9th November: The Concept of Business Continuity: Why a Disaster Recovery Plan Isn't Enough Read more
8th Nov 2021
Business continuity and disaster recovery reduce the impact a disruptive incident might have on an organization's ability to continue normal operations. However, while both fields are essential and even similar in some aspects, they are not the same. And, of course, have varying levels of effectiveness.
This article carefully explains the concept of business continuity planning, helping you stay prepared against certain business emergencies.Read More
13th Sept 2021
Despite its clearly defined requirements, adopting the ISO 27001 framework can be overwhelming to achieve without meticulous planning and proper vendor selection. These systems are supported by continuous improvement, monitoring, staff training and audits by our team.
With business-critical processes in place, our customers can count on the high availability and operational efficiency required to keep mission-critical projects up, running, and protected at any scale.Read More
27th July 2021
DC Two are pleased to announce that its software, cloud platform and data centres have achieved ISO 27001:2013 Certification, the most widely recognised international standard for information security management systems including data security.
Our Managing Director, Justin Thomas, said; "Achieving the ISO 27001 certification is an important step in our ongoing security efforts. It demonstrates we are employing world-best practice solutions which will enhance our ability to secure new enterprise opportunities, especially in sensitive, regulated and public sectors."Read More
4th May 2021
We are pleased to announce that its Bibra Lake data centre is now fully operational in Stage 1 configuration. This allows customers to gain access to the data centre and cloud services immediately.
All major components have now been installed and successfully tested. The Stage 1 deployment is powered and cooled by fully redundant, completely independent and Tier III compliant systems with the Stage 1 components acting as "a data centre within a data centre".Read More
13th April 2021
Earlier in March we rushed through an emergency Microsoft Exchange Server patch to protect our customers from a serious vulnerability. With increasing cybersecurity threats, it is more important than ever for businesses to implement security patches in a timely manner. What are the pros, cons and considerations for implementing these properly?Read More
26th February 2021
Data is a valuable asset, and it's easy to assume that a cloud provider will be secure and protect your privacy. If your data is hosted outside of Australia, are you confident that it's protected and managed with your best interests in mind?
Data sovereignty is quite a complex issue. To break it down in its basic form, Australian Data Sovereignty means your data remains in the jurisdictional boundaries of Australia.Read More
4th January 2021
Who is DC Two? We look into the people behind our success, and core values we take forward.
Throughout the last 12 months a lot has changed. Throughout these changes, our resolve, passion and commitment to providing custom cloud solutions for our clients has continued to strengthen.
Together, Mark Dignam and Justin Thomas were the brains behind DC Two. With the business being founded on strong family values, Justin's dad, Trevor Thomas, and his son Logan have worked alongside Justin for many years. There is more to the family dynamic at DC Two than the Thomas men. Rebecca Thomas is a critical part of the team and has her finger on the pulse of every area of operations.Read More
10th November 2020
DC Two (ASX: DC2) lists on the ASX today after an oversubscribed $5.5 million capital raising at $0.20 per share with a market capitalisation of $11.7 million.
Will soon become Western Australia's only hosting and ISO 27001 accredited cloud provider, integrated with a company owned Tier 3 accredited data centre which will help secure mid-market and enterprise customers requiring heightened security.
Funds raised from the IPO will allow DC Two to exploit one of the fastest growing global technology sectors, by accelerating the delivery of their cloud, data centre and telecommunications solutions, while expanding into NSW, VIC, QLD, and SA.Read More
30th October 2020
We look into current renewable energy projects around Western Australia. Until recently, WA has lagged behind the other states when it comes to renewable energy. Our state Government have been running project programs to promote improvement in this area.
These projects, along with completed projects over the last couple of years, means that Western Australia hit a very admirable milestone with renewable resources. At 11:30am on November 30, 2019, 51% of total system demand was supplied by variable renewable energy. Another notable point was that on Sunday, October 13th 2019, the lowest operational demand ever recorded was 1159MW for the state grid. This was due to a combination of renewable energy supplies being pushed back into the grid, along with lower demand for that day.Read More
12th October 2020
Is it worth the switch? We explore what is a virtual machine / virtual desktop and compare it to the traditional physical hardware.
Businesses have been migrating servers to virtual machines for some time. This allows for a more efficient use of the server hardware, reducing overall operational costs by having less hardware in total, consuming less power and occupying less physical room.
VMs allow for reduced overhead, with multiple systems operating from the same console at the same time. VMs also provide a safety net for your data, as they can be used to enable rapid disaster recovery. They can also be useful for development and testing, as you can replicate the current state of machines, and quickly provision new machines.Read more
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. 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. Is your business properly prepared & protected?Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
You may already have a Hybrid Cloud infrastructure without actually realising it. 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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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?Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
DC Two is a company with whom we have an excellent working relationship. In the past two years, we have been rapidly growing our business with them. They are now one of our largest customers in WA and for good reason. Not only are they are technology experts, they also recognise that technology exists to support a business outcome. They are easy to talk to and are willing to listen when exploring new ideas. I have found them to be responsive, honest and trustworthy and I would not hesitate in recommending them as a potential business partner to anyone.
- Gary Roberts, Digicor