Choosing the Best x86 Hosting Solution for Your Business

Men shaking hands in server roomWhether you’re in search of x86 hosting that provides you with a comprehensive menu of services (PaaS) or simply need the infrastructure to run your OS and application software (IaaS), finding the right fit for your needs can be an arduous and often complicated task. Thus, it’s critical for your company and the future of your business that you vet your PaaS and IaaS service provider accordingly. We recommend using the following criteria:

  • Expertise. While there are many options available in the marketplace, including some very well-known brands, it’s important to recognize that this decision must involve multiple factors beyond name recognition alone. Going with a big brand may well give you a sense of reassurance. The theory might be that if they’re omnipresent, they must be good. But in fact, many smaller, lesser-known operations offer the same or better level of expertise and service, along with other benefits that a large enterprise simply cannot provide.
  • Simplicity. Critical hosting tasks should not pull time and focus away from your business at hand. If a host’s service seems needlessly complex and only allows for online setup and operation with little to no customer service assistance, then you must recognize it’s a system that will drain time, productivity, and finances from your limited resources.
  • Diversity. Organizations comprised of a combination of both AS400 and x86 environments are not rare. Yet, if your host doesn’t offer the acumen or capability to service both, you may waste more than a little time and money outsourcing this important service to not one, but two vendors. One host that offers service for both environments is an absolute must.
  • Personal service. Some hosting companies, especially very large ones, may simply lack the desire or care to commit resources to offer personalized service to their subscribers. When it comes to questions, issues, or challenges, those hosting companies that enlist actual human beings (as opposed to simply a website) to walk you through processes and solutions step-by-step, are invaluable.
  • Affordability. It’s not as simple as “you get what you pay for.” Too often, hosting companies trade in on the cachet of their brand name to justify marking up prices on their services, which in turn, puts them out of reach for many small- to medium-sized businesses. Higher prices do not necessarily translate into better products and services.

Welcome from the Host Who Makes Business Better

With the same depth of knowledge and level of expertise as the big-name brand companies, TECA Data Safe offers you both Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) hosting.

Unlike the competition, TECA stands out by providing an exceptional level of customer service. We know most small- to medium-sized businesses cannot afford to pull critical resources or invest capital in a hosting solution that is overly complicated and too time-consuming to navigate. That’s why we dedicate actual technicians to walking our clients through every step of evaluation, set up, organization and operation of their PaaS or IaaS solutions. Big name brands simply don’t provide that level of attention and service to their customers.

What’s more, because it’s not uncommon to possess multiple types of environments in one location, TECA is one of the few organizations willing and able to host both AS400 and x86 environments, with the experience and insight to handle both.

Finally, because you receive our superior, hands-on service, you see an immediate return on investment with TECA’s hosting solutions, making it both affordable and reliable for your business.

For more information about TECA Data Safe’s hosting capabilities, or any of our other service offerings, contact us today.


Winter is upon us. And while you might love wintery outdoor activities or just enjoy the coziness of spending a cold night by a warm fire, winter also ushers in some less-than-enjoyable things. Like frozen pipes. Blizzards. Power outages. And while Mother Nature can be unpredictable, the security of knowing your business will go on after one of her nasty performances is knowledge that can help you sleep at night.

A regularly scheduled AS400 Wellness Check performed by TECA can give you that kind of peace of mind. We’ll examine your system for warnings, errors, disk storage, memory problems, and more. With this information, you can proactively address any issues or challenges and repair them before Mother Nature shuts you down and leaves you and your business in the dark.

Call 1-888-398-6235 to schedule your TECA AS400 Wellness Check today.

Winter weather can put your business into a deep freeze. Which of the following statements are true?

True or False?

  1. In the first half of 2014, there were 21.7 power outages per month across the country, including weather-related outages. That’s six times more than in the year 2000.
  2. Claim payments by all insurance companies in the past decade for damaged sustained by frozen, burst pipes exceeded $4 billion.
  3. Forecasters are predicting the winter of 2017 could bring above-average snowfall around the Great Lakes and in the northern Rockies, with colder-than-average temperatures in the east.