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Who Still Needs Colocation?

Cloud hosting has been getting a lot of press in recent years. It’d be easy to assume that everything is going to “the cloud.” With promises of lower CAPEX and higher elasticity, some business owners might feel obligated to move everything over. But is that the best choice for all organizations? Statistically, most companies still […]

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Disaster Recovery Finally Affordable for SMBs

Any company that relies on computers to store and process data should understand the importance of backups. Unfortunately, many small and medium-sized businesses feel overwhelmed at the prospect and don’t know how to proceed. Sound familiar? Thanks to free and easy to use software, sensible off-site backups for disaster recovery can now be accomplished cheaply […]

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Data Center Sustainability Improvements Via Free Cooling

  Water Side Economizing Also known as “free cooling,” water side economizing provides significant energy efficiencies because it doesn’t rely on traditional refrigeration. For this final post in my series about energy saving data center cooling strategies I’ll focus on the significant role water side economizing plays in modern data center HVAC (Heating Venting Air […]

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Why Your Data Center Should Have Aisle Containment

As I say in my previous blog post, data centers in the United States use a full 1% of the nation’s power so improving efficiencies makes very real sense. In this series of blog posts about HVAC (Heating Venting Air Conditioning) cooling strategies for computers I summarize the main elements you should focus on to make […]

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Data Center Cooling Optimizations Bring Big Wins

At XMission we have just completed some significant energy efficiency improvements in our data center. To educate the public and our customers as well as promote sustainable energy practices, I will be writing some blog posts about industry trends and the steps we have taken at XMission to dramatically improve our energy efficiencies. These best […]

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Colocation or Cloud?

With so much media attention focused on cloud hosting, companies might feel compelled to move everything there. We all have those IT decision maker moments where the status quo no longer works and we realize that we need to stop mulling over the options and actually pick a new solution for X. Perhaps your current […]

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3 Reasons XMission Cloud Infrastructure is better than AWS

 I often get asked why an individual or business would want to host their VPS on XMission’s Cloud Infrastructure over a larger provider like Amazon. After all, AWS is the market behemoth, hosting huge sites in different locales around the world. How can a small local hosting company beat out AWS? Here are 3 reasons: […]

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5 Questions Customers Commonly Ask + Our Best Answers

When it comes to technical support, there seems to be a pattern in the questions that are asked on a daily basis. Even with all the training we provide for our customers there simply is not enough time in the day to train everyone. To help you out, we have composed the top five customer […]

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Use the Cloud Infrastructure API to Automatically Resize Your Server

The RESTful API is one of the more interesting and useful features of XMission’s Cloud Infrastructure service. The API exposes nearly all the features of the control panel in a consistent and well documented interface. This article will demonstrate how to use the API to automatically resize your server’s RAM dynamically, without the need to […]

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Have Your Own Custom Website in Minutes

Customers expect your business to have a professional-looking website that, at the least, describes your company, hours of operation, and contact information. Your website is often the customer’s first point of contact with your company, so it is crucial that you invest your time and money preparing it. Over the past 10 years, developing a […]

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