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Krystal Quarterly Update Q2 2021

Simon Blackler

1 Jul 20212 min read • News

Here’s the 2nd edition of our new quarterly update, this time for Q2 2021. We can’t quite believe we’re halfway through the year already! As always we appreciate the value of your time, so we’ve done our best to make sure these updates are succinct and relevant.

Katapult launches in Phoenix, USA

In April, we POP’d Phoenix as our 2nd US location for Katapult (our master-crafted, all-NVMe self-service public cloud). With the new Phoenix facility complementing our New York location, clients now have multiple US locations from which to launch Katapult virtual machines. Europe and Asia are on the roadmap next! Read more in our blog.

Onyx managed WordPress service rated ‘Top Tier’

WordPress Hosting Performance Benchmarks (previously Review Signal) results came out in May and Krystal’s Managed WordPress solution Onyx secured the prestigious “Top Tier” status for the 2nd year in a row. Kevin Ohashi’s demanding annual testing is quickly becoming the industry standard for ranking WP hosting. Find out more about the test results in our blog.

Krystal & Katapult sponsor The Long Paddle

In June we sponsored The Long Paddle – a world record attempt that’s happening right now to circumnavigate mainland Britain on a Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Board. Brendon Prince is undertaking this amazing adventure to raise awareness about water safety, men’s health and our marine environment. Read our blog to find out about the odd connection to Krystal!

Phishing: a reminder to be vigilant

Phishing attacks present a serious threat to the data security of businesses. Krystal was subjected to a concerted but unsuccessful phishing attack in May, so we wanted to provide some free information on phishing and how to avoid it. Read our detailed article on how to recognise and combat phishing to help protect yourself.

Thank you to all who took the time to respond to the mini-bonds survey in the last quarterly update. We've been quite overwhelmed by the level of interest and support. We’ve now engaged lawyers to explore the idea further and will have more information in a dedicated email in the near future.

If you have any feedback, tips or suggestions on how to improve the format/make these better, as always please leave them in the comments section below.

About the author

Simon Blackler

In 2002, frustrated by poor service and bad business practices, I created Krystal to provide an “Honest, Reliable & Personal” alternative to the large faceless hosting corporations. We’re in business because we’re passionate about technology & solving problems.

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