Managing Risk – Your Backup Strategy

November 10, 2010 by · Comments Off on Managing Risk – Your Backup Strategy 

We’ve all been there. You think to yourself that you should back up a file, directory, or database then after making some really critical changes… do a quick file copy and – BAM! – all your work is lost. Less frequently on desktop machines – but surprisingly often on heavily used servers – a disk failure can result in even more catastrophic losses. If you consider that many sites online comprise the intellectual property, storefront, and contents of a business, a disk drive failure could at a minimum mean downtime for the business. In a worst-case scenario with a complete failure where all contents were lost, a business could be shut down immediately due to a loss of data, configuration, and/or the complete site software and configuration. All of this may be stating the obvious to most but, believe me, total data loss does happen to many sites that weren’t equipped with a proper backup strategy. Read more

Mashery Selects Internap to Assume Managed Server Duties for Premium Customers

June 23, 2009 by · Comments Off on Mashery Selects Internap to Assume Managed Server Duties for Premium Customers 

Web Hosting ToolsATLANTA – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions, announced today that it is providing managed server hosting services for Mashery, a cloud-based API (Application Programming Interface) infrastructure management company.

Mashery helps customers to embrace a new distribution channel – one that lets them create thousands of new content partnerships and create an ecosystem out of which new user experiences and revenue opportunities can grow. Thousands of software-driven companies are releasing APIs in order to become Software as a Service (SaaS) providers, either as a primary or secondary line of business. Although every API is different, the infrastructure to manage them includes the same set of challenges for most providers. Adopting Mashery’s developer management and support services allows customers to focus on their core businesses rather than trying to manage the APIs themselves.

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