What is Server Virtualisation……. and why should I care?

Definition: A Virtual Server is an instance of a Computer Operating System running within a container on Simulated Hardware. Server virtualisation hides direct physical access to the host computers hardware and instead, makes available an abstract layer that shares the hardware access amongst all of the guest Operating Systems. This allows you to install multiple, […]

Ransom-ware virus outbreak

With the recent wave of ransom-ware virus infections, mainly in the form of the “Locky” virus, I wanted to offer some helpful advice on how to avoid becoming the next victim!It’s a nasty piece of work and causes massive disruption to businesses every day in the UK and around the world. What does it look like?This […]

The 3-2-1 backup rule

What is 3-2-1 backup rule?Everyone talks about the pace of change in IT, but something that has not changed is the 3-2-1 backup rule.These 3 simple rules help you overcome almost any failure scenario….. If you follow them.What are the rules?1. Have at least 3 copies of your data2. Keep the copies on 2 different […]

Gartner reports on Cloud Backup

Gartner advises businesses to use cloud backup to reduce costs. They have also suggested ways to help reduce the costs of cloud services by being more selective in data selection and also retention periods.Download the full article here