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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…

2018’s Tech Trends According to the Experts

22.1.2018 by Al McCloud

When we look back at 2018, what will characterise the year in tech? That’s the multi-million dollar question to ask at the start of a new year, and it’s one which could be worth literal millions for those who get…

Fast Fridays – 2nd June 2017

2.6.2017 by Al McCloud

We’ve gathered up the week’s technology links in case you missed them. With every passing week, tech seems to be getting more political. From email hacking to political AdWords campaigns, to the looming GDPR. It’s no wonder then, that this…

Your Eyes Are The Prize For Biometric Hackers

24.5.2017 by Al McCloud

Another day, another biometric authentication system cracked. Last week we covered the BBC journalist who had his twin brother impersonate his ‘voiceprint’ (his voice, basically), to successfully log in to his phone banking. I know what you’re thinking; that’s too…

Fast Fridays – 2nd December 2016

2.12.2016 by Jenn Granger

Happy December everyone! Christmas is a mere 23 days away and if that fills your heart with fear then why not hide out here with the week’s tech news. In this week’s blog we’ve been talking about everything from the…

Fast Fridays – 4th November 2016

4.11.2016 by Jenn Granger

Welcome to Friday everyone; the first day of the rest of your weekend! This week’s blog had it all going on, from Halloween, to how to meet customers’ growing expectations. Now ‘avva quick catch up with the best of the rest…

Fast Friday – 2nd August 2016

2.9.2016 by Jenn Granger

Great work on making it to Friday everyone - as all three of our readers will know, in this week’s blog we’ve been talking about all of the weirdness, from the security lessons we can learn from Will Shakespeare to why eCommerce…

Next-gen security keeps email safe from DANE-ger

4.8.2015 by Alice Cullen

Meet the next generation of email security. His name is DANE (DNS-Authentication of Named Entities). The US government and dot-com giant VeriSign have teamed up to build a brand new secure email system using the internet’s very own domain name…


4.9.2014 by Jenn Granger

If there’s one thing that makes me feel a bit murdery, it’s chopsticks. OK, one of the things that make me feel a bit murdery. But luckily not everyone harbours the same - mildly deranged - feelings as I do,…


1.8.2014 by Jenn Granger

Oh HELLO Friday! It’s been a fab - and very busy - week, full of BASEfunds, new gTLDs, data security in the cloud, and tips on how SMEs can protect themselves better online. Now it’s time to shake off the…