Can you imagine a strong building without a solid foundation? It’s not only the beauty of a building that is of essence, but to withstand the tests of time, a deep foundation is also very crucial.
Similarly, for any web hosting service, the core of its stability is powerful, enterprise grade hardware. You can have the best software in the world but if you don’t have the right quality hardware to run it upon, you will not be able to derive maximum output from your software.
With our decade long existence in the IT industry, we understand this philosophy very well and thus hold the quality of the hardware our servers and hosting run upon in highest regard. (The support is equally important too, which we covered in our earlier blog post).
To keep this post brief, I will take you through a quick overview of the quality of hardware at ZNetLive.
1. Enterprise SATA HDDs
Different web hosting providers offer different models of hard drives. While some web hosts provide Desktop HDDs, which are essentially the HDDs used in laptops and computers and are not viable for website and application hosting at all, other provide Enterprise HDDs, which although comparatively expensive, offer significantly enhanced performance.
ZNetLive provides an even advanced version of hard disks with its dedicated servers, VPSs and web hosting – the Enterprise SATA HDDs.
Amongst any others, one big reason why Enterprise SATA HDDs provide better performance than Desktop HDDs is the difference in their anatomy, built and design.
Click here to read our white paper on how Enterprise SATA Hard disks boost your server and website’s performance.
2. DDR3ECC RAM
DDR3ECC RAM, the latest and most modern type of RAM, with a high bandwidth (“double data rate”) interface, is an abbreviation for double data rate type three error correcting code random access memory.
Error-correcting code (ECC) memory is a data storage that can detect and correct the most common kinds of internal data corruption. ECC memory is used in most computers where data corruption cannot be tolerated under any circumstances, such as for scientific or financial computing. More memory means better system performance.
ZNetLive provides 16GB, 32GB and 64 GB DDR3 ECC RAM with different configurations of dedicated servers.
3. NAS Backup
NAS (Network-attached storage) is file-level server data storage. Potential benefits of network-attached storage server backup, compared to traditional server backups, include faster data access, easier administration, and simple configuration.
ZNetLive is the only provider to offer NAS backup, and provides 20GB NAS backup free with its dedicated servers.
In today’s competitive environment, the most valuable asset for any business or organization is data. Data loss means business loss. Even though you take a regular backup of all your data, you will need to take the time to restore those backups and those backups could be hours or days old, resulting in data loss. A fool proof system is hence needed for ensuring data protection against online failure of disk.
RAID technique leverages the idea that multiple disks working together will offer better reliability and speed than a single expensive disk and would also prevent single point of failure. Depending upon the RAID type in use, RAID alleviates different issues associated with traditional hard drives, including high failure rate and limited speed due to its physical limitations.
ZNetLive offers RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 with its dedicated servers and you can add it to your dedicated server as per your requirement.
Click here to know about the procedure for choosing the right RAID for your dedicated server.
Click here to understand how RAID1 mirroring works and how it helps in keeping your data safe.
5. Tier III & Tier IV Datacenters
We not only provide the best in class hardware, but we also house it in reliable, secure, energy efficient and state of the art tier III and tier IV datacenter facilities that have been certified by the top certifying authorities like the Uptime Institute, SAS and TIA.
Tier 3 and 4 datacenters provide the safest and most reliable place to your business data as they have multiple security checkpoints and can withstand natural calamities like earthquakes, fires, floods etc.
Along with the enterprise grade hardware mentioned above, ZNetLive has installed two new caching mechanisms on its servers- Google’s mod_pagespeed and SSD Caching to improve your website speed.
We use and will continue to use the most advanced hardware, software and keep abreast with the latest technologies available, in order to provide you with top-notch services. 🙂
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Jyotsana Gupta - the content and communication head, is an engineer by education and a writer at heart. In technical writing for 6 years, she makes complex topics interesting to general audience. She loves going on long drives in her spare time.