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Developing a Data Backup Plan   1 comment

Posted at Apr 18, 2017 @ 10:04am turnkey cloud

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

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.

 

Cloud Backup

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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Written by David Maurer on April 18th, 2017

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TurnKey Internet, Inc Completes State-of-the-Art Green Datacenter Expansion   no comments

Posted at Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:42am New York Datacenter,Press Release

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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Written by David Maurer on December 13th, 2016

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TurnKey Internet, Inc Expands Datacenter and Cloud Services to California   no comments

Posted at Oct 5, 2016 @ 12:54pm Press Release

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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/media

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Written by David Maurer on October 5th, 2016

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Crane Day: TurnKey Internet’s 2016 Expansion Continues   no comments

Posted at Sep 14, 2016 @ 8:45am New York Datacenter

cranedayTurnKey Internet’s latest expansion of our New York Datacenter continues on with “Crane Day”

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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Written by David Maurer on September 14th, 2016

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TurnKey Internet 2016 Expansion – Sneak Peak   no comments

Posted at Aug 3, 2016 @ 11:53am New York Datacenter

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!

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Written by David Maurer on August 3rd, 2016

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TurnKey Internet is EXPANDING!   no comments

Posted at Jul 29, 2016 @ 10:23am New York Datacenter

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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!

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Written by David Maurer on July 29th, 2016

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Cloud Tip of the Month – October 2013   no comments

Posted at Oct 8, 2013 @ 12:10pm disaster recovery,New York Datacenter

Why move to The Cloud? Here is October’s HappyOctober-01cloud tip!

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.

Want to know more about how you can achieve 100% uptime? Visit our site at www.turnkeyinternet.net or contact our sales team at sales@turnkeyinternet.net 

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Hurricane Sandy – After Report   1 comment

Posted at Oct 30, 2012 @ 12:12pm New York Datacenter,News

While Hurricane Sandy has been downgraded to a severe storm that still is impacting parts of the Northeast U.S. with wind, rain, and flooding, the initial, direct storm impact on our regional datacenter in New York has passed without any impact to service or performance.

Our facility remained running–fully on utility power–at all times, with no disruptions to service. All fiber optic network connections, including our dark fiber build, remain at 100% operational status, and all backup network and power systems also remain at 100% operational status. All Internet carrier connection points report full operational status, with no outages reported in the last 24 hours. At this time we have completed our Emergency Preparedness Stage II Plan, which has been in effect since Sunday – returning to normal operational status as of 12:01 PM EST today, October 30th, 2012.

We are happy to report that all employees and their families are safe and sound, and have either reported for duty or checked in to confirm their status. Many clients who have contacted us from within the impacted regions also report they are safe – which we are very grateful to hear.

Some severe flooding in parts of New York continue at this time. For instance, you may see on the news that the stock exchange has been closed for a 2nd day. Major power outages and other effects of Hurricane Sandy are impacting millions of people,but our New York datacenter facility remains over 2,000 feet above sea level and far removed from the impacted flood zone. We do not anticipate any issues related to the flooding in these regions of New York, but will continue to monitor the situation.

Thank you all for the well wishes that were sent to TurnKey Internet and our staff in the last 24 hours. Our thoughts and best wishes are with those who remain in the regions experiencing the after effects of Hurricane Sandy, and we hope for a speedy recovery for all who have been impacted.

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Written by Adam on October 30th, 2012

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New York Green Datacenter Part 1   2 comments

Posted at Mar 31, 2012 @ 7:39pm green,New York Datacenter

Cold Containment Pod at TurnKey InternetAs most of you reading our blog, and reading our news letters know – TurnKey purchased real estate in 2010, and made a multi million dollar investment into upgrading the facility to serve as our new Head Quarters and primary datacenter here in the heart of New York’s Tech Valley Region. Significant portions of that investment were made specifically towards GREEN technologies, some of which are unheard of in use prior in high capacity datacenters like ours.

In April, we will be sharing with everyone a full video tour, and additional information on these, and other GREEN technologies now behind one of the world’s most advanced, and now GREEN, datacenters!

The new cold containment pod system, as shown in the image to the top left provides the absolute most advanced and efficient cooling capacity for massive datacenters like TurnKey’s – very new technology, we have one of their first deployed solutions world wide direct from the manufacturer (Emerson). More efficient than hot aisle / cold aisle – more efficient than raised floors and forced air, Cold Containment Pods in parallel with our Emerson in-row ‘intelligent’ cooling systems allows spot cooling at a precision level never seen in the industry, lower power consumption and eliminating waste from the typical cooling process found in datacenters.

Here are a couple of photos of our on-premise power generation system, with our own Solar Array! Yes you read that right – we are actually powering racks of servers directly from the Solar Array (of course fed through un-interruptable battery systems, backed up by both hydro-electric based utility and on-site generators). The Sun is literally powering our hosting servers for clients! Unlike other hosting companies, or datacenters that may off-set carbon foot print buying ‘wind energy credits’ or something like that- we are actually producing our own clean energy right on site!

Solar Array View #2 for our New York Datacenter
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View Of the Solar Array
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Stay tuned, for more photos and the video tour in April!

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Written by Adam on March 31st, 2012

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TurnKey Staff Interviews: Sean Sullivan   no comments

Posted at Mar 4, 2010 @ 5:34pm Staff Interviews

Sean is our big bad network and datacenter manager. The ladies love him!

What attracted you to the hosting business?

The magnets.  Sorry, had to say that.  I did 20 years in the mainframe world doing everything from tape librarian to support to database administration to capacity planning. But the big iron was static, basically unchanging, and I found that the client-server world and the internet was where my future was.   I started with just a simple hosting account and learned the ropes of site management and development.  Soon I moved up to a reseller account for more flexibility. Eventually, I started doing helpdesk support for a couple of hosting companies where I learned more about the back-end of the business which led me to start doing network and server management.  I simply enjoy the work.

How did you find TurnKey?

Google maps.  There I go again… lol.  Actually, TurnKey found me.  Isn’t the internet great?

What aspect of your job brings out the best in you?

Watching Dave bounce off the walls after 15 Red Bulls. Ok, maybe that’s what brings out the best in Dave. For me, it’s the challenges.  Every day is full of new opportunities  and I am lucky enough to work for someone that allows his employees to explore new options and ideas freely.

Do you have any hobbies?

Yes, filling out staff interviews.  Actually, I’m an accomplished semi-professional photographer in my spare time (don’t let Adam know I have any spare time 🙂

Tell me something interesting about yourself…

I am made mostly of awesome.

What hardware/software do you use on your home computer?

I’m hardcore.  I use an abacus!

What is your most memorable moment at TurnKey?

The day Anni started.

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Written by admin on March 4th, 2010

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