What Are Dedicated Cloud Servers and How Do I Use Them?
Monday December 27, 2010
What is a dedicated cloud server?
A virtualized servers is also called a Cloud Server. They typically run on Linux or Windows operating systems that are instantiated through an API, or web interface. The web interface is a portal that allows users to deploy one to hundreds of cloud servers instantly and create advanced architectures for their servers.
Do cloud servers and physical servers work the same way?
Cloud servers function like physical servers, however, they differ in how they acquire their resources. Cloud servers pull their resources from a pool of hardware instead of just one specific device. Cloud computing is much like a metered hosting service where the customers choose their own custom-designed cloud server. For instance, they will choose the cloud server size which includes the operating system, RAM, and disk space. The customer will pay for such usage as memory and bandwidth.
How can a dedicated cloud server accommodate growth?
A cloud server consists of an infinite number of virtual hosting accounts and virtual servers which are hosted on thousands of physical machines that are interconnected. It is a virtual machine that is scalable by virtualization and users can scale in an instant as their data is centralized instead of being stored only on the node. The technology that makes up the cloud servers allows for live migration to a node that meets the user’s specific needs. As well, there is maximum utilization of resources and easy resource reallocation to fit either horizontal or vertical growth.
As well as being highly scalable, the cloud server has high processing power, better up-time, and is less expensive than other servers. With cloud servers you can scale vertically to the full size of one node. Cloud uses redundant hardware and the server’s specifications are translated into a “virtual” allocation of resources from the existing virtualized pool which permits provisioning times to be reduced to just minutes. This gives users more control over infrastructure spending. The result is cost savings plans offered by cloud providers such as pay-per-use.
How do you access your data on a dedicated cloud server?
Because data is stored in the cloud, users can access their applications any where there is an internet connection. Another benefit is users spend much less time on deployment and maintenance. There is no need for hardware as cloud hosting services will ensure customers hard drive space, RAM, and processing requirements are fulfilled. As well, when resources are added or removed, there is no disruption in service.
What are the benefits of a cloud server?
With cloud hosting, scalability is limitless and resources such as processors are added or removed from the sites without causing a disruption. As well, resources such as RAM, hard drive space, and processor time are completely utilized. This allows the cloud server to work at the highest level of performance.
Because hosting providers have better resource allocation and lower overhead, they are able to pass the savings on to the customer. As well, set up is easy as you just have to choose your required software and in a matter of minutes your entire Cloud Server is deployed, configured, and ready for use. There are a number of packages offered with different degrees of services such as a Backend MySQL Server and Backend FileServer. One of the most beneficial features is that your cloud can be increased in just minutes instead of days or weeks that are required for traditional servers.