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Managed Hosting

Managed Hosting: A dedicated hosting service, dedicated server, or managed hosting service is a type of Internet hosting in which the client leases an entire server not shared with anyone. This is more flexible than shared hosting, as organizations have full control over the server(s), including choice of operating system, hardware, etc. Server administration can usually be provided by the hosting company as an add-on service. (Source: Wikipedia)

What Your Competitors Would Rather You Didn't Know About Managed Hosting


Section: Research
Small and medium businesses (SMBs) are increasingly moving their IT hosting off-site to professional data centre facilities. Motivated by benefits that include reduced business risk and lower costs, those who have sought greater security and performance from a trusted third party aren’t generally broadcasting this migration to their competitors.   This white paper discusses what your competitors would rather you didn't know about managed hosting and cov ...   read more

The Great Virtualization Debate


Section: Research
With virtualization close to the top of every CIO’s to do list, this report details the task of finding out how well server, storage and desktop virtualization is currently understood and where it is being applied, discovering what is driving adoption and, just as interestingly, what is holding it back.   This report provides a snapshot of activity with regard to the adoption of virtualization solutions in business today.  The report ...   read more

Evolution of Hosted Server Computing


Section: Research
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), is increasingly being talked about in the industry. Could this be of much benefit to your company? Find out more about meeting your server computing needs through the use of hosted infrastructure rather than by installing and running equipment in your own data centre or computer room.   Th ...   read more

Managed Hosting – Is it Right for Your Business?


Section: Articles
Many small and medium businesses (SMBs) have adopted a do-it-yourself approach to managing IT, only to find themselves woefully unprepared in developing and managing a truly robust, secure, and viable web infrastructure. Professional managed hosting seeks to fill this gulf by offering SMBs an enterprise-class web infrastructure designed to integrate seamlessly into in-house IT departments.  But is managed hosting right for your business?   C ...   read more

Retailers and small shops can use the cloud and managed services to be PCI compliant


Section: Articles
Compliance of any sort tends to send CIOs shaking in their boots, and CFOs reaching for the corporate cheque book. PCI-DSS, the international payment card industry standard for security, was meant to create an environment in which customer data is kept private. And to the credit of the creators of PCI-DSS, the stated measures that must be taken are mostly common sense items that merchants and ot ...   read more

Cabinet Office Seek Data Centre Partner


Section: News
The Cabinet Office and Government Digital Service (GDS) are looking to partner with a private service contractor that can supply "data centre colocation services” to handle "top secret” information, Computer Weekly reports. A service contract notice has been issued alongside funding of up to £700m for a four year agreement. "The operating environment is to be capable of housing computer infras ...   read more

Greater London authority issues Business Continuity Advice in time for London Olympics


Section: News
In a recent publication, the Greater London Authority (GLA) issued a brief guide for organisations to help maintain business continuity despite disasters or major disruptions. This provides a timely reminder to all businesses that may be affected by the impact of the London Olympics this summer. The GLA, in the publication defines Business Continuity Management as “the process of planning to ensure that your business can return to business as usual “as quickly and painl ...   read more

Rackspace rolls out OpenStack based Public Cloud


Section: News
Rackspace is to begin rolling out its public cloud, the first to appear which is based on the new Essex release of OpenStack. The move pips HP at the post; they are planning to release the Essex code as public beta on May 10th 2012. It's thought that Rackspace has already carried out the necessary testing on its cloud servers and file services and they will begin rolling out the new OpenStack services to ...   read more

Service Providers Will Play Crucial Role in Digital Era


Section: News
According to Gartner, Inc., more and more opportunities are opening up for service providers which means that they should begin to align their business structures and capabilities in order to thrive in the digital era. Those businesses which don’t prepare to help organisations with the innovations necessary to transform into a digital company will lost market share, the analysts say. The research house predicts that by 2017, 60% of Global 1000 organisations will "execute on a ...   read more

Small managed hosting providers 'offer good value for money'


Section: News
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) offering managed hosting solutions could provide better value for money, a recent report on the IT services used by the UK government has suggested. Placeholder0The study, entitled A Recipe for Rip-Offs: Time for a New Approach, criticised the authorities in the UK for not having sufficient knowledge of its IT systems. It asserted that the government relies too heavily on large IT firms and that it has wasted sign ...   read more

Tailored hosting helps software consultancy expand


Section: News
A tailored managed hosting offering has been the key to creative software consultancy Isotoma's recent expansion. The firm has partnered with iomart Hosting, which is offering a "boutique hosting" solution that involves bespoke infrastructure. Placeholder0Andy Theyers, director of Isotoma, said that tailoring iomart's offering was vital as some of the servers the company is currently using are "enormous" and would have fallen way outside a standard s ...   read more

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