01 September

Home Makers Fair covered

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The RSAWEB Broadband team attended the 2008 Home Makers Fair at the CCITC this weekend. Our stand provided an insight into the world of broadband, and demo’ed some of our products. Our wireless and ADSL broadband products are perfect for home/small office use, and we found that many of the people visiting the show where looking to get broadband at home fairly soon. About 60% already were connected, which is great, but if you havent taken the plunge, give us a call. Our stand featured a whole host of digital applications that make use of broadband wireless technologies like iBurst and HSDPA.

Thank you to everyone who popped in and chatted to us.

26 August

Getting the most out of virtualisation & dedicated servers

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Virtualisation of dedicated servers

Thinking of a new dedicated server? Have you thought about virtualisation? Virtualisation is allowing companies to maximise server, storage and power resources. Instead of running each different application on a different set of server hardware, why not run mulitple operating systems on one machine.

RSAWeb is helping customers to maximise dedicated servers. Instead of purchasing 2-3 servers for a production / development setup, why not virtualise and use one server to do the job of many. The latest Dell XHD server from RSAWeb is extremely powerful, with 8 CPU cores and up to 32GB RAM. This can support multiple virtual machines. For example, a server with 8GB RAM allows you to run a production frontend server on 2 cores and 2GB RAM, another database server with 4GB RAM and the balance can be split amongst smaller development servers. All on 1 set of hardware!

At the same time, you will need to make sure you arent overutilising your resources, however Virtualisation has a great benefit that should you need to scale this out at a future date as your requirements grow, you can easily migrate one of the virtual servers to another physical server also running Citrix Xen (RSAWeb’s virutalisation standard) – this allows for easy flexibily, all without any reinstalling or changing of settings on the server, amazing!

Use your server in a flexible manner and cut your costs whilst also going GREEN! Using the latest AMD and Intel processors and DDR2 RAM you use less power, less cooling and benefit the environment at the same time.

21 August

The Broadband Olympics

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With so many broadband products competing for your attention, it’s not easy to spot a champion. Who’s going to bring home the gold?

Before we can award any medals, lets look at which events our broadband olympians compete in. This is important because contrary to what some people might assume – when it comes to broadband internet, one size DOES NOT FIT ALL. Different users have different needs.

As a good starting point we’ve chosen the following events: ‘Performance’, ‘Mobility’, ‘Value for money at home’ & ‘Value for money at work’.

Lets see how they performed:

1) Performance
Who won the gold?: Ultra DSL
- Ultra DSL Tackles demanding internet needs head on: Voice over IP (VoIP) services like skype, online gaming & video streaming.

2) Mobility
Who won the gold?: HSDPA
- HSDPA provides maximum wireless broadband coverage across the Vodacom cellular network. A winner for the user who’s always on the go.

3) Value for money at home
Who won the gold?: iBurst
- iBurst is a reliable and affordable product for home users who don’t need anything fancy. Great entry-level packages.

4) Value for money at work
Who won the gold?: Business DSL Unlimited
- Business DSL Unlimited delivers high performance broadband with no bandwidth limits. The ideal solution for SME’s with high internet usage.

Not sure about which event your broadband solution should be competing in? Not to worry. Our broadband consultants are on standby to coach you through the process.

To speak to one of our consultants call: 0861 RSAWEB

08 August

Beijing Olympics begin

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The number 8 is extremely lucky in china, and it is no coincidence that the Beijing Olympics start on the 08/08/08. In keeping with this 08 theme, a group of industrious Chinese  bloggers at 8:08am this morning released a twitter campaign named #080808 to tag all Olympic news from around the globe. All you have to do is tag any social media post with the #080808 tag and you can join in the fun. Take a look at this mashup one of Google China’s developers hacked together to bring all of the tagged technologies together. Even more amazing is that he developed the mashup in only 6 hours…

Currently if you search for #080808, you can see a new #080808 tweet coming up every 0.5 seconds!

Update: Google has just launched a Olympic landing page that includes a map of medals, Youtube video highlights and news headlines.

07 August

Back Up a Linux Web Server

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So you have a Linux Dedicated Server and your apps are working like a dream, all good right? Well good for now, until you by mistake overwrite your apache.conf!

Backups are essential and we have a number of solutions to help you backup your servers. The easiest is to backup your server to our NAS backup facility using some common linux commands. Here is a good tutorial on how to Back Up a Linux Web Server.