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What is IPv4 and will it run out?

Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are a crucial resource for the functioning of the Internet.  Almost all the IP addresses in use today are IPv4, the fourth version of the Internet Protocol that was adapted and is now widely used in data communication over different kinds of networks. Yet, experts predict that within the next few
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Is colocation right for my business?

One of the services that many data centres and hosting companies provide is known as ‘colocation’ and we thought it would be useful to outline what it is and how it can benefit your business.  What is Colocation? Colocation is a hosting option utilised for businesses of all sizes for a variety of reasons. Essentially,
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Datacentreplus secures ISO 27001 recertification

We’re very pleased to announce that, following a three day rigorous audit, Datacentreplus has been recertified under the prestigious ISO 27001 certification.  We originally achieved this status for data and information security management in 2017 and this is our first recertification since then.  Achieving accredited certification to ISO 27001 demonstrates that a company is following
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Datacentreplus: Virtual Data Centre Tour

We are very excited to unveil our virtual data centre tour of our Manchester-based data centre. Our virtual data centre tour provides the opportunity to learn more about our facility and operations that enable us to ensure 99.99% uptime guarantee and on-going 24×7 support to our customers.  The virtual tour provides an overview of: Site
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How to ready your business for now and the future

We are now living in a very different world to the one we started 2020 in.   Covid-19 has dominated the world news and may also affect how we will live for the foreseeable future (or until it is under control). It’s impossible not to worry as a person, parent, employee, or business owner. We
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Covid-19 help and support for businesses

The Covid-19 pandemic is being felt across the whole world. Businesses of all shapes and sizes are facing crazy times, with many struggling to survive and access key resources during the shutdown period.  However, there are some great businesses actively providing help by offering advice for companies who are adapting to the changes and also
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How to combat security challenges for remote workforces

Working remotely due to coronavirus?  We reveal some tips on how to stay safe online while working from home during the Covid-19 outbreak. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the daily habits of millions of people, and working routines for many are no exception.  The last few weeks has seen an increase in the number of
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Customer Success Story – Forever Manchester

Forever Manchester is one of Manchester’s great institutions –  a charity that raises money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester. Datacentreplus has been a long-time supporter of Forever Manchester, actively supporting their activities to raise awareness of a broad range of social issues affecting Manchester’s community.  More recently, our team played a
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Colocation: Do I need it?

What exactly is Colocation? Colocation is one of the services offered by most data centres and we’re often asked if it’s right for small businesses. In reality the answer is almost always ‘it depends’ due to a number of factors. Do you already own your servers? If the choice is between colocation and dedicated servers
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5 steps to winning new business via email

We recently caught up with our friends over at The Future Factory, a marketing consultancy who help creative, digital and communications agencies with business development. Joanna Allcock, Account Manager shares her thoughts on how to win new business via email. You’ve set up an agency and everything’s going swimmingly. The works flowing in, the staff
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Datacentreplus announced as finalist in Asian Business Leaders Awards 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that Datacentreplus CEO, Mashukul Hoque, has been nominated as a finalist in the 2020 Asian Business Leaders Awards, in the Innovation category.  The Asian Business Leaders Awards is an opportunity to celebrate the important, innovative and transformational work of business leaders from an Asian background across Greater Manchester. It also recognises
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Datacentreplus launch VPSplus cloud platform to meet customer demand

We are excited to announce the launch of our VPSplus cloud platform, providing our customers with a highly scalable and cost-effective cloud hosting platform.  The new VPSplus platform comes with many appealing benefits for businesses, including reduced IT costs, increased collaboration, faster speed to market and improved resilience. There’s also built-in scalability technology, rendering the
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Datacentreplus visits The Spirit of Manchester Distillery in city centre

We recently had a fantastic time visiting one of Manchester’s rising iconic brands, Manchester Gin and their distillery based in the very heart of Manchester city-centre.  The Spirit of Manchester Distillery has been internationally recognised by some of the most prestigious spirit competitions around the world.  Datacentreplus team members Stephen Hobson, Head of Account Management
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Stephen Hobson on our exciting re-brand & website design

The start of 2020 is an exciting time for everyone here at Datacentreplus and we’re thrilled to showcase our brand new website.  After a busy period of planning, designing, developing and testing, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new website. Alongside our new online platform we’ve also introduced a new logo to
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Choosing the right data centre and hosting partner

Choosing a data centre and hosting partner for your business is a big decision and one that requires a great deal of thought.   Be it opting for a dedicated server (hosting websites/handling web traffic), colocation (keeping your server equipment safe and secure in a data centre), or VPS cloud hosting (‘virtual’ servers that are highly
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Welcoming a new decade with a new brand identity

2020, a new chapter, a new decade and an exciting start to the new year for Datacentreplus! We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our newly designed website. After five months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch on Wednesday 15th January 2020.  We wanted to make our new
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Over 100 digital agencies attend Manchester’s Bulletproof Agency Network Event

We are thrilled to have supported the Bulletproof Agency Network ‘How To Scale Your Agency (Without Selling Your Soul)’ event, which took place at LEAF, Manchester. The Bulletproof Agency, launched two years ago, aims to unite industry experts and thought leaders on how to scale a thriving, profitable and robust digital agency. Over 100 agency owners attended
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Datacentreplus at the Mancunian Way Summer Charity Ball

We are very excited to have attended the Mancunian Way Summer Charity Ball, which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Deansgate. The Mancunian Way are a charity who specialise in street based engagement, targeting individuals who are most in need. Founded in 2011, the charity operates with a belief that with determination, passion, a vision
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How To Scale Your Agency (Without Selling Your Soul)

We are very excited to be supporting the Bulletproof Agency Network event, ‘How To Scale Your Agency (Without Selling Your Soul)’ in Manchester next month. The Bulletproof Agency, launched two years ago, aims to unite industry experts and thought leaders on how to scale a thriving, profitable and robust digital agency. A joint initiative setup
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Chris Ashcroft joins Datacentreplus as new Head of Technical Services

We’re really excited to announce that Chris Ashcroft has just joined our growing technical team as Head of Technical Services. Chris is a very well-known and respected figure within the hosting business sector and has more than 12 years experience. Notably, Chris has worked for a number of hosting providers, including Melbourne Hosting (now Iomart).
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Datacentreplus Supports Mancheshare Meet-up Event

We are thrilled to have supported the first Mancheshare meet-up event which took place at Barca Bar in Manchester.  Mancheshare is an online platform, designed for Manchester businesses. The company works on the ethos of keeping business local and is part of the ‘GB Shared’ platform. The ‘Share’ platforms aim to ‘pool’ the counties resources
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