Netcetera wins a new Award!

We are pleased to announce that Netcetera has been selected as the No. 3 for Dedicated Server Host provider in the UK  for February 2009 by the Dedicated Server Directory. We would like to thank all of our clients for their continued support and look forward to continuing to provide the high level of service they expect this year.

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Netcetera Rolls Out Continuous Data Protection

Netcetera have launched their new Continuous Data Protection (CDP) Backup Solution as a option to all Dedicated and VM Server clients. The introduction of the CDP Backup Service has allowed the company to phase out traditional backup solutions, which offers less flexibility and does not enable end users to manage their own backups and perform restorations – including Bare-Metal restores. Servers can operate at full capacity without a significant performance impact during the backup process.

Users can now manage backups through a web interface, backups are created four times each day, and up to 28 previous restore points are automatically archived – allowing users to access an entire week of backups.

“Whether it’s a disaster or just accidental data loss, the ability to access such a vast assortment of restore points is vital functionality that we are excited to offer to our customers,” said Tim Cass, Netcetera’s Chief Technical Officer. “CDP allows us to take data protection to the next level, as we continue to seek value-added products and services to make Netcetera an even more attractive choice for web hosting in this competitive market.”

All existing and new customers are able to take advantage of the new backup service. Prices start at only GBP50.00 per month.

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Expansion – Secure Your Data Centre Space for 2009

In 2009 Netcetera will be investing a further £2million into opening Zone2 – an additional 150 rack capacity of high quality Business Class data centre colocation space at The Dataport.

We are now well into finalising the plans for the new facility. A lengthy build stage is not anticipated, so expect a date to be announced shortly

We’re already talking to potential occupants of the space, which will again include caged areas for dedicated suites and open rack areas for single racks.

As standard the Zone2 facility will be of the highest specification with N+1 UPS & cooling infrastructure, VESDA smoke detection, FM200 fire suppression, 24×7 security & access and will benefit from multiple Tier1 networks & internet bandwidth providers.

We have further plans for 2010 but, to secure your space for 2009, please talk to us as soon as you can.

Contact our Sales Team on or 0800 061 2801 to register your interest or discuss the options available to you.

Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services

Team collaboration made easy

Provide the infrastructure for collaboration and a foundation for building web-based applications with this versatile technology in Windows Server.

Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is a versatile technology that organizations and business units of all sizes can use to increase the efficiency of business processes and improve team productivity. With tools for collaboration that help people stay connected across organizational and geographic boundaries, Windows SharePoint Services gives people access to information they need.

Built on Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Windows SharePoint Services also provides a foundation platform for building Web-based business applications that can flex and scale easily to meet the changing and growing needs of your business. Robust administrative controls for managing storage and Web infrastructure give IT departments a cost-effective way to implement and manage a high-performance collaboration environment. With a familiar, Web-based interface and close integration with everyday tools including the Microsoft Office system, Windows SharePoint Services is easy to use and can be deployed rapidly.

Top 10 Benefits of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Improve team productivity with easy-to-use collaborative tools Improve team productivity with easy-to-use collaborative tools
Connect people with the information and resources they need. Users can create team workspaces, coordinate calendars, organize documents, and receive important notifications and updates through communication features including announcements and alerts, as well as the new templates for creating blogs and wikis. While mobile, users can take advantage of convenient offline synchronization capabilities.
Easily manage documents and help ensure integrity of content Easily manage documents and help ensure integrity of content
With enhanced document management capabilities including the option to activate required document checkout before editing, the ability to view revisions to documents and restore to previous versions, and the control to set document- and item-level security, Windows SharePoint Services can help ensure the integrity of documents stored on team sites.
Get users up to speed quickly Get users up to speed quickly
User interface improvements in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 include enhanced views and menus that simplify navigation within and among SharePoint sites. Integration with familiar productivity tools, including programs in the Microsoft Office system, makes it easy for users to get up to speed quickly. For example, users can create workspaces, post and edit documents, and view and update calendars on SharePoint sites, all while working within Microsoft Office system files and programs.
Deploy solutions tailored to your business processes Deploy solutions tailored to your business processes
While standard workspaces in Windows SharePoint Services are easy to implement, organizations seeking a more customized deployment can get started quickly with application templates for addressing specific business processes or sets of tasks.
Build a collaboration environment quickly and easily Build a collaboration environment quickly and easily
Easy to manage and easy to scale, Windows SharePoint Services enables IT departments to deploy a collaborative environment with minimal administrative time and effort, from simple, single-server configurations to more robust enterprise configurations. Because deployment settings can be flexibly changed, less pre-planning time is required and companies can get started even faster.
Reduce the complexity of securing business information Reduce the complexity of securing business information
Windows SharePoint Services provides IT with advanced administrative controls for increasing the security of information resources, while decreasing cost and complexity associated with site provisioning, site management, and support. Take advantage of better controls for site life-cycle management, site memberships and permissions, and storage limits.
Provide sophisticated controls for securing company resources Provide sophisticated controls for securing company resources
IT departments can now set permissions as deep down as the document or item level, and site managers, teams, and other work groups can initiate self-service collaborative workspaces and tasks within these preset parameters. New features enable IT to set top-down policies for better content recovery and users, groups, and team workspace site administration.
Take file sharing to a new level with robust storage capabilities Take file sharing to a new level with robust storage capabilities
Windows SharePoint Services supplies workspaces with document storage and retrieval features, including check-in/check-out functionality, version history, custom metadata, and customizable views. New features in Windows SharePoint Services include enhanced recycle bin functionality for easier recovery of content and improved backup and restoration.
Easily scale your collaboration solution to meet business needs Easily scale your collaboration solution to meet business needs
Quickly and easily manage and configure Windows SharePoint Services using a Web browser or command-line utilities. Manage server farms, servers, and sites using the Microsoft .NET Framework, which enables a variety of custom and third-party administration solution offerings.
Provide a cost-effective foundation for building Web-based applications Provide a cost-effective foundation for building Web-based applications
Windows SharePoint Services exposes a common framework for document management and collaboration from which flexible and scalable Web applications and Internet sites, specific to the needs of the organization, can be built. Integration with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 expands these capabilities further to offer enterprise-wide functionality for records management, search, workflows, portals, personalized sites, and more.