Are AWS and Azure the same?

  Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s Web Services are two most popular choices for business cloud computing. AWS got a head start, commencing operations in 2006, whereas Azure entered the market 2010. While Amazon gained a large head start through early entry into the market, Azure is slowly bridging the gap. Both Azure and AWS offer[…]

Will the cloud change my role as an IT Manager?

Cloud technologies are increasing in popularity within organisations at a rapid rate. This shift from on-site internal IT managed infrastructure to off-site Service Provider Managed infrastructure, is likely to see a change in the IT Manager’s role within an organisation. Cloud computing leads to a reduction in the time required for IT Managers to undertake[…]

What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform. Azure provides a combination of integrated services—including computing, storage, data, networking, and apps. A unique combination of managed and unmanaged services lets you build, deploy, and manage applications for increased IT productivity.                     Unlike other cloud providers who make you[…]

Hosting Servers on your own premise Vs a Data Centre

There are a number of considerations to evaluate when choosing to host business server’s onsite or within an offsite data centre environment. While hosting servers within a datacentre is generally considered to be the ideal situation hosting server’s onsite is sometimes the only option. Hosting servers within an offsite commercial data centre requires adequate internet[…]

How does Disc based backup work?

How does Disc based backup work? Many businesses choose to utilise disc based backup to maintain copies of company data. Disc backup can occur onsite within a WAN network, or offsite within a cloud solution. In addition, many businesses choose to add a tape drive as an extra level of redundancy. Disc backup enables both[…]

How Cloud backup improves business efficiency?

Cloud backup can have many business benefits to your organisation including, faster recovery windows, and lower hardware and power costs. However, one factor which is often forgotten is the significant improvement in efficiency which cloud computing can bring to an organisation. Cloud backup is a method of data backup which involves sending business information over[…]

What is Cloud Backup?

Cloud backup is a method of data backup which involves sending business information over a network connection, to a remote offsite server managed by a service provider.  The process is handled by software which transfers data between the business, and cloud providers data centre. Usually a complete copy of a business’s data is sent to[…]

What is the difference between a NAS and SAN storage Device?

Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) are two different storage devices with alternate methods of storage utilisation. The main difference between NAS and SAN solutions is method of information transfer. NAS devices enable file level access to stored data. The management of the file system is handled by the NAS device. SAN[…]