Let’s face it: technology has evolved and with that, so has hosting. It’s all gotten better, faster and yes, cheaper. And it’s now even easier to predict and control. Gone are the days of racking and stacking servers, figuring out how much hardware you need, whether your power supplies are redundant and working, and if your “trained staff” is paying attention to their job and not off playing Call of Duty.
After many years working in the IT industry involved in many hardware, software, and IT deployments, I know from personal experience that it’s not something to be taken lightly nor alone. You definitely need a plan of action and an adept partner. It’s a lengthy process of a lot of blood, sweat, and tears—especially if your rollout is late or over-budget or both. It’s not a pretty picture when you say that your capacity is there and a sudden burst of demand brings the infrastructure that you just toiled over down to its knees—unhappy bosses and even unhappier customers. My words: just don’t do hardware installations anymore! Read On