Platform as a Service – What is it?

22nd January 2015 by Huw Davies

As more businesses move to The Cloud, more companies are finding that the plethora of ‘as a service’ offerings can be confusing. In this video we explain the concept of Platform as a Service, or PaaS, and how it can …

Calling all Independent Software Vendors

9th December 2014

Facing challenges getting your software ‘Cloud Ready’? Offering your product as a SaaS solution, rather than the traditional on-premise installation is the future of software sales, giving your users the flexibility they demand. CatN have partnered with cloud and Open …

Need SSL? We can help

7th August 2014

With today’s announcement that Google are considering it a sign of quality, if your site is HTTPS you need a host that can support it. Google have announced that they may use SSL even more in the future – it’s …

We are now an Advanced Red Hat partner

6th August 2014

We are pleased to announce that we are now an Advanced ISV partner with Red Hat, the largest provider of open-source software in the world. ISV partners build their own solutions using Red Hat software. Red Hat have an amazing …

Cloud transition: how can you move from over subscription to capacity utilisation?

28th February 2014

The journey of many businesses from a heavily over subscribed infrastructure solution to the flexible, scalable world of cloud we are in today is a very interesting one. It is still possible to draw parallels between what is now considered …

Joe Gardiner comments on hybrid cloud on Tech Crunch

4th February 2014 by Huw Davies

Is hybrid cloud the future? What form will the cloud take in business organisations? The business critical applications with security and performance demands can be hosted on a private cloud. This environment can then be integrated with the less critical …

Forecasting clouds for 2014

3rd February 2014

2013 has come to an end so it’s time to look to the future and asses the cloud market as a cloud hosting provider. In 2013 we saw Amazon form a partnership with Eucalyptus in an attempt to encourage Enterprise …

Platform as a Service billing explained

18th November 2013

In this video Joe Gardiner explains why PaaS is important for reducing cost and waste when compared to dedicated hosting and in particular, infrastructure as a service. IaaS is held up as an excellent solution for saving money by outsourcing …

Five reasons SMEs are not moving to the cloud

30th October 2013

Despite the growth in adoption of cloud services there are still plenty of businesses resisting a move. We see a lot about large enterprise having concerns about security and sovereignty of data but what are the reasons SMEs are giving …

Controlling your costs on public cloud

16th October 2013

You may already be using a public cloud service, or perhaps you’ve just decided to take the plunge. Either way it can difficult to control your costs, and often users will see much higher costs than expected, especially in the …

Advanced PHP error handling in the cloud

8th April 2013 by Nicola Asuni

LogPipe is a PHP extension module that extends the default PHP error messages with additional information and allows you to pipe the logs to an external program or write them to a syslog facility. When a user connects to a …

Is ‘Metal as a Service’ too heavy for the cloud?

3rd January 2013

Metal as a Service is a new layer in the stack under IaaS and is described by Mark Shuttleworth as, “…bringing cloud semantics to the bare metal world.” Essentially MaaS supplies bare metal that can be deployed similarly to cloud …

Cloud provider sign up check list

16th July 2010

With a plethora of cloud hosting services available to the market it is becoming more difficult to find a provider that suits your specific needs. I decided to put together a list of questions to help you analyse exactly the …

How do large web sites benefit from cloud provisioning?

14th July 2010

A cloud hosting platform offers many benefits. These are often reduced to four main categories, Cost, Stability, Security, and Scalability. You can read about these categories in more detail in a previous blog post… For large websites arguably the two …

Benefits of cloud hosting

30th June 2010

Cloud hosting is often referred to as an “up and coming” technology that is, “the future”, and it is certainly taking the IT industry by storm. Cloud computing is already here and if there was ever a buzz word, “Cloud” …

WordPress VIP hosting for the rest of us

9th February 2010 by Joe Gardiner

As you may have read, TechCrunch, a blog focused on profiling and reviewing internet products, was hacked a couple of weeks ago. They were using Rackspace’s hosting service, but if you run a traceroute on the TechCrunch domain you’ll see …