A Quick Guide to Windows Server Hosts
Windows Server Hosting is one of the more intriguing technologies out there. And one that is not new. In fact, Microsoft has been running a test hosting service for many years now and it’s now being used by organizations around the world.
The Windows Hosting program is used by companies to not only test their infrastructure but also to give themselves a preview of what they’re going to be looking at when they actually roll out their production environments. In a sense, the Windows Hosting program gives them a taste of what they’ll have to deal with as they start hosting their own applications. It’s also used by IT department to get a feel for how the internet works and how to start designing their own networks.
Microsoft has just announced a new version of Windows Server Hosting, which allows large organizations to run large businesses. Microsoft is offering Hosting Essentials which is a complete server solution that allows organizations to bring up Windows servers that are fully scalable to support their size. They’ll be able to take advantage of the latest in networking technologies such as VPNs, load balancing, network virtualization, database virtualization, and so much more.
Most of the benefits that Hosting Essentials brings to organizations are already in place. You have already taken care of protecting your application and ensuring that your network is not only highly secured but also scalable to support your growth and expansion. That said, if you want to roll out a server that will support your business needs, Hosting Essentials might not be the best solution for you. But, if you want to ensure that your computer systems will be capable of handling your current workload, Hosting Essentials is a great option.
The best way to find out what your customer needs is to actually talk to them. Although there are many ways to do this, one of the best is to send them an email. But, this might not always be an option because, while most of us use the internet, very few of us have the time or the inclination to contact the people who use our computer systems every day.
What we can do instead is to use an open source technology called OpenVSwitch which is used in the Cisco IOS environment, Microsoft will also support it so it shouldn’t be too hard to roll it out to the rest of the products. Just look into how it works and then implement it on top of your existing network and you’ll have the ability to scale your server up to whatever size you need it to be.
With all of the different Windows Server technologies available, it makes it easier for smaller organizations to participate in the larger world of internet technologies and provide better services for customers around the world. With Hosting Essentials, you’ll be able to keep a close eye on what your business is doing and hopefully stay ahead of the curve with new trends.