Isle of Man, THE BRITISH ISLES, 11 March 2010 — Netcetera, one of Europe’s leading managed hosting and data center providers, today announced it has implemented R1Soft Continuous Data Protection® (CDP) software to offer a new self-managed backup service to its Windows and Linux clients.
R1Soft CDP enables Netcetera to provide its clients with many beneficial features including an easy-to-use Web interface for client self-service and bare-metal restore capabilities for minimal down time. Through the web-based administration portal, clients can easily manage their own high-performance backups and restores. By allowing the delegation of administrative functions, R1Soft CDP simplifies the entire process for clients and administrators.
R1Soft’s disk-to-disk server backup software takes snapshots of data at the block level, bypassing the file system to increase performance and significantly reduce network resource usage. This next-generation technology will bring Netcetera clients a whole new level of data protection with continuous, high-performance backups. With the bare-metal restore feature, clients gain the ability to restore an entire server to a previous state directly from any point-in-time snapshot without installing the O/S.
“It’s important for us to offer our clients an easy-to-use, powerful backup and restore service and R1Soft is reliable, feature-rich backup software that allows us to offer this at an affordable price,” said Tim Cass, CTO of Netcetera. “Plus, a quality backup solution that works efficiently means happy clients.”
Netcetera is offering a variety of backup service options that will start at just £10/month for 10GB of space and range up to 1000 GB space. For more information about Netcetera’s backup services visit:http://www.netcetera.co.uk/servers/backup
A slow web site will be having a negative effect on your business. With the increase of download speeds on home computers users will not want to wait to load your site – they will simply look elsewhere. The average user will leave your site after waiting 8-10 seconds for a page to load – and most of them will never return.
Therefore, in order to enhance your business opportunities it is crucial that you have a fast, high performance website. The most effective way of ensuring you have a high speed website is by switching from a shared to a dedicated server. The primary reason for this is that if your site is hosted by a shared server you are in effect operating as a member of a group. If for any reason another client on your server has an increase in web traffic or increases the size of their web site there is a pretty good chance that your speed and performance will be affected.
By choosing the option of having your own fast dedicated server you are given exclusive access to all of the resources on the server allowing you to customize your plan. You are not required to share the space, memory or bandwidth for your site which enables optimization ultimately increasing your processor speed.
In terms of scalability, fast dedicated servers offer greater options. If your website is experiencing an increase in visitor numbers and as a result is becoming slower than desired you can simply add more RAM if required, or even add a load balancer to your server to split the load across two dedicated servers, or more.
Another benefit of a dedicated server is the availability of your own unique IP address. Added to these benefits is the fact that a dedicated server offers heightened security as no one else will be able to access the server other than you, this makes the risk of viruses extremely minimal.
If you have a high amount of traffic hitting your web site, are involved in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) projects, or simply want the best possible support service for your web site, a switch to a dedicated server is the fastest move you should be making.
at the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) awards. The shortlist was chosen from a record number of entrants and also after a 3 month service testing regime by ISPA’s testing partners, Epitro.
Fingers crossed for a good result on the 9th of July at the ISPA award ceremony!
We are pleased to announce that Netcetera has been selected for an award for Best Colocation Provider in the UK for May 2009 by the Dedicated Server Directory. We would like to thank all of our clients for their support and look forward to continuing to provide the high level of service they expect.
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There is a way to be green, slash your IT costs, yet still service all your requirements with a fraction of the hardware you may be currently employing. It may sound too good to be true, but virtualisation is the hot topic in the IT world, and when you assess the potential benefits offered by leading managed web host Netcetera, it’s easy to see why.
Netcetera is at the cutting edge of the Virtualisation revolution and has announced the latest addition to its impressive armoury, in the form of the VM500 Server, powered by Microsoft Hyper–V. In effect this new technology provides a scalable, reliable and ever-present virtualisation platform. It comes with a single set of integrated tools to manage both physical and virtual resources.
Virtualisation has been acclaimed as the perfect solution for companies of all sizes. It enables then to maximise their IT efficiency while operating fewer physical machines – with the resultant knock-on effect of significantly reduced costs in terms of hardware, energy and management overheads.
Netcetera’s server virtualisation enables multiple operating systems including Windows and Linux to run on a single machine as ‘virtual machines’. A single data centre consolidates workloads across a number of underutilised server machines. In simple terms the result is maximum performance, security and controllability, and a more dynamic IT infrastructure with fewer physical machines. It’s therefore leaner, greener and incredibly reliable.
Tim Cass, Netcetera’s CTO believes the virtualisation revolution is now unstoppable: ‘We’re experiencing a valuable emerging class of technology,’ he said. ‘Virtualisation builds on the principle of a dynamic data centre able to maximise the benefits of a combination of physical and virtual servers. At just £25 per month the VM500 Server offers tremendous value – with all the benefits of a traditional dedicated server – yet instantly scalable, removing the need for huge upfront capital expenditure as your company grows.’
Other areas in which server virtualisation can add real value include:
Test environments and disaster recovery; complete flexibility and drastically reduced lead-time whilst minimising the cost of otherwise static and under-utilised test-servers.
Scalability: The addition of new server images or physical capacity to the shared processing frame is achieved dynamically, while maintaining interruption-free operations.
Resilience: Consolidated environments are normally configured to include disaster recovery or business continuity by default. The result is improved resilience and service levels when compared with stand alone solutions.