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How secure is your dedicated server?

28.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

Despite the growth of cloud adoption, there remains a time and a place for dedicated servers. In certain circumstances – particularly those associated with legacy applications, demanding performance requirements and extreme data security standards – only physical infrastructure will do.  Whatever your reason for reliance on dedicated servers, it’s important not to become complacent about security. If your physical hardware is only a part of a larger hybrid solution, it becomes all too easy to focus your attention on cloud security.   So, exactly how secure is your dedicated server?  Importance of server security  In today’s ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape, protecting your business against sophisticated threats can be the difference between success and…

Public Cloud: What is the shared responsibility model?

29.1.2021 by Laura Valentine

Ensuring security and compliance in the cloud is – quite rightly – amongst the biggest concerns of most cloud adopters.   As a public cloud customer, you might think that cloud compliance falls firmly into the remit of your cloud provider. But, in reality, this isn’t…

Is remote working helping productivity in the public sector?

26.1.2021 by Laura Valentine

Many of us have worked from home at some point during 2020, hosting virtual meetings, attending online events and often sharing sensitive documents with colleagues over the internet. Forced to adapt, as the months have passed, remote working has quietly began to feel like…

4 cloud predictions for 2021

11.1.2021 by Laura Valentine

There’s no denying 2020 was a big year for cloud. The need for organisations to cut costs, work remotely and improve resilience drove increased adoption globally, across all sectors. As we look ahead to what 2021 will bring, it’s clear that the trend…

How can the public sector work from home securely?

20.11.2020 by Laura Valentine

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused disruption in every aspect of our lives and, for many of us, the biggest change has occurred in our working lives. Following the official advice to work from home wherever possible, remote working has become the…

Can managed cloud save you money?

18.11.2020 by Laura Valentine

Download our Buyer's Guide: Leveraging the Power of the Cloud Is it guaranteed that migrating to the cloud will instantly cut your costs? Not everyone who adopts cloud solutions will reap the financial benefits. Cloud is technologically complex and, while there’s huge potential to…

Leveraging the power of the cloud

10.11.2020 by Laura Valentine

Download our Buyer's Guide: Leveraging the Power of the Cloud With organisations turning away from traditional, on-prem solutions, cloud adoption is soaring to new levels. Earlier this year, IDG reported that 81% of businesses have at least one application, or a portion of their…

What is virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)?

6.11.2020 by Laura Valentine

In 2020, the pandemic has shifted the way we work, perhaps forever. Much of the UK’s workforce has found itself working from home for the first time, and businesses across the country have been forced to quickly facilitate mass remote working.   For those now…

WFH tips from UKFast’s Head of HR

2.11.2020 by Guest

This guest blog is authored by UKFast Head of HR, Rebecca Crawford. We've all been working from home longer than expected now. For many, the novelty has long worn off and living through a pandemic is putting individuals under extra stress in both personal and…

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…