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IXManchester – It’s Quiet Up North #peeringweek

So IXManchester has been up and running for nearly two years (must make sure someone organises  another birthday party for June) and things continue to grow at a slightly slower pace than the first hectic few months. January saw a IX Manchester meeting take over part of GMEX Manchester Convention Centre the afternoon before UKNOF 27 and […]

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Why Does Scotland Need a Broadband Internet Exchange? #peeringweek

Almost a year ago exactly, an ambition I’ve had for a very long time came true.  It’s not a personal ambition (not exactly on my bucket list), but it’s an ambition I wanted the local Scottish Internet and broadband community to achieve. After years of failed attempts, talking amongst ourselves in the community and generally […]

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Timico gets Royal Visitor – Duke of Kent

Just had a bit of a Royal visit from the Duke of Kent. He came over specially for a butchers’ because he’d heard of our growth/work with apprentices/new datacentre/NOC/awards etc etc etc. I was a bit disappointed to see that his car didn’t have a flag. The last time I came across the Duke was […]

First #bloggade a big success

We held the first #bloggade at the Timico datacentre in Newark yesterday. A bloggade is as you may know the collective noun for a group of bloggers. This first event was highly successful covering a range of blog related subjects: 1 The type of infrastructure used to host blogs (led by Timico hosting tech guru […]

We interrupt this vacation with a public service blog #bloggade

Trefor Davies (@tref/Timico/trefor.net), Matt Russell (@mattdrussell/WebHostingBuzz), Neville Hobson (@jangles/Neville Hobson/For Immediate Release) and Andrew Grill (@AndrewGrill/Kred) cordially invite you to Bloggade, Newark, 21st August. Bloggade, the collective noun for a gathering of bloggers, is a meeting of minds where you will learn tips and tricks about blogging and WordPress. The focus of this first Bloggade […]

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It’s too darn hot… not really

I’m sat in the pleasant luxury of my air conditioned office looking down at the melting tarmac in the car park. In the tenements of Newark the residents have all the windows open trying desperately to catch a breath of air. Most people don’t move though occasionally we see groups of street kids running in […]

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cool customer – hosting.co.uk

It’s quite nice to to talk about successful customer wins. I love the fact that we have big names like Honda, The Savoy Hotel, St John Ambulance, Murco, Travis Perkins and Informa on board. These days as commerce moves onto the web the name of the company becomes more and more important because you have […]

Connectivity envy

It wasn’t so long ago that  I wrote a post asking who had the biggest home network. The winner was @NeilMcrae  see here for a reminder. So yesterday I was wandering through the corridors of the Timico Development Engineering building trying to find my way out when I came across Paul at his desk doing […]

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Timico launches Virtual Datacentre #DCrevolution

Great Launch event for Timico’s Virtual Datacentre last night at the Ice Tank in Covent Garden. There is a lot to say about this but I’m somewhat strapped for time today so I thought in the meantime I’d just share this video of the barmen setting up their cocktails before the guests arrived. You know […]

Help provided for 2e2 customers

2e2 customers – do you need help? If so contact me or Timico direct for independent advice on how best to relocate your services. Some might think that this sounds like an unashamed advert and they would be right.  We are all in business to win customers and succeed. No point in being shy about […]

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242GHz processor with 767GB RAM? oh ok

Here at Timico’s Newark datacentre we have just expanded our main VMware cluster with a couple more Cisco UCS B200 blade servers (see earlier post ). The cluster is now running at a whooping 242Ghz of Compute power with 767.51GB of RAM! Impressive ou quoi? It’s a bit mind blowing if your experience with buying computers […]

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What to look for when choosing a data centre

A data centre’s a data centre isn’t it? Power, aircon, security and diverse connections in and out of the building? Pick a location and a Tier level – 1,2,3,4 to determine the resiliency and cost. Throw in some green credentials and your uncle’s name is Bob! Well you could put it like that. You wouldn’t […]

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Nobody around here complaining about the weather

We often hear people complaining when it rains – great weather – if you’re a duck. Well it’s stopped raining here in Newark although I understand the river Trent is still running high and I see from Facebook that trains are delayed due to flooding. It’s bloomin’ cold out though. Staff arriving for work are wrapped […]

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To whom it may concern

There is nothing more annoying than being spammed. Anti spam software is pretty good these days and I rarely get spam spam if you know what I mean. Spam spam is the bad stuff trying to sell me  viagra, handbags, penis enlargements etc etc etc. Unfortunately these days the spam spam problem has been replaced […]

#rebelwithoutacause and other lyrical waxings

There’s a definite change in the air. The short British summer is coming to a close, people are squeezing in their last bits of holiday before school starts again and my kids are getting ready to set off for university, in one case, for the first time (yes I am excited). It feels as if […]

What do students and CEOs have in common?

 I’m a fairly egalitarian sort of guy. If someone says to me they have heard we built a new data centre and “can they come and see it please” I go all misty eyed and rearrange my diary to fit in. Whoever they are. In the case of this post it is two hugely differing groups […]

photos from the surreal world of a CTO

The smartphone revolution continues. Probably the biggest single game changer has been  the incorporation of the digital camera. We all have memories  of photos taken during major world events, the Arab spring, the London riots and no doubt the coming London Olympics. Photos of the mundane can be just as interesting and unexpected. I offer […]

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