Double for Nothing…

In our ongoing mission to bring cost-effective archiving and digital repositories to all, we have doubled the memory on all containers for customers running archives on the KnowledgeArc platform. This will allow us to provide existing customers with better performance as well as enabling us to introduce additional improvements to speed and other metrics in the coming days, weeks and months.


Secure CDN – Fast, Safe Content Delivery

Secure CDN

With many search engines now determining your page rank based on both how fast your site loads and how securely your visitors can browse your web site, it is more important than ever to secure transmission to and from your web site as well as deliver your web site content as quickly as possible.

Your web site content is not just a single web page; it is made up of many different elements; images, Javascript, stylesheets, even video, pdfs and audio. These put load on your web site’s delivery mechanism; not just the web server you are serving your web site from, but also on your internet bandwidth.

Don’t have knowledge of PEM generation, CA chaining and SSL ciphering? You will probably find setting up a CDN to be a very time-consuming and head-banging experience.


24×7 Monitoring with Nagios Enterprise

24x7 Monitoring with Nagios

We’re excited to announce the roll out of our new 24×7 monitoring solution based on Nagios XI Enterprise. Nagios XI allows us to monitor all kinds of performance metrics across our infrastructure, enabling us to detect problems as soon, or in some cases, before they occur and provide solutions to minimize downtime across all of our web applications.

Additionally, we have access to Nagios’ support team for troubleshooting, assistance and guidance meaning KnowledgeArc has the best in the business ensuring your web applications are running at strength.

What does this mean for you? It means you can trust your archives, enterprise level Joomla! sites and web applications on the KnowledgeArc platform to be monitored and maintained around the clock.


SSL Certificates – Securing Communication and Data

Secure communication between your web site and your audience has always been important in providing peace of mind for you and your users. Now that most search engines require you secure your site with SSL to improve your page ranking and with many standards organizations mandating that SSL be part of your overall strategy for protecting your users, securing your web site has become the most important thing you can do to ensure your data, products or services can be found by your target audience.


KnowledgeArc Containerization – Low-cost, high-availability archiving

KnowledgeArc Containerization – Low-cost, high-availability archiving

cloud containerOur goal at KnowledgeArc has been to provide low-cost archives that are fast, reliable, scalable and easy to maintain and with the recent deployment of our new containerized archives we continue to achieve what we set out to do.

Solutions for archiving (and for many other web application hosting solutions) fall into two groups; archives are either deployed to shared equipment or are installed individually on dedicated resources. In the case of a shared hosting solution, your archive is at the mercy of other archives and the server as a whole; if one of the other archives requires a restart or corrupts the system for any reason, your archive is affected. In the case of dedicated resources, you have the luxury of isolating your archive from others but in turn this increases costs, including set up (you need a full stack of software to be installed to run your archive), performance (even paying month to month for a cloud-based solution can add up), and maintenance (these systems don’t upgrade themselves).

Additionally, in the case of cloud-based solutions, scaling requires complex installations, and many will only scale horizontally, meaning more servers are deployed automatically if performance is dropping. Also, many of these autoscaling solutions are poorly implemented, resulting in spikes in costs and manual intervention to “kill off” unnecessary resources.