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water supply

No water! Is this considered a disaster?

This week many companies in Bedford and the surrounding areas were hit by a mains water problem, resulting in a loss of pressure and ultimately no water into their premises. So what is the impact of such an incident? Sudden loss of toilet and washing facilities, the incapacity to provide a fresh water supply for...
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Carl Breeze at Rockingham

Blue-Chip-sponsored Carl Breeze within 5 points of Michelin Ginetta, GT Supercup leader

Rockingham presented the stage for two Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup races, both of which had mixed results for Blue-Chip-sponsored Carl Breeze. Qualifying on pole position for the first race, Breeze had a slow start and lost his lead. After retaking the lead on the second lap, Breeze took the chequered flag and sealed the fastest lap...
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Blue Chip Charity Golf Day for Keech Cottage 2011

Blue Chip Golf Day – Breadsall Priory

Blue Chip’s second charity golf event of the year took place at Breadsall Priory Golf Club near Derby. The event saw players attending from a wide variety of companies who we support for Hardware Maintenance, Data Availability and Managed Hosting. We are pleased to announce that this golf event was our most successful in terms of...
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The Telegraph 1000

Blue Chip named in the Telegraph’s Britain’s Brightest Businesses feature

The Telegraph has recently published its list of 1,000 mid-sized companies in the UK that have “weathered the economic storm and are set to be the foundation of the UK’s recovery” and we are delighted to announce that Blue Chip feature on the list. The report identifies the businesses across multiple industries with sales between...
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high availability

A review of High Availability/Disaster Recovery solutions, does one solution fit all of your needs?

One of the most important parts of an IT environment is availability of service to the end-user. When problems occur, the ability to restore service to a working state can be achieved in many different ways. Most IT professionals will know a lot of the different methods of data/service protection but with the Backup/High Availability market...
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data centre

Blue Chip partners with Falconstor to provide innovative data availability solutions

Experienced IT solutions provider becomes one of only two UK Premier Partners’ offering leading-edge Data Availability solutions. Falconstor, a leading developer of innovative, scalable and open network solutions designed to optimise the storage, efficiency, protection and availability of enterprise data and applications, has appointed Blue Chip, a leading facilitator of Cloud Computing Solutions and Data...
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lightning

Microsoft Data Centre in Dublin offline due to lightning, affecting Amazon’s EC2 platform

Microsoft’s €350 million Dublin Data Centre has suffered a total power outage due to lightning. The outage has caused downtime for many sites using Microsoft’s facilities, including Amazon’s EC2 Cloud Computing Platform, as well as users of Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS). Reports indicate that lightning struck a transformer near the data centre at...
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data centre

HPD Software improves Disaster Recovery efficiencies with a Blue Chip High Availability solution

When HPD Software needed an improved disaster recovery process to ensure high availability of business critical data, they turned to high availability solutions provider Blue Chip. As an experienced high availability solutions provider, Blue Chip have designed, implemented and tested a fully clustered HA solution, allowing HPD Software to fail over critical systems in the event of an emergency....
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data centre

Improved back end SAN storage in a large VM estate

One of the biggest headaches for technical people using large VM estates is the back end storage. Here is why… With VMware’s Thin Provisioning utility, a techie is easily able to eliminate the need to dedicate full capacity of the hard disk of a VM upfront. Example: The old method… VM is built and 50GB...
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running for charity

Adidas Thunder Run – 96 miles covered and £970.88 raised so far

On Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July 2011, all in the name of charity, I participated in the Adidas Thunder Run, a 24hr endurance event with a friend of mine. Over the 10K off road multi-terrain course, we covered 96 miles between us & it felt good! During my fundraising, I had great support from work colleagues, Blue...
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