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Introducing Melbourne’s Partner Program

Read More 19th Oct 2009
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We have lots of partners; that’s companies who use our services, add their value, and then resell to their customers.  Some IT companies, others not so IT company-ish.  What they have in common though is that Melbourne highly values their business.  We’ve always gone the extra mile with our partners, but we decided it was…Read More

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Optimising the LAMP Stack – MySQL

Read More 16th Oct 2009
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As with any web application, a great level of thought and planning goes into the optimization of the webapp to ensure fast response times. However, what often gets overlooked is the configuration of the LAMP stack itself. There is plenty of benefit to be gained from optimizing the configuration of Apache, PHP and MySQL. Although…Read More

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The five dangers of virtual servers

Read More 16th Oct 2009
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Virtual servers and cloud computing are changing the way we think about hosting high performance and high-availability applications.  The technology uses virtualisation techniques to abstract the underlying hardware from the end product, i.e. the server itself. In theory this means: Higher availability as there is no single point of failure (SPF) associated with any particular…Read More

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Melbourne in the media again

Read More 24th Sep 2009
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It’s been quite an exciting time for Melbourne recently. What with our award nominations – including a Green Chip award win at The Big Chips for our energy conservation initiatives – and the little matter of a new 3,000 server data centre opening up in July.  Planning and building a data centre is no easy…Read More

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Dell PowerEdge R410 Now Available!

Read More 21st Sep 2009
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We’re pleased to announce the addition of the Dell PowerEdge r410 to our dedicated server range. This new mid-range server bridges the gap between the entry-level R200 and the higher-end R710.  It supports 2 x Intel 5500 series Xeon processors, up to 64GB of RAM, and up to 4 internal 3.5″ disks, meaning a capacity…Read More

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1TB bandwidth with all servers

Read More 3rd Sep 2009
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You’ll be pleased to hear that we’ve now changed the inclusive bandwidth for all Dedicated Servers and UltraVM™ virtual servers, starting from September. Servers now come with 1TB monthly transfer included as standard – that’s 5x the previous allowance of 200GB – without any price change.  Recently the wholesale bandwidth price has gone down and…Read More

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Dell PowerEdge R710 now available

Read More 4th Aug 2009
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We’re pleased to announce the addition of the Dell PowerEdge r710 to our dedicated server range. The new model supports 2 x Intel 5500 series Xeon processors, up to 144GB of RAM, and up to 6 internal 3.5″ disks, meaning a capacity of up to 5TB in RAID5.  This model replaces the PowerEdge 2950 which…Read More

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Big night at the big chip

Read More 23rd Jun 2009
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On Thursday night we won the Big Green Chip Award at the Big Chip Awards. It was a fantastic night.  As we near completion of our new data centre we wanted to generate more awareness of what Melbourne is and what we can offer and this was the perfect result. We have long worked with…Read More