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Backup A Minute

2.6.2017 by Al McCloud

We’ve been talking about backup a lot in the past few years. At one point, we even blogged about the amount of squirrels causing data loss around the world. The fact that this number is higher than zero is mind-blowing. It just goes to show that your business data is only safe until it isn’t. Data loss, like squirrels, won’t come with a warning. Take it from a guy who watched his hard drive kick the bucket two weeks before dissertation deadline. It’s not fun. Without a robust backup you’ll find yourself in a quiet library screaming an elaborate but…

Backup In Case of Squirrels

30.1.2017 by Katherine Kelly

At UKFast we’re big on hoping for the best and preparing for the worst – even when the worst is squirrels. The Cyber Squirrel 1 website has made a list of all ‘unclassified cyber squirrel operations’ – i.e. attacks that…

Preparing For When Things Go Wrong: DR And BC

25.2.2015 by Katherine Kelly

In a perfect world, nothing would ever go wrong. But the world we live in is not perfect (proved by the existence of peas, washing machines that eat your clothes, and mediocre pop music). So, following the Scouts’ sound advice,…

Location, Location, Colocation

18.2.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Disaster recovery has become a hot topic after last week’s floods, as many people’s belongings were washed away, along with their sense of security. So, when a large proportion of the country’s data centres are in the South East –…

#BackToBasics – RPO and RTO

18.6.2012 by Alice Cullen

It would be fair to say that without the internet, computers or technology, many of today's businesses would flounder. Let’s think for a minute about what would happen if your business's computer systems failed. No email. No SQL database with…

Microsoft Release ‘System Center Data Protection Manager 2010’

20.4.2010 by Micro-Clouseau

In a technology refresh of the Data Protection Manager product, Microsoft have released not just updated support for their latest products but also new features and tweaks to existing features that DPM admins will no doubt find useful. Key additions…

What is Information Security?

13.3.2010 by Mackie

Information security means protecting information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification or destruction. Information security is concerned with ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data regardless of the form the data may take: electronic, print,…

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

2.4.2009 by Micro-Clouseau

Here at UKFast we pride ourselves on being able to offer the best solutions in the UK and Something we are being asked about more and more is Disaster Recovery, a subset of Business Continuity. With the increasing prevalence of…