Prepping for GDPR

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On 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes in to force. This tasty legal meal updates our Data Protection Act, and takes the protection of personal data to a new level. This law brings data protection down to simplicity – a single set of rules for every organisation to follow. And a […]

Getting better connected

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Today is a big day for us. We have moved to a new primary telecoms provider. We’re going to keep the former provider as our backup, in case of emergencies. But having two primary backbone telecoms providers servicing us here at astrahosting.co.uk, is a massive benefit for us to pass on to our customers. This […]

Consulting consultants

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I was on a phone call with Gartner yesterday. Gartner, as you are probably aware, are the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company; possibly the largest firm of IT consultants on the planet. Anyway. I was talking to Gartner about them undertaking a review of our services. They were enthused with what Astrahosting.co.uk are […]

Banking on a Bank Holiday

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Today is Monday, 2nd May 2016. It’s the May Day Bank Holiday in the UK. The British weather has done the usual May Bank Holiday trick of giving us four seasons in one day. We’ve had sun, gales, rain, hail, and sleet. All plans I had for taking one of the motorbikes out for a […]

Updates, updates, updates

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Just as you, our customer, ensures that all of your software on all of your: laptops desktops tablets mobile phones fileservers is fully updated, and patched to the highest levels (you do this, don’t you?), we also ensure that everything in our infrastructure is fully protected. How hard do we work at protecting our infrastructure? […]

Switch it off and back on again

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At 01.30 we rebooted server c2. The whole process of unmounting the virtual servers (VMs) and virtual functions, powering down the hosting server, powering up the hosting server and remounting all of the virtual functions took 118 seconds. The downtime to our users, during these 118 seconds was nil. But one of our customers has […]

The beginning

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This is the first post in the astrahosting.co.uk blog. I thought I should begin this blog by sharing with you the timeline that has got the company from concept to the point where we started trading. In early January 2015, after 20 years of building and delivering datacentre projects for the public, for the private, and […]