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Connection Vouchers – Click&Collect

June 6th, 2014 Advice, Backbone Connect, Blog, How To, Internet

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And in other news, Government is making it easier for all of us to access the likes of BBC iPlayer, Facebook, and Spotify during working hours? Really? Yes. Well, sort of. Let us explain… Users relying on slow and unreliable workplace internet connections waste time, become frustrated, and ultimately can lose interest in the task

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New mobile software allows IT managers more freedom

January 15th, 2014 Backbone Connect, Blog, How To

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New mobile software could revolutionise the way we work, allowing more flexibility for data centre and IT managers, says David Mcleod in an article for Data Centre News. Do you ever feel like you’re tied to your desk, monitoring your infrastructure? Well now you don’t need to be. With two recently launched mobile software platforms

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Preparing your infrastructure for seasonal peaks

November 11th, 2013 Blog, Cloud Platform, How To

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Are you prepared for seasonal spikes in traffic? And are you spending out large sums on new equipment or upgrading your infrastructure? By using the cloud, those seasonal peaks don’t need to be costly. Seasonal peaks If you’re running a web-based business there’s a good chance you’ll experience seasonal spikes at some point throughout the

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What is 95th percentile billing?

October 30th, 2013 Blog, How To, Internet

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Have you been looking at your network charges and wondering just what 95th percentile billing means? Then wonder no longer. Here is an easy to understand guide that will explain it all.   What is it? 95th percentile billing, sometimes referred to as Burstable Billing, is an industry standard method of billing for bandwidth usage

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What are data centre tier ratings?

October 28th, 2013 Blog, Colocation, How To

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If you’re looking into colocation services, or if you already host your infrastructure in a data centre, you’ll no doubt have come across the term Tier Ratings. But what do they really mean, and why do they matter? Here’s a very quick guide to get you started: What are tier ratings? Tier ratings, or rankings,

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Colocating in the capital? Here’s how to pick the right London data centre

October 7th, 2013 Blog, Colocation, How To, London Data Centres

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Recently revealed plans for a new data centre in the capital are proof that colocation in London is growing in popularity. But with such a large array of facilities to choose from, how can you make sure you pick the right data centre for your needs? Read through our checklist of the most important things

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