400 Servers In Under 4 Hours

In the immortal words for Forrest Gump, “it happens.”  In technology, truer words might never have been spoken.

But when “it” does happen, Azzaron’s team of system admins and network of support personnel work very hard to ensure “it” has little impact on end users.

Responding to a critical outage of its entire storage infrastructure, Azzaron engineers were able to shut down, repair, and restore over 400 virtual servers in under four hours!  The coordination involved the installation and subsequent upgrade of an entirely new storage rack system and a full upgrade of Azzaron’s switch infrastructure.

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Is My Internet Fast Enough?

One of the most frequent questions we get asked at Azzaron during the testing process is "will my Internet connection be sufficient for hosted desktops?"

Azzaron uses sophisticated compression technology to improve the customer experience, but there are some minimum specifications for enhancing usability and system speed.

Many IaaS users take advantage of mobile and consumer-grade connections that work great for a few employees.  When an office has more than ten users, a business-grade Internet connection is typically recommended.  A good rule of thumb when purchasing business-grade services is to calculate 1Mb of Internet connection per every two users (i.e. an office of 40 people should have a minimum 20Mb Internet connection).

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Three Reasons to Cloud Connect Your File Server

Half of your employees love the file server, since it is fast, easy, and centralizes all work files in a single location on the network at the main office. The other half of your of employees likely hate the file server, since they must login remotely and more often than not, they often are missing critical files when they are in the field. The problem is especially acute for employees who are always remote. Over time, difficulties with remote access cause employees to get out of sync with the rest of the company, leading to data sprawl for corporate documents and to critical content becoming trapped in personal silos.

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How Many IT Guys Does It Take To Change a Lightbulb

Tonight I replaced the lightbulbs in my kitchen.  Sweating near the ceiling I was pondering all the good jokes about how many country western singers it takes to change those things.

Really, the little twist-in glass globes that we rely on so much to see are a perfect analogy for the IaaS model that Azzaron is bringing to small businesses all around the country.

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