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#BacktoBasics: Dedicated Servers and Cloud Hosting

24.2.2020 by Charlotte Greene

If you’re stuck on deciding whether a cloud hosting solution or dedicated server is right for you, why not give our committed team of highly qualified experts a call now on 0800 458 4545? We’re positive we can find the perfect solution for your business. Trying to work out whether a dedicated server or cloud hosting solution is best for your business? Well, in this blog we’re exploring the differences between the two, and why each solution is a great fit for different intensities of workload. Dedicated servers A dedicated server is a server that is purchased entirely for your…

CentOS 6 End of Life: What You Need to Know

13.2.2020 by Charlotte Greene

After November 2020, the CentOS 6 operating system (OS) will officially reach end of life status, meaning that packages will not receive further security or feature updates. How UKFast is supporting CentOS 6 To ensure that we can continue to…

What is GPU Cloud and How Can You Use It?

11.2.2020 by Charlotte Greene

If you’re looking for a way to achieve high-performance, reliable and fast compute, the answer you’re looking for is GPU cloud. In which case, you’re definitely in the right place. GPU cloud is fast becoming a necessity for modern-day organisations.…

4 Lessons from the Travelex Ransomware Attack

5.2.2020 by Charlotte Greene

Foreign currency and travel money service Travelex was attacked with ransomware on 31st December 2019. The attack rendered the Travelex website unavailable for the entirety of January 2020 and had a significant impact on the company’s wider operations – with…

Auto Scaling Applications with Kubernetes HPA

21.1.2020 by Charlotte Greene

This week's guest blog is authored by Lee, one of our in-house DevOps engineers who works on developing our cloud products and streamlining our deployment processes.  At UKFast, we utilise Kubernetes for a variety of applications such as websites and…

Windows Vulnerabilities Explained: January 2020

15.1.2020 by Charlotte Greene

On 14th January 2020,  Microsoft released a patch for 49 vulnerabilities affecting Windows Server 2016, Server 2019 and Windows 10. Of these, eight were marked as critical including CVE-2020-0603, CVE-2020-0605, CVE-2020-0606, CVE-2020-0646 CVE-2020-0609, CVE-2020-0610, CVE-2020-0611 and CVE-2020-0640. Window vulnerabilities explained:…

Cloud Containers: What Are They and Why Do They Work?

13.1.2020 by Charlotte Greene

Amongst the top predictions for 2020’s tech scene, experts are forecasting huge growth in the implementation of containerisation. To quote DZone’s 2020 Predictions article: “In the future, every data technology will run on cloud containers and, in 2020, Kubernetes will…

Most Common Cyber-Attacks of 2019 Explained

8.1.2020 by Charlotte Greene

Over the course of 2019, UKFast’s Threat Monitoring service detected and responded to more than 33 million cyber-attacks across our clients’ networks. Using this wealth of data, we were able to identify the four most common cyber-attack vectors used by…

Three Ways to Increase January Motivation

3.1.2020 by Charlotte Greene

Whether you’re suffering from Christmas light withdrawal, a lack of refined sugary treats or are on the third day of recovery after the excitement of Christmas and New Year’s Eve festivities, it’s easy to feel sluggish and in need of…

Readers’ Choice: Your Top 4 Tech Blogs of 2019

10.12.2019 by Charlotte Greene

This year, we’ve supplied a range of tech blogs on a whole host of topics – from containers and cloud, to dedicated servers and the technology behind our security services. In fact, some articles were loved so much by our…