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RIPE soon to be issuing from the last ever IPv4 block

Fluidata received notice from RIPE on Tuesday that they now have just a /10 left before their last /8 of IPv4 addresses. What this means is, that at current allocation levels, there is about 1 months’ worth of IPv4 space left across Europe before RIPE have to start issuing from their last ever block. When that happens the regulations on new...

6 · SEP ·20120

No Distance Left to Run: Final Network stats and thoughts on London 2012

The flame now extinguished, the final race run, the games are all played out. There’s a wistful, melancholy feel to London right now; part deflated, yet still standing proud, like a flag flying half-mast - one mourning the end of the games, games that surprised us all. Because we all worried and fretted and moaned – about security, about chaos on...

16 · AUG ·20120

How fast is my service?

With Ofcom keen to set restrictions on advertised internet speeds, it is important to remember the difficulties in assessing the potential speed a user can get until the service has been installed. Back in the old days with fixed rate products, such as BT ADSL IPStream and SDSL,...

15 · SEP ·20100

The cloud can do many things

Cloud computing is the current ‘buzzword’ in the industry, exciting in premise, but still in its infancy and awash with ambiguities. For some years we’ve been successfully delivering Layer-2 private wide area networks to our customers using our PWAN technology, and could see the progression from this to cloud-based environments. Our imminent...

3 · JUN ·20100

Everything goes IP

The Internet has become an essential component of our working lives over the last 15 years. It’s hard to imagine communication without recourse to email, research without access to the web, even lunchtime without Facebook is becoming a distant memory. In recent years the internet has started to be harnessed for more wide ranging purposes; from file sharing and VPN access...

25 · OCT ·20090

Fluidata connects Videopresence

Fluidata has recently embraced Video Conferencing technology by installing a life size, high definition video presence suite in our London office. The system, which of course runs over Fluidata connectivity lines, offers us the chance to conduct meetings with our various partners and direct clients across the country and beyond, quickly paying for itself in the process as we...

10 · AUG ·20090

Double Whammy

DUAL ADVANCE is the latest product innovation from Fluidata, and takes our ADVANCE product range to the next level. Ever thought it would be great to actually use your back up line as opposed to on the odd occasion when your main line fails? Or you need two separate lines for different applications such as voice...

27 · JUL ·20090

Resiliency, take responsibility

As more customers move applications into the cloud, it is becoming paramount that their WAN connectivity can handle the increased usage demands it is being subjected to. Equally as important is the resiliency and strength of the underlying circuits. However, not every error  can be prevented and we are increasingly seeing issues outside of our network that are...

6 · JUL ·20090