Snapshots are NOT backups

Snapshots are NOT backups

Many IaaS Cloud Providers offer a “Snapshot” feature on their block storage (eg: AWS EBS). Generally speaking, a snapshot is a point in time that can be reverted to, at some time after it was made. A good use for a snapshot is when you are about to make a big hairy...
Major Network Upgrade

Major Network Upgrade

I am writing today to announce our latest network upgrades. We have recently upgraded our edge routers. We have used Cisco Catalyst 6509s and 6504s for several years. They were, at one time, the workhorses of the Internet, found in every Internet data center and...
Speedtest.net now at M5 Hosting!

Speedtest.net now at M5 Hosting!

People often ask us various forms of the question, “How fast can I move data to/from my server, VPS or VM at M5 Hosting?” There are so many variables. All of our dedicated servers have 1Gbps NICs or 10Gbps NICs. Does that mean you will get 1Gbps or 10Gbps?… No, it...