Safely handling RAID failure

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With hard discs being by far the most common point of failure in servers RAID does wonders for protection against loss of data. With a RAID array in normal operation we’re in a pretty safe place. We know that we can suffer failure of a drive without loss of data or disruption of service. Once […]

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VMware announce the new VMware 4 named vSphere

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VMware have just announced that the new version of VMware ESX will be called vSphere. Some of the announced features are: 64bit kernel and console operating system (COS) clustered VirtualCenter Servers ESX hosts profile management cross-hosts virtual networking 8-way virtual SMP virtual machines fault tolerance across multiple hosts (the famous Continuous Availability presented last year) […]

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Firewalling VMware ESX for console access

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One of Anchor’s more recent product offerings is VMware-based virtual private servers. As one of my colleagues has already detailed, we take extra measures to secure the VMware host server to reduce the possibility of a compromise. Our VPS offering uses VMware ESX, which runs on bare metal and doesn’t have a host operating system. […]

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Windows 2008 Hosting Now Available!

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If you’re familiar with the hosting services provided here at Anchor you’re probably aware that we’re big fans of Linux and open source software in general.   That said, it may come as a bit of a shock for you to realise that we’ve actually been doing Windows hosting for quite a number of years now. […]

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