Dropbox Backup Extension

Introduction From my own experience of VPS usage, I noticed the need for cloud backup storage. The current version of Backup Manager for Parallels Plesk Panel does not support any remote storage except FTP, but I wanted to utilize a cloud storage for that purpose. As a developer, I wanted Continue Reading

Dropbox Backup Extension

Introduction From my own experience of VPS usage, I noticed the need for cloud backup storage. The current version of Backup Manager for Parallels Plesk Panel does not support any remote storage except FTP, but I wanted to utilize a cloud storage for that purpose. As a developer, I wanted Continue Reading

Introducing ‘plesk installer’ (Linux)

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  • May 29, 2014
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Have you ever felt that using Parallels Installer from command line is somewhat daunting? It has a lot of options and you usually need to get required “spell” from KB articles or official forums. For example, to manually install latest updates onto your system previously you would have to run Continue Reading

Why Plesk 11.5 changes UI?

For every new software release, barely there would be anything more painful than changes in the user interface. Plesk is known for changing the UI with almost every major release. Some people like the changes, some people don’t , but these changes are always dictated by the industry. We constantly Continue Reading

What is Contention ratio?

Contention Ratio (or over subscription ratio) is the number of users sharing the same data capacity. The lower the contention ratio the higher the quality of service. A 50:1 contention ratio means that up to 50 broadband customers are sharing the same bandwidth at any one time. A contention ratio Continue Reading

Containers are Here to Stay. Don’t Believe Me? Ask Anyone.

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  • May 28, 2014
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I don’t know what happened in the last few weeks but it feels like the world just discovered container technology. Recent stories include TMCNET, V3, SmartBear, and ZDNet. At Parallels, while supporting hypervisors for service delivery, we always believed in containers, which is why we invested so significantly in R&D. Continue Reading

Why Should Service Providers Consider OpenStack?

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  • May 28, 2014
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OpenStack has been gaining a lot of news coverage recently, which means that a lot of people in your company are already thinking about it, so here are some tips to try to sort out the hype from reality. As a Service Provider, you are probably already implementing (or at Continue Reading

Take Part in the IaaS Cloud Storage Revolution [INFOGRAPHIC]

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  • May 28, 2014
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The explosive growth in cloud computing has created a tremendous challenge for storage. Available storage options have inherent risks and shortfalls, and the growing opportunity simply won’t wait for service providers who take a “do nothing” approach. Fortunately, new solutions are available that enable you to avoid the risks and Continue Reading

Cloud Virtualization

  Hypervisors were the right solution for the enterprise. Triple gains in efficiency over standard servers with added bonus of simplified manageability made it a king of the IT hill.  When ROI calculation can be done on the back of a napkin and IT can show the CEO millions in Continue Reading

Virtualization as a Differentiator in Southeast Asia

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  • May 28, 2014
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  This post is part of our ongoing Parallels Partner Series, featuring the insights of service providers who are growing by meeting the cloud computing needs of Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs).   Vodien chose Parallels to be our virtualization partner, and it has been a fruitful partnership on our journey Continue Reading