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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 continue to see rising adoption as more major vendors base their flagship platforms on it.” With cloud containers tipped to be a pretty big deal as we move into a new decade of technological advancements, it makes sense to get the basics drilled down. Let’s begin. What are containers in the cloud? A cloud container is a unit of software…

Website Load Testing: Why, When and How

8.11.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Website load testing is the process of simulating traffic influxes to your site and measuring its performance. Compared with other forms of website assessments such as usability testing, load testing is a simple process. It assesses your site scripts –…

#BacktoBasics: Shared vs. Dedicated Cloud Hosting

29.8.2019 by Charlotte Greene

If you’re stuck on deciding whether a shared or dedicated cloud hosting solution is best for your business, then why not give our highly qualified experts a call now on 0800 458 4545? Selecting the right type of hosting solution…

#BacktoBasics: Dedicated Servers and Cloud Hosting

12.8.2019 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…

How Does Uptime Affect Your Business?

5.8.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Today, all organisations, no matter their age, size or sector, are reliant on technology. This has resulted in a huge emphasis on the importance of uptime, and consequently an inherent fear of downtime. But what is uptime and why is…

Connecting Your On-Premise Cloud to Azure

18.7.2019 by Charlotte Greene

This blog is in partnership with Azure experts at our sister company ClearCloud. UKFast clients often ask us how they can make use of more than one cloud solution. Whether it’s merging aspects of eCloud with their on-premise environment, or…

Help! I Still Don’t Understand Cloud Hosting

15.7.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Cloud hosting has become a very common phrase used across the globe by public and private sectors alike. But when asked ‘What is cloud hosting?’ many of us still struggle to provide a sufficient explanation. So, if you have no…

What is a Load Balancer and Why Do You Need One?

22.5.2019 by Charlotte Greene

‘What is a load balancer?’ and ‘Do I need a load balancer?’ are two questions we get asked pretty often here at UKFast. So, if you’re considering the load-balancing route, here are the basic facts and considerations you need to…

#BackToBasics: What is a Network Security Key?

21.5.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Today, we’re debunking some more techie jargon by tackling the phrase ‘network security key’. What is a network security key? A network security key is also known as a Wi-Fi or wireless network password. This is the password you use…

Five Free Resources to Skyrocket Your Business

25.4.2019 by Charlotte Greene

We’re all for free educational resources here at UKFast! With our huge range of blogs, whitepapers and webinars, we’re trying our hardest to make navigating the world of technology as easy as possible for you. Check out these five fantastic…