With Cloud growth and expansion continuing unabated and the increasing ease with which the uninitiated can grab themselves an entry-level cloud landing zone, you could be forgiven for wondering what the future might look like for Colocation providers. According to a report published earlier this year, the future of Colo is golden. The report valued…

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That’s a pretty big question really. And one I’m not going to attempt to answer from every possible angle. But when you think about the sheer amount of energy being consumed in your average data centre and how much heat is generated by all that hardware and all that energy, it all adds up to…

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Colocation, or Colo, is a core service offered by the majority of data centres, but, if you’ve never heard the term before, it can be difficult to find out exactly what it means.   So, in a nutshell, what is Colocation? In the simplest terms, Colocation is a place where you can put computer hardware…

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With lockdown restrictions easing, businesses everywhere are taking stock and adjusting to a new operational landscape. For many organisations, this means more and more employees working from home, whether for more time or all the time, let alone ensuring a smooth return to work for colleagues returning from furlough. Given the shift to a more…

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A part of my role that I really enjoy is helping customers to find different ways of doing things and seeing unexpected benefits as a result. A question I get asked a lot as a Colo provider is, “Why would I use Colocation rather than simply storing my servers in-house?” Here’s what I tell them:…

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When it comes to Colocation, chances are you’ve heard about a Committed Data Rate (CDR) in relation to network traffic. You might also hear that your bandwidth usage is billed at the “95th percentile” or perhaps you’ve seen the term “burstable.” So, what exactly do all these different terms mean? Let’s cut through the industry…

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I recently ran a poll on LinkedIn about what makes a good supplier. The results were fairly mixed, but what’s to say you can’t have it all? Here’s what my ideal supplier would look like…    Proactive when it comes to support. You want a supplier to be all over a fault as soon as…

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There comes a time in the life of every small business when one too many backups fail or the broadband groans and peters out just when payments are being processed. When you know, you know … it’s time to celebrate the fact that your business has grown and to look at your leased line options.…

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It’s a common saying, “if something isn’t broken, don’t fix it”. But because of this, many companies have critical systems and services on legacy platforms. Legacy isn’t always a bad thing. My dad still drives around in an 06 plate Vauxhall Zafira and it’s still going strong. But legacy is so much more than just…

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