How do our servers connect?

This morning we had an outage and while I did what I could to describe it via text, I can’t seem to come to grips with three unrelated issues occurring together creating so many pages. Why? Our network is segmented/separated by multiple physical segments and these unrelated incidents should not affect the other. This graphic representation isn’t necessarily 100% accurate […]

Example cost: Virtual Private Cloud (updated)

Back in September, 2009, I had written a post with a quick overview of what a private cloud (or infrastructure) looks like and some basic costs and information, including why it is a great product (I am biased). Since then, Dell has retired the PE2900III model server and items change, this is an update for the basic configuration. Reminder graphic: […]

Example cost: Virtual Private Cloud on VMware

In the last 6 months, I have helped multiple customers achieve their dream of a virtual machine environment built for them exclusively, but with abilities to control their virtual machine setup, configuration, turn up, tear down, etc.  These dedicated infrastructure environments are in the ipHouse data center. This isn’t ‘cloud computing’ as many people think of it (thanks to Amazon […]

ipHouse releases VMware based server services

Virtualization, one of the buzzwords flying around the Internet today, is a method of running separate servers (guests) with separate operating systems on shared physical hardware (the host).  I wrote a quick summary back in February, 2009 that should help give some context. Here at ipHouse, we have chosen to use VMware for our virtualization products.  We chose VMware because […]

Virtualization and you – the business user

Why virtualize?  Better yet, why use virtualized server services for your business? I’ll try to answer that question in this blog post, though from a service provider point of view, but I’ll try to remove my bias where feasible. Summary:  For many business needs, a virtualized server on a hosting providers infrastucture is very cost effective, very secure, and highly […]