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5 reasons why dedicated servers still make sense

We all know that the cloud makes sense. It's a simple, fast and powerful technology and for many businesses, it's the ideal solution. However, it's not a one size fits all solution, and there are still some very good reasons why your organisation will benefit from using dedicated servers. 1. They're dedicated, not shared No one else will hog your bandwidth, or clog up your server's CPU. And if your website receives a lot of traffic, you'll benefit from the increased...

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What the cloud industry can learn from the recent AWS outage

The recent outage suffered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) brought about implications for a number of popular websites, with customers having to deal with around four hours of downtime. Predictably, the incident attracted attention from all over the industry, with experts giving their opinion on what lessons can be learned from the outage. Multi-server can help your website keep going While there is certainly some merit in distributing services across regions, the AWS outage arguably strengthens the argument for implementing a multi-server...

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Everything you need to know about dedicated server hosting…

When you are running a website, there will be (whether you realise it or not) an off-site internet-based server hosting it in the background for you. The role of this server is to manage and upkeep your resources, enabling you to have a complete IT infrastructure without any additional equipment, maintenance, updates and training being required. For a more custom solution, there is the option to use a dedicated server hosting instead. In essence, this is when you are able...

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Things to think about when choosing a dedicated server

Upgrading your web-hosting options to a dedicated server is a sure way to making your life easier and ensuring your hosting service is much more reliable. If you are still at the considering stage, then a number of points are worth bearing in mind when selecting a hosting package. Do I need a dedicated server and if so, why? Surely the most essential question concerns what you would need a dedicated server for. There are two principal reasons: you need a...

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What are the benefits of local colocation datacentres?

For the vast majority of growing businesses operating online today, colocation really is a great idea. It means you don’t have the burden of having to house your own servers on-site – with the servers stored in the cloud – whilst continuing to have physical control over their systems. The benefits of a local colocation data centre are numerous. It’s a real cost saver for start-ups and businesses working to tight budgets, as you don’t need to spend mega bucks...

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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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