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Published on: February 8, 2018 by Nate

The rapid development of information technologies created the conditions for the humanity transition to the sixth technological setup. Nowadays the leading criteria for the societies are the cost effectiveness, production effectiveness and environmental friendliness.

Modern digital technologies, cloud calculations, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technologies allow optimizing the growing digital business demands substantially, though the active growth of information amounts uploaded to the global network, requires a lot of energy. Those companies keeping up their eco-friendly image migrate to green technologies.

Green technologies are the trend of modern life. Green technologies is the reputation of leading business companies. Migrating to the alternative sources of electrical energy is the main solution of green technologies today. The use of wind, solar and water energy is becoming an increasingly attractive technology for electricity generation for the individual companies needs. Companies of different level invest in green solutions.

The focus on green technologies hasn’t spared both hosting companies and data centers. The so-called “green” hosting is a hallmark of serious reliable companies of cloud solutions. Companies are looking for opportunities to minimize the electric energy consumption running idle. Sometimes this solution is to paint the building walls white to reduce the cost of cooling the premises.

Atom Drive is proud that more than 92% of electricity used for data center operation uses renewable energy sources. We gratefully use the power of wind in our work, thus reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

Our clients know that by migrating to the remote cloud operation of digital platforms they reduce unclaimed energy costs, which are ineffectively used during the physical operation of their servers.

Let's take care of the nature together.

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Published on: April 16, 2014 by Irina

Cloud computing is an advanced solution for businesses with multiple offices or remote employees. It delivers computing infrastructure, apps and even business processes as a service. Choosing the right Cloud Hosting provider, which enables using the Cloud to its fullest potential, will equip you with the power to better regulate and monitor business processes, reduce costs and increase efficiency.

Let’s take a look at the reasons which allow Cloud Computing to hit the mainstream.
The first and most important reason lies in the significant reduction of costs. Not only do business owners not invest anything in terms of building their own infrastructure and purchasing equipment, but also the pay-as-you-go model allows paying only for the services you consume. This can be compared the how individuals pay for their water at the end of the month. Cloud services include the delivery of software, infrastructure, and storage over the Internet based on user demand. As we move further down the list of advantages of the Cloud, we will find that one of the essential characteristics is elasticity which actually means that the Cloud can scale upward for peak demand and downward for lighter demand. And finally, the Cloud is easy-to-use thanks to standardized interface.

AtomDrive always provides its clients with products and services that are on the cutting edge of innovation to better meet rapidly changing business demands. And now we are glad to offer the Cloud Hosting which comes with free built-in DDoS protection. The Cloud by AtomDrive is supported by various OS, including Linux, FreeBSD and Windows. Furthermore, it will only take you a couple of clicks to control and customize your Cloud, especially with the possibility to monitor your Cloud Server regardless of your location via iPhone or Android. Cloud Hosting capabilities allow you to benefit from higher flexibility, fault-tolerance and lower cost, which is especially beneficial for smaller businesses and startups.

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Published on: March 11, 2014 by Irina

Have you ever encountered an extremely slow network performance or experienced an excessive increase in the number of spam emails? Do you know firsthand what a long term denial of access is? In all of these cases, you were “introduced” to such a harmful tool of disablement of any web- resource connected to the Internet as a DDoS attack.

First, let’s take a look at what exactly a DDoS attack is and what its purpose is in such a highly competitive society. A distributed denial-of-service attack is a type of attack on a network designed to bring the network to a halt by bombarding it with useless traffic. Under such an attack, your web-resource cannot respond to legitimate users. Unavailability followed by downtime of a webpage will inevitably lead to a high financial loss by a company which might be very beneficial for a light-fingered rival. Unfortunately, such and economic consequence might only be the tip of the iceberg since the real complication could be your damaged reputation as a business owner.  Frequently, your clients’ personal information is the main target of hackers. Sometimes DDoS attacks act as a weapon in a political struggle. Ideological hackers often target government agencies and companies which have a clash of opinions.  As we see, a DDoS attack turns out to be an unaffordable luxury.

The good news is that AtomDrive is capable of providing shelter to web-resources of any scale. As a result of close cooperation with Solar Communications, AtomDrive is proud to present a technological solution for detection and immediate response to any type of DDoS attacks with a guaranteed effect of thorough traffic filtering. As AtomDrive goes above and beyond to make its network free of menaces of any kind, a basic DDoS protection is provided free of charge with any server group starting with the Classic Mode.

This is also important to mention that the DC of AtomDrive is located in a country famous for its economical stability and political neutrality, Switzerland, which guarantees the physical safety of the servers.

For further information, please contact our support team.

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Published on: February 1, 2014 by Irina

The key updates of the new OS are claimed to be improved hardware support and modernized software components. In OS FreeBSD 10.0 database of drivers has been significantly expanded and updated, the platform code has been a subject to an optimization, and defects of old versions have been eliminated as well. A lot of attention in the development of a new version of FreeBSD was paid to wireless Wi-Fi, network components, tools of virtualization, support of ARM architecture, and increase of productivity file systems UFS / FFS.

The support of BSD Hypervisor (BHyVe), drivers of Hyper-V integration and standard 802.11s plays a crucial role in the tenth generation of FreeBSD. Security and reliability have become a basis of this new OS.

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Published on: December 24, 2013 by Irina

The newest version of operating system - Oracle Linux 6.5 - is supported by Intel Ivy Bridge processors and SSD- drives with NVMe interface. In addition, it has been improved by including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3, Linux Containers support and InfiniBand updates. Oracle Linux 6.5 has many new security features and additional functions of btrfs filesystem which allow administrators to implement a mechanism for incremental backups using snapshots of the system, set different size limits for volumes and subvolumes, and release storage space using the hole punching method to indicate any unused part of the file.

One of the outstanding features of the updated platform is the ability of using Oracle Linux as a guest operating system in Microsoft Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure with using new paravirtualization drivers.

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Published on: November 26, 2013 by Irina

A new version of OpenSUSE OS – 13.1 has been released to the public.

A lot of changes were applied to meet everybody’s requirements: from a beginner to a super geek. Software is based on Linux Kernel 3.11. But the most of attention is drawn by the introduction of KDE 4.11 и GNOME 3.10. Besides, the OS comes with LibreOffice 4.1, the hypervisor Xen 4.1, the components of the cloud platform OpenStack Havana, DBMS MySQL 5.6, GCC 4.8 development tools and other products.
OpenSUSE 13.1 allows taking advantage of updated admin tools, an extended drivers list, and improved hardware support. In addition, users may benefit from the optimized product code; the incorporated Btrfs file system, advanced performance and safety.

Good news is kept for experienced OpenSuse OS users: now you can to make your own SUSE Linux based distro and choose a configuration which suits your preferences the most. Feel yourself like a real designer with the right tool in your hands – online SUSE Studio.We anticipate a new release of OpenSUSE in July, 2014

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Published on: October 30, 2013 by Irina

In mid-October, Microsoft announced that they will be launching applications for remote access on Android, iOS and Mac OS X which allows ordinary users to control Windows Server 2012 R2. These applications are already able for download; users can already remotely connect to server operating systems from different devices. They are available in iOS App Store, Mac App and Google Play.

It’s necessary to mention, that the release of the Software for remote access is not accidental. After Microsoft had bought some assets of HLW Software, the analog program - iTap Remote Desktop developed by HLW Software disappeared from the market.

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Published on: October 9, 2013 by Mike

We have many years of experience with different kinds of motherboards and wide range of release variations, which are offered by Supermicro.

Supermicro motherboards stand out for their built-in IPMI, which provides remote Web-based access to the server. IPMI completes the following operations at a distance: start/reboot an operating system (OS), control of KVM-switch, and gives the certain information about a motherboard such as voltage, temperature etc. So now you may even handle lots of OS failure issues without physical presence in Data Centre.
We would like to introduce you to the advantages of IPMI as well as to its drawbacks.

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Published on: September 19, 2013 by Mike

In the course of the conference Linux 2013 IBM Corporation announced its intention to invest a substantial sum of money in the development of Linux OS and related software with Open Source.

As it is stated, the investment amount is predicted to be $1 billion; all of which will be invested over a 5 year period.

The main objective of the initiative is the optimization and development of Linux, as well as open source products for more efficient use with IBM Power Systems on the Server Platforms.

Within the framework of the project, a new Linux Center has been established in Montpellier, in southern France. There engineers will be able to create and examine software products designed for large-scale computing, mobile and social systems.

In addition, a special Cloud Platform will be formed for engineers, which is based on Server Power. This platform will be able to assist partners and clients of IBM in the implementation of different Linux projects.

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Published on: September 8, 2013 by Emil

Why you should choose a Cloud infrastructure for running a Virtual Machine

In this article we will explain how to use Cloud service-model called Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) regarding our Cloud hosting solution. 

One of the most important features of Cloud infrastructure is that it is not physically dependent on a certain hardware. It is a distributed computing system allocated at a really huge number of physical servers in different Data Centers. Data safety is absolutely guaranteed. 

Scalability is also a serious reason why people are moving from traditional VPS’s based on single dedicated servers to Cloud infrastructure.

General concept of this service is that we provide you with a number of certain resources which you are able to allocate according to your needs and requirements. You may build several virtual machines (VM) distributing Cloud resources among them. The number of VM’s is limited only by the number of CPU’s in your Cloud’s configuration - at least 1 CPU per VM.

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