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Networking with Melbourne

Read More 20th Nov 2009
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Networking with Melbourne – a chance to tour our new Turing House data centre One of my key tasks is making the business public aware of servers and their importance to enterprise. On Thursday Melbourne had a fantastic opportunity to further that goal when it co-sponsored Simply Networking at Turing House– adjacent to our headquarters….Read More

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SSL/TLS vulnerability discovered

Read More 12th Nov 2009
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A serious vulnerability has been identified in the current SSL (Version 3) and TLS (Version 1) whereby an attacker is able to issue commands to the server that appear to be coming from a legitimate source, by exploiting a flaw in the SSL renegotiation method. As an example, lets try the following HTTP request..; GET…Read More

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Sales-lead solutions

Read More 12th Nov 2009
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Leading on from Daniels post regarding honesty. As technical architect for Melbourne I’m a massive fan of the datacentre tours we offer both our existing and prospective clients. I think it’s a great opportunity to create close-knit relationships allowing us to: Get a detailed understanding of how your business/application/website depends on its I.T. Create bespoke…Read More

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A brief word on honesty

Read More 4th Nov 2009
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It seems to be de rigeur in the hosting industry to upsell one’s infrastrucutre, in the process potentially making slightly misleading claims about datacentre and/or network ownership. Hopefully you wouldn’t expect this kind of behaviour from Melbourne, and rightly so.  All the literature about our network and datacentre specifications is correct, accurate and factual. Rest…Read More

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Dedicated or Virtual?

Read More 29th Oct 2009
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Now virtualisation has reached maturity, virtual servers are a real alternative to dedicated servers.  However, they’re not ideal for all situations. From our point-of-view we’re seeing virtual servers as a great alternative to our entry-level dedicated servers, and a great deal faster than older dedicated servers running on deprecated hardware. That said, they’re not perfect…Read More

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We’re looking for a New Business Sales Exec

Read More 20th Oct 2009
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Melbourne is on the lookout for a New Business Sales Executive to join our growing team.  The role involves selling our range of managed dedicated servers, managed services and other products and solutions across market sectors. The position is based from our Hulme, Manchester office. Click here for details: New Business Sales Executive.

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Free setup on rackspace until 30th November

Read More 19th Oct 2009
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We have a limited amount of quarter, half and full cabinets available due to our new Turing House Datacentre facility opening in July. Therefore until the end of November, we’re offering free setup on quarter, half and full cabinets in our Reynolds House facility. Please contact our sales team for a quotation on rack space.

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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