Articles about Ukfast

Life is good in the data centre – UKFast boss reports from hot tub

If life is hard in the data centre space, then someone forget to tell the boss of UKFast, who may just be toasting a bumper 2013 from the confines of his corporate hot tub. The Manchester-based hosting biz, which plies its trade from three fully owned bit barns in Trafford Park, posted results for last calendar year and they …
Paul Kunert, 13 Oct 2014

UKFast hoovers up customer list of BurstNET

UKFast has made its first acquisition under a newly recruited M&A head after taking on the local customer base of US hosting biz BurstNET. As previously revealed, the cloud silo and server hosting provider hauled in former LDC and PwC director Catherine Houghton to steer an acquisition plan after claiming it lost out to rivals …
Paul Kunert, 05 Jul 2013
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Cloud silo and services firm UKFast hires personal shopper

Cloud silo and server hosting service provider UKFast, which owns three data centres across the UK and claims Coutts private bank and NHS trusts among its customers, has brought on board an M&A specialist to help it embark on a UK acquisition spree. UKFast claims it had previously lost acquisition targets to rivals because it …
Paul Kunert, 26 Jun 2013

Raised £350bn in crowdsourced funding? Tell me about it (not)

Something for the Weekend, Sir? His Girl Friday, All The President’s Men, Pravda, Broadcast News... As a journalist, I ought to be thrilled by reading books and watching dramatisations about other journalists being journalists and generally going about doing their journalisming. Yet there are few things in popular media as forlorn as a journalist talking about …
Alistair Dabbs, 28 Mar 2014
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HP: We are NOT channel's services enemy

HP claims a slew of cloud computing initiatives launched today proves that it has been "unfairly" branded a services threat to the channel. The types of HP services flogged by dealers were generally relatively low value maintenance contracts and warranty upgrades with enterprise services available only to the internal direct …
Paul Kunert, 30 Nov 2011
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North West biz buried in email blitz

Thousands of businesses in the North West of England have been buried by an avalanche of email today following a mailshot plugging a chamber of commerce yearbook. Publishing company McMillan-Scott sent the email last night to thousands of companies which belong to the North West Chambers of Commerce. For some reason the email …
Tim Richardson, 30 Nov 2004
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Internet Heroes and Villains named by ISPs

Is ISPA on the side of the file-sharers when it comes to IP and copyright? A close reading of the 11th Annual UK Internet Industry Awards – dished out yesterday evening - suggests that they might not be as hostile as some other trade bodies. Last night, Vulture Central hacks toddled along to Grosvenor Square to sit through 14 …
Jane Fae Ozimek, 10 Jul 2009
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Chinese Government nets 'Internet Villain' gong

The Chinese Government has romped home to scoop Future Publishing's first ever "Internet Villain" award for its hard line against the online world. With its crackdown on online porn, political censorship and its decision to close thousands of internet cafes, authorities in China have managed to beat some of the net's nastiest …
Tim Richardson, 12 Nov 2004