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What is Infrastructure as a Service? A non-technical definition.

Published on October 25, 2013 at 3:58 pm by Sam Turner in: Hosting Essentials

We’re iWeb and we provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Infrastructure as in hosting and service as in we love you.IaaS Continue reading »

Celebrating another month of 100% uptime

Published on April 15, 2013 at 11:52 am by Sam Turner in: iWeb Articles

March 2013 saw iWeb record a 44 successive month with no network downtime, maintaining our position as the most reliable hosting in the world for more than three years. Don’t take our word for it – our uptime is independent measured each month by hosting performance analysts Netcraft.iWeb Uptime History
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Choosing a hosting location – where to host a server?

Published on December 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm by Sam Turner in: Hosting Essentials

When considering where to locate your server, the best location will depend on the quality of the hosting providers available, their connection to the global communications network and the proximity to your target markets. You should also briefly consider the legal, political, environmental and exchange risks.

Here’s a comprehensive overview of server location factors, and some information to help you make the important decision about where to host your website.
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ADVA FSP 3000 deployed

Published on November 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm by Sam Turner in: iWeb Articles

We’re pleased to announce the deployment of the high-capacity, energy-efficient ADVA FSP 3000 optical transport solution throughout our high-speed Montréal network.

The ADVA FSP 3000 is the most efficient, reliable and scalable solution available and will help us scale our network while maintaining our promise of 100% uptime.

ADVA & iWeb for a better network

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When the cloud weathered the storm

Published on November 6, 2012 at 11:28 am by Sam Turner in: Web Hosting Articles

The internet is about people and hardware as well as the information sharing they facilitate. Among the infrastructure impacted by hurricane Sandy last week, the web felt the disruptive force of nature. It also helped people to tell the unusual story of what happens when a hurricane strays north.

Its easy to forget about the work that goes on behind the scenes of the internet. The people and the hardware that host, power and facilitate the medium. We tend to think about the words, images, videos and data, and even the people who create them, and less about the infrastructure they rely on.

This is more true than ever in the age of the cloud. To the end user, cloud hosting is not about paravirtualized drivers and hypervisors but data accessibility and simple interfaces. For cloud-based services, the model is an opportunity for brands and services that make access to data and media simple, reliable and a little bit fluffy.

Clouds collide

The clouds making the headlines last week were more tangible. Indeed, they could be seen from space in satellite images published on weather and news websites charting the course of hurricane Sandy across the ocean to New York and New Jersey.

Sandy was bigger global news than many other hurricanes because it reached the north east of the United States. And the unprecedented demand for information this produced was met head-on, even fuelled by, an enormous variety of web reporting and footage. Continue reading »

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