Monday, 11 July 2011

Lets go office365.com everyone!!

I have just done a guest blog post for www.comparethecloud.net

Check out the blog entry here

http://cloudcomputingadvice.co.uk/

Monday, 30 May 2011

New Blog....

Hey guys

We have created a new blog. Will keep trying to keep this one updated but the best way to utilise a blog is to have it attached to your domain. So, having it on blogspot doesn't really work great for you. Be great if you can check it out and give us any feedback...

Colins IT Blog

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Virtualised Servers - Post 1

Virtualisation is a process of running multiple independent virtual operating systems (servers generally) on a single physical computer.  It is a way of maximizing physical resources to maximize the investment in hardware.  


So it is now possible to turn a very inexpensive 1U dual-socket dual-core commodity server into eight or even 16 virtual servers that run 16 virtual operating systems.  Virtualisation technology is a way of having more actual server. However, it does not actually increase total computing power; it decreases it slightly because of overhead.  


However we can exploit this newly found hardware power by increasing the number of logical operating systems it hosts.  This slashes the majority of hardware acquisition and maintenance costs that can result in significant savings for any company or organisation.


Virtualization is the perfect solution for applications that are meant for small- to medium-scale usage.  Virtualization should not be used for high-performance applications where one or more servers need to be clustered together to meet performance requirements of a single application because the added overhead and complexity would only reduce performance.  


We're essentially taking a 12 GHz server (four cores times three GHz) and chopping it up into 8 x 1.5 MHz servers.  But if 4 of those servers are in off-peak or idle mode, the remaining 4 servers will have nearly 3 GHz available to them. 

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Free Broadband for 12 months

We have just been informed that Opal Telecom is extending their special offer of free broadband for 12 months until the 28th of Feb. It is a 2 year contract so the second year you only pay £10 a month.

You need to utilise their business line which is £13.45 a month. As it is a business line and not residential it has a dedicated support team should you have any problems.

Have had loads of interest and it is a great deal which is why we are pushing it so please drop us an email if you're interested or go to our info page.

Unfortunately this is a UK only offer.

Any qyestions, please get in touch and we will be happy to chat.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Facebook Page

Hey guys, when you get a few seconds, please can you like our Facebook page... Thanks a lot :-)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/colins-it/217287649918

New blog entry on Citrix XenServer coming soon...

Cheers

Colin.