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Comparing colocation and managed web hosting

18.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

For businesses that rely on the power and performance of dedicated servers, one of the biggest choices they face when setting up infrastructure is whether to choose colocation or managed web hosting. Both options provide an off-premises solution, offering greater scalability, security and cost-effectiveness than on-prem servers.   The main difference between colocation and managed web hosting? It all comes down to control.   What is managed hosting?  In this scenario you lease a dedicated server from a hosting provider – it lives in their data centre and they own the hardware. There are many advantages to this, not least of all that you benefit from the hosting provider’s enhanced connectivity and bandwidth. The vendor’s data centres are purpose-built for the task of housing…

EDR vs SIEM: What’s the difference, and which is right for your business?

19.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

With a recent survey revealing that 86% of businesses expect an increase in cyber-threats over the next 12 months, it’s clear that the ever-evolving threat landscape is a major concern for organisations of all sizes. Understanding the distinction between endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools and security information and event management (SIEM) platforms…

IaaS, PaaS or SaaS? Choosing the Right Cloud Service

30.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

If you’re not familiar with the language of cloud, it can be difficult to understand how IaaS, PaaS or SaaS can benefit your business. It also makes it more challenging to choose the best option for you. The main differences between these solutions lie in the split of management responsibilities; each offers a different…

New DDoS Attack Vectors Identified

27.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

Last week the FBI sent out an alert warning of four new DDoS attack vectors that have been identified. Of these, three have already been exploited, resulting in several large DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks across the globe.   The four new vectors are:  Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) …

UKFast Updates: DRaaS, Cloud, APIs and more

14.7.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

In today’s post, we’ve gathered the latest and greatest updates from across the business, with plenty of new and exciting developments including our recent cloud network expansion to Amsterdam! As always, if you'd like to know more please do get…

What are RPO and RTO in disaster recovery?

13.7.2020 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…

DR vs Backups: What’s the difference?

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…

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 is GPU Cloud and How Can You Use It?

11.2.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

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.…

Connecting Your On-Premise Cloud to Azure

18.7.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

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…