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July 13, 2010

ServerPronto's Backup Systems Keep Server Crashes at Bay

By Mini Swamy, TMCnet Contributor

Even before LeBron James announced his plans to join the Miami Heat, ESPN's (News - Alert) server wilted under the eager surge for news about James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, and all-star free agents itinerary for the 2010-2011 season. Traffic surged and ESPN's powerful server buckled under the massive amount of traffic. Imagine the scenario then if the same thing happened when feverish NBA fans anxious to catch all the activity surrounding the stars of the game, rush to the sports news site in massive numbers!
In early July, the ESPN server was helpless against the onslaught of traffic and crashed for nearly 45 minutes. The crash was triggered after the news of Rudy Gay renewing his contract with the Memphis Grizzles broke out.
The big question on everybody's lips is whether ESPN can withstand a similar surge when fans throng to sports news sites to learn more about All-Star Trio of King James, Wade and Bosh in the months ahead? Will fans witness another server outage or can ESPN weather the storm?
Offering a solution to tackle such a crisis,Octavio Diaz, Operations Manager at ServerPronto, a discount dedicated server company headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, said that such a situation was common during a surge in traffic and any server could be at the receiving end. The only difference was to find a way out. 
Diaz continued and suggested getting affordable backup servers in place that offer the bandwidth that would be needed during special promotions and special situations.
ServerPronto, the world's most reliable dedicated server has redundancies in place that help customers avoid server outages. Data centers that connect to upstream providers and multiple Tier 1 backbones connected via dynamic routing protocols ensure that there is no breakdown at all.
It also offers multiple uninterruptable power sources to fuel all network attached equipment, and high efficiency diesel generators to back up commercial power sources. With round-the-clock monitoring for network performance and availability, ServerPronto will be in a position to offer 100 percent server uptime guarantee.
Emphasizing the need to have backup systems in place, Diaz said that small and big companies could be victims of breakdowns during a traffic surge and ServerPronto's dedicated servers were not only reliable, but also affordable.  
ServerPronto is part of the 'Pronto family' of companies with MailPronto, ColoPronto and CloudPronto, which have been leading a low-cost revolution in the hosting industry since 2003. ServerPronto is breaking the price barrier for dedicated hosting in secured and reinforced Data Centers with redundant power, lightning fast fiber connections, and round-the-clock support from a staff with more than 10 years experience building and maintaining servers and computer networks.
In a related news release, ServerPronto is making data backup servers more affordable. ServerPronto has recently slashed the monthly cost on a dedicated storage server with 2TB of space to under $200 a month, making their data protection solution the most valued dedicated solution available on the market right now.

Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny