Microsoft sinks data centre off Orkney

IP6netInternet, Technology

Microsoft has sunk a data centre in the sea off Orkney to investigate whether it can boost energy efficiency. The data centre, a white cylinder containing computers, could sit on the sea floor for up to five years. An undersea cable brings the data centre power and takes its data to the shore and the wider internet – but if the computers onboard break, they cannot be repaired. Orkney was chosen because it is a major centre for renewable energy research. The theory is that the cost of cooling the computers will be cut by placing them underwater. “We think we actually get much better cooling underwater than on land,” says Ben Cutler, who is in charge of what Microsoft … Read More

IP6net achieve government Cyber Essentials certification

Ben HayesNews

We are pleased to announce that as part of our focus on Cyber Security, IP6net has become Cyber Essentials certified. Cyber Essentials is a government-backed cyber security certification scheme that sets out a good baseline of cyber security suitable for all organisations in all sectors. The scheme addresses five key controls that, when implemented correctly, can help to prevent around 80% of cyber attacks. In brief, Cyber Essentials is all about helping businesses address the basics of cyber security to prevent common attacks, like ransomware and data breaches. Any business can download the Cyber Essentials guidlines and start putting the recommended controls in place. By achieving Cyber Essentials, we’re letting you know that: We have put meaures in place to … Read More

The Benefits of Dropbox Business

Ben HayesCollaboration, Technology

If you are finally biting the bullet and taking steps to migrate from a traditional, on-premise file server to a cloud provider, then you won’t miss Dropbox Business on your search. Dropbox is aggressively asserting itself as the go-to cloud based provider for Business Storage, File Sharing and Collaboration; all of which are becoming increasing more relevant to the global business world.  So exactly what are the Benefits of Dropbox Business? And how it will simplify and streamline efficiencies in the workplace? Storage Storing your data on a Fileserver or NAS  is fast becoming a thing of the past. With Dropbox Business there are several options that range from a basic 2TB of shared storage and upwards to unlimited, it … Read More

The name is Sync, Dropbox Business Smart Sync

Ben HayesCollaboration, News, Technology

When we heard about Dropbox’s code name “Project Infinite” at last year’s  Dropbox Partner Forum we could hardly contain our excitement. It promised a feature that all of us here at IP6net were convinced would be a game changer for the file sharing and cloud storage solution provider. It was finally released last week; and it doesn’t disappoint! Over the last 10 years we have seen hard drives rapidly increase in size, with laptops regularly coming complete with 1TB of storage as standard, but when Solid State Drives were released, clients raced to upgrade desktops and laptops with silicon based drives. These delivered around 50% more performance than their magnetic predecessors with one small problem; space. An average SSD delivered … Read More

How Can Dropbox Business Help in the Event of a Ransomware Attack?

Henry BackshallCyberCrime, Internet, News, Security

Ransomware; “A type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid” One of the latest and and most prolific malware threats used by cyber criminals comes in the form of Ransomware. As defined above, cyber criminals will attempt to compromise your data, files, or entire computer by enticing users to perform an unintended action. Consequently, the result is the unintentional downloading of a virus or link to a poisonous website. Upon acceptance, the gates to your data have been unlocked and full access to the cyber criminals granted; the attack has now been launched and your computer – together with its contents – can be  held hostage! Ransomware has the … Read More

IP6net achieves Dropbox Select Reseller status

IP6netCollaboration, News, Technology

IP6net has recently achieved Select Partner status with Dropbox in the Dropbox Business Reseller Program, which is designed to provide Resellers with the training, systems and tools necessary to deliver Dropbox Business to customers. Select Partner status is granted to Resellers who are fully engaged and on-board with the Dropbox Business offering and can demonstrate best practice case studies to support this. Eligibility for this status is reserved for Resellers, such as IP6net, that have both a high volume of sales and expertise in the successful implementation of Dropbox Business. It requires Resellers to invest in the platform technically by way of advanced training and expects a required level of competency in terms of customer support. David Davies, Technical Director … Read More

Meraki Cloud Managed Security Cameras

IP6netNews, Security, Technology

Cisco Meraki enter the physical security market with cloud managed cameras. The MV family brings Meraki magic to the video security world. Impossibly simple to deploy, configure, and manage, both the MV21 and MV71 provide reliable security at any scale. MV security cameras are another step towards broadening Meraki’s impact beyond just networking and unifying more components of IT. By leveraging advances in solid state memory technology and Meraki’s expertise in cloud management, MV removes the need for additional on premise hardware and standalone software packages, like the network video recorder (NVR) and video management software (VMS). In an industry particularly encumbered with dated technology, we’re eager to streamline and simplify purchasing, deployment, and monitoring of video security systems. Bandwidth Conscious … Read More

Cyber Security: Does my business need it?

IP6netCyberCrime, Internet, Security

According to the BBC, fraud and cybercrime is costing the country an estimated £193bn a year and has consequently taken the top spot in the league of the most costly criminal activity in the UK, crippling the justice system and draining our resources. It might be big corporates such as Sony and Talk Talk making headlines following cyber attacks but criminals are looking towards easier targets and attacking the more vulnerable and ill-prepared SMEs. According to Government statistics SME’s were asked about their position on cyber security and many respondents concluded that they: Don’t feel they are at risk. Don’t think they can afford security. Don’t know where to start when it comes to security. Is my business at risk? … Read More

Dropbox announce some exciting new features for Dropbox Business admins

IP6netCollaboration, News

Employees want a single, convenient place to work together, one that’s accessible by internal and external collaborators alike. IT needs visibility and control over how company information is shared, ensuring that the right people have the right access to content. The new team folder delivers on both, centralising file collaboration and providing the security businesses need. Team folders empower IT with the ability to: Control collaboration with granular permissions: Enhanced sharing controls let admins manage membership at the team folder or sub-folder level—and grant people inside and outside the company access to only the specific folders they need. Centralize content management: With the team folder manager, admins can view all their team folders from a single tab. This makes it … Read More

IP6net reaffirms it’s commitment to dropbox business

Ben HayesCollaboration, Technology

IP6net have been Dropbox partners since the programs inception in 2013. Recently Dropbox have changed the requirements of achieving partner status and IP6net are pleased to announce we have been accepted into the new program. IP6net partnered with Dropbox to offer our customers the leading file sync and share solution, Dropbox Business. Dropbox Business is a powerful collaboration platform that allows employees to access their files anytime, anywhere, while keeping IT administrators in control. With the power of Dropbox Business, your employees can: Save a file to Dropbox and sync changes across all their devices Quickly & securely share files with co-workers and customers Access files offline and in areas with limited internet connectivity With Dropbox Business admin controls, your IT administrators … Read More