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Business as usual with the right DRaaS implementation
Don't skip a beat. Make sure it is business as usual with the right DRaaS solution

Security in Focus: Disaster Recovery as a Service & Mitigation of Risks

12th August 2020

In this article we delve further into the nuts & bolts of DR. We provide a checklist for selecting the right provider, and discuss various key risk topics & simple measures you can take.

We’ve all heard of a business being hit with an unexpected disaster, impacting on their ability to operate at a BAU (Business as usual) level. Digital disasters at global level companies such as Toll Group and Garmin have dominated the tech news recently, highlighting how quickly ransomware / cryptoware can spread across a network, causing the operations of a company to grind to a halt. Other digital threats such as hacking or phishing scams are a very real, daily threat.

It’s not just digital threats that need to be considered, however. Fire, flood & theft can all be a major concern, if a company loses all of their data.

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Past News

DC Two Veeam cloud implementation
Veeam Availability Suite is implemented in the DC Two cloud environment

12 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do With Your Veeam Backups

17th July 2020

Just knowing your data is safe and secure in the event of a security breach or disaster recovery event is one thing. However, don’t just think of your backup as a static resource called upon only in the event of disaster.

Leveraging DC Two’s Veeam implementation in our datacentre with our automated portal access and our Team’s support your backup’s can now become a hugely valuable business asset.

Never view your Backups as a static one-use asset again. Access DC Two’s Australian datacentre powered Veeam Availability Suite™ v10 and bring unexpected business efficiencies and capabilities to your Cloud implementation.

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DC Two Managing Director, Justin Thomas
An End of Financial Year View from the DC Two Managing Director, Justin Thomas

Letter from our MD:
Looking Forward, Looking Back

3rd July 2020

What an eventful 12 months we have all just lived through, certainly no one foresaw or predicted that!

Our MD looks at what we have done and the exciting places we are going in the next 12 months and beyond. From the perspective of DC Two, overall the year has had significantly more ups than downs.

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Security of your critical business data cannot be left to chance. Use an experienced team as insurance against security threats.

Security in Focus

18th June 2020

In this article we will cover an introduction and overview of security in the IT realm and in future articles we will delve more deeply into specific security topics.

DC Two has a long heritage of expertise in IT Security. We design and manage datacentres and cloud hosting solutions, so protecting business datasets is critical to our customers and our success.

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Hamish, Robin, Rory and Heather Mascall
Heather and her family; Husband Robin, kids Hamish and Rory. Photo by Robin Mascall.

Meet the Team: Heather Mascall, Lead Designer

11th June 2020

Without Heather in the DC Two team it is very unlikely you would be reading this or even have seen or heard any DC Two material!

A talented designer & developer with over 17 years’ experience, she began her career working for high-end creative agencies. Heather manages our brand, front-end web development and marketing.

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Ever Nimble partnership announcement
Proud to announce Ever Nimble as a new, valued partner

Announcement: Partnership with Ever Nimble

4th June 2020

DC Two are pleased to announce the addition of dynamic Australian and UK based IT Experts Ever Nimble to our Partner Program.

Our ongoing success and growth is built on the expert combination of its technology, team and sales partners. The collaboration with Ever Nimble confirms that both parties see tremendous value, opportunity and mutual benefit in strengthening their relationship.

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Lenard our new systems engineer brings a lot to the team
Lenard, our friendly systems engineer

Meet the Team: Lenard Swanepoel-Trollip, Systems Engineer

21st May 2020

Lenard is the newest addition to the DC Two team and although only on board a few weeks his impact has been significant.

Combining 15 years of deep technical knowledge across hardware and software applications, a strong customer focus and procedural discipline Lenard has added a ‘do it right and document it’ approach to the DC Two support centre.

Welcome to the team Lenard!

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A combination of on-site server, public and private cloud can be the best hybrid solution
A hybrid cloud solution may be the best fit for your business, and will bring many advantages

Hybrid Cloud – Agility, Scalability, Security & Cost Benefits

6th May 2020

We explore what makes up a well-defined Hybrid Cloud solution which combines the best attributes of private, public and on-premise IT Infrastructure maximising service and hosting.

The term Hybrid Cloud can have various definitions depending on different vendors, providers or user’s viewpoints.

In fact, you may already have a Hybrid Cloud infrastructure without actually realising it. Hybrid essentially describes the way in which many business’s already structure their IT systems to take advantage of the benefits offered via cloud providers. Simply put, if you have on premise servers, but backup your data in the public cloud, then on one level you have a hybrid cloud.

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Rebecca Thomas is our bright spark around the office
Our Bec

Meet the Team: Rebecca Thomas, Business Management

29th April 2020

Get to know our team a bit better. Without Rebecca (or Bec as we like to call her) it is quite likely the DC Two office would not be anything like the efficient and well organised machine it is. With a wicked sense of humor and wide understanding of cloud technology, she is one of our most important team members.

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Increase business agility through a cloud hosted solution with DC Two
With a cloud desktop or server solution, your business can be more agile and save on delays and costs associated with physical on-site hardware.

Migrating to the Cloud – A Cost Benefit Analysis of Cloud vs On-Premise Computing

17th April 2020

Many businesses have taken advantage of the benefits available from migrating their On-Premise IT to a Cloud delivered infrastructure such as scalability, self-service provisioning, redundancy and pay-per-use services. In this article we examine what exactly is involved, based on factors such as cost, performance and security.

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Mike Travis brings a great skillset to our management team
Michael Travis, our new GM who started late 2019

Meet the Team: Michael Travis, General Manager

8th April 2020

Get to know our new GM, known affectionately within the DC Two offices as ‘Mike T’. Michael has held senior positions in multiple large corporations such as Mayne Nickless, Lend Lease and ADP.

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Contact-free service and product delivery with DC Two
The majority of the DC Two products and services can be implemented remotely

Remotely Delivered, Contact-Free Services

1st April 2020

In the current climate of self-isolation and limiting contact with people it might seem impossible to add new services or features to your IT infrastructure and systems, but this is not the case if you are one of our clients.

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Business on track thanks to DC Two
Having an off-site backup means your business can be back working again in a matter of hours not days / weeks after a disaster

Off site backup: The cheapest insurance you can buy right now for your Business Security

27th March 2020

On face value most businesses believe they are adequately backed up. However, in reality having live and backed up data in the same connected location is NOT SAFE. Off site backups are a simple and low-cost solution that can be implemented almost immediately. Restore within hours, rather than days.

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Are you ready to work from home in case you have to self-isolate
With self-quarantine a real possibility, its wise to get your home office set up to work remotely

Is your business ready to enable staff to work from home?

20th March 2020

The Corona virus pandemic is now impacting globally in every aspect of the economy and people’s day to day lives. What will happen to your business if your entire staff have to remain at home in ‘lockdown’? Is your business’s IT infrastructure able to support remote or home working?

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Secure your business from crypto lockers and ransom ware
Cryptolockers and ransomware can be crippling for any business

Urgent DC Two Security Update: Protect Your Business from the Impact of the CryptoLocker or Similar Ransomware Virus

10th March 2020

If your IT infrastructure falls to ‘CryptoLocker’ your entire business will lose access to every aspect of your day to day systems. Having the correct defensive IT security procedures to prevent infection are well known and implementable.

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Photo of some of the existing wind turbines available on site to power the data centre
Some of the wind turbines on-site

Mid West site update

October 2019

We are excited to announce that a new data centre project located about 3 hours north of Perth, near Eneabba, has finally matured to a point where we can add it to our official plans with our DC construction and roll out at the site having already begun.

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Alannah MacTiernan holding meeting DC Two and other recipients for the Collie Future Small Grant
Alannah MacTiernan and Collie Future Small Grants recipients.

DC Two to build the first ever “behind the grid” renewable energy powered Data Centre in Australia

September 2018

DC Two are pleased to announce, following detailed & successful negotiations with Ben Tan from Hadouken Pty Ltd who will provide the solar power and property, along with the recent award of a part of the Collie Futures Grant, we will be beginning construction of our behind the grid data centre.

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DC Two have been instrumental in providing IaaS offerings that have allowed us to build and scale fast and efficient cloud solutions for our clients. Their investment in providing local, robust infrastructure is a great win for clients in Western Australia that require low-latency, secure access to their resources.

- Brenton Baker, Empower ICT