Blogs most recent blogs en-US 2023-03-21T10:45:39 Bare metal vs cloud servers: what’s the difference? A comprehensive overview of bare metal vs cloud servers including pros and cons and how to choose the one that is right for you. 2023-03-21T12:00:00 Top 4 cookie alternatives A cookieless future is upon us as third-party cookies are being rolled out. Now, publishers and advertisers must find sustainable alternatives 2023-03-14T12:00:00 The 5 GDC 2023 talks we’ve got on our radar The 5 GDC 2023 talks we’ve got on our radar 2023-03-09T12:00:00 6 ways to cut wasted ad spend Ad spend is decreasing in reaction to economic uncertainty. 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Game servers are expected to deliver a high-quality, low-latency gaming experience to remote players over the internet. 2022-07-12T12:00:00 Differences between peer to peer and dedicated game server hosting Have you ever been frustrated with the smallest of lags in a multiplayer game? Or felt like you might have made that last shot, had your connection been just a fraction quicker? Gamers, we feel your ... 2022-07-06T12:00:00 What are the three main types of gaming? Gaming has surged in popularity as broadband connections get faster and more widely available. Research shows that 77% of millennials and 81% of Gen Z play video games and that the industry has ... 2022-06-28T12:00:00 What is a server? At the most basic level, a server is a high-performance computer. As the name suggests, a computing server is designed specifically to ‘serve’ multiple users simultaneously. 2022-06-22T12:00:00 What is private cloud? When developing your cloud servers strategy there are several factors to consider such as the workloads to be migrated and the service provider who will host your systems. 2022-06-15T12:00:00 Cloud migration: four benefits you might not have thought of Simply put, cloud migration is the movement of your compute resources from legacy on-premise infrastructure to a hosted cloud environment. 2022-06-07T12:00:00 Hybrid cloud - what’s it all about? Since the exponential growth in cloud computing in recent years, cloud technology and its use cases have continued to grow and evolve. But what kind of cloud computing is best? 2022-05-31T12:00:00 Private cloud vs. public cloud: what’s the difference? Cloud server hosting brings a lot to the table when you’re looking at how to optimise your network architecture–instant scale and flexibility being the most obvious benefits–but what are the key ... 2022-05-23T12:00:00 When should you use a VPC virtual private cloud? 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