GitHub Education partnership

In a landmark arrangement which brings a data centre operator into the fold for the very first time, Netwise has partnered with GitHub Education to bring enterprise-grade colocation services to the famous GitHub Student Developer Pack for the very first time.

The GitHub Student Developer Pack brings together some of the world’s foremost service operators, across a wide and varied range of technology sectors, including Digital Ocean, Microsoft Azure, Stripe and AWS.

We now join these titans of industry, representing a service set otherwise missing from the Pack until now.

While the number of students with their own physical server hardware may be limited, none-the-less there are many in full-time education that do elect to operate their own hardware (whether out of desire or project necessity), and until now they’ve have had no real means of operating this hardware in a suitable environment.

No longer is there any need for a student to run a server in their dorm room, or at home, making lots of noise, generating lots of heat, and costing a fortune in (highly unreliable) power.

Members can visit our special students landing page via the Pack, and self-verify for eligibility. From there, and for the first time ever, Pack-enrolled student developers can make use of world-class server colocation services free for a year, placing their own server into one of London’s leading data centre facilities.


Why we wanted to be a part of the Pack

This partnership has been something we’ve been working towards for some time, with both parties first engaging on the matter back in early 2017.

As many close to Netwise will already know, the earliest iteration of the business as it stands today started life while Matthew and Matt were still in high school; 15 years old at the time, in the summer of 2005.

While Netwise the organisation wouldn’t come to fruition for another four years (we incorporated in 2009), those early years were vital in developing our hands-on experience with server and network hardware.

So, where did we house our first system, comprised of 12 servers and a range of connectivity kit? Out of pure necessity, this lived in the loft / attic of Matthew’s parents’ house. Far from ideal, but aside from paying for third party data centre space on a near zero budget at the time, there were almost no other options available. Creativity was the order of the day, which helped shape our direction as a facility operator, but it still hindered our progress early on.

If only we’d had access to an offer like this back then! We truly hope that we are able to inspire the next generation of tech-focused developers and entrepreneurs with this free taste of top-level data centre services.


Educating students

This isn’t just an exercise in working exclusively with students that qualify, as we realise this is a very limited pool.

We want to help educate the masses, many of whom may well be unfamiliar with the physical side of the internet and how systems are deployed around the world.

Many of the younger generation now focus more completely on cloud services and XaaS options, but that isn’t always suitable for all use cases. Experience with data centres and the services they offer is much harder to come by, so we hope this helps close off that gap for students interested in this approach.

We’ve already had some great discussions with eager students about how colocation services work, deeper chats about power consumption and how this is calculated, and other interesting conversations that we hope have helped even non-qualifying students learn a little more about how this industry operates.


GitHub at Netwise

We’ve used git in our own internal development projects for years, with GitHub as our repository platform of choice, so coming together more closely with an organisation and web app that we’ve grown close to in real-world terms has been fantastic.

Our own websites and web apps have all be deployed through our automated GitHub / DeployHQ workflow, which has naturally proved invaluable to us as we scale up operations and involve more developers in our projects.

It’ll be fantastic to see student developers deploy staging and production code to their own physical server, housed in our facility.


Getting involved

If you are a GitHub Student Developer Pack member, check your Pack for details on how to get hold of this service.

If you’re not a Pack member yet, but you’re in full-time education and want to apply, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and apply, as this year, the Pack contains free or discounted services with a whopping $45,000!

Free Dell Cloud Server with all London Rack Space at Netwise Hosting this Summer

We are well known for thinking outside the box when it comes to the way we do business here at Netwise Hosting – the same can be said for our promotions. In fact, many of our promotions have been copied by fellow data centre operators around the world. Well, they do say imitation is the highest form of flattery, after all.

Our latest colocation promotion is again a new concept for this industry, a concept that we hope will entice more SME’s to our South London facility.

We are now offering a free Dell C1100 Cloud Server with any rack space configuration this summer.

Below you will find the internal specification of these powerful multicore servers;

  • Dual Quad Core Intel® Xeon™ 2.26Ghz, 2933FSB, 8MB Cache Processors (L5520)
  • 64GB DDR3 1066MHz Memory
  • 2x 128GB SSD’s and 2x 3TB SATA HDD’s
  • On-Board RAID Controller Included
  • Rack Rails Included

This offer is already proving highly popular, so please ensure you enquire early to secure your free cloud server. Quote ‘FREESERVER’ during correspondence for more information.

Start your new hosted system off the right way, with a powerful Dell C1100 server free of charge with any Netwise Hosting colocation rack space deployment.

Dedicated Server and Server Colocation Promotions

This March has seen the launch of our latest range of high-value promotions, running across our dedicated server and server colocation services.

We are reintroducing our highly popular ‘COLOCATION50’ promotion, as well as launching a new coupon code which is now live and servicing our range of dedicated servers.

50% Off for 3 Monthson all Server Colocation Contracts

Our award-winning data centre is now opening its doors to new colocation clients, with a massive 50% off for the first 3 months on all server colocation contracts.

Services Now From: £44.50 / month
Offer Quote: COLOCATION50
Applies to: Server Colocation Solutions
Contract Length: 12 Months +
Usage Limit: Multiple Orders Allowed per Client
Expires: 31/03/2013
Savings: From ~£100+ / month to ~£10,000+ / year

10% Off all Dedicated Servers on 12 and 36 Month
Billing Cycles

Any dedicated servers ordered on 12 or 36 month billing cycles have the ability to apply a 10% discount to the entire service, saving up to £240+ per annum. This offer does not include our already discounted Outlet servers.

Services Now From: £107 / month
Offer Code: SERVER10
Applies to: Dedicated Servers (Outlet Not Included)
Contract Length: 12 Months, 36 Months +
Usage Limit: Multiple Orders Allowed per Client (Max 8 IPs)
Expires: 31/04/2013
Savings: £240+ / year

If you would like any further information, please contact a member of our team today.

High-Specification UK Dedicated Servers

It is fair to say that the dedicated server landscape has changed somewhat in the past few years. With a move towards cloud computing, big data and virtualisation, the demands placed on physical machines have shot through the roof. People looking for dedicated servers are now hunting for faster machines, capable of supporting more complex services.

The UK dedicated server market is solid, and it’s growing fast. That is thanks largely to the UK’s fantastic technological infrastructure, and its position as one of the world’s primary connectivity hubs. UK data centres are home to some of the most powerful server real estate on the planet.

The dedicated server platforms here at Netwise have always been well received, and have won many accolades in their time. Our brand new range takes our winning formula a step further, with high performance multi-core servers ready for deployment at fantastic rates.

Starting with a powerful Quad Core Intel Xeon processor and 16GB DDR3 RAM, and ranging right up to Dual Quad and Dual Hexcore processors with 64GB DDR3 RAM, our new range is certainly turning heads and is already making a big impression, despite launching just a couple of weeks ago. With Solid State Drive options, RAM upgrades taking total machine memory to 128GB, and a brand new Storage server with 12 hard drive bays, the new Netwise Hosting dedicated servers are perfect for demanding modern applications.

Entry Level Server

  • Quad Core Intel Xeon 2.26GHz Processor
  • 16GB DDR3 RAM
  • 2 x 2TB SATA Hard Disk Drives – or – 2 x 128GB SSD and 2 x 500GB SATA Hard Disk Drives
  • 5TB Bandwidth / 100Mbps Connection
  • RAID Ready

Mid-Range Server

  • Dual Quad Core Intel Xeon 2.26GHz Processors
  • 32GB DDR3 RAM
  • 2 x 3TB SATA Hard Disk Drives – or – 2 x 128GB SSD and 2 x 1TB SATA Hard Disk Drives
  • 5TB Bandwidth / 100Mbps Connection
  • RAID Ready

High-End Server

  • Dual Quad Core Intel Xeon 2.66GHz Processors
  • 64GB DDR3 RAM
  • 2 x 128GB SSD and 2 x 3TB SATA Hard Disk Drives
  • 10TB Bandwidth / 100Mbps Connection
  • RAID Ready

Storage Server

  • Dual Hex Core AMD Opteron 1.8GHz Processors
  • 32GB DDR2 RAM
  • 4 x 3TB SATA Hard Disk Drives (12 Max)
  • 10TB Bandwidth / 100Mbps Connection
  • RAID Ready

For more information, please take a look at our Dedicated Server section, or contact us for more detailed technical specifications.

Q1 2013 at Netwise Hosting

A new year is upon us all, and things are already non-stop here at Netwise Hosting. This is set to be a very busy year for us, and our most successful in terms of growth since our

January Server Sale

Our January Server Sale is in full swing, with our best ever rates on all of our award-winning Dedicated Servers. Enjoy our applauded UK services for less than ever before. Stocks are very limited on this range, and we will not be restocking the same machines once depleted, so please do order quickly to avoid missing out.

New Servers Coming Soon

We are very excited to be introducing a brand new range of dedicated servers this quarter, positioning Netwise as one of the UK’s highest value dedicated hosting providers. We cannot disclose too much information at this stage, however customers can expect new Quad and Hexacore servers, with SSD options and increased bandwidth and connection speeds. What’s more, these new servers will be some of the most competitively priced high-specification dedicated servers in the UK.

We are also very excited to be introducing a ‘big data’ storage server into the mix, which will help those businesses looking to dip their toes into the world of big data processing. Watch this space!

Data Centre Video(s)

We are still working to release a new data centre video shortly. Unfortunately, production got held up over Christmas, though we expect to have the first of a range of planned videos released next month. We will post links to the completed project once production is complete.

Online Backup Updates

As well as a recent update to our Online Backup software, we also have plans to reposition the service, both in terms of package options and service cost. We will relay more information on this matter once it becomes publicly available.

PowerToolsTM Coming Soon

PowerTools is our long awaited expansion to our world-famous Colocation Calculator. This new development will add advanced power calculation tools to the estimation of colocation services, helping those who are not 100% sure on how much power their proposed deployment will use. PowerTools is set to become one of the worlds most-used online tools for estimating colocation services. We hope to have more information on this free service very soon.

That’s all for now. We have plenty more happening this year, and we hope to have more news on development for you soon. In the meantime, have a fantastic New Year!