Cloud

What are the benefits of virtual machine hosting?

Virtual machine hosting is becoming more and more popular among businesses looking to get the most out of their storage options. So, what are the benefits to this unique technology? It’s a change, but remains familiar Virtual environments are designed specifically to mimic physical ones. As a result, using virtual machine hosting can feel like far less of a transition for your staff. Changing servers can often mean having to allow for a ‘bedding-in’ period where your staff get used to using [...]

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What are the benefits of virtual and cloud servers?

Virtual servers can be an effective way to save your business time and, as a result, money. But why is this? Here’s our guide to the different benefits of virtual servers. They’re very scalable One of the main problems businesses have in terms of their IT support is when their needs now out-strip their capabilities. In other words, what does a business do when they’re growing faster than their infrastructure will allow? With virtual servers, this simply isn’t a problem: you can [...]

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VPS: still worth considering?

We’ve read articles about the advantages of a dedicated server over a shared hosting package. For those in business, the UK dedicated server option makes sense with far better security, control and flexibility over your online business. But what is a VPS and how does one compare to a dedicated server? VPS VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. It refers to the segregation of the main physical server into smaller individual virtual cloud servers. Each VPS gets a share of the [...]

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Infrastructure upgrades ? – Newsletter

Recently there have been exciting changes to our infrastructure. Clouvider has successfully implemented first part of our network upgrade program. It was a busy year for us and we’re very happy that with thanks to extensive testing and advance planning, we managed to implement all changes without inflicting downtime to our Customers. These improvements prove our commitment to delivering high reliability and high-quality solutions for our Customers. With the completion of phase 1 we’re happy to announce that we’ve [...]

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3 ways dedicated private clouds can benefit your ecommerce business

Considering investing in a private cloud service for your e-commerce business? Here are 3 major benefits: 1. Trust and security In a world where even the biggest corporations are falling victim to unscrupulous hackers who want to harvest important user data, it’s vital that e-commerce businesses emphasise their security to potential customers. By making it clear that your site runs on a private dedicated cloud – and thus that no other company has access to customer data, which, of course, is [...]

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Talking in the cloud – should your company use VoIP?

With more and more corporate services being hosted on the cloud and the rise of telecommuting and hot-desking, communications costs are a major concern for many businesses. It makes good business sense to work smarter, not harder to make the hardware you have more useful and the people you employ more productive. The idea of using your computer network for voice calls is not a new one. As technology has advanced, and particularly with the advent of broadband services, Voice [...]

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Press Release: Clouvider to open a new PoP at Telehouse North 2

London, UK 2nd April 2017 One of the UK’s world-class datacentres has announced the creation of a brand new, state-of-the-art Point of Presence (PoP) in a bid to improve server latency and bring their customer’s content into the heart of the UK’s internet core. Clouvider has confirmed it will be opening a new PoP at Telehouse North 2 in London on 15th April 2017, extending its network there and providing dedicated server, colocation and cloud services on top of its network services such [...]

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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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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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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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