Tag: Infrastructure

Plesk control panel

Plesk: features, releases and licenses

Plesk is the most popular commercial web hosting control panel on the market. It is actively developed by Plesk International GmbH, under a proprietary license, and its last release is Plesk Obsidian. What is Plesk? Plesk is a commercial web hosting control panel developed for Linux and Windows. It is targeted to infrastructure providers, IT

What is a cloud server?

What is a cloud server?

Cloud servers are virtual servers that, just as traditional servers, deliver processing power and data storage. However, they are virtualized, delivered over a public or private network, using IPv4 or IPv6, and accessed remotely. How does a cloud server work? Cloud servers are virtualized using a hypervisor like VMware or Openstack. The hypervisor acts as

What is a bare-metal server? Features and advantages

What is a bare-metal server?

A bare-metal server is a physical server with a single tenant. That is to say, a physical server of exclusive use of the client who rents it, which is not shared with other organizations or users. Together with virtual servers, networking and storage, bare-metal servers are an essential part of the IaaS cloud service model.

On-premise vs hosted private cloud comparison

On-premise vs hosted private cloud

As private cloud solutions continue to gain in popularity, the question “on-premise vs hosted private cloud” arises. Companies are looking into the private cloud as an infrastructure solution that offers a balance between the functionalities and scalability of cloud services and the security, control and robustness of traditional IT infrastructures. Both deployment models have points

Security Operations Center

What is a Security Operations Center (SOC)?

In IT, a Security Operations Center (SOC) or Information Security Operations Center (ISOC) is a centralized location where an organization’s security team monitors, analyzes, detects and solves any cybersecurity events that might arise. However, in addition to this definition, a SOC can also refer to an in-house team of cybersecurity professionals or an outsourced SOC

Hyperconverged infrastructure or HCI

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI): benefits and workloads

Hyperconvergence is an IT infrastructure aiming to reduce data center complexity. It does so by combining computing, storage, networking and management capabilities in a single system. In addition to reducing complexity, it also allows to increase scalability, flexibility and IT efficiency. Besides, hyperconverged systems help reduce costs while ensuring the necessary availability, reliability and performance.

European data center hubs

European data center hubs: FLAP and emerging markets

The European data center hubs continue to grow and expand. Although the FLAP market continues to be one of the biggest data center markets in Western Europe, other markets have also been growing considerably during recent years. Since investments are particularly strong in emerging data center markets, such as Madrid and Lisbon. FLAP market The

Web hosting control panels list

18 popular web hosting control panels

Web hosting control panels are a must-have for system administrators and web hosting providers nowadays. That is why we have created a list of the most popular web hosting control panels. Control panels make management and automation tasks easier for sysadmins. They allow, for instance, managing one or several servers from a single dashboard. So,

Types of hypervisors: bare-metal and hosted

Hypervisors: definition, types and solutions

Hypervisors are an essential part of the technology supporting cloud computing. There are two types of hypervisors — bare-metal and hosted, and numerous solutions in the market. In this post we are going to cover both types, including a list of well-known hypervisors — both commercial and open-source. But let’s start by defining what a

Stackscale's servers for IaaS

What is IaaS? Infrastructure as a Service

IaaS, short for Infrastructure as a Service, is a cloud computing solution that consists of provisioning and managing computing resources over the Internet; such as servers, storage, networking and virtualization. This computing model emerged in the early 2010s and, since then, it has become the standard model for numerous types of workloads. It is also


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