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How to Ensure High Application Uptime Around Black Friday

Nov 16

Posted November 24, 2016 by Clive Larkin

In 2015, Black Friday generated £1.1billion sales in the UK, and the following three days, the "Black Weekend" and Cyber Monday, doubled that figure. With a predicted £16,087 to be spent every second this Black Friday, maintaining high application uptime is vital

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Speed up server deployment with slipstreaming

Feb 15

Posted February 25, 2015 by Tom Chantler

Dramatically reduce the time taken to build or repair a machine OS with slipstreaming using NTLite or WAIK.

Whether you have one server or one thousand, the time it takes to install, patch and update an OS, particularly Windows, is no doubt a thorn in your side. By 'slipstreaming' you can dramatically reduce the time this takes - so no matter how frequently you need to image or re-image machines, you can have them up and running in minutes, rather than hours

In this post we describe slipstreaming in more detail before showing you how you can quickly and easily build your own slipstreamed OS images using NTLite

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Automatically sync RADIUS configuration across multiple Domain Controllers

Dec 14

Posted December 4, 2014 by Chris Lewis

Ensure your RADIUS deployment is as robust as your Active Directory with this scripted solution.

If, like many organisations, Active Directory (AD) is a business critical component of your IT infrastructure, you should certainly consider the benefits of a redundant AD configuration using multiple, synchronised Domain Controllers (DC) at different geographic locations, if you haven't already

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Boost database performance with software defined storage

Sep 14

Posted September 24, 2014 by Tim Pat Dufficy

As your databases grow, so will the pressure to maintain and even improve their performance.

The incremental improvements that can be obtained through attentive database optimisation are all well and good, but what if you could introduce a step change in performance?

With Software Defined Storage, you can do just that

Software Defined Storage (SDS) has been a reality for some time now, but recent developments in open source SDS software have made it more accessible than ever

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Virtual Private Servers Vs. Dedicated Physical Servers

Sep 14

Posted September 3, 2014 by Clive Larkin

What’s the difference and which one’s right for your business?

When the time comes to place your applications and workload in the cloud, the initial consideration is usually whether to select a virtual server or a dedicated server. In this article we examine both terms so you can make an informed decision about which one is right for your business

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