RapidScale Cloud Server and Cloud Backup

RapidScale Cloud Server and Cloud Backup are two products that have been able to increase the scalability and accessibility of server technology for enterprises. Through the utilization of Data Centers across the United States, RapidScale is able to provide a geographically diverse location to store your data. The Cloud Server product comes under a few different names, Cloud Recovery, Infrastructure as a Service, and Disaster Recovery as a Service, and Cloud Backup. Through Fastblue Networks, and RapidScale your data will be safe in the cloud.

RapidScale Cloud Server and Cloud Backup are two products that have been able to increase the scalability and accessibility of server technology for enterprises. Click Here to Get Connected.

Cloud Server, or Infrastructure as a Service eliminates the Capital Expenditure of new server hardware. Through a Cloud Server, you have accessibility to the latest software and hardware stored in a secure Data Center. Rather than paying an upfront fee, users have a subscription-based service where they pay based on usage. This creates an elastic service that allows the customer to scale up or down based upon their individual needs. The customer has the ability to control all aspects of their server, including applications, storage, and operating system.

Cloud Server pricing is based upon power, storage, and CPU/RAM. Through this methodology, each customer is given a unique service based upon the needs of their organization.

Cloud Backup, or Disaster Recovery as a Service (DraaS) provides organizations with an effective method of offloading their data to a secure off-site location. DRaaS has become an effective solution for companies that are still backing up on tape, and need to move the tape to a secure location. Since RapidScale will replicate the Data in a diverse location, it will be protected against any natural disasters.

RapidScale was founded in 2008. Since its creating it has seen year over year growth. In 2012 RapidScale grew 300%, adding partners such as Fastblue and many more. RapidScale offers other Cloud Computing services such as Cloud Desktop, Cloud Office, and additional mobile Cloud products.

Fastblue Networks and RapidScale became partners in 2012. Since then the relationship has continued to grow, with a great deal of clients joining the team. Fastblue has positioned itself to not only provide network services, but to provide the entire suite of Telco products. Fastblue is able to provide Voice, Internet Connectivity, and Cloud Services to create a quality solution. As cable companies infringe on traditional Telecom markets, service providers will be forced to sell cloud services. Fastblue is at the forefront of this revolution. Want pricing? Let’s talk!

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DoS Detection Services

DoS Detection Services prevent attacks with firewalls, switches, filters, routers, black holing, sink piping and front end hardware and software. Click Here to Get Connected.You may or may not be familiar with the intricacies of a Denial of services attack. There is no need for you to become an expert on the many different types of attacks. But, if you are a business owner it is important for you to gain a basic understand of this attack and the effects that it can have on your business. It is also important for you to take precautions to prevent this kind of attack from hindering your businesses ability to function properly.

What is a DoS attack?

A DoS attack is an attack by a perpetrator on your businesses network or machine. The intention of the attack is to make your system indefinitely or temporarily suspended. The perpetrator’s intention is to paralyze your server making it impossible for you to send or receive information over the internet. As you can see, the effects of this attack are horribly debilitating to your business. If you and your employees cannot use the internet it is nearly impossible for you to get any work done. Also, if your clients or customers cannot reach you they will lose faith in your business and likely have doubts about your business’ functionality in all areas.

Who is susceptible to DoS attacks?

DoS attacks are most common in large businesses such as banks and credit card payment sites or in high profile internet companies. But, every business can be the victim of a DoS attack.
How is a DoS attack acted out?

Often times perpetrators make an attempt to overload your business system with an excess of false communication. Too many hits can cause your system to freeze or reload. This could result in lost information and a great deal of downtime. Also, obviously, your system will require repair.
How does a DoS Detection Service work?

DoS Detection Services prevent attacks with firewalls, switches, filters, routers, black holing, sink piping and front end hardware and software. This multi-pronged approach allows for DoS Detection Services to pick up on false harmful communication before allowing it into your server. The communication is rerouted and the attack is prevented.

At Fast Blue Communications we work with a variety of DoS protection services. Please contact us today. A member of our friendly staff is standing by to help you compare features and pricing. We look forward to working with you to keep your business protected.

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Cloud Connection: The best methods for connecting to your Data Center or Cloud

The Data Center, and Cloud computing has become a central aspect for IT divisions in SMB and Enterprise companies alike. In doing so it has increased the amount of information that is being passed across the network, from one location to another. Internet connectivity has always been important, but its importance has increasingly become important, as bandwidth intensive applications have moved to the cloud. Which providers will best serve the interest of your Data Center? Which are going to provide the best speed at the best price? In this blog I will discuss some carrier differences, and how to find the right one for your needs.

Find out the right provider which will best serve the interest of your Data Center and provide you the best speed at the best price for your needs.First, determine how much data you are storing at your colocation or cloud facility to decide as to whether you need a private network, or could utilize a service such as VPN or MPLS. You may only have one server in the cloud, and if so, a VPN over Fiber Internet would serve your organization fine. When you begin to reach higher levels of usage in your Data Center, it is critical to reach your servers (And Applications) with dedicated services such as 10Mb Fiber, 100Mb Fiber, or 1Gb Fiber Internet to the data center.

Second, you must consider which carriers are on-net at your organizations address, and which carriers are on-net at your Cloud or Colocation facility. On net refers to whether or not a provider had services (Such as Fiber Internet) built directly into your building. When you leverage an on-net provider you directly connect to their network backbone, bypassing all other providers and removing the “last mile” access provider. This provides the fastest access to the carriers Internet services and can provide inexpensive Ethernet or Optical Internet access.

The use of a broker will make your life much easier. Through a broker you will gain instant access into which carriers are at or near your building, and what types of services each provider has available. Certain providers, such as TW Telecom are great for Point-to-Point circuits that connect a private network to your Data Center. TW has an on-net product called Dynamic Capacity. Dynamic Capacity allows you to burst your connection speed up to 30% of your allotted bandwidth. This is great when connecting to an off-site facility. A broker will also be able to leverage their carrier relationships to provide you with the best pricing possible. Try our Instant pricing tool below today!

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Disaster Recovery as a Service and Business Continuity

Disaster Recovery as a Service, or DRaaS, provides businesses with an effective approach to replicating and recovering information from your organizations servers.Disaster Recovery as a Service, or DRaaS, provides businesses with an effective approach to replicating and recovering information from your organizations servers. According to IDC organizations today lose about $84,000 for every hour of downtime they experience. No two companies are the same, and it is necessary to build your backup storage based upon your organizations needs. There are many different backup solutions out there; here are some ways to ensure you are selecting the right cloud recovery service.

First, you must set your priorities. What is most important, Performance, space savings, or the cost of the service? This will help you determine which Cloud backup providers you choose to discuss the project with. Second, you must consider storage requirements, retention rate, and location. How much data will you need to replicate in the cloud? By determining which data is most important, and where it needs to be stored you will help shape the design of your Disaster Recovery. How long will the data need to be stored in the cloud? Some providers will hold your data for a month, while others will hold your data as long as you need (Based on personal requirements). Last, where is your business located?

Disaster Recovery is built to provide redundancy for your data in another geographical location. In doing so your data is safe from any sort of disaster, ensuring the accessibility of your data. Fastblue utilizes RapidScale, XO Communications, Earthlink, and CenturyLink/Savvis to supply fully managed servers for your data. Too many companies do not protect their data, assuming it is too expensive, or not wanting to invest in the technology. Disaster Recovery as a service is designed to replicate your VMWare servers and applications to the cloud, in order to store them securely in the event of an outage.

At Fastblue Networks we work with SAS 17, Tier 3 (Class 1) data centers that will meet your needs. With RapidScale’s automatically compliant HIPPA software you can be sure that your security needs are being met. Additionally, disaster recovery will provide you with multiple storage locations and resources off-site. Utilize our Instant Pricing tool today to look into our different service provider options. Fastblue Networks was formed in 2003, and has been serving our clients with Cloud services since our inception. By forming a solution that includes Voice, Data, and Cloud services we can build a solution based to your specific needs- Meeting all requirements for security and redundancy.

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Adopting Proper Cloud Methodologies

Utilizing Cloud Applications for your business

Adopting Proper Cloud MethodologiesThe Cloud is no longer something that is an emerging trend; rather it has become a consideration that is evaluated at all levels of IT. As the Cloud has emerged, it has changed the way companies build their internal networking, and the way they take these products to market. Business leaders expect rapid growth and scalability, looking outside of the organization if their needs cannot be met. It is also hard for companies to determine which products will truly increase their bottom line, and which will pass in time.

The Cloud has also become a source of concern, as IT leaders fear a loss of control. Some are concerned, feeling that they are losing control of their domain. While others see it as an opportunity to increase their value within their organization. The Cloud has allowed CIO’s to utilize technology to add a greater value to the businesses they are working for. The CIO is no longer a caretaker of a particular service, but an executive that helps direct a great aspect of the business.

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RapidScale Disaster Recovery as a Service / CloudRecovery

Today’s businesses are becoming more and more reliant on their IT technology for their daily operations and communication. The inability to access key applications, even for a short period of time, could put a company out of business. As a result, the time it takes your business to recover in the event of a disaster can quite literally determine the lifespan of your company. This is because, according to the Disaster Recovery Journal, over 90% of businesses that “lost their data center for 10 days or more due to a disaster, filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster.”

RapidScale’s Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) or CloudRecovery allows you to back-up your infrastructure and data in remote, mirrored data centers that have failover servers. It is ideal for any size business.

Thankfully, RapidScale’s Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) or CloudRecovery allows you to back-up your infrastructure and data in remote, mirrored data centers that have failover servers. The failover servers act as an added layer of security by automatically taking over if a server should ever fail for any reason.

RapidScale Disaster Recovery as a Service secures your company’s important data and ensures minimal downtime whenever a disaster strikes. This is done by protecting your data in RapidScale’s Cloud, which boasts the quickest Recovery Time Objective (RTO) in the industry and can have your business back up and running within minutes of a disaster.

RapidScale CloudRecovery aims to plot and construct your company’s RTO around every application by providing both Disaster Recovery as a Service solutions for immediate failover as well as high and low density storage. RapidScale makes your security is top priority. Rapid Scale’s CloudRecovery team is always there when you need them, providing around the clock support and monitoring. In addition, its data centers meet – and exceed – HIPAA, PCI compliance, as well as most government security standards. These features include continuous digital surveillance and recording, biometric systems such as security and palm scanners, exterior security systems, and on-premise security guards.

RapidScale Disaster Recovery as a Service offers effective, scalable protection while eliminating upfront costs for expensive maintenance and equipment, making it ideal for any size business. Moreover, with a 100% uptime guarantee and a growing number of Tier 3 Class 1 data centers, it is easy to see why so many of today’s leading businesses are choosing to go with RapidScale for their disaster recovery solutions. For more information on Disaster Recovery as a Service, CloudRecovery, or additional RapidScale solutions, give us a call today! Our team will work with you to find the perfect solution for your unique needs.

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Denial of Service Detection

Denial of Service detection, protection, and mitigation solutions from top providers ensures that your network and site remain as fully operational as possible even during the high traffic times of an attack.Denial of Service Detection solutions provide an affordable solution to ensuring your business maintains top-notch availability at all times. Denial of Service (DoS) attacks are going to take place, it’s really just a matter of when and more often than not they strike at the least convenient times.

Denial of Service Detection solutions from top providers make use of their extensive networks to redistribute traffic so your network and site remain as fully operational as possible even during the high traffic times of an attack. Denial of Service detection, protection, and mitigation services provide optimal availability of your site and help you better identify the sources of incoming traffic following each attack.

Key Benefits and Features:-

    • Increased Capacity: Denial of Service Detection functions to distribute the traffic of an attack over a larger network so your site remains operational and maintains appropriate speeds. Your network on it’s own will not be able to handle a Denial of Service attack by itself.
    • Experience and Expertise: Denial of Service Detection providers bring unprecedented experience and expertise to your business when it comes to detecting and defending against attacks. Top experience and expertise keeps your business operational even during peak DoS attacks.
    • Maximized Availability: In today’s digital age, site up time and availability is everything. Your site needs to be up and running at all times no matter what and Denial of Service Detection aims to substantially increase availability even during a nightmarish DoS attack.
    • Flexibility and Scalability: The most advantageous part of Cloud-based applications and solutions lies in the flexibility and scalability of each service. With no expensive on site equipment, Denial of Service Detection can be scaled to perfectly fit your business even as your business and DoS Detection needs grow.
    • Brand Protection: You’ve worked hard to build your brand to where it is today. A single Denial of Service attack could tarnish your name with current customers and potential clients. Denial of Service detection could be the difference maker in saving your business from losing key customers.
    • Better Understanding: Denial of Service Detection services typically provide better and additional understanding into why attacks take place and sometimes where they originate. This further information allows you to prepare for future attacks more appropriately.

A Representative from Fastblue Networks is always available to discuss how we can help grow your business and answer any questions you may have about our products or services. Please call us at 888-972-BLUE or fill up the form below.

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