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Published 3 years ago
Five keys to choose a cloud computing provider
There are many companies who have chosen to make the leap to the cloud. In fact, according to a Internet survey report more companies used cloud computing in order to improve their productivity. However, before addressing this new IT delivery model it is essential for companies to make an analysis of the main Cloud computing service providers of the market. First, companies should consider one thing before establishing any relationship, without trust it is impossible to establish a good working relationship. However, there are more aspects that need to be fixed before signing an agreement on cloud computing.
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4 years ago
Rural broadband maps criticised for lacking detail
The government and BT are under fresh attack for the way the rollout of the UK's rural broadband is being handled.
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4 years ago
After nine years, the Million Dollar homepage is 22% dead
The Million Dollar Homepage was a phenomenon in 2005, but almost a decade on, it stands as a monument to the fragility of the internet: over one-fifth of the links on the site are dead.
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4 years ago
GitHub Founder Suspended over Harassment Claims
Last Friday, Julie Ann Horvath dramatically quit over allegations of harassment by leadership at GitHub over the last two years. GitHub is a developer platform that allows users to share code. The website is based on Git, the version control software created by Linux hacker and founder, Linus Torvalds. Until Friday, Julie was a developer at the company.
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4 years ago
Samsung Galaxy Remote Backdoor Discovered
The developers at Replicant (an Open Source project aimed at replacing all proprietary components within Android OS) has discovered a remote back door in the Samsung Galaxy series of mobile devices and the Nexus S. The backdoor is only present in the proprietary version of Android bundled with the Samsung devices. So far, investigations reveal that the backdoor is relatively benign despite having read and write access to sensitive areas of the filesystem.
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4 years ago
Intel to Make Monster 800Gbps Cables
No, not gold-plated Monster cables but monster 800Gbps cables! It looks like Intel is forging ahead with it's plans to disaggregate rack server infrastructure. Intel will be launching these new MXC cables in the later half of the year. Each cable bundles up to 64, simplex fibres to aggregate 1.6TB of bandwidth and can transmit up to 300 metres without repeaters.
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4 years ago
Cambridge University - No More Password Leaks
Those smart folks working at Security Research in the University of Cambridge Computer Labs have developed a hardware device which promises to protect you from password leaks. That's a big promise so does it stack up?
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4 years ago
Energy windfall for data centres
Energy harvesting has been an ideology for some time. With recent developments, we will soon see solutions being tested that will deliver significant changes in the way data centres are run
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4 years ago
Web.com acquires SnapNames domain names drop-catch/auction service
Web.com acquired SnapNames on 3/March/2014, and continues partnership with NameJet domain name auction platform from Rightside (the domain name services spinoff from Demand Media)
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4 years ago
Raspberry Pi Foundation Offers $10K Bounty for GPU Driver Port
With over 100,000 units sold on the first day of sales and over 2 million sold by the end of 2014, the Raspberry Pi has been an incredible success. The Raspberry Pi Foundation, set up as a charitable organisation in 2008, has a mission statement to "promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning computing." and despite it's success, not everyone's happy.
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4 years ago
Geo Network - Where Fibre Meets Your Fibre
Getting physically connected between locations has always been expensive and time consuming due to negotiating rights of way and the actual laying of the physical cable. Chris Smedley, CEO of Geo Networks has decided to team up with Thames Water for a quicker and more efficient way of laying fibre. The London sewerage system.
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4 years ago
US TSA Employing Psycics to Find Passengers With Bitcoins
Two airport security personel stopped Davi Barker at a US airport, claiming to have 'seen bitcoins' in his bag. Clearly a new form of modern day magic as bitcoins are a virtual currency !
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4 years ago
Dynamic kernel patching from Red Hat
Red Hat show off their work on dynamic kernel patching which allows kernel upgrades without rebooting your system
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4 years ago
Microsoft now the largest Windows host
Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud platform has helped it to surpass Amazon as the largest Windows host
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4 years ago
Docklands Harbour Exchange bought in 37 million deal
A £37million deal was announced on Monday morning for the three building development near South Quay on the Isle of Dogs. It was previously owned by Land Securities Group.
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Published 4 years ago
Nominet Selected to Provide Emergency Backup Registry Services
In the (increasingly likely) event that one of the newGTLD operators goes t1tsup, transfer of the TLD to an Emergency Operator comes into force. Nominet officially selected as one of the EBERO's
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4 years ago
New Silk Road hit with $2.6 million heist due to known Bitcoin flaw
"Transaction malleability," which worried Mt. Gox and Bitstamp, strikes again. Not only are Bitcoin trading sites like Bitstamp and Mt. Gox susceptible to the recent accleration of the "transaction malleability" problem, but apparently the Silk Road—or at least its newest incarnation—is too. Is this the end for Bitcoin as we know it?
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4 years ago
Hackers now filming their remote victims
Cyber-thieves are increasingly grabbing video of how victims use their computer, to better steal from online bank accounts, a security firm reveals.
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4 years ago
Finalists announced for the first UK Cloud Awards
The shortlist of finalists for the UK Cloud Awards 2014 have been announced, the new awards organised by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), Cloud Pro and techUK. There will be 15 awards across 2 categories, projects and products. In the products category, there is a wide variety of new and established businesses from startups to major international corporations. The winners will be announced at ceremony to be held at City Hall on 26th February, 2014.
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4 years ago
Largest Ever DDoS Cyber Attack Hits US and European Victims
Multiple reports suggest the largest ever DDoS attack - peaking at 400Gbps - has hit targets in the US and Europe though who is behind the attack, and who the victims were remains a mystery.
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4 years ago
Tech Billionaires Made Up 75% Of 2013′s Most Philanthropic People Under 50
Tech Billionaires Made Up 75% Of 2013′s Most Philanthropic People Under 50 with Zuckerberg giving away nearly $1bn.
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4 years ago
AMD and ARM working together for server CPUs
AMD has worked with ARM to lower the energy requirements for data centre servers. Power usage is one of the most important aspects of servers today.
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4 years ago
Icelanders to enjoy virtual cash giveaway
Following the hype and furore around the various virtual currencies being released on a seemingly daily basis, for the first time an entire nation is to be given some virtual currency.
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4 years ago
KNCMiner building Arctic Circle DataCentre for Bitcoin Mining
KNC Miner (a Swedish Company) are using the 'pre-order' funds they have accumulated from over 4000 orders of a $12000 BitCoin Mining device to build a 10MW datacentre in The Node Pole region, near the Arctic Circle in Sweden.
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4 years ago
DDoS : Who watches the watchmen?
Recent revelations from more leaked Snowden files show GCHQ has been using hackers own techniques against them and DDoSing their chatrooms and even using crafted BBC articles to scrape data to help identify users.
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4 years ago
.uk domain names to launch on June 10th
Nominet are cashing in on the new gTLD hype with shorter .uk domains available to register from June 10th 2014
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4 years ago
AWS now the most popular host
Amazon Web Services hosts more web sites from the top 100,000 domains than any other host according to data provided by Alexa
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4 years ago
PayPal and eBay websites hijacked
The Syrian Electronic Army are claiming responsibility for hijacking the paypal.co.uk and ebay.co.uk web sites.
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4 years ago
GoDaddy security blunder
A security blunder by domain registrar GoDaddy has cost a Twitter user their $50k one character handle thanks to some basic social engineering.
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4 years ago
Telehouse opens a new 1000 square meter co-location floor in London
Telehouse who have long been a leading provider of data centre space has opened the final phased floor with 1000 sq.meters of available co-location space at Telehouse West.
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4 years ago
.Scot wait is over new top level domain for Scotland
Congratulations Scotland, they have finally been awarded the dot Scot TLD, unfortunately there is no news on .haggis yet.
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Published 4 years ago
Rackspace has lift off for ObjectRocket in the UK
Rackspace has launched OBJECTROCKET in the UK and releases NoSQL Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) in it's London data centres.
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4 years ago
Infinity SDC has opened a new flagship data centre
Brand new Slough based data centre has been opened by Infinity with a respectable PUE of just 1.25. It will offer much needed new data centre space in the Thames Valley area.
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4 years ago
Ministry of Justice signs deal with Ark for Data Centre solution
Ark claims to provide the most power efficient data centre solutions to lower the running costs with PUE scores as low as 1.08.
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4 years ago
What is a cloud? Not many end users have a clue
While the companies supplying "cloud" services should know what they are selling, it is quite clear that most customers really don't have a clue what it means, or even if it's fluffy.
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4 years ago
Zapp plans to take on PayPal for Mobile payments
The mobile payments brand Zapp is planning to squeeze in beside PayPal by investing tens of millions in to it's launch.
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4 years ago
Should all hosting companies accept PayPal
As more and more people have PayPal accounts, is it important to accept PayPal as a payment method? Or are the risks and costs not worth it.
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4 years ago
Googles Chrome web browser could be keeping an eye on you
An Israeli web developer says that Google's web browser could be spying on you. Google dismisses the allegation of eavesdropping threat.
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4 years ago
The internet is a gift from god according to the Pope
Pope Francis clearly loves the web, and has called the internet a "gift from god". And that it is able to bring people together more easily.
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4 years ago
2014's web hosting company problems to keep an eye on
2014 should see the ever growing web continue to expand at a rate yet again even faster than before. More and more companies will continue to utilise the web's advantages, and with that there will come new challenges for hosting companies.
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4 years ago
Bitcoin ATM's are coming to London in February
The UK may get it's first Bitcoin cash machines soon to help make the currency more easily usable. Central London to be the destination for both companies ATM's.
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4 years ago
Has the Facebook bubble burst?
Researches claim that Facebook will lose 80% of it's users within a year, and it will burn out "like an infectious disease".
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4 years ago
New vBulletin Cloud to make forums easier to run than ever.
A new fully hosted version of vBulletin's forum software has been launched. The move should make security patches a thing of the past for many. But is it an ideal move for everyone? Or just a good move for some websites who want simplicity?
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4 years ago
Webhosting UK Com Ltd (WHUK) Extends their Tier 4 Data Centre at Reading
Continuing growing demand behind the need to increase the data centres capacity at their Maidenhead, Reading site.
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4 years ago
Strange DNS Error leads to outage in China
Around 3 pm local time across many localities in China, a number of domestic service providers were unable to establish contact with China’s Domain Name System servers, leaving millions of Chinese internet users offline for hours.
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4 years ago
OnApp Releases New WHMCS Module
OnApp and WHMCS help service providers enter the cloud market with a complete turnkey cloud hosting and client management platform New OnApp-WHMCS integration offers full automation of sales, provisioning, billing and customer support for cloud providers, with new CDN, DNS and reseller capabilities
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4 years ago
IBM plans 15 new data centres in $1.2bn cloud expansion
IBM chief executive Virginia Rometty wants to expand IBM's cloud services during 2014. Plans to build 15 new data centres around the world.
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Published 4 years ago
BT reaches record speeds with 1.4 terabits per second
BT has been working with Alcatel-Lucent in the United Kingdom to create the fastest "real world" network connection in a trial. Resulted in eye watering 1.4 tbps.
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4 years ago
Containers and distributed storage are the future Now free with HybridCluster non-commercial licenses
We are now offering free non-commercial licenses for our full stack cloud software platform. Businesses and organisations can use HybridCluster to host LAMP web applications for non-commercial purposes to benefit from HA and DR with no need to modify their apps. By providing these free licenses, we hope to encourage the adoption of virtualized containers and distributed storage.
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4 years ago
UK Data centre capacity rise will keep prices steady?
UK Data centre capacity rise of 22 percent should keep prices steady until 2019 according to a new report. The UK has the most data centre capacity of any country in Europe.
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4 years ago
Net neutrality blow as US appeals court fails to back FCC net neutrality rules.
A US appeals court has rejected federal rules that required Internet providers to treat all web traffic equally, in a move that could allow mobile carriers and other broadband providers to charge content providers for faster access to web services.
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4 years ago
Mobile Apps are being used to make DDoS Attacks
Downloadable mobile apps are being used in Distributed Denial of Service attacks against companies, according to the latest quarterly report from DDoS protection provider Prolexic Technologies.
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4 years ago
UKFast Scotland - Expansion to Scotland before you can blink
The web hosting and co-location provider UKFast has confirmed that it is planning to expand it's presence to Scotland.
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4 years ago
Eircom is planning a new €200 million Dublin data centre
The irish telecommunication company Eircom is planning to spend up to €200 million on a new state of the art data centre complex in Dublin.
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4 years ago
London Data Exchange (LDeX) merges with Ping Networks
LDeX and Ping Networks are to merge, creating the LDeX Group it has been announced today. The new group will improve services for new and existing customers.
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4 years ago
UK and Canadian companies considering moving hosting outside of the US
Data security and privacy are the top reasons why 1 in 4 UK and Canadian businesses are planning on moving their hosting away from the US.
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4 years ago
Microsoft adds a Cloud-Based customer service provider to it's collection
Parature the cloud-based customer service provider has been aquired by Microsoft according to a Microsoft press release.
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4 years ago
Bitcoins cross $1,000 due to Zynga
The value of a Bitcoin (1 BTC) has crossed the $1,000 mark (£610) today due to social gaming company Zynga saying it would start accepting the currency as an option for payments.
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4 years ago
NSA are developing a quantum computer for code cracking
American agency the NSA (National Security Agency) is developing a quantum computer to help break complicated encryption that keeps on-line messaging secure. How long will it be until any encryption can be broken?
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4 years ago
Everest Data Centres launches new Data Centre promotion
Reading, Berkshire – 6th January 2014 – Everest Data Centres, a new Tier 4 aligned data centre operator based in Reading, has launched its new colocation promotion, starting on 6th January 2014. Their new high-specification facility has been designed and built-in house and boasts some excellent features, that utilise the latest energy saving techniques to lower the cost of housing your ‘cloud in the cloud’, outsourcing your existing in-house infrastructure or hosting your e-commerce platform in a secure, temperature controlled facility with N+N redundancy throughout.
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4 years ago
Facebook sued over alleged scanning of private messages
Facebook is looking at a class action lawsuit over allegations that it scans users' private messages on the website.
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4 years ago
Snapchat update on the way after hacking.
Snapchat has said that it will be releasing an updated version of its popular app since hackers downloaded user data from almost 5 million accounts.
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4 years ago
Cash machines raided with infected USB memory sticks
Researchers have discovered how thieves sliced into cash machines to infect them with malware last year. Cash machines still running Windows XP were the targets.
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Published 4 years ago
HP to clampdown on
No more cheap deals for the budget-conscious. Hewlett-Packard will be restricting who is allowed to fix it's servers this year.
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4 years ago
Google could be producing it's own server processors as quick as you can say Intel
ARM Holdings technology could help Google in the near future. Google could save upfront and ongoing costs.
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4 years ago
British companies need to take online security more seriously.
Government report blasts UK companies for failing to invest in their Cyber security. Hacking attacks on British companies are becoming more common.
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4 years ago
Astutium, a UK web hosting company acquires Cyberstrider
British web hosting provider Astutium announced that it has completed the purchase of Cyberstrider. A hosting company that provides cPanel based web hosting.
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4 years ago
Dell updates it's data centre networking switches and EqualLogic storage systems
Dell has launched updated data centre switches, and has also made updates to their EqualLogic storage systems.
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4 years ago
Submarine data cable provider Emerald expands network to UK
Their expansion is made possible as a result of a partnership with Geo Networks. It will expand Emeralds network in to mainland Europe for the first time.
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4 years ago
Businessman who makes physical bitcoins as cash shut down.
Mike Caldwell created physical money for bitcoins, however he has been shut down by federal government as it is too easy to launder money with.
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4 years ago
Child porn dealer who faces 100 years in U.S Jail may be freed
The Irish authorities have revealed that Eric Eoin Marques won't be prosecuted. 28 year old man is facing extradition to the U.S by the FBI.
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4 years ago
Nobody arrested on M247 WHC Xmas meetup!
The WHC Xmas meetup was sponsored by M247 Ltd this year. Thank you to everyone for the great turnout of 22 members. Other thanks to Rob Golding for the drinks tab at Gauchos and to Joel for Breakfast!
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4 years ago
OCZ manages to sell itself to Toshiba
Struggling company OCZ has sold itself to Toshiba $35 Million dollar sale OCZ has been having long term difficulties.
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4 years ago
Oh dear, RBS & Natwest have lost the plot again... but is it just a one off?
On-line banking systems fail Shoppers unable to pay on their cards Natwest and RBS have more computer system glitches
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