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Check out our new website

June 26th, 2013 Backbone Connect, Blog

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After months of hard work, plenty of effort, a bucket load of elbow grease, and even the odd tear or two, we’re proud to unveil our brand spanking new website. Some might say it’s long overdue. One thing is for sure, the new site looks a lot smarter, it’s easier to navigate, and it’s packed

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Presenting our tidy new look… finally!

June 26th, 2013 Backbone Connect, Blog

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We’ve been working on a cool new look for Backbone Connect. But, as we’ve found out, Branding is more than just a pretty logo. In January we kicked off with a few internal discussions about how we could make ourselves look like the company we are. The first job was to get a handle on

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I just don’t have the power captain

February 21st, 2012 Blog, Colocation

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Blades, SAN’s & high density switches have all been designed to free up valuable space in the datacentre but it seems no one thought about the power consumption these beasts require. How are UK datacentre providers keeping up with the power demands of new technology Data centre power not in-line with the technology it supplies

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The High Street adopts MPLS to cut costs

February 21st, 2012 Blog, MPLS

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If your think cloud computing is just a service provided by a hosting provider you’re wrong. The say software and processes hosted cloud computing providers use to supply these services are being adopted in-house by mid-market and enterprise businesses The importance of MPLS to Retail business I don’t think anyone could deny retail businesses are

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Cloud is not just a hosted service

February 21st, 2012 Blog, Cloud Platform

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Backbone Connect are currently helping customers to build their own cloud computing environments from their own IT infrastructure. A common misconception of cloud computing is that it is a service provided from someone else’s infrastructure. Technically it is software controlled environment running on IT hardware and virtualisation. To start to understand what this software achieves

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Corporate App Stores are the future

February 13th, 2012 Blog, Cloud Platform

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Imagine an internal IT world like the Mobile App Store, use applications anywhere on any device and download new Apps to make your working life more productive. All the time the App’s you consume are controlled within the corporate environment for security and availability, “that will never happen” I hear you say! Maybe you should.

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London colocation video intro

October 21st, 2011 Blog, Colocation

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A quick intro to our colocation services

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Backbone supports the UK Ecosystem built on Hexagrid’s cloud computing platform

September 29th, 2011 Backbone Connect, Blog, Cloud Platform

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London, United Kingdom, July 28, 2011 – Hexagrid, a leading developer of cloud enablement solutions, announces Backbone Connect as a new datacentre partner joining Link47, a European-based information technology distributor, and Compare the Cloud, a comprehensive cloud consultancy, to expand the ecosystem built to simplify cloud adoption for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) in

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Cloud computing – you’re only as good as your network

September 29th, 2011 Backbone Connect, Blog, Cloud Platform

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Despite being crammed on the station at Ealing Broadway with what seemed like a million tennis fans on my way to the Cloud Computing World Forum this morning, it was actually quite good. Don’t get me wrong, there are lots of service providers there that seem to just be adding the word “cloud” to their

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The impact of “Cloud” on IT

September 29th, 2011 Blog, Cloud Platform

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Stumbled across this survey on the Register. We all have our individual theories and predictions for how IT will be affected by the “Cloud” so if you have a few minutes perhaps you could share your thoughts and experiences with the rest of us. I for one will be keen to see the collated results

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