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Virtualise Everything? The Update

by posted in Cloud technology, Enterprise hosting, Internet news

The industry leading cloud and virtualisation platform, VMware vSphere 5 has now reached the ripe old age of 6 months, where has the time gone? The UKFast Enterprise Division now find ourselves asking the question, is it possible to virtualise everything? Here at UKFast we often come across skepticism when it comes to virtualising high […]

Power, Cooling, Security and Connectivity – Part I

by posted in Cloud technology, Enterprise business, Enterprise hosting

This is a guest blog by Stuart, Data Centre Project Manager Having project managed our latest data centre build there are some obvious points that must remain prevalent when selecting a data centre. In this first instalment I will cover our approach to power and cooling. Power In this digital age, everything is drawing power. […]

Seriously Cool Technology

by posted in Cloud technology, Enterprise business, Enterprise hosting, IT outsourcing, Private cloud, Virtualisation

Whether you host your IT in the cloud or via a managed dedicated server, your solution will only operate as well as the data centre it sits in. Understanding what technology is powering, cooling and securing your data centre is essential if you want to ensure IT availability 24/7/365. Essential data centre technologies include: Resilient […]

Do You Still Yahoo?

by posted in Internet news

It’s an interesting time for Yahoo! The company has struggled to generate good press in recent years following its failed Microsoft deal in 2009. The news that it’s CEO Carol Bartz was fired over the phone signals frustration.  And now the company is rumoured to be up for sale. So whilst Yahoo! remains a prominent […]

Not Just Hot Air

by posted in Cloud technology

When we talk about “the cloud”, it seems like an intangible object, that lives somewhere in the virtual space that is the internet. The name itself suggests something floating in the air, something you can’t touch or feel. However, the reality is that clouds are based on physical equipment. They use web or database servers, […]

Choose Carefully

by posted in Enterprise hosting, IT outsourcing

This is a guest blog by George, Head of Enterprise. I was reading an interesting article recently about which points, in general, we should all think about when choosing a new supplier of anything. It’s amazing how relevant these points when thought about in the context of choosing a new Enterprise hosting provider. These points […]

The Future of the Traditional PC

by posted in Enterprise business

Last week marked the 30th anniversary of the first IBM personal computer.  Now we’re getting ready to embrace mind-control….technology has certainly come a long way! The Altair 8800 is widely accepted to be the first personal computer, launched in 1974. This was supposedly the platform that was first used to launch Microsoft; the now global […]

Another Blow for the UK High Street

by posted in Enterprise business, Internet marketing

The riots that started this week in London quickly spread to other parts of the country, including Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool and Manchester. Independent businesses as well as large chains such as Foot Asylum, Miss Selfridge, JD Sports and Sainsbury’s were targeted by rioters and looters, seemingly opportunists taking advantage of the stretched police presence. Shops […]

Office in the Cloud

by posted in Cloud technology

I was surprised to see the findings of an online poll by Computer Weekly this week about cloud-based applications. On 1st August 2011, the results of the poll stood at: Would you change to a cloud-based version of Microsoft Office?  Yes: 27.08%      No: 63.99%       Cloud? 8.93%    With increasing education of cloud services and […]

 

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