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Join the revolution, join Generation Cloud

July 16th, 2014 Blog, Cloud Platform, Future, Generation Cloud, Internet

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Let’s talk about your g,g,g,generation. Which are you? Generation X is currently (and very possibly, somewhat anxiously) saving towards retirement, Generation Y is currently (and very possibly, somewhat anxiously) saving towards a house purchase, but Generation Cloud is perfectly chilled, and has no need for deep pockets – literally or metaphorically. The Cloud enables 24/7

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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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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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Top 10 advantages of cloud storage

March 13th, 2014 Advice, Blog, Cloud Platform, Internet

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Are you wondering whether the cloud is right for you? Check out these top advantages of cloud storage, and see how a move to a virtual data centre could benefit your business. 1. It can be cheaper than a traditional infrastructure When you store your data in the cloud, you don’t need to pay out

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What’s a CD? How the cloud has changed media consumption

March 7th, 2014 Blog, Cloud Platform, Internet, Just for fun

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The growth of cloud computing, better connectivity and improved broadband technology has changed the way we consume media. But what are the big differences? We take a nostalgic look back to the way we use to watch, listen and surf…   Recent advancements in cloud computing, 4G technology and ultra-fast broadband have revolutionised the way

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Your New Year’s Data Resolutions

January 8th, 2014 Backbone Connect, Blog, Cloud Platform, Colocation, Internet, London Data Centres, MPLS

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Do you have any new year’s data resolutions? Check out our list of some of the things you might want to think about for 2014… So 2014 is here, the hangover has subsided and you’re back at work, refreshed and ready to face a new year filled with exciting challenges. And like millions of people

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Are Amazon drones going to replace Santa?

December 18th, 2013 Backbone Connect, Blog, Internet, Just for fun

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As the festive season approaches, Amazon announces plans to deliver goods direct to your homes via flying drones. So could Santa be out of a job? With Christmas just around the corner, you’re no doubt preparing for the Christmas break. If you’re anything like is, you’ll be preparing your infrastructure for an influx in web

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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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Top 4 internet institutions we stopped loving

September 20th, 2013 Blog, Internet

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Before broadband internet became widely available in 2000, we were all stuck with the slow speeds and dodgy connections of dial-up. And that was fine. It worked – not well, but it worked – and like indigenous tribesmen who’ve never stepped outside their remote jungle village, we were happy with our lot. But like so

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About World IPv6 Day

September 29th, 2011 Blog, Internet

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On 8 June, 2011, Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai and Limelight Networks will be amongst some of the major organisations that will offer their content over IPv6 for a 24-hour “test flight”. The goal of the Test Flight Day is to motivate organizations across the industry – Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and

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