Latency and the need for speed

We all know the frustration of a slow data connection. Frustrating at the best of times but when it’s your business that’s being impacted by mediocre latency, doing something proactive about it should be a little higher up your to-do list. So, what is network latency? Why does it matter and what can you do…

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I’m not talking about user error or accidentally switching off your client’s IT. I’m not talking about data breach; there are enough real-life examples of that without adding more fuel to that fire. No. I’m talking about over-promising and forgetting to talk about what you already do really well. Like getting customer service right.  …

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A while ago, we took some technology phrases and acronyms and made them clear. Like CDR (Committed Data Rate) and 95th percentile billing. Now feels like a good time to explore some other phrases that can often cause confusion. What’s resilience? What does redundancy mean when it comes to technology? And what’s the difference between…

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When you’re looking for a new or additional Colocation provider, there are many factors to consider such as network resilience, security and scalability, to name a few. But the location of your chosen facility is just as important in how easy your service will be to manage and how well it will meet all your…

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It comes up time and time again – “Why would I choose Colocation when I can host in the Cloud?” After all, the Cloud is globally accessible, scalable and you only pay for what you use. But how about the control aspect, especially if you’re trading in a regulated sector or operating environment and you…

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The concept of Colocation is pretty well understood and there are Colo data centres all over the globe. However, Colocation still requires businesses to have in-house IT expertise, or at least a trusted IT consultant, who can nip over to the data centre to handle any required changes and maintenance. But IT guys can’t always…

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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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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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