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The true cost of Cloud Computing downtime

With a number of businesses migrating to the Cloud each day, service providers are being placed under more and more pressure to provide a highly available and secure service. Even just a few minutes of downtime on a platform can cost a business a staggering amount. Over the last five years, worldwide, there has been…
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Movember time again

After a successful Movember last year, the men at virtualDCS decided to hang up their razors for another November, and walk proudly with their moustaches in the air in order to raise awareness of men’s health.  Since Movember was founded the incentive has funded over 577 projects in 21 countries, with a focus on men’s…
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Bring Your Own device, should we slow down to catch up?

Cloud Computing has brought a whole new dynamic to I.T. for both personal and professional use worldwide, increasing both flexibility and convenience for those wishing to stay connected. This constant connectivity has contributed to a blurring of personal and professional boundaries, with more employees pursuing the advantages of using their own devices in the work…
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Private Clouds vs. Public Clouds

For businesses researching Cloud migration options, the battle between choosing to use either a Public or Private Clouds is a never-ending one.  For some, the idea of transferring workloads to the Cloud can be confusing and a little ‘foggy’, especially when Cloud Computing vendors categorise offerings under different Cloud related or ‘-as-a-Service’ categories. This blog…
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A ‘Hearty’ good time for virtualDCS and Heart Research UK

A blog by Nikki Towler, Marketing Executive at virtualDCS. On Thursday 4th July virtualDCS hosted its first ever company ‘Healthy Hearts’ day, with the help of Heart Research UK, and we are pleased to say that the day was a great success. The Healthy Hearts day was originally designed to take place once a year;…
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The big benefits of Cloud Computing for small businesses

Cloud Computing for small businesses has never been more effective. By the end of 2013 it is anticipated that the Cloud Computing industry will be valued as a $44 billion market, with small and medium enterprises acting as a key driver. Cisco predicts that by 2015 Cloud spending within the US alone will be valued…
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Social enterprise SPLASH!

A blog by Richard May, Managing Director at virtualDCS. On the 24th June I took part in a Working Knowledge event at Huddersfield New College. SPLASH is a social enterprise, for 16-19 year olds, which has been designed to bridge the gap between education and the workplace. Working in groups of 4-5 the students were…
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