Category: Blog

25 April 2016

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Now Available!

To celebrate Canonical’s eagerly-awaited launch day for the latest Ubuntu LTS release, Melbourne is pleased to announce Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is now available and supported for all managed dedicated and cloud servers. The latest LTS release of Ubuntu, endearingly named Xenial Xerus, comes with support and updates from Canonical until 2021.

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3 March 2016

Extended support for SQL Server 2005 ends soon

If you’re still on running SQL Server 2005, now is the time to consider upgrading as extended support terminates after April 12th 2016. This means that security updates and hotfixes will no longer be available from Microsoft, leaving you with higher maintenance costs and potential compliance concerns.

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28 August 2015

On your marks, get set…BAKE!

So it’s that time of year again when we put our fancy dress costumes on and try to tempt you into our office to buy cakes! Sounds a bit odd but it’s all in aid of Caketober, an annual event to raise money for Forever Manchester, a great charity that supports all sorts of local ... On your marks, get set…BAKE!

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27 May 2015

We passed!

This time of the year is always a stressful one for anyone taking exams. What a relief it is when you find out you’ve passed. Well, we’ve sort of been given a pass mark ourselves – The Inspection Manager have given us the thumbs up in a case study they’ve written with us about how ... We passed!

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8 May 2015

CentOS 7 Has Arrived

Great news, CentOS 7 is now available on our full range of servers! We have Vanilla and Plesk installation profiles set up and as soon a cPanel is available on CentOS 7 we’ll have an installation profile for that too.

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5 May 2015

It’s Official, Melbourne Customers Are Really Happy!

The results from our annual customer survey are in and we’re pleased to announce that 99% of our customers said that they’re happy with our service! Not only that but 99% said they’d consider recommending us to others. We got lots of helpful suggestions on how we can improve Melbourne which have resulted in the ... It’s Official, Melbourne Customers Are Really Happy!

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31 March 2015

Our Top 5 Not-Very-Factual Facts About Backup

So once again it’s World Backup Day (we know, it feels like only yesterday we celebrated it last). And it’s that time of year when we have to think of something interesting to say about backup in a thinly disguised effort to get you to buy it from us.

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4 March 2015

The future of etail

We love it when our customers shake things up and that’s what technology start-up Flubit is doing in the world of online retail. Flubit is out to change the way we buy online and challenge Amazon’s dominance. Through its unique demand led e-commerce platform it creates better prices for online shoppers. You just find the ... The future of etail

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20 February 2015

How we maintain our data centres (and why it matters!)

Our customers will know that on Wednesday we were running on generator power in one of our data centres following a routine annual inspection by Electricity Northwest which detected a potential fault on the incoming electrical supply to Reynolds House.

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