How to choose a data centre outside of London
April 25th, 2014 Advice, Blog, Colocation, Data Centre
Tagged in — advice, Colocation, Data Centre, Data Centre Migration, Data Storage, experts, Slough, Tier II, Tier III
Do you really need to use a data centre in London? It could be more cost effective, and logistically sound, to use a facility outside of the capital. But how do you know which is the right centre? London has long been thought of as the data centre hub of the UK. With many high-tiered
Can data centres make the world a greener place?
April 17th, 2014 Blog, Cloud Platform, Data Centre, Future, Internet
Tagged in — Cloud, Data Centre, eco, environment, Facebook, Future, Google, Greenpeace
With Google, Facebook and Apple all earning high marks from Greenpeace over the renewable energy credentials of their data centres, we ask what this means for the rest of the industry? Can data centres lead a worldwide shift to greener energy sources? A new report from environmental organisation Greenpeace has praised companies like Google and
Can you build a data centre on the moon?
April 3rd, 2014 Backbone Connect, Blog, Data Centre, Future
Tagged in — Data Centre, Future, Prediction
With space to build new data centres at a premium throughout the country, we wonder where else you could build a new facility. How about on the moon? As we’ve discussed previously on this blog, the space for companies to build new data centres in the UK is in short supply. New builds are always
How to safeguard against data loss
March 27th, 2014 Advice, Backbone Connect, Blog, Cloud Platform, Data Centre
Tagged in — Disaster Recovery, Security
Any loss of data, either large or small, could mean potentially damaging consequences for your business. So you need to guarantee everything is safe with a solid disaster recovery plan. Your data is arguably your most valuable asset. Losses can be caused by a number of factors from failing equipment to power outages, human error
Can Facebook change the face of data centres?
March 20th, 2014 Backbone Connect, Blog, Data Centre, Future
Tagged in — Data Centre, Future
Will Facebook’s new ‘IKEA style data centre’ change the face of data centre construction? And what else does the future hold for data facilities? A new kind of data centre Facebook’s recent announcement of a new data centre build in Sweden is pretty big news. But not just because it’s a new