29Jan2015

DAL1 Facility Maintenance

VIRTBIZ contractors will be performing regular maintenance at the DAL1 facility in the next few days.   We pass this information to our customers for their planning purposes. Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:00AM – 1:00PM Central Preventative Maintenance will be performed today on UPS systems. No downtime or disconnection of critical load (ie: datacenter racks) is […]

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7Jan2015

Dallas Central Appraisal District business personal property tax review

Each year, companies that are located within the boundaries of the Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD) are required to submit specific information regarding companies that colocate (or house) equipment in their facilities.    Generally, DCAD is interested only in equipment that is used in a business setting.  Individual consumers who may have colocated assets for personal […]

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24Nov2014

US Thanksgiving holiday hours

US Thanksgiving holiday hours

As a family-owned and -operated business, VIRTBIZ recognizes the value of Thanksgiving to our employees.   Accordingly, we announce the following holiday hours for our business office: Wednesday, November 26:  Open 8:00AM – 12:00 Noon Thursday, November 27:  Closed Friday, November 28: Closed Datacenter operations will continue as usual and our NOC technicians and Support Team […]

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30Oct2014

BlueOnyx FTP temporarily disabled

BlueOnyx users may be temporarily prevented from using FTP due to a bug in a recent security patch.   The security patch is intended to eliminate POOTLE / POODLE vulnerability in the SSL v3 protocol.  Unfortunately, the updates caused some unintended consequences that resulted in FTP service not operating properly.    The BlueOnyx development team is working […]

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11Oct2014

Hurricane Evacuation Specialists – Dallas Colo is Safe Haven!

Hurricane Evacuation Specialists - Dallas Colo is Safe Haven!

Hurricane season is upon us again. VIRTBIZ understands that there are many issues facing businesses and IT managers who rely on their data facility. Now is an excellent time to consider the advantages that colocation or dedicated servers based in our Dallas datacenter can offer. Our datacenter is located in downtown Dallas, Texas and is […]

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9Oct2014

DAL1 NOC, then and now

DAL1 NOC, then and now

In some ways, it feels like just yesterday that we moved into DAL1 on Canton Street.   And in other ways, it feels as though we’ve just always been here.   It’s good to be home, but sometimes it’s fun to look back.   To that end, we have a picture of our NOC (Network Operations Center) as […]

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6Oct2014

Why we use a ticketing system

Ever since VIRTBIZ first got our start in the hosting business way back in 1996, we’ve placed a strong emphasis on the support service that we provide to our customers.  Every service provider tends to have a unique take on the way that they provide their support.  We learned early on that it was advantageous […]

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24Jun2014

Street work and repairs near our property

The City of Dallas is undertaking a street repair project on Clover Street, which provides access to our back parking lot , customer entry and loading dock areas at the DAL1 (2805 Canton Street) facility.   At various times until August 2014, the city may close the street in order to effect asphalt repair and replacement.   […]

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8May2014

Network Maintenance Notification for 05/10/2014

VIRTBIZ will be performing network maintenance during the overnight hours between Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11.  The maintenance window is designed to address hardware upgrades within our Cisco GSR-series routing core as well as firmware updates to fiber interconnection nodes at our DAL1 and DTX-901 facilities.  Due to the scope of work to […]

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30Apr2014

Electric infrastructure maintenance for May 5, 2014

UPDATE: May 5, 2014, 11:20AM This project has been completed without incident.  The work was successful and the maintenance window is closing early. From April 30, 2014, 10:00AM: VIRTBIZ will conduct emergency maintenance on a critical electrical system component on Monday, May 5, 2014 from 8:00AM until approximately 12:00PM. The failing component is a key […]

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