Colocation – What is it, and how can it help your business?

You may have seen the term “Colocation” and wondered what it meant.  Simply put, colocation is the renting of space in a provider’s data center.  Usually, this space is used to house important electronic equipment and hardware.  There are many reasons companies do this, from simply saving space to fulfilling one part of a complex disaster recovery plan. 24x7x365 Possibly the most important thing data centers offer is reliable constant operation.  Data centers by design offer 24x7x365 uptime.  Specialized cooling systems and redundant power options ensure that all equipment within the data center remains functional and at optimal temperature for [...]

By | 2018-09-13T16:06:05+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Three Tiers of ISPs: What They Mean & Why They’re Important

Has this ever happened to you?  You're talking about the internet with your techy friends and you realize: a) “I don’t know what tiered ISPs are,” and b) “I don’t really know how the internet is structured.” Well, it isn’t just “a series of tubes” as one politician put it. No, a hierarchy of infrastructure exists, which many different commercial, community-owned, non-profit, and privately-owned organizations control. Think of the vast, interconnected highway system that connects cities large and small across the United States. That complexity is similar to the information highway that makes up the backbone of the internet, except [...]

By | 2018-07-05T12:58:01+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Fiber Optic Internet, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is a Hosted VoIP and How Does it Work?

As you look into communication services for your business, you’ll run into a lot of technical jargon – cloud-hosted PBX, virtual PBX, hosted PBX, hosted VoIP. As someone who may not have a background in IT or computer science, you may feel frustrated at the sheer number of terms, some even describing the same concept. After all, you just want to be able to pick up your phone and have everything work as it should. But functional knowledge of these telephonic systems can save you thousands of dollars, while keeping your business up-to-date with the latest technological advancements. Not tech-savvy? [...]

By | 2018-05-16T16:48:02+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Uncategorized, VOIP|0 Comments

How Does Fiber-Optic Internet Work?

You’ve probably heard of fiber-optic internet, and how it’s the next step in the internet revolution. After all, the people buzzing about fiber internet run the gamut from corporate CEOs to video game addicts. And that wide spread of appeal is certainly justified. Gigabit speeds, miles-long cables, laser lights – what’s not to love? But if you’re one of the 25% of Americans with access to a fiber-optic network, questions about how all this stuff works may be sprouting up in your mind. All this science-fiction, high-tech mumbo jumbo sounds too good to be true. Well, we’re here to assure [...]

By | 2018-05-09T13:05:53+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Fiber Optic Internet, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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