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UPS use with the Igaware Linux Small Business Server #igaware #sbs

An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) isn’t really necessary for the Igaware Linux Small Business Server. In fact we don’t recommend putting the Igaware Linux Small Business Server on a UPS because they can be problematic; UPS batteries start to die … Continue reading

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Reality Check #sbs #igaware

I recently saw an article entitled ‘Go Ahead and Shoot the Server: End of Microsoft Small Business Server Inspires Cloud Adoption with Small Businesses’. What utter nonsense. It seems that cloud purveyors remain firmly detached from reality. The only thing … Continue reading

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More cloud woes

Another Amazon cloud-services outage occurred on Sunday, August 7th in a Dublin, Ireland data center. This one occurred due to a lightning strike that hit a transformer near the Dublin data center. It led to an explosion and fire that … Continue reading

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Struck in the cloud?

When it’s cloudy, it’s often during a thunderstorm. And if your mission critical applications and data are in the cloud, a lightening strike can take your business down for hours, as happened recently:┬áhttp://www.channelweb.co.uk/crn-uk/news/2100075/bpos-outage-microsoft. While some of our customers have their … Continue reading

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PPTP VPN

I’m sick of explaining the limitations of PPTP VPN connections. So, here is a quick explaination of the problems: PPTP has become a very popular VPN option because many Operating Systems have a PPTP client built in, including all versions … Continue reading

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