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Disaster VPS Recovery

VPS RecoveryWhen I say, ‘Disaster VPS Recovery’, as a business owner, what do you think? Perhaps it is something along the lines of, ‘Does my current provider back up my data properly?’ or ‘Did I select that package with my current web host?’ or maybe it’s simply, ‘What is Disaster VPS Recovery and do I need it?’.

All of those are good questions and all of those are what you should be asking your server host & internet provider. If you do not have a business continuity plan and the appropriate company to support that, then your business could come to a screeching halt should your servers crash, cloud go down and/or any other number of technical issues that would leave you dead in the water.

That is why we offer Disaster VPS Recovery here at FRII. Because when disaster strikes, the livelihood of your business is at stake and you need to be back up and running in the shortest time possible. We know that you cannot wait weeks to have your services returned and we know the cost of not only time, but of money to rebuild and repopulate the data your company relies on to operate.

We offer redundant power & internet connections, multiple on-site generator backups & we can increase your bandwidth and space needs as your business grows. We offer top of the line solutions to support any size business and all of our plans are designed with instant scalability for instant responsiveness when you need it.

Here at FRII, we pride ourselves on being a one-stop-shop for all of your business data center needs and we’re happy to show you how we are the best fit for you.

If you’re interested in taking the next step forward in securing your business online, email us at: sales@frii.com or call us at 970.212.0700.

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5 Things Every Business Should Know About Colocation Hosting

Colocation server hosting

Colocation server hosting, colo hosting, is the modern way to house your data server. With colo hosting you get a well trained IT staff that cares about your connectivity and a safe space to house your servers. If you are thinking about colocation here are five things you should know:

  1. Colocation Hosting: Colocation hosting is like “co-working” for your servers. You own your equipment but use a third party to house your data center. It may be a shelf, room, or a whole warehouse, depending on the storage needs of the company.
  2. Colocation Hosting: Colocation hosting is like “co-working” for your servers. You own your equipment but use a third party to house your data center. It may be a shelf, room, or a whole warehouse, depending on the storage needs of the company.Colocation Hosting Providers: Colocation server hosting facilities provide cooling, fully redundant power systems, IP address, and the bandwidth necessary for a company’s network needs. The location provider equips the user with all the support needed in-house. All you need to worry about is turning on your computer.
  3. Colocation Hosting Providers: Colocation server hosting facilities provide cooling, fully redundant power systems, IP address, and the bandwidth necessary for a company’s network needs. The location provider equips the user with all the support needed in-house. All you need to worry about is turning on your computer.Colocation Hosting Services: Colocation server hosting is scalable. If you have a heavy usage, the host can expand the services. If you have a slow season, you can scale down. This model is a flex model you can use as your business fluctuates its data needs.
  4. Colocation Hosting Services: Colocation server hosting is scalable. If you have a heavy usage, the host can expand the services. If you have a slow season, you can scale down. This model is a flex model you can use as your business fluctuates its data needs.Colocation Hosting Pricing: Colocation server hosting is easy on your wallet. You do not have to include building a growing data center in your office. The infrastructure is a pay-as-you-use service. If you expand, just buy more space at the center.
  5. Colocation Hosting Pricing: Colocation server hosting is easy on your wallet. You do not have to include building a growing data center in your office. The infrastructure is a pay-as-you-use service. If you expand, just buy more space at the center.Colocation Hosting for Disaster recovery: Downtimes can be crucial to biz ops. Disaster is severe if it shuts down your servers. If you have a Colocation sever, you can rely on the IT team to keep you up and to run. You can have seamless connectivity. The Colocation server has a backup plan for these moments. You can trust they are working to keep all their clients connected.
  6. Colocation Hosting for Disaster recovery: Downtimes can be crucial to biz ops. Disaster is severe if it shuts down your servers. If you have a Colocation sever, you can rely on the IT team to keep you up and to run. You can have seamless connectivity. The Colocation server has a backup plan for these moments. You can trust they are working to keep all their clients connected.

Ask your local provider at FRII about collocating hosting opportunities and pricing. Put the best IT team to work and let them take care of all your colo hosting.

What is Fiber?

What is “fiber” Really?

Fiber Optic Cable

In a world of ever expanding technologies, many new hype or jargon words can be thrown around that don’t necessarily come with an easy or readily available explanation. One of those words that you might have heard lately with regards to technology is fiber. While we all know and have used the word fiber when talking about clothing or dietary supplements, do we know what fiber stands for when speaking about technology? Continue reading

The Trouble with Passwords

Password Strength from xkcd

Popular web comic xkcd shows why most people’s hard to remember passwords aren’t very safe. Click image for full size. (license here)

Many people have trouble with passwords. And since the discovery of the Heartbleed bug, there’s a lot of frustration as people are asked to change their passwords on multiple sites. I think that most of this frustration stems from the habit we, as an Internet society, have of creating hard to remember passwords. And because we create hard to remember passwords, we tend to use tricks to help us — and these tricks make them easier to be cracked.

So here’s a list of things a lot of us do, but shouldn’t, along with things most of us don’t do, but probably should. These should make your passwords more secure and easier to remember.
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