Your business can be seriously impacted if your networks and IT infrastructure go offline unexpectedly. Whether you are running a small start-up or an enterprise, a crises do happen, and should be expected.
However, if you are prepared for IT outages, you can restore business operations quickly. A disaster recovery plan is, therefore, essential to minimise losses in the face of a breakdown.
It is safe to say that the novel Coronavirus has upended our lifestyle. From major loss of lives to market crashes, numerous facets of our lives have been changed as a result of Covid-19.
We know that numerous businesses and sectors have had to undergo a shift from offline to online environments as people work from home. On our network alone, we’ve seen a spike of almost 500 percent in video conferencing and video streaming traffic from our dedicated servers. So how has internet usage changed amidst the new normal? We take a look below. (more…)
According to a report global research firm IDC, 40% of business data will be saved, processed, served from the edge by 2021. Edge computing uses technology to improve application and download speeds for users by moving data geographically closer to their location. In this article, we discuss the advantages of edge computing and how it works.
Considering the prevalence of cloud computing among businesses today, many held the belief that dedicated or baremetal servers will soon lose favour as an IT solution. Not only has this proven to be incorrect, but there has in fact been a growth in dedicated server use worldwide. In this article, we discuss the reasons why. (more…)
When businesses come to us looking to upgrade their IT systems, a key question tends to be whether they should purchase their own hardware and colocate it in a datacentre, or lease their infrastructure as a service. There’s no straightforward answer to this, unfortunately; it depends on the type of hardware you need, and the resources your organisation has to manage infrastructure.
In this post, we examine the different use cases for colocation and infrastructure-as-a-service. (more…)