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BigChanges afoot

Wednesday 16 April 2014 | Tags: guest blog, saas

I often spend time here talking about the benefits of the cloud for companies of all sizes, so this time I thought that I'd hand over to someone who knows the benefits first hand - one of our customers, Martin Port, CEO of BigChange.

BigChange has been using Redcentric's cloud service since its inception and it's fair to say that strong and meaningful SLAs were key to his choosing Redcentric…

Talking up a storm – part two

Wednesday 19 March 2014 | Tags: cloud, voip

Cloud telephony has been credited as driving unified communications (UC) forward but is the reality really so bright or does cloud telephony lack the silver lining. Here in the second of two blogs, Roy Farrow Divisional Product Director of Telephony at InTechnology Managed Services part of Redcentric plc, considers what companies need to be aware of if cloud telephony is to deliver on its promises.…

Talking up a storm – part one

Tuesday 11 March 2014 | Tags: cloud, voip

Cloud telephony has been credited as driving unified communications (UC) forward but is the reality really so bright or does cloud telephony lack the silver lining. Here in the first of two blogs, Roy Farrow, Divisional Product Director of Telephony at InTechnology Managed Services part of Redcentric plc, considers the issues with the technology's business application.

It's been ten years…

Cloud contingency planning – head to the middle of the road

Friday 14 February 2014 | Tags: cloud

Another week, and another cloud service provider bites the dust. OK, so I am being a little dramatic, it's been a few months since the last high profile closure. But whether it's one day or 100 days, the message remains the same: "what are your contingency plans?"

If there is one thing that the current consolidation of the cloud market has taught us, it's that we're still no closer to determining…

When quality of service is up in the clouds

Friday 07 February 2014 | Tags: cloud

Whenever we talk to new or potential customers, quality of service is always at the top of the list when discussing a move into the cloud. In some cases they've put some of their apps or compute resources into the public cloud as a test and it's failed to deliver on the service levels they require.

One of the challenges for pure cloud providers is that the quality of service is more often…

Looking back to look forward

Thursday 09 January 2014 | Tags: cloud

As we take our first steps into 2014, it seemed a good time to stop and reflect a little. We live in a world where the pace of change is accelerating and what seemed impossible a few years ago is not only possible but happening now, and in some cases already embedded in our daily lives.

Over the last couple of years we've seen some important trends developing and even some tipping points…

Feel the force?

Wednesday 18 September 2013

News that Oracle and Salesforce.com have reached an agreement to integrate their clouds took the industry by surprise when it was announced earlier this year. Some commentators are wondering whether this partnership heralds the start of the much discussed ‘federated cloud’ or if this is in fact a sign of…

SMEs: how to kick start your cloud adventure

Friday 06 September 2013 | Tags: cloud

The cloud can offer SMEs access to technology that they could not hope to own and operate themselves. But organisations looking at adopting the cloud for the first time should spend time looking at the business implications and deciding on the right approach. When resources are limited it is important they are allocated to the right cloud project and any risks must be contained.

The best…

Does big mean better?

Friday 30 August 2013 | Tags: cloud

The news that UKFast intends to launch the UK's biggest cloud service highlights that we're about to enter a new stage of maturity in the industry. UKFast claim that its £12million eCloud infrastructure will provide the UK with its first elastic cloud service to rival US based services from the likes of Amazon and Rackspace.

While more choice for buyers of cloud services is undoubtedly positive,…

Confusion reigns part 2: EFM and other TLAs

Friday 23 August 2013

In part one of my blog, I looked at how the consumer internet service industry has caused a lot of confusion about what you actually receive from your broadband service. Having cleared up some confusion and explained the terminology, I wanted to take the opportunity to look at some services…