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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…

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…

Help! I Still Don’t Understand Cloud Hosting

15.7.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

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…

FASTdesk: Remote Working Just Got Easier

5.7.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

Nowadays, the ability to work both in and away from the office is a deal breaker when it comes to accepting a new role. As technology has evolved to be flexible, fast-paced and always available, it makes sense that we…

CTO’s Update: UKFast Network Changes

17.6.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

It’s been a busy first half of 2019 for our networking team here at UKFast. Their mission to make some huge changes to our network will be completed in the coming weeks and we’re excited to be able to share…

Five Products to Bolster Your Cybersecurity Now

23.4.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

The PROsecure™ bundle provides real-time monitoring, proactive response, protection from layer 7 attacks, DDoS flood attack protection and so much more! Explore PROsecure now. Your cybersecurity measures must be able to defend your business against the increasing frequency and sophistication…

UKFast Product Updates: IOPS and VM Encryption

10.4.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

After the launch of UKFast APIs, One-Click Apps and High GPU last month, we’re continuing the momentum with new updates to VM encryption and IOPS today. Here are the latest product updates you need to know about. IOPS IOPS (input/output…