NVMe – the next generation in data storage and handling

What is it? NVMe stands for Non Volatile Memory Express. It is also known as Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface Specification (NVMHCIS). This term may currently seem a little obscure, but it won’t remain so for long as it represents the next generation in memory-based storage technology. This host controller interface and protocol was developed to …

3.2 million people have the right to a .uk domain name – are you one?

Do you currently own a .org.uk, .net.uk, .me.uk, .plc.uk, .ltd.uk, or .co.uk domain name? If so, it’s possible that until June 25th, 2019, the matching .uk domain may automatically have been reserved for you. So, for example, if you own mywebsite.co.uk – until June 25th the corresponding mywebsite.uk domain may have been reserved. If you’d …

The history of knowing that, “I’m not a robot”.

In the early 1990s – before Gmail, Zimbra, Zoho, and ProtonMail came along – Yahoo Mail was king of the hill. It was free, easy to use, you could have any email address you wanted, and access it from anywhere on the planet. Everything was good. Except for one problem: spam. Literally millions of fake …

catalyst2 reaches 2019 ISPA Awards finals in two categories!

A job well done is its own reward – however, it’s nice to be noticed and appreciated for the hard work you do. As such, catalyst2 is proud to announce that we’ve reached the finals in two categories of the 2019 ISPA Awards! The ISPA Awards The ISPA Awards is the largest awards ceremony for …

What is plus addressing within cPanel?

cPanel is well known within the IT and business world as an easy way to manage your business’ website but also its emails. With its intuitive user interface and wide range of powerful features, web and email hosting via the online cPanel platform is a great way to keep on top of your companies digital …

What is 5G?

As South Korea claims to have pipped its US rivals to the post in being the first to roll-out a lightning-fast 5G mobile network, many are asking the question “just what is 5G?” Well, let us help you answer that question. 5G means ‘Fifth Generation’, and it is the latest innovation to join the raft …

What does Brexit mean for .EU domain owners in the UK?

Brexit is a major issue for most companies in the UK right now, but there is one aspect which you may have overlooked: your .EU domain name. The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that if the UK leaves the European Union on 29th March 2019 without a deal, any UK …

Recent system upgrades: Network and VMware

At catalyst2 we want to ensure we are delivering a fast and secure infrastructure for our clients, with this in mind, we recently completed some significant planned upgrades. Continuous improvement is central to everything we do at catalyst2 and also part of our commitment to ISO 9001. We recently upgraded our VMware infrastructure by adding …

Why version control is essential for web developers

As the web becomes increasingly more tangled up in our daily lives, the role of the web developer becomes increasingly complex. Mobile compatibility, security and on-site optimisation are all key areas for developers to focus on, but with complex coding tasks comes great responsibility: a minor mishap here or there and the entire functionality of …