Hosting Service

Our all-inclusive worry-free hosting service leaves nothing to be desired.
We host the DaqMon application on industrial-grade cloud hardware in secure data-centres around the world and handle all the tedious configuration, backup and maintenance chores for you.

Data Centre Locations

Europe

  • UK: London

  • Germany: Nuremberg, Falkenstein, Frankfurt

  • Finland: Helsinki

America

  • USA: Newark, Atlanta, Dallas, Fremont

  • Canada: Toronto

Asia

  • Singapore

  • Japan: Tokyo

  • India: Mumbai

Australia

Sydney

Features*

Top-Notch Hardware

  • CPU: up-to-date CPU models from AMD and Intel
    from 2 up to 32 cores

  • RAM: configurable amount of RAM depending on your use-case: from 4GB up to 192GB

  • Fast storage: NVMe SSDs provide fast access times
    and storage from 20GB up to 3840GB

  • RAID systems decrease the risk of data loss when a storage device fails

  • Automatic Upgrades: The hosting providers upgrade the underlying hardware of the cloud servers constantly: so you will eventually get newer CPUs/RAM/storage devices without additional cost

Server scaling

Cloud servers can easily be scaled with minimal downtime.
A typical use-case is that you start with a small server, but after some months you realize that you need more storage space or computing power. We can easily take a backup and restore the backup on a better server that has more storage space, more RAM or CPU cores.

High-Speed Internet

  • Really fast and reliable Internet connection

  • High up- and download speed

  • Multiple-redundant network connections make sure that issues of one provider don't affect your application

  • Fibre-optic network for maximum speed

  • Direct connections to important Internet exchanges

  • Redundant network infrastructure: Routers, Switches, ...

  • Public static IP address included

Fully Managed

We take care of the whole server management:

  • Operating system security updates include a live-kernel patching service to avoid server-reboots

  • User-land security updates of all relevant programs and libraries

  • The hosting providers monitoring system can send alerts to proactively replace hardware that is about to fail

  • We use the hosting providers native backup features to make multiple full system-backups. These backups can be created while the system is running and can easily be restored on the same server or on a brand new server

  • Optional Domain Service

Security

  • DDoS protection: to prevent Denial Of Service attacks where perpetrators try to make the servers unavailable by flooding them with requests

  • Redundant power supply systems to provide uninterruptible power supply: in the unlikely case of a power outage, the data-centres autonomous power-generators (e.g. diesel aggregates) can deliver the required power for a long period of time. In addition to that, there is often an additional battery-based emergency system that will make sure that the server can be shut down gracefully to decrease the risk of data corruption.

  • Fire protection: e.g. special in-house fire-extinguishers that don't destroy the servers, early warning systems with a direct connection to the local fire department, special door locking systems

  • see Security for more info

Access Protection

  • Cloud hosting providers have dedicated teams of highly educated security-experts that work 24/7 to protect and monitor their data-centres.

  • Data-centres are protected by several layers of specialized security software which in turn is monitored, regularly updated and validated.

  • Physical security of the servers in data-centres is very strict. Hosting providers employ 24/7 guard staff, video surveillance, biometric authentication, electronic access-control, etc. This makes it virtually impossible to go straight to a server and connect a USB stick. Compare this to the on-premise servers that are often accessible by everyone (even visitors).

  • Security is not a one-off job. It requires ongoing financial and human effort to keep systems up-to-date.

  • Hosting providers deploy monitoring software that can detect unusual activities and react immediately, even to new threads.

  • Hosting providers routinely test their systems and run robust risk management programs to proactively avoid any security issues.

Miscellaneous

  • Climate control: HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems keep the temperature constant to maximize the life of the hardware components and optimize performance

  • Certifications: e.g. ISO 27001, SOC, etc.

*) Features depend on the hosting option and provider