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What is a Metro Storage Cluster?

30.1.2018 by Al McCloud

Metro storage clustering allows one solution to be stretched across two physically separate data centres. At UKFast, this means we can extend your eCloud Private or eCloud Hybrid environment across two UKFast DC buildings in different places, and in doing so decrease risk and balance workloads. How does it work? It’s a bit like splitting your cash when you’re on holiday. You tuck stashes of cash in a back pocket, or down your sock, so that you'll have some when you need it, even if you're pickpocketed or lose your bag. Metro storage clustering is exactly the same approach – we split up the…

Cybersecurity Fines Will Soon Go From Thousands To Millions

26.1.2018 by Al McCloud

Carphone Warehouse has been issued a £4,000 penalty from the ICO. After GDPR, that could be a measly fee.  Are you at the top of your security game? Let’s pretend that you’re an awful, cavalier business owner who doesn’t care…

2018’s Tech Trends According to the Experts

22.1.2018 by Al McCloud

When we look back at 2018, what will characterise the year in tech? That’s the multi-million dollar question to ask at the start of a new year, and it’s one which could be worth literal millions for those who get…

New eCommerce KPIs to Take into the Boardroom

19.1.2018 by Al McCloud

eCommerce professionals like you need a pat on the back. The average consumer might not appreciate that your industry often forces you to throw out everything you’ve ever learned and start from scratch. It’s a symptom of the internet cycle:…

How Wireless Routers Were Hacked into a DDoS Army

17.1.2018 by Al McCloud

What the Huawei HG532 router teaches us about IoT security. Arguably the first ‘Internet of Things’ device was created back in 1991 at the University of Cambridge. It was called the ‘Trojan Room coffee pot’ – it was a camera,…

We’re Putting an End to Blue Monday

15.1.2018 by Al McCloud

It’s no secret that ‘Blue Monday’ started as a PR campaign, but like all good campaigns there’s a grain of universal truth within it. January is nobody’s favourite month. The weather could be better, most of us overindulged over Christmas…

2017’s Biggest Public Sector Tech Stories

11.1.2018 by Al McCloud

Cybersecurity To say cybersecurity was just an issue for the Public Sector would be a colossal understatement. In 2017 the entire world was in awe and in fear after seeing, for the first time, how hackers could disrupt and steal…

How to Digital Detox without Missing a Thing

10.1.2018 by Al McCloud

It’s January, the perfect time for self-improvement, but with everyone clogging up the gym and healthy food a welcome change from the last month’s indulgence, what else could you improve to make this a year of success? Deloitte revealed in…

Spectre and Meltdown Updates

5.1.2018 by Al McCloud

Updates 23 January Intel has recommended that ALL patch deployment is ceased until further notice because of an issue causing unnecessary reboots.  In a statement, Intel said: “We recommend that OEMs, Cloud service providers, system manufacturers, software vendors and end…

Will The End Of Net Neutrality Affect Your Business?

3.1.2018 by Al McCloud

The Trump Administration is in the process of repealing long-standing U.S. net neutrality standards in order to shake up the internet-at-large. Who will this change benefit? Will it affect your business?  The Basics Internet Service Providers like BT, Sky Broadband,…