Hosting and Server Management

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is a type of Internet-based computing that provides shared computer processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand. It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., computer networks, servers, storage, applications and services),[1][2] which can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort. Cloud computing and storage solutions provide users and enterprises with various capabilities to store and process their data in third-party data centers[3] that may be located far from the user. Cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economy of scale, similar to a utility (like the electricity grid) over an electricitynetwork.

Advocates claim that cloud computing allows companies to avoid upfront infrastructure costs, and focus on projects that differentiate their businesses instead of on infrastructure.[4] Proponents also claim that cloud computing allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance, and enables Information Technology (IT) to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand.[4][5][6]

In 2009, the availability of high-capacity networks, low-cost computers and storage devices as well as the widespread adoption of hardware virtualization, service-oriented architecture, and autonomic and utility computing led to a growth in cloud computing.[8][9][10] Companies can scale up as computing needs increase and then scale down again as demands decrease.Cloud computing has become a highly demanded service or utility due to the advantages of high computing power, cheap cost of services, high performance, scalability, accessibility as well as availability.

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The Codesyne Process

Requirement Analysis

Hosting and server requirements are discussed during Project Development and included within the road map and backlog production. The scale of the project will determine the hosting package to be setup for production. Custom Development projects that require its own or multiple servers can option to pay monthly fees directly to the supplier and add the server management services as part of a Maintenance & Support package.

Environment Setup

Monitored by the project manager with daily scrum meetings. The development team using A web-system administrator will be assigned the task of setting up the hosting and server requirements for the project and will include DNS, email and a demo environment for initial Front-End Development and as a potential sales tool for clients. Projects with multiple releases will include a ‘next’ environment to continue future production without interrupting the demo environment used for client sales or promotion purposes.

Proactive Security

Current security measures ensure to keep the server and application running smoothly, protect from potential outside attacks and preventable points of failure. Codesyne preventative measures include various tasks to be performed on a constant basis including monitoring incoming requests for suspicious activity including code penetration, email spamming and fishing scams, checking against blacklists and updating security patches as soon as they become available.

Server Maintenance

Regular proactive maintenance ensures to keep the application running smoothly and avoid unexpected downtime. Cosedyne preventative measures include various tasks to be performed on a constant basis including disk and file maintenance, updating operating systems and applications and protecting sensitive data, using antivirus software and regular redundant backups towards the goal of meeting and exceeding industry standards.