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Dedicated Private Cloud: The Best of Both Worlds

By Dan Hamilton, Vice President of Technology on April 3, 2018

What exactly is private cloud, and how is it different from public cloud services?

I think one way to look at it is that private cloud is the sort of cloud you would choose to build for yourself. Based on an industry standard platform, fully compatible with your existing Enterprise applications, secure and isolated from the public Internet.

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IT Terminology 101: The Internet is a Proper Noun!

By Dan Hamilton, Vice President of Technology on March 15, 2018

Okay, call me a grammar nerd if you'd like, but when we talk about the Internet, it should be capitalized.

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Part 2: The Business Case for Cloud Computing

By Paul Fouad, Vice President of Sales on March 8, 2018

In this blog series we'll present the business case for cloud computing to empower more organizations to see the financial advantages that augment the technological benefits of migrating to cloud computing. In this series installment, we'll delve further into the different types of Cloud and the associated costs. 

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IT Basics Part 1: What Is a Network?

By Dan Hamilton, Vice President of Technology on February 28, 2018

A network, in its most basic sense, is just a collection of things that can communicate with each other.

In the IT world, networks exist to exchange information between individual devices, or “nodes”. This could be as simple as two devices directly connected to each other (we call this a Point-to-Point network) or it could be hundreds or thousands of devices connected with various switches and routers.

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Say Yes to The Cloud This Valentine’s Day 

By Sasha Goble on February 14, 2018

Disaster Recovery Has Never Looked This Good

The top sources of financial loss for businesses are downtime caused by uncontrollable factors like hardware failure - but did you know, 58% of downtime incidents are actually caused by human error, while natural disaster account for only 10%? So, while your biggest concern is a Chinook coming in after a big snow fall, Janet over in reception is getting way too excited talking about her new Instant Pot, knocking her cup of coffee all over her computer.

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Part 1: The Business Case for Cloud Computing

By Paul Fouad, Vice President of Sales on January 29, 2018

It’s difficult to talk about computing and IT infrastructure without the conversation quickly turning to the Cloud. For those who approach new technology with some skepticism or reservation, this can appear as another overly-hyped marketing gimmick - especially for those that have recently made an investment in their premise-based infrastructure. However, for others it’s a powerful technology, enabling businesses to do more with less and access technology previously out of reach or reserved for very large enterprises. In this blog series we'll present the business case for cloud computing to empower more organizations to properly understand the business case and financial advantages that augment the technological benefits of migrating to Cloud computing.

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Route Optimization: Picking the Best Tube for Your Traffic

By Dan Hamilton, Vice President of Technology on January 24, 2018

You may have heard the Internet described as “a network of networks”. This is in fact quite accurate. (Or perhaps “a series of tubes”, which, although not entirely inaccurate, is a whole different discussion.)

The routing protocol that allows us to navigate these interconnected networks is known as Border Gateway Protocol, or BGP. In BGP parlance, each of the individual networks that make up the Internet is known as an Autonomous System or AS.

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Total Access, Control and Protection of Office 365 Email Data

By Sasha Goble on January 23, 2018

It's here! NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 1.5

Mitigate the risk of losing access to email data and ensure Availability for Office 365 users. With version 1.5 and existing email recovery technology, users can increase scalability, take advantage of powerful automation and self-service restore, and expand platform support. 

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How to Transform Your Business with Colocation

By Sasha Goble on December 7, 2017

When it comes to moving your servers off-site, the only real question is “if not here, then why there?” The IT field experiences rapid advancements that give data centres an edge over what other businesses can provide for themselves, from a high level of physical security to network speeds.

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Data Centre Efficiency: Keeps Your Costs Down and Helps Fight Climate Change Too!

By Dan Hamilton, Vice President of Technology on November 30, 2017

Do you remember being admonished as a child for holding the refrigerator door open? Or what about air conditioning – we often hear that raising our thermostats slightly in the summer can result in significant savings.

The data centre is no different in terms of energy conservation strategies; we just do things on a much larger scale. 

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