February 2013 archive

Global Cloud Providers vs. EU Regulation

Wed, 27 Feb 2013

cloud hosting, legal compliance

The debate surrounding the new EU Data Protection Regulation looks set to continue. Lobbyists from large US tech companies, including Amazon, have stepped up their pressure in seeking amendments to the proposed legislation. This blog takes a look at some of the key positions and players and suggests strategies for web service providers who target the EU market and who need to find ways of managing the ongoing uncertainty.

Data Centre and Colocation Certifications

Mon, 25 Feb 2013

data centres, colocation

Doing your due diligence on any kind of service provider, including data centre and colocation providers is important. But how do the often mentioned audit, security and management certifications really change the quality of a providers operations, if at all?

New Data Centre Cooling Technologies Go Green

Fri, 15 Feb 2013

data centres

New data centre cooling technologies such as Evaporative Cooling and Free Cooling are massively reducing environmentally significant PUE ratios, as well as bringing down operating costs. This article examines improvements in cooling technology and energy efficiency.

Data Centre options for DDoS Mitigation

Fri, 8 Feb 2013


The number of successful DDoS attacks on high profile targets such as government, e-payment and betting websites, has caused alarm and initiated an industry of attack mitigation business. This blog offer a brief introduction to DDoS attacks and surveys the options for protecting your website and network either though network management tools or third party mitigation services.