Building an OpenStack Practice

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In Q4 2013 at Dasher, we began our journey to create an OpenStack ecosystem that helps our clients as they transform their business and IT infrastructure. For years, Dasher has been helping clients move from physical to virtual environments. As business and IT needs evolved, more customers started evaluating moving from virtual to cloud environments…

Building an OpenStack Practice

By GIXnews

In Q4 2013 at Dasher, we began our journey to create an OpenStack ecosystem that helps our clients as they transform their business and IT infrastructure. For years, Dasher has been helping clients move from physical to virtual environments. As business and IT needs evolved, more customers started evaluating moving from virtual to cloud environments…

Ashley Madison – who did the hack?

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Questions still surround the identity of the hackers who are behind the massive Ashley Madison data breach – and it may need loose talk to uncover the perpetrators. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Smartphone sales ‘fall in China’

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Smartphone sales record their first year-on-year drop, according to research firm Gartner, but Huawei and Apple buck the trend. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Mars rover takes low-angle ‘selfie’

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The US space agency has issued another of the “selfie” portraits acquired by its Curiosity rover on Mars, but this one is taken from a much lower angle. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Cityfibre Expand Hull Fibre Optic Network to Help Wireless ISP Connexin

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Fibre optic developer Cityfibre has signed a new £0.6m 10-year deal that will see their network in Hull (East Yorkshire, England) being expanded even further to reach 19 hub sites for local “fibre-over-wireless” broadband ISP Connexin. CityFibre started building the 62km long fibre optic network in Hull last year (here), which forms part of a…

Uber accused over driver vetting

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Cab firm Uber is accused by California district attorneys of not doing enough to check the backgrounds of people it employs as drivers. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

INCA Demands Share of GBP129m Clawback for Alternative Broadband ISPs

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The Independent Networks Co-operative Association has called on the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme to ensure that up to around £129m of reinvestment funding from clawback (gain share) be put to competitive tender rather than hand it back to BT to further enhance their “fibre broadband” coverage. At present most of the related BDUK contracts…

UK Begins Review of Voluntary ISP Code to Protect Open Internet

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The Broadband Stakeholders Group, a think-tank for government policy, has announced that its Voluntary Code of Practice for protecting the Open Internet (Net Neutrality) is to be reviewed as part of Europe’s wider efforts to protect consumers from unnecessary ISP blocking of Internet content and or traffic. The Open Internet Code of Practice was setup…

Government to Build More Rural Homes, But What of Broadband?

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The Chancellor, George Osborne, has set out a new 10-point plan for boosting productivity in England’s rural areas by, among other things, amending planning rules to allow building of new homes on Rural Exception Sites. But what about the need for faster broadband and mobile? We hope you like Satellite. It’s claimed that over the…

Hawking’s speech tech released

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Software that helps Prof Stephen Hawking to speak via a computer has been published online by Intel, the company that created it. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Introducing a Powerful Way to Purge Cache on CloudFlare: Purge by Cache-Tag

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Today CloudFlare is introducing a new way to purge the cache using Cache-Tags. Cache-Tags are assigned to cached content via a Cache-Tag response header, and are stored as metadata with cached objects so that global purges take only seconds, targeting a granular, finite set of cached objects. For example, an e-commerce website can use Cache-Tags…

Devon and Somerset Businesses Demand Say in Local Broadband Inquiry

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The Federation of Small Business (FSB), Blackdown Hills Business Association (BHBA) and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) have vented frustration after their views were excluded from an inquiry into the recent collapse of a major broadband expansion deal between BT and the Devon and Somerset councils. The related Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS)…