Infrastructure At TotalChoice Hosting

Hey TCH-Family,

Today we’re going to talk about the datacenter and network infrastructure behind all the amazing products we offer at TotalChoice Hosting.

Ever since TCH founder and owner Bill Kish started TotalChoice Hosting as ProLogic Networks in his garage in 1999, Bill has dedicated his life to offering affordable hosting plans and custom-built hosting solutions with unbeatable customer service. A lot has changed since then but Bill kept TotalChoice local to Michigan and true to his founding principles.

Our amazing web hosting products and average network uptime of 99.9% wouldn’t be possible without the robust infrastructure behind our servers. Located in the natural disaster-free zone of Troy, Michigan, there’s a lot that goes into our Tier III+ data center. From Multiple Diverse fiber connections to over 30 reliable carriers to always keep you connected. Our facility even has dual substation feeds with automated switching, multiple ups redundancies, and diesel generators with 72 hours of run time so you’ll never have to worry about losing power. Apart from physical infrastructure, there’s a lot more that goes into our infrastructure.

An important part of that infrastructure is our Hawk-Eye 24/7 monitoring system. With Hawk-Eye monitoring, our staff can monitor each server and service we offer in real-time. If any problems should arise in one of our servers or services our 24/7 staff will be notified of the situation immediately via e-mail, SMS cell phone messages, and instant messages. Staff will be shown exactly where the problem is occurring so that it can be resolved quickly. Not only can we monitor in real-time but our Hawk-Eye service actively creates reports for our administrative team to review and perform preventative maintenance such as updates. We want you to know that you can have peace of mind that you’ll always be taken care of when you go with TotalChoice Hosting no matter how small the problem may be.

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Interesting New Tech: The Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera

Hey TCH-Family,

Today we’re going to be talking about some new tech again.

Raspberry pi has released its new camera the “Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera.” The 12.3 megapixel Sony IMX477 camera can be used for both photos and video and is compatible with Raspberry Pi’s single-board computers. The Sony IMX477 was originally made for camcorders and is a big upgrade from the older Raspberry Pi cameras that were cell phone cameras with a small lens built-in.

Apart from being newer technology the biggest difference between this camera and Raspberry Pi’s previous camera is that it has an interchangeable lens system. While the previous model, the Camera Module V2 used an old smartphone camera with a built-in lens the new camera gives users the flexibility to use whatever lens they want by coming with an aluminum C-mount and C-mount to CS-mount adapter. By using C mount lenses you’re sure to get a better image and a lot of control over the look and quality of that image with all the possibilities to choose from. You can even get a C-mount to EF-mount adapter to use professional-level DSLR lenses if you’re inclined to go big or go home with your $50 sensor.

This new camera has all the possibilities that come with Raspberry Pi Computers. You can do everything from taking photos, making time-lapse videos to even making your own motion sensor security camera. With Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections you can view your camera remotely or stick with USB and SD storage. No matter what you plan to do with it, now that you can swap lenses there really are no limits.

Let us know if you’ve ever played with a Raspberry Pi camera and what you made with it below!

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