GridSouth Networks Dedicated Services
GridSouth Networks offers a variety of dedicated hosting services including dedicated VMware vSphere hosting, dedicated virtual servers, dedicated Web hosting and other dedicated application hosting services. Typically, a dedicated service is defined as a server or group of servers (or other services such as Internet bandwidth) that meet the following criteria:
- The server(s) or service is not shared with anyone else
- The server(s) or service is initially configured and provisioned by the service provider
- The hardware and operating system software needed to provide the core service is owned and managed by the service provider
- The service provider houses the required equipment in one or more data centers
- Customers lease the provided service(s) on a monthly basis
- A Service Agreement defines the type, term and monthly cost of the service provided
- Customers manage and maintain all operating systems once installed
- Customers own, install, configure, manage and maintain all needed applications
- Customers are responsible for all data backup arrangements
- A Service Level Agreement (SLA) defines customer service and support expectations
Dedicated services are configured by GridSouth Networks in the manner agreed to by each customer. Once configurations are completed and tested, the services are turned over to the customer for for ongoing management and use. At that point, GridSouth Networks continues to monitor, maintain and manage the infrastrucutre housing the services but all additional management and application-related responsibilities are now handled by the customer. Dedicated hosting is often referred to as "unmanaged hosting" on many Web sites.
Dedicated services help businesses by leveraging the benefits offered by large hosting facilities. These benefits include redundant, high speed Internet connections, redundant HVAC, generator and battery backed power, ultra fast networking, technical expertise, 99% or higher uptime guarantees and more. Businesses need not worry about building and maintaining facilities. They also spend less up front cash by reducing their need to purchase physical equipment. Recent advances in virtualization technology further improve the ROI that can be realized by employing dedicated hosting services. A broader overview of "Dedicated Hosting Services" can be found at Wikipedia.
Our Sales Team will be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding our dedicated services.