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What is a Metro Storage Cluster?

30.1.2018 by Al McCloud

Metro storage clustering allows one solution to be stretched across two physically separate data centres. At UKFast, this means we can extend your eCloud Private or eCloud Hybrid environment across two UKFast DC buildings in different places, and in doing so decrease risk and balance workloads. How does it work? It’s a bit like splitting your cash when you’re on holiday. You tuck stashes of cash in a back pocket, or down your sock, so that you'll have some when you need it, even if you're pickpocketed or lose your bag. Metro storage clustering is exactly the same approach – we split up the…

#BACK TO BASICS: SQL MIRRORING – TIPS AND ADVICE

24.7.2014 by Guest

Today we’ve got a treat for you – Matt, one of our amazing texperts, is going to be dropping some advice on the wonderful (and extremely confusing) world of SQL mirroring! Go on, get your learnin’ on! Having two SQL…

#BackToBasics – What is a DrDOS Attack?

2.5.2013 by Alice Cullen

Hacking techniques evolve rapidly so keeping your finger on the pulse is essential for protecting your website. The latest development is the Distributed Reflection Denial of Service attack (DrDoS); the stronger, uglier version of a DDos. A DDoS attack, as…

#BackToBasics – What is Colocation?

24.12.2012 by Alice Cullen

Maintaining complete control of your hardware but connecting it to an industry-leading network with aggregated bandwidth and 100% network uptime guarantee - sound too good to be true? With colocation at UKFast it is a reality, but is it the…

#BackToBasics – What is Capacity Threshold Monitoring?

28.8.2012 by Alice Cullen

Capacity Threshold Monitoring is the best way to ensure that you're getting the most from your servers. So what is it and how do you use it? Capacity Threshold Monitoring (CTM) allows you to track every aspect of your dedicated…

#BackToBasics – What is Virtualisation?

28.6.2012 by Alice Cullen

With so many buzz words surrounding business technology it can be difficult to see the wood for the trees. In this post we break through the hype to examine what virtualisation is and what it can do for your business.…