Monthly Archives - January 2017

What is the difference between cloud hosting and dedicated servers?

Today, one of the most important decisions a business owner will make is choosing where to host and store all of their precious company data. As cyber criminals grow increasingly sophisticated in their approach to breaching businesses to steal valuable data, it’s extremely important for your peace of mind that you know that your files are stored in a secure yet easily accessible environment. However, the big decision ultimately boils down to how much you’re prepared to invest in your [...]

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Getting personal: why it pays to have a dedicated server

You know that your website is your unique shop-window, but in terms of hosting your website, your web applications or your mail server, there are numerous options. The most typical one is shared hosting, whereby different websites all share the same host server’s support systems. There are also cloud hosting and collocation services, of course, but dedicated servers do carry particular advantages. 1) More power and control Dedicated hosting gives you more power and control over your website options. As a [...]

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There’s a shortage of cloud specialists…but have you considered dedicated servers?

With the many benefits offered by cloud computing, many UK businesses are looking to hire workers with adequate cloud skills. However, new research by Softchoice has shown that there is a shortage of cloud specialists, which could lead to organisations struggling to implement a robust cloud strategy or worse, hiring someone who doesn’t have the necessary skills. When you’re thinking about data storage and web hosting, you need to be able to turn to someone who knows about the differences [...]

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Why your business should make the switch to the private cloud in 2017

Private Cloud Is your New Year’s resolution to make your business more agile? If you’ve resolved to do things smarter, faster and more efficiently this year then you need a private cloud solution. The private cloud offers security, flexibility and improved reliability for the business that wants to be more competitive in 2017. Increased security With a private cloud solution, your data doesn’t just sit ‘somewhere in the (public) cloud’. You’ll know exactly where your servers are located and, more importantly, how [...]

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7 things you need to know about the cloud

Most business owners will have heard of the cloud, but may not yet understand what it’s truly all about. This basic primer will get you started. 1. The cloud is not just one individual thing It refers to a range of internet-delivered services delivered by a range of vendors. Not all services will be useful for every business, but many will. A good private cloud provider will be able to assess your business needs and recommend services to help you run [...]

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