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Popular Linux distributions

27 popular Linux distributions

In the following list, we have gathered some of the most popular Linux distributions and some growing distros too. GNU/Linux operating systems are Unix-like and open source, and based on the Linux kernel. Among the long list of Linux distributions, there are a number of distros that clearly stand out among the others — in

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What is a backup?

What is a backup?

All organizations should have backups of their data. Backups are a simple form of disaster recovery (DR) to be protected against contingencies like system failures, faulty updates or cyberattacks. What is a backup and what is it used for? A backup is a copy of data that is taken and stored somewhere else so that,

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Interview to Jorge Román Novalbos, CEO of Transparent Edge Services

Interview to Jorge Román Novalbos, CEO of Transparent Edge Services

At Stackscale we always look forward to being surrounded with strategic partners that share our values, like Transparent Edge Services. In the following interview we talk with its CEO, Jorge Román Novalbos, to know more about the project, evolution and goals, as well as their IT infrastructure. How did Transparent Edge Services start? Jorge Román

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World map drawing

All Internet servers together draw the world map

All Internet servers together draw the world map, but global interconnection is also represented in many other maps that collect data from different activities and sectors. It is especially interesting to observe the size and magnitude of the Internet through maps like the submarine cables’ map, which shows the submarine cables which carry most of

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10 popular database management systems

10 popular database management systems (DBMS)

We have collected some of the most popular database management systems (DBMS) nowadays. Let’s start by defining what a database management system is. What is a database management system? A database management system (DBMS) is a software used to define, manipulate, retrieve, store and manage data in databases. To sum up, database management systems are

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The evolution of the Internet from 1997 to 2021

The evolution of the Internet from 1997 to 2021

How has the Internet changed over the years? The Opte Project, by Barrett Lyon, captures the evolution of the Internet from 1997 to 2021. As the Internet is a network of networks, Barrett Lyon has leveraged the connections among all those networks to create a map of the Internet. This visual representation of the Internet

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Stackscale Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud

Stackscale Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud

Many companies wonder whether Private Cloud or Public Cloud is the best option for their business. On the one hand, a private cloud environment, like those we design at Stackscale, offers the best balance between performance, costs and scalability. On the other hand, a public cloud environment usually allows to deploy and scale resources at

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what's a data center or Internet datacenter

What is a Data Center?

A Data Center or Internet Data Center is a facility where an organization or a service provider centralizes their necessary computing resources. You might have heard about it a lot lately, since the term Data Center has become very common. Nowadays, most of the data we manage — from mobile phones, tablets and computers — ends up stored in these Data Centers. Actually, many people refer to Data Centers as the Cloud, in a more generic way.

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Installing and updating Plesk on Linux

How to update or install Plesk on Linux

In this article we are going to explain how to install Plesk on Linux step by step. You will also find a section about how to update the Plesk control panel on Linux and a list of the operating system and virtualization systems compatible with Plesk. How to install Plesk on Linux Plesk is one

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Main cloud migration strategies

Main cloud migration strategies and challenges

There are different cloud migration strategies among which organizations can choose when they decide to outsource their infrastructure. But, before going into further detail about the main strategies to migrate to the cloud, let’s start by defining what a cloud migration strategy is. What is a cloud migration strategy? A cloud migration strategy is a

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