One of the most popular arguments made against using a virtual server hosting or cloud computing solution is fear that a system failure at the host's data center will cause a business to lose its critical resources.
NEC recently released a new server designed specifically to allay that concern and allow businesses to trust hosting companies with their critical applications and data, according to a InfoTech Spotlight report.
The new device is designed to run with Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSpher 4 hypervisors, both popular in virtual private server environments. The server is also compatible with Red Hat and Linux 5.4 environments.
The new hardware created an increased level of stability and reliability through a sophisticated failsafe system, making the device fault-tolerant. As a result, data and applications running on the server are safe even if the device experiences a critical malfunction.
NEC said hosting companies can guarantee reliability of more than 99 percent on the new servers. Overall, virtual server hosting companies can assure clients the servers will be unavailable for five minutes or less annually.
According to a recent Benzinga report, server uptime is critical for businesses that run online because server downtime shuts the company down temporarily. As a result, reliability is a critical factor in any hosting plan.