The Best Place to Work

As a new starter with Melbourne, I’m extremely pleased and excited to be working for a company who have been nominated for the Crain’s Best Place to Work 2010. The nomination has been made because of the positive comments made …

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Posted in Melbourne News

Root nameservers transition to DNSSEC

Today marks one of the biggest changes to the root nameservers, which provides DNS resolution to the internet.  The implementation of DNSSEC will dramatically reduce the effectiveness of man-in-the-middle attacks such as the Kaminsky exploit, which caused widespread panic in …

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Posted in Melbourne News

Free Codebase account for all Melbourne customers

At Melbourne, as well as the day-to-day of running our datacentres, we’ve always got lots of exciting projects on the go; like rolling out a new backup service, or the continuing maintenance and improvements to our customer management system. Many …

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Posted in Melbourne News, New Services

Get that warm, fuzzy feeling from Melbourne

Customers with a managed server or two from us, will already know that warm, fuzzy feeling that you get when you know someone else is looking after the day-to-day management of your servers, leaving you to get on with whatever …

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Posted in Dedicated Servers

UltraVault™ Managed Backup & CDP now available

We’re pleased to launch the availability of our new UltraVault™ Managed Backup and CDP product, available to all customers. Melbourne’s UltraVault™ Managed Backup is an automated offsite Continuous Data Protection (CDP) solution that runs on both Linux and Windows servers. …

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Posted in Melbourne News

Mirrors on steroids!

Since we launched our public mirror servers back in January, we have seen demand increase on a daily basis. Not only from our own customers, but from people all around the UK  – even a few odd people from the …

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Posted in Melbourne News

Despite the weather, our new team members make it into the office :)

Melbourne would like to welcome three new members of staff to our team, who’ve all braved arctic conditions to make sure they make it on-time for their first week at work… Miles Hollway, our new Lead Windows Technician, who started …

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Posted in Melbourne News

Melbourne mirrors online

Here at Melbourne, we’re a big supporter of open source initiatives. From operating systems to web servers, our technical team love to get involved with open source projects. To further support the growth of open source operating systems, we are …

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LINX (London Internet Exchange) Failure

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) suffered a major failure on Wednesday afternoon, leading to a significant slowdown of UK traffic.  LINX acts as a main peering point for UK ISPs, allowing them to exchange traffic directly, which is cheaper than …

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Handy DNS checking tool

One of our customers has setup a handy DNS checking tool, which doesn’t require a subscription payment.   It’s handy for diagnosing DNS issues, including Parent servers, SOA and NS records, and also MX and WWW. You can find the tool …

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