the most popular ways.

 

1. Bare Metal Backups

In disaster recovery, a bare metal restore is the process of reformatting a computer from scratch after a catastrophic failure. This process entails reinstalling the operating system, applications and if possible, restoring data and all settings. Bare metal backups allow you to restore to a brand-new, un-configured server as the backup includes all information to setup the machine and move the data over. This results in a ready to go backup server.

At a deeper level, bare metal backups work by taking a “snapshot” of the server. This snapshot includes every file and folder that exists on the server, including all hidden files and directories. This snapshot is then pushed to the cloud, where the entire image can be deployed at a moment’s notice. If you have a Windows server or even a Linux server, bare metal backups will copy the entire operating system structure. Usually, these backup images are the rather large as they are an exact replica of your running server.

For example, let’s say that you have a full power outage at your company. Upon the power returning, you realize that your main hosting server has lost all data. It can’t find the boot record to load the operating system and all files have been removed. With a bare metal backup solution, you simply login to your bare metal software, select the server you want to restore, and viola. The operating system is re-installed with all applications. It’s as if the major system failure never occurred!

 

2. Cloud Backups

A cloud backup is a piece of software that takes a snapshot of your server and then stores the backup in the cloud. What exactly do I mean by the cloud? The cloud is a piece of software that is stored off-site that can be accessed from any location. Cloud backups allow for greater flexibitily then a local disk or tape backup. A disk backup or tape backup has the limitation of only being able to access the data locally. This could mean data is being stored on a different server that is stored in your local office. In order to access the backup, you would have to drive into your office, connect the two servers and then migrate the data over.

Do you already see the disadvantage to this type of local system? What if you’re traveling and have a disaster and need to restore your data? How will you do it if your business only keeps local backups? This is where a cloud backup comes into play. Since the backup is stored off-site and can be access via an internet connection, you can restore your data from virtually anywhere in the world. This allows for greater flexibility in your backup solution. Also, another disadvantage to local backups is the size or space requirements for the backups. Say you have 1TB of data you need backed up, but you only have 500GB worth of space. What will you do? More than likely, you would just add a new device to your backup software. This may be an additional hard drive, a USB drive or maybe a network attached storage.

Well with a cloud backup, you can just increase the resources of the cloud storage to accommodate your increasing space needs. This allows for you to be able to rapidly add more space to your backup server to accommodate your increasing data space requirements. Now, in no way am I advocating that you should remove your local backup options, but instead add another layer of redundancy to your current system such as a cloud backup. Having local backups and cloud backups are a great way to maintain business continuity.

 

3. Virtual Server Backups

Virtualization allows for one physical server to act as several servers. This dramatically reduces computing costs and boosts efficiency. One of the main challenges with backing up virtualized servers is the need to backup the virtual server’s data as well as the main host node’s data. When I say, host node, I’m referring to the original, physical server that contains all of the virtualized servers. The reason you need to keep backups for both the host and the virtual servers can best be summed up with an example.

Your business has decided to virtualize all of the servers in your office. Fast forward a few months and you have a major system failure within the host node. Your main hard drive dies and you lose all virtual servers that were stored on the host node. Luckily, you have a backup of the host node and just restore the backup for the host node. However, upon checking the server, you notice an error. Your main host node system files were restored, but all your virtual servers data is missing.

This example illustrates why you need to have a backup of the physical host node and the virtual servers. The physical host node contains the system files that your primary Virtualization software or operating system needs to run. The virtual servers would also need a backup to restore the user data that has been created in each virtualized server. Usually the virtualized servers have a different type of operating system then the host node would contain. You would need server backup software that can handle creating backups of the virtualized servers as well as the main host node itself.

You could have local backups of both the host node and the virtualized servers that you can restore. You could go the bare metal route for the host node as well as virtualized servers, or even the cloud backup method. It’s just important that you have backups of both the node and the virtual servers.

 

Not sure which of these backup solutions is best for you and your business? Contact the Cloud Solutions Experts at TurnKey Internet! To get started, visit https://www.turnkeyinternet.net/myplan for a FREE consultation.

 

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Written by David Maurer on January 16th, 2018

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5 Advantages of Cloud Hosting   no comments

Jan 9, 2018 @ 10:25am cloud,Web hosting

Cloud Hosting

Choosing to host your company’s IT infrastructure and data in the cloud is no easy decision. However, the number of advantages that the cloud offers you and your business can make this change well worth it. The cloud is able to offer you many more features and guarantees for your data than you typically have in your own on-site or in-office server room. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages hosting in the cloud will provide.

 

Reduced Data Loss

This is one of the first things cloud vendors will tell you, and they’ll be right. Many laptops are not safely protecting data with the appropriate encryption. Data is sent here and there and it’s lost here and there. Cloud encryption protects transmitted data every time. And then there’s the obvious data loss issue. How many hard drives need to fail before we all recognize the incredible peace of mind cloud storage can provide? Cloud hosting varies in its security offerings, so look for a host that offers secure firewalls and robust backups.

 

Better Monitoring

Centralized storage makes it easier to monitor and control your data. Yes, this does mean you’re putting all of your data eggs in one basket, but as an IT professional I would much rather know where my data is and focus my security efforts on that location than spread my data all over the place and hope for the best. Besides, “all in one place” doesn’t have the same meaning for cloud servers. Cloud networks are mirrored so data is safe, regardless of what might happen to a single machine.

 

Responding to Problems

If a cloud server is compromised, it’s a matter of seconds to restore all of the lost data from backups. This means you have no downtime, ever. You can restore data remotely, from anywhere, and with your robust cloud monitoring, you’ll know the second a problem arises. With all of your data in one location, you can easily assess the problem and fix it.

 

Improved Logs

Logging is often overlooked, or it’s an afterthought and this means you may not have enough room allocated for your logs. With the cloud, you can index your logs for instant search results. This is true real-time view of your information. If your company is concerned with establishing a server audit trail, you can easily opt-in to allocate resources for extended logging.

 

Improved Security Software Performance

Security vendors are more accountable when their clients are more vigilant. The security concerns so many of us have surrounding the cloud have made many security software companies step up their game. They’re not only making their software more comprehensive and robust, they’re making it more efficient. Cloud clients are watching their billable CPU cycles. They know how much it’s costing them to run software. Visibility equals accountability.

 

In the end, if you’re concerned about the security of your data, cloud hosting is the best possible option. Best of all, it is designed with businesses in mind—providing the kind of security and accessibility that has never been available before. In addition to all that, it’s cheaper and more efficient than housing your own infrastructure in-house.

 

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Written by David Maurer on January 9th, 2018

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Happy Holidays from TurnKey Internet!   no comments

Dec 22, 2017 @ 12:45pm Holidays

Happy Holidays!

*HOLIDAY SPECIAL OFFER*: 20% off Holiday Coupon Code

The holidays are here and 2017 is drawing to a close. We wanted to send out a sincere “Thank You” for choosing TurnKey Internet as your Cloud Solutions and Datacenter partner.

We never forget that without you our business would not exist. We deeply thank you for your continued loyalty and support.

To show our appreciation, here is an exclusive Holiday Special Offer, receive an additional 20% off* your next order using coupon code: HOLIDAY20

To view all of our Holiday Special Offers, visit turnkeyinternet.net/special-offers

*Coupons limit (1) per client, new orders only, may not be combined with other coupons or offers. Offer expires 1/10/2017

 

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Written by admin on December 22nd, 2017

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Power Maintenance and Data Center Building Upgrades at TurnKey Internet in Albany New York   no comments

Dec 11, 2017 @ 2:59pm New York Datacenter

TurnKey Internet Data Center

On Tuesday, December 12th, our primary Data Center in Albany NY will be undergoing power maintenance and upgrades with National Grid to complete the installation of our new 2N (Fully Redundant) Generator System.

During this time, power to the building will be diverted for safety reasons, and our data center will be operating on our redundant diesel power generators. Various contractors and vendors will be on site to ensure everything goes as planned. There will be no service disruption or downtime, this is an informational notice only.

This upgrade will be providing our Albany Data Center with a fully redundant and independent 2N Generator System that sources from multiple Fuel Systems, flowing through multiple ATS (Auto Transfer Switch) systems, along with our already N+2 Redundant Cooling systems to continue to upgrade our facility at the highest level of redundancy and reliability possible. Upon completion, our Albany Data Center will be ranked in the Tier IV category for redundancy and reliability, and continue to be the best and most reliable facility in New York’s Capital Region.

You can read more about what this means and the bright future ahead on our website here: https://www.turnkeyinternet.net/datacenters/new-york/albany/

 

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LAST CHANCE: Black Friday Deals – Up to 95% off!   no comments

Dec 5, 2017 @ 11:37am black friday

LAST CHANCE: TurnKey Internet’s Black Friday Deals have been EXTENDED!
Hurry now, before these discount offers are gone forever!

LAST CHANCE: TurnKey Internet Black Friday Deals!

LAST CHANCE: TurnKey Internet’s Black Friday Deals have been EXTENDED!
Hurry now, before these discount offers are gone forever!

 

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Written by David Maurer on December 5th, 2017

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Black Friday Deals Have Been EXTENDED!   no comments

Nov 29, 2017 @ 12:02pm black friday

TurnKey Internet’s Black Friday Deals have now been EXTENDED! Save up to 95% off Dedicated Servers, Cloud Servers, and Web Hosting. But hurry, quantities are limited and time is running out!

EXTENDED Black Friday Deals

View all of our Black Friday & Holiday Deals at turnkeyinternet.net/blackfriday

 

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Written by David Maurer on November 29th, 2017

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Cyber Monday Deals: Up to 90% off Web Hosting   no comments

Nov 27, 2017 @ 10:42am Deals and Promotions

Cyber Monday Deals

Cyber Monday Cloud Hosting and Datacenter Deals are here! Up to 95% off for life! Hurry now, before these discount offers are gone forever! View all deals at turnkeyinternet.net/cybermonday

Up to 95% off Dedicated Servers   •   Up to 75% off VPS Cloud Servers   •   Up to 90% cPanel Web Hosting

At TurnKey Internet, we offer hosting solutions that leverage our enterprise-class infrastructure and award-winning staff to take care of your online business needs.

We provide the servers, the network, the data center, and the expert staff to manage your services to ensure that you can focus on what you do best – running your business.

With Cyber Monday deals as big as 95% off for life, now is the best time to try our Cloud Services, Virtual Servers, Dedicated Servers, Web Hosting, Colocation, and more!

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*BLACK FRIDAY DEALS* Dedicated Servers & Cloud Servers   no comments

Nov 21, 2017 @ 12:08pm black friday

*BLACK FRIDAY DEALS*

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Dedicated Servers

Enterprise Grade Dell PowerEdge Servers, featuring Dual Intel Xeon Octa-Core or Hexa-Core CPUs, with up to 256GB RAM, and blazing fast SSD’s!

Starting at $29

Cloud Servers (VPS)

Our Cloud Servers offer the highest level of service and the ultimate combination of performance, value, security and ease of use for your web hosting needs.

Starting at $3.99

100% Uptime Guarantee

Every server is backed by our industry leading 100% Network and Power Uptime Guarantee and includes our unconditional 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee!

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24/7 Expert Support

TurnKey Internet stands apart from the crowd with fast and friendly local expert assistance 24 hours-a-day, via Phone, Live Chat, and our online Helpdesk.

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Written by David Maurer on November 21st, 2017

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TurnKey Internet Launches Refer-A-Friend Program for Black Friday 2017   no comments

Nov 15, 2017 @ 9:22am Press Release

TurnKey Internet

LATHAM, NEW YORK (November 15, 2017) – Leading Datacenter and Cloud Hosting Solutions provider TurnKey Internet, Inc. announced today the launch of their all new Refer-A-Friend program combined with the launch of their 2017 Black Friday Deals offering some of the best cloud servers, dedicated servers, and web hosting offers for 2017.

The Refer-A-Friend program provides an incentive for our valued clients who already tell their friends and colleagues about the great service they receive every day with TurnKey Internet’s Cloud-Hosted services. An easy 1-click referral link is provided to clients that can be sent via email, social media, or placed on web sites, blogs or newsletters to automatically earn a $50 service credit. Launching this program at the start of the annual Holiday seasons helps increase the rewards for existing clients who participate.

TurnKey Internet is known for running its eagerly-awaited, industry-leading deals and specials, and this year is no different. TurnKey Internet is offering up to 95% off for life on nearly every product they offer – Cloud Servers, Disaster Recovery Backup Services, Cloud Storage, Dedicated Servers, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), cPanel Web Hosting, Microsoft Windows Web Hosting, Enterprise Colocation Services, SEO Optimized Web Hosting, and much more. More information can be found at https://turnkeyinternet.net/holiday/.

In a bold move in contrast to other companies that exclude or limit their best seasonal deals from existing clients – TurnKey is rewarding existing clients with a loyalty bonus. The loyalty bonus is applied as a free month of service for every previous year of loyalty when purchasing any new services during this Holiday promotional period. This gives existing clients access to deals greater than 95% off when factoring in the free loyalty bonus months of service included.

“We love our loyal clients and I’m truly excited to expand our loyalty bonus and launch of our Refer-A-Friend program during our Holiday promotion.” Remarked Adam Wills, CEO of TurnKey Internet. “While most companies offer only their best deals to new customers, we shake up that model and put the customer first. TurnKey is focused on giving back to our loyal clients – and in turn they are our best advocates telling friends and colleagues about their experience. We have launched the Refer-A-Friend program specifically to reward those efforts by our loyal clients.“

For more information about TurnKey Internet’s Affliliate Program or to speak with a Cloud Hosting Solutions expert, visit https://turnkeyinternet.net/referral/

About Turnkey Internet

Founded in 1999, TurnKey Internet, Inc. is a full-service Cloud Hosting Solutions provider with Datacenters in New York and California specializing in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to clients in more than 150 countries. Services offered in both East Coast and West Coast, USA – include Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Dedicated & Bare Metal Servers, Backup & Disaster Recovery, Online Storage, Web Hosting, Managed Hosting, Hybrid Solutions and Enterprise Colocation. Headquartered in New York’s Tech Valley Region, TurnKey Internet’s Flagship company owned Datacenter offers SSAE 16 Type II certification powered exclusively by on-site Solar and Hydroelectric sources to provide a 100% renewable energy footprint. In 2013 the facility was designated as the 39th ENERGY STAR® Certified Datacenter in the United States. For more information, please call (518) 618-0999 or visit www.turnkeyinternet.net/media

 

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Written by David Maurer on November 15th, 2017

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Black Friday Deals Start Early!   no comments

Nov 14, 2017 @ 10:10am black friday

Black Friday Starts Early!

Black Friday Cloud Hosting and Datacenter Deals are here! Up to 95% off for life! Hurry now, before these discount offers are gone forever! View all deals at turnkeyinternet.net/blackfriday

 

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Written by David Maurer on November 14th, 2017

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