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The difference between backup and disaster recovery

3.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

Disaster recovery and backup are terms often misused when it comes to making sure you have a business continuity plan for your organisation. Maybe you take care to back up your data each evening. Perhaps you even store that backup off site to keep it extra safe. Whilst this is good practice and will make sure that you’re able to restore historical data in an emergency, it’s important to recognise that backup and disaster recovery are not interchangeable.   What is backup?  Human error, system failure, cyber-threats, natural disaster – there are any number of potential situations that can result in…

What is Disaster Recovery as a Service?

1.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

In its simplest form, disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is a cloud-based DR solution. Historically, traditional DR methods have required considerable investment in additional hardware or the outsourcing of an always-on DR service in order to ensure business continuity…

What are RPO and RTO in disaster recovery?

29.6.2020 by Laura Valentine

If all your systems went down tomorrow, would you know where to start in order to get everything up and running again? For almost all businesses, downtime results in substantial loss of revenue, has repercussions for your brand reputation and…

Smishing: SMS phishing scams explained

25.6.2020 by Laura Valentine

Familiar with phishing? Even if you don’t know the specifics, most of us have experienced it at one point or another – the unexpected email that appears harmless at first but doesn’t seem quite right upon closer inspection. These emails…

UKFast Code Club: Watch Our Three-Part Virtual Series

3.6.2020 by Laura Valentine

Here at UKFast we’re committed to helping to equip the next generation with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world. At our campus in Manchester we have a state-of-the-art, Ofsted-accredited education centre, run by a team of full-time, fully qualified teachers. From…

cPanel Exim RCE Vulnerability: How to Protect Yourself

20.5.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

On Monday 18th May 2020, cPanel’s security team released a patch to mitigate against a number of different vulnerabilities, assigned security levels (CVSSv3 scores) ranging from 3.0 (low severity) to 9.9 (critical). Further information was released on 19th May detailing…

Business Continuity, Remote Working and the Future

5.5.2020 by Guest

COVID-19 has no doubt tested even the most well-thought-out business continuity plans, and as UKFast’s CTO Neil Lathwood said in his recent blog post: “maintaining communication across your business is key”. I can’t echo those words loudly enough. Remote working…

Why Do I Need a Staging Environment?

17.4.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

A staging environment is a replica of your production environment in which to test new code before it is pushed live. All the hardware, software and settings of the production server are duplicated.   Staging environments are a key part of the development cycle and prevent several issues often faced…

CTO’s Update: The Challenges and Opportunities of WFH

27.3.2020 by Neil Lathwood

Download your free Remote Working: Getting Started with DaaS guide. After the initial shock and rush to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across the UK are now settling into new ways of operating with a WFH (working from home)…

#WFH: 3 Ways DaaS Helps Businesses Work from Home

26.3.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

Download your free Remote Working: Getting Started with DaaS guide. #WFH (aka ‘work from home’) has been trending on Twitter recently as more of the world’s businesses adopt a remote working approach to tackle the spread of COVID-19. The move…