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Video blog: Tailor-made availability of your data

Not all cloud solutions are the same. They are more generic if you buy an off-the-shelf or off-the-web solution, while private cloud or data centre solutions give businesses the flexibility to choose exactly what they need.

swcomms head of channel sales Colin Woods urges businesses to...

Video blog: Businesses really do not need the stress of lost data

In this video blog swcomms’ presales specialist David Brace says: “Life is stressful enough without losing data,” and he is so right.

The financial damage that data loss can cause is potentially ruinous while also damaging to your reputation.

This is why many businesses turn to offsite...

Video blog: The availability of your data is the availability of your business

Colin Woods discusses the demand for 24/7 availability of data in an always-on society and the subsequent changing face of data backup and flow.

He debates the need for constant data accessibility for staff that work on and offsite, and the trend that has seen businesses move their data...

N+2 redundancy provides the resilient power your servers need

As the owner of a purpose-built data centre, we are always highlighting its virtues to existing and potential customers.

We are proud of the fact we designed and implemented the first purpose-built, dedicated server hosting data centre in the south west of England back in 2001.

It provides...

To virtualise or not to virtualise?

This is a question that may businesses have asked themselves in recent years, but with the revolution of the cloud and a strong focus on reducing costs, virtualisation has become a key technology that is a must for the growing enterprise, just as much as it is becoming a necessity for the...

Why now is a good time to consider an off-site comms room

Running an IT comms room is an expensive business and the day-to-day costs are not going to get any cheaper, so is it time to consider a cheaper and more resilient off-site alternative?

Your business IT communications systems require:

  • Physical space
  • Clean power
  • Reliable Internet...

Disaster recovery v business continuity

Protecting your business from potentially devastating data loss will present you with the choice of disaster recovery or business continuity.

How you make that choice has to be based on how long your business can cope without its access to the applications and data it normally relies on?
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What are the advantages of using a local data centre?

When the term ‘data centre’ is mentioned, people often imagine glassy skyscrapers in London and Manchester but the reality is that there are local alternatives including our purpose-built data centre in Exeter which was designed to serve the business needs of customers in the South West.

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Use less hardware to save money on your IT expenditure

Using separate physical machines to run multiple operating systems and applications is a thing of past. Virtualisation enables businesses to reduce the amount of servers they use without losing functionality.

In simple terms, virtualisation is a cost-saving service that allows businesses to...