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IaaS, PaaS or SaaS? Choosing the Right Cloud Service

30.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

If you’re not familiar with the language of cloud, it can be difficult to understand how IaaS, PaaS or SaaS can benefit your business. It also makes it more challenging to choose the best option for you. The main differences between these solutions lie in the split of management responsibilities; each offers a different balance of what is managed on-premises by yourselves, and what is outsourced to your cloud vendor. Which solution you need will depend on the specific requirements of your organisation, but let’s start with some simple definitions.   What is infrastructure as a service (IaaS)?  To understand what’s provided by IaaS, you first need to have a good grasp of what infrastructure is. Infrastructure refers to all your servers, computers, hard drives, routers and the wires that…

Most Common Cyber-Attacks of 2019 Explained

8.1.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

Over the course of 2019, UKFast’s Threat Monitoring service detected and responded to more than 33 million cyber-attacks across our clients’ networks. Using this wealth of data, we were able to identify the four most common cyber-attack vectors used by…

What is an eCommerce Business?

4.11.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

By definition, eCommerce is the activity of buying or selling products online. An eCommerce business is usually involved in the selling aspect, using their website as a virtual store through which consumers can purchase goods over the internet. So, whenever…

What’s Driving the Online Marketplace Trend?

24.7.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

In this blog, we’re joined by Alex Ayin, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at Mercarto Enterprise Technologies to find out what’s driving the recent surge in online marketplace popularity. Mercarto is a successful online marketplace business based in Manchester.…

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…

Cloud Insight: What is Managed Hosting?

17.4.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

Managed hosting is a phrase we all see and hear a lot these days. But what is it? And how can your organisation make the most of it in 2019? In today’s blog, we’re answering these burning questions and explaining…