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Virtualise Everything? The Update

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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

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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 […]

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, […]

Office in the Cloud

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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 […]

Demand for Cloud Services as Employees Fight for Flexible Working

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Last week, Computer Weekly reported the results of a survey by Virgin Media, which found that more than two thirds of employees (in a survey of 1,000 workers) would like to access the software they use in the office through a web browser whilst working from remote locations. There has been a growing demand for […]


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