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Is your company prepared for a catastrophe that could result in the loss of your data? You’ve most likely taken out insurance to protect yourself against natural disasters, robberies and similar catastrophic events. Your data should be no different. The only difference is that this type of insurance involves making one or more copies of your information so that it can be accessed if something happens to the original data, whether it’s the result of one of those catastrophic situations mentioned above or it’s something like a hardware failure or a disastrous infection.
Onsite backup involves you copying your data to a separate or shared drive that is located on the same premises as your primary data source. The most significant benefit of this plan is that you can always have your secondary data right there. If something happens to your primary computer system, it’s normally easy to start utilizing the backup sources, and you don’t need to have an internet connection to do so. The cost of utilizing this type of data backup is usually relatively low, and the process of backing up your data with this method is normally pretty simple.
However, several significant disadvantages exist as well. A natural disaster such as a flood or tornado that destroys your original data will often take out your backup data too if it’s being kept onsite. And if somebody breaks in and steals your primary data, doing the same to your secondary data too can be done on the same trip.
Those taking advantage of cloud backup options will have their data sent to a remote datacenter on a regular basis. Probably the most significant benefit of going this route is that multiple copies of your data will can be made to stored on multiple servers located in a variety of places. That way if something disastrous happened to one place or server where your backup data was stored, you could simply access an alternate. Your data is safe at these locations as it is encrypted before being stored, and you will generally enjoy unlimited or nearly unlimited storage capacity. Another benefit is being able to automate the process so that you are not dependent on somebody remembering to back up the data.
An indirect benefit of utilizing a cloud backup method is that those who are authorized to do so can easily access the data, whether they are located across town or even on the other side of the world. This is a great benefit for organizations with multiple locations or remote staff.
However, some cons exist with this method. It generally costs a little more to go this route instead of backing up your data onsite, although that is countered by not needing to purchase your own backup equipment. How quickly you can retrieve your data is also going to be very dependent on your office’s internet speed, something that is a non-issue if your data is onsite. You also have to make sure that you research and trust the datacenter provider you are using to back up your data remotely.
What to Back Up
Determining what needs to be backed up should be addressed before you look at how you back it up. You can back up everything, otherwise known as a full backup. This obviously requires the most storage space as well as the most time. However, it helps ensure that you will be completely back up and running in a timely manner if some disaster causes your primary data source to no longer be accessible.
However, this is not always necessary. In that case, consider an incremental or partial backup. An incremental backup involves the backing up of only files that had been created or changed since the last time your data had been backed up. This tends to be much quicker, but you do need to then ensure that you have access to several incremental backups in order to fully restore your data. It can also be difficult to organize your files or to find a specific one if you are downloading several incremental backups after disaster struck.
A partial backup means that you are only backing up part of your data, presumably the most valuable portion. However, the difference between a partial backup and a complete backup is usually minimal, meaning that, with a few exceptions, you might as well just back up everything.
Organizing Your Backup Plan
Keep some important details of your backup plan in written form. This includes exactly what’s being backed up, when and how often that occurs and who is responsible for ensuring that it occurs at the time it’s supposed to and to the thoroughness that is expected.
Do you want to back up everything that is located on computers at the office? What about data located on laptops or cellphones that are taken to and from home? Is your email or website backed up? Do you want them to be? Do you possess physical forms and documents that you want scanned into electronic form and then backed up in that form so that you are set if something such as a fire or flood destroys the hard copies?
Focus initially on the most important data, whatever would cause the most damage were the information to become inaccessible. These files should also be backed up more often. Of course, it does take time and money to back up your information, but it is well worth it when you consider the repercussions of losing access to it for a considerable time period or forever.
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While outsourcing non-core business functions to cloud-computing enterprises is a growing trend, many firms still prefer to keep a close eye on their most critical business functions and databases. Internet professionals such as website hosting providers and website designers are well aware of vast server farms that rent dedicated servers to website design firms, retail concerns and innumerable other commercial and non-commercial organizations, but colocation providers generally have worked quietly in the background. Still, they continue to offer invaluable services to businesses that wish to retain ownership of the computer servers that host their core business functions and intellectual property while also outsourcing hardware management and its associated concerns to industry professionals.
For many companies, offloading the care and feeding of computer servers onto trained IT professionals at a colocation provider carries multiple advantages. Indeed, colocation services have steadily expanded year after year with leading industry experts expecting the global colocation market to exceed $33 billion by 2018. An in-depth examination shows that five major considerations lie behind the decision by CIOs and other corporate officials to rely on colocation services.
Colocated servers are only as good as the internet connectivity that allows them to cram immense flows of data up and down the line, and colocation providers typically subscribe to multiple high-level broadband providers such as Level 3 Communications to establish superior bandwidth redundancy and to encourage competition that results in cost savings for both the colocation provider and server owners. Quite apart from the sheer efficiency of sharing top-tier bandwidth access across innumerable servers, the climate-controlled environment keeps servers within a consistent temperature range to ensure that sensitive network equipment and server components don’t fail from extended exposure to excessive heat.
The impact on productivity from moving corporate offices, encountering a natural disaster or suffering through an extended interruption of electrical power can be disastrous. Even the most efficient company may experience a series of unfortunate events that repeatedly delay its return to full operational status. In the meantime, customers may be yelling about misplaced orders and bungled services, and employees may be left without real work as core business processes fail to function as expected.
More than a few CIOs and other upper-management staffers prefer instead to shield the company’s critical server operations from such potential chaos by entrusting them to an efficient colocation provider with multiple power backups and contingency plans for dealing with everything from earthquakes through cable-chewing squirrels.
In an age of brazen corporate espionage by overseas agencies, ensuring physical data security can be a challenge. Even in the absence of foreign or domestic interest in valuable intellectual property held by a business, employee honesty and awareness of basic security precautions aren’t always guaranteed. Hard drives and other computer components sometimes have a habit of walking out the door, and allowing direct physical access to servers located inside open offices also increases the risk of malicious hacking attacks by criminal gangs through the agency of malware-laden USB sticks left lying around in company parking lots.
A well-equipped colocation provider likely will lock down its facilities with multiple security measures, including burglar-resistant, alarmed entry and exit doors; coded access procedures that track all physical access to hosted servers; strategically placed surveillance cameras; biometric scanners to prevent unauthorized access by intruders and even individually locked cages for each client’s servers. Spreading the cost of these high-security measures across hundreds or thousands of servers allows the colocation provider to efficiently offer economies of scale otherwise unavailable to the great majority of small to mid-size businesses.
As a business expands or contracts in response to unpredictable economic swings and marketplace developments, its computing needs may similarly fluctuate. Managing human resources typically represents the largest expense for the great majority of firms, and the hiring and firing process is invariably expensive and painful. Instead of suffering through unpredictable demand cycles for in-house staff to manage IT hardware resources, business customers may purchase additional servers from the colocation provider or else instruct a responsible staffer to purchase additional custom equipment to be delivered to the colocation provider for installation.
5) Financial Predictability
Maintaining in-house data management facilities typically invites unexpected capital outlays that play havoc with limited quarterly budgets. Many firms prefer the predictability of a fixed monthly outlay that covers the great majority of expenses associated with managing critical IT hardware capability across all corporate functions. Strategic planning and corporate accounting become easier with fewer surprises for the unwary.
Only robust discussion among company principals can determine the ultimate wisdom of outsourcing IT hardware management functions to a dedicated third party. However, the cost savings, significantly improved operational stability and peace of mind offered by the colocation option have proven to be compelling value propositions for an expanding number of commercial enterprises, as well as SMBs and other organizations. For more information regarding colocation as well as the Colocation Solutions we provide here at TurnKey Internet, visit our website: https://www.turnkeyinternet.net/colocation/
Why Colocate With TurnKey Internet?
TurnKey Colocation is the ideal solution for companies, service providers, small businesses and IT resellers who want a stable environment in which to completely control their assets.
When utilizing our state of the art colocation facility you are able to control your hardware, software and networking to your needs without worrying about the supporting infrastructure. In doing so, you will immediately recognize tremendous savings while also getting peace of mind that your equipment is hosted in a 100% sustainable, green and SSAE16 audited, secure facility.
Traditionally, customers would create their own localized infrastructure which is costly and inefficient making colocation with TurnKey Internet the ideal solution. By colocating in our facility you are able to focus on your business and not on office networking, power or server issues that plague localized installations and office infrastructure. We provide redundant networking, power and cooling to ensure your services remain online and accessible at all time.
Our facility is redundantly networked with several TIER-1 peers allowing us to offer several connectivity options allowing our customers to reach theirs as quickly as possible and without worry of network downtime, which is completely SLA protected.
All colocation customers have 24/7 hour access to their equipment and also receive network reboots per-port or per-strip at no additional charge. Whether you purchase a single U, multiple racks or an entire cold containment POD, we include rebootable PDU’s or PDU ports with EVERY colocation purchase.
At TurnKey Internet we are available 24/7 to assist you with all your needs.
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LATHAM, NEW YORK (December 13th, 2016) – Leading Datacenter and Cloud Hosting Solutions provider TurnKey Internet, Inc. announced today the completion of the expansion to its flagship Datacenter in New York’s Tech Valley Region. The expansion increases total capacity of the New York datacenter by 50% as well as adding additional network capacity, high speed computing servers, and redundant environmental systems to meet the growing demand for its Colocation and Cloud-based solutions.
Less than six months after announcing the opening of their new California datacenter, TurnKey Internet’s latest expansion to its flagship New York Datacenter continues to strengthen the company’s enterprise-class cloud-based infrastructure, which currently provides solutions to clients in over 150 countries. The expansion not only increases total capacity, but also includes upgrades to the datacenter’s cooling systems, FM200 fire suppression and detection systems, as well as additional network redundancy and capacity.
Constructed in 2012, TurnKey Internet’s New York Datacenter leverages state-of-the-art green technologies, such as Cold-Containment Pods, smart-aisle cooling technology, and high voltage efficient power delivery systems. The facility maintains a zero carbon emission foot print by sourcing hydroelectric power through Governor Cuomo’s ‘ReCharge NY’ Program and using its advanced on-site solar power array. The facility is among the most energy-efficient datacenters world-wide. In 2013, the facility was the 2nd in New York to be designated as an ENERGY STAR® certified data center by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In 2013 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation awarded TurnKey Internet an Environmental Excellence Award for the cutting-edge green design and operation of the 100% non-fossil fuel consuming sustainable datacenter.
“The expansion of our New York Datacenter matches our vision of providing our customers access to best in class enterprise-grade IT resources on a ‘turnkey’ platform,” said Adam Wills, CEO of TurnKey Internet, Inc. He continued “Demand only is increasing for colocation and hybrid cloud solutions. The expansion of our datacenter and infrastructure allows us to continue to deliver the best Cloud Services with increased redundancy and more value to our existing and future clients.”
For more information about TurnKey Internet’s latest expansion or to speak with a Cloud Hosting Solutions expert, visit https://turnkeyinternet.net/
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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LATHAM, NEW YORK (October 5th, 2016) – Leading Datacenter and Cloud Hosting Solutions provider TurnKey Internet, Inc. announced today that it is expanding its Datacenter and Cloud-based infrastructure into California. The Datacenter expansion builds on TurnKey Internet’s existing New York Datacenter by offering geographically specific and redundant, high-speed Cloud services from both their East Coast and new West Coast Facility.
The West Coast Datacenter, located in Los Angeles, California, offers multiple transit backbone providers with fiber network redundancy as well as physical security features such as Biometric hand scanners, IP cameras, 24/7 monitoring and manned building security. The facility also features multiple Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Units, on-site Generator Protected Power, and advanced Fire Suppression and Detection systems.
TurnKey Internet’s next generation online backup service, TurnKey Vault, will now include both East Coast and West Coast disaster recovery storage locations which offer full Cloud replication, bare metal recovery, and encrypted backup & restore.
TurnKey Internet’s high speed Cloud platform, offering Cloud based virtual private servers will also now be offered from both West Coast and East Coast Datacenters. Colocation and Datacenter services will also be offered from both geographical locations.
“Extending our Datacenter, Colocation, and Cloud-Hosted services to California matches our vision of giving customers access to a ‘turnkey’ platform that delivers unmatched value and performance,” said Adam Wills, CEO of TurnKey Internet, Inc. He continued “This geographical expansion is an exciting step in the development of our Cloud-Hosted platform. Our clients can easily deploy and manage their Cloud infrastructure across multiple geographic locations. This provides a better experience by providing redundancy and performance increases through delivery of applications closer to the end-user.”
For more information about TurnKey Internet’s latest expansion or to speak with a Cloud Hosting Solutions expert, visit www.TurnKeyInternet.net
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 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 37th ENERGY STAR® Certified Datacenter in the United States. For more information, please call (518) 618-0999 or visit www.turnkeyinternet.net/mediaShare : Follow Us :
The question of where to store data and sensitive information continues to concern many businesses. If you are like most companies, you worry about the security of your data. You may be thinking that you need to keep the data as close to you as possible, storing it at your own on-site datacenters where you can “keep an eye on everything.” How could you possible know what is happening with your data at servers far away from your office space?
The fact of the matter is, however, that your data is much more secure at a cloud provider than on your in-house servers. A cloud service is able to offer you many more security features and guarantees for your data than you have in your own space. However, you have to feel comfortable with your cloud provider keeping your data. A quick look at the many benefits of cloud storage may help convince you.
The Benefits of Cloud Storage
Choosing to move your information and data to cloud storage is no easy decision. However, the number of benefits that cloud providers offer to you and your business can make this change well worth it. Consider the many benefits, including:
- Data security – Possibly the most important aspect of cloud storage, data security is the main priority of cloud services. With some high-profile companies becoming the victims of data breaches in the last couple of years, cloud providers have upped their investments in access control, identity management, intrusion prevention and virus and malware protection. These improvements have resulted in increased security protocols and more protection for communication between users and servers.
- DDoS protection – Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are designed to overwhelm cloud servers, flooding them with requests until the security breaks down and actual user needs are ignored. Such an attack can derail a business quickly, losing revenue, customer trust and authority. Cloud providers are now providing services that monitor and protect against DDoS attacks.
- Regulatory compliance – Cloud providers are required to follow the industry and governmental regulations that oversee their sectors. This includes guarantees and restitutions for your data in the event of a breach.
- Reduced in-house data costs – Migrating all of your data to a cloud server will allow you to reduce the size and cost of your on-site location. For example, you will be able to remove servers, lower your software costs and potentially reduce IT staff without compromising the integrity or security of your data. Most cloud storage is paid on an as-needed basis, so you will only pay for the amount of server and infrastructure capacity that your business needs, and you can change that amount at any time.
- Constant availability – Cloud providers are exceptionally reliable. The connection is on 99.99 percent of the time, only going down for maintenance, and you will have access to your applications and data at all times and from practically anywhere.
- Improved mobility and collaboration – Cloud storage is available to those who need it no matter where they are located. With today’s internet connections via tablets and smartphones, you will be able to access your data and your applications no matter what you are doing. You can also share your information and conduct collaborations via shared storage capabilities offered by cloud providers.
Choosing the Right Cloud Provider
Once you have decided that storing your information on the cloud is the right decision for your business, you will need to find the right provider. You are placing all of your important data in the hands of this provider, so you must make sure that you choose the right one.
The best way to find the right cloud provider is to begin by talking to some of the provider’s current clients. These are the people who have already made the decision to trust the provider, and they will have the best insight into how the provider works and what it can offer. Try some of these questions to discover more about the service that you are considering:
- Did you find the onboarding process relatively easy to accomplish?
- Did the service provide education and training about the new technology for your staff?
- What is the technical support like when you encounter problems with the service?
- Have you personally experienced any serious security concerns or incidents?
- How have your security concerns been handled by the provider?
If you are dissatisfied with any of the responses to these questions, you do not have to use that particular provider. Keep looking and asking questions until you find a cloud service that meets your needs and that makes you feel comfortable.
Your Security and Peace of Mind
Technology is constantly changing and improving, and you need to be able to trust that your datacenter will keep up with the evolution of security needs. For any cloud service, find out whether there are security protocols in place, including:
- Physical security of the datacenter
- Environmental controls
- Back-up measures for power and internet
- Back-up measures for your data
- Technical support when you need it
Frequent system audits are also necessary in order to ensure that all servers meet or exceed industry standards for data security.
When you are searching for a cloud provider, ask potential candidates about their compliance to SSAE 16/SOC1. This set of standards measures the amount of control that a service organization maintains over your sensitive data and financial information. An audit will report any flaws in data flow.
You should also inquire about compliance to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This regulation ensures the security and privacy of private health information that is stored on cloud services. A HIPAA audit will demonstrate holes in the security of such specific and sensitive data.
If your cloud provider choice is compliant with both of these standards, you can rest assured that your sensitive data will be monitored and its integrity will be maintained at your datacenter.
Choosing to put your business information in a cloud service rather than housing it on-site is an important decision that requires careful vetting of your potential provider. Once you have chosen a service, you can trust that your datacenter will keep your important information safe and secure.
TurnKey Internet owns and operates its own private datacenter located in New York’s Tech Valley region. Our SSAE-16 Certified datacenter was a former U.S. Government building that was purchased by TurnKey in 2010. It is made to U.S. Federal Government standards, with 1-foot thick concrete along the perimeter, plus additional re-inforced walls and security enhancements. We have installed advanced security systems, and infrared based surveillance monitoring cameras. Employees all undergo background screening, and clients are not permitted within the facility except with photo ID and escorted by trained security personnel at all times. Owning our datacenter, we have been able to design, build and maintain every aspect of its construction to provide an ideal hosted server environment. This allows us to provide our clients fast, secure and reliable performance at all times.Share : Follow Us :
This year’s “Crane Day” included upgrades to our datacenter’s cooling system with the installation of new equipment on the roof (right next to all of our awesome solar panels!)
These upgrades will help keep all of the servers located in our newest POD expansion running nice and cool.
To check out some additional photos from “Crane Day” visit our Facebook page here!
More 2016 Expansion updates will be coming soon!
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Ever wondered what goes inside those state of the art datacenters that run ‘the cloud’? Here is a sneak peak on day 1 as TurnKey Internet (https://turnkeyinternet.net) is expanding its New York Datacenter servicing the Capital Region with Colocation, Cloud Services and Disaster Recovery backup solutions.
More videos and pictures coming soon… Stay tuned!Share : Follow Us :
We are excited to share with you a sneak preview of the latest expansion to our New York Data Center.
Today we begin construction on our newest POD as we expand to meet the high demand for Cloud Hosting and colocation services.
We’d love to share more with you however there are still multiple tractor-trailers full of equipment, and unfortunately they won’t unload themselves.
However please stay tuned… there will be more information, photos, and even videos to come!Share : Follow Us :
It shouldn’t come as a surprise when I tell you that we humans haven’t been too kind to Mother Nature lately. In fact, it seems that every time you open the newspaper or turn on your TV, there is a new fact or statistic telling us all how we are destroying our planet.
And it’s not just you and me. It’s the sum of our everyday, first world amenities that may be slowly taking a toll on the rest of the plant. The airline and automobile industries, the pharmaceutical industry and businesses involved with fertilizers are just a few things we take for granted that could possibly be hurting us more than helping.
But while over 7 billion (yes, BILLION) people roam the earth, many of us, are slowly becoming more conscious on the effect we are having on our planet. Here at TurnKey Internet, we realize the effects data centers can have on the environment as well. Ever since we established our company inside a former U.S. Post Office, we’ve been taking large strides to make us the meanest, greenest data center BOTH sides of the Mississippi. And we’re aiming for the entire world!
But how can you make a data center green? And what does it take? Well, let us tell you!
We’ll start from the outside.
If you drive up to our data center, you may not notice one of our coolest and biggest features that make us so green. We have an advanced on-site solar array that provides clean, pollution-free power that covers our entire roof!
As we head inside, you probably wouldn’t notice something else that would be right in front of your face. The lights! You know those little energy saving lights you buy for your home? Well imagine if you could bring them to work with you, replace those awful florescent lights, and save money while using a lot less energy.
Next, we head into the data center. If you have been in a data center before, then you would notice something drastically different about ours.
Why do our server racks have doors and roofs as if they were built to house our IT staff? (Hey! Not a bad idea!) And WHY IN THE WORLD IS IT SO COLD INSIDE THESE RACK ROOMS?! Well we call them “pods.” The reason why they are super cold inside is because they are (to be specific) state-of-the-art Smart Aisle Cold Containment Pods. These awesome things use a fraction of the amount of energy typically used in a data center by using in-row precision spot cooling. This spot cooling works with in-rack temperature sensors that regulates the climate and keeps the servers at an optimal temperature.
No, it’s not magic. It’s technology! And it’s the best technology around.
Finally, another great feature at our data center is that we receive hydroelectric power for New York’s Niagara Falls, thanks to Governor Cuomo’s ReCharge New York program.
That’s right. Those beautiful falls are helping us become one of the most energy-efficient data centers around. Because here at TurnKey we mean business… and we mean green!Share : Follow Us :
Downtime and Load Balancing Problems Diminish Immensely
With the help of cloud-managed services along with services like colocation, your businesses IT downtime problems can be spun 180 degrees! Cloud-managed services and colocation allows for practically 100% uptime with on-site technicians, backup generators, and upscale, reliable servers.
Moreover, load balancing is taken care of. With our always top-of-the-line servers and the capacity of our state-of-the-art data center, we allow for the capability of storing unlimited data from the existing, as well establishing clients, while re-balancing and scaling their servers in real time.
Do not wait for a human error or a storm to knock down your entire IT infrastructure. Business is 24/7! See how moving to the cloud can improve your business, or learn more about the benefits of colocation.
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