Archive for the ‘Data Centre’ Category

How to choose a data centre outside of London

April 25th, 2014 Advice, Blog, Colocation, Data Centre

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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

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Can data centres make the world a greener place?

April 17th, 2014 Blog, Cloud Platform, Data Centre, Future, Internet

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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

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Can you build a data centre on the moon?

April 3rd, 2014 Backbone Connect, Blog, Data Centre, Future

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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

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How to safeguard against data loss

March 27th, 2014 Advice, Backbone Connect, Blog, Cloud Platform, Data Centre

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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

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Can Facebook change the face of data centres?

March 20th, 2014 Backbone Connect, Blog, Data Centre, Future

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        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

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