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The key to cloud choice is consistency, not complexity

By Hervé Renault, Vice President Cloud, EMEA, VMware.

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Moving from a traditional to dynamic public cloud infrastructure

Just as there’s no “perfect” cloud set up that works for all businesses, there’s no single way to move from a traditional to a cloud infrastructure. By Darren Purvis, Cloud Architect, Brightsolid.

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Taking Cloud Transformation to the Next Level

By Adrian Davey, IT strategy consultant to Agilisys.

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Data centres under the spotlight – why experience matters

For those working in technology, it’s long been recognised that data centres are the backbone of the digital economy, but Coronavirus saw the industry thrust into the public eye on a much wider scale. We’ve seen data centre operators deemed to be critical workers, and witnessed debate into whether all data centres should be classed as Critical National Infrastructure. By Darren Watkins, Managing Director for VIRTUS Data Centres

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Three guiding principles to establishing data resilience for a hybrid cloud strategy

According to the 2020 Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index, 7 out of 10 U.K. businesses accelerated their adoption of transformational technology programs due to the pandemic. By Stephen Gilderdale, Senior Director, Dell Technologies

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What is Cloud Native?

Telecom network operators were rattled when cloud computing first arrived on their doorstep. By Liron Golan, Director of Portfolio Marketing at Nokia

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Three reasons retailers need to put their heads in the cloud

Alex MacPherson, Director of Solution Consultancy and Account Management, Manhattan Associates, provides three reasons for implementing cloud-based systems.

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Why price doesn’t equal cost in the cloud

Choosing the right service cloud provider for your organisation is sometimes a confusing task. But doing the right due diligence upfront will help reach IT budget goals in the long term. By Justin Augat, VP of Marketing at iland

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The future of Cloud Management: Managed vs Unmanaged Cloud

In this article, we’ll take a look at the growing trend toward digital transformation, how it’s been accelerated in the past eighteen months or so, and how businesses can walk the tightrope of cloud adoption. By Jon Lucas, Co-Director of Hyve Managed Hosting

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Cloud independence – freedom to choose and do

Being able to maintain freedom of choice so you get the Cloud solutions you need, when you need them, regardless of where they come from is critical. By Simon Lofthouse, CMO, Flexiion MSP

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How to keep costs down when using the cloud

The cloud is a model that has cost-efficiencies designed into it. With the proper attention to these details, increased margins and new digital value can be created. By Geoff Clark, General Manager, EMEA, Aerospike.

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Backup Software Boosts Data Protection with Cloud Storage

By JG Heithcock, General Manager of Retrospect, a StorCentric Company.

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Cloud storage – what’s hot, what’s not. Navigating the complicated landscape of cloud storage

Michael Del Castillo, Solutions Engineer, Komprise, looks at how to design a cloud storage strategy based on data type, age (hot versus cold) and user requirements.

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Videos

Rob Mather, Sales Director at Power Control Ltd (PCL), offers some thoughts on the role that UPS systems have to play in helping the data centre industry reduce its carbon footprint, as well as on wider sustainability issues such as renewables, waste heat re-use, micro grids and the supply chain.
David Ellis, Vice President, Security and Mobility Solutions, Tech Data EMEA, talks through the challenges and opportunities for the Channel as digital transformation and, in particular, the rapid hybrid workplace evolution, place ever greater emphasis on the need for cybersecurity to be front and centre in almost any technology solution.
Craig Stewart, Chief Technology Officer at SnapLogic, provides some fascinating insights as to how a combination of data and AI and Machine Learning is already providing major benefits across all industry sectors, not least in helping organisations to address major sustainability challenges; and also in allowing many businesses to capitalise on the IoT opportunity. In summary, Craig believes that few, if any, companies can afford to ignore the advantages of increased data literacy.
Jason Beal, Senior Vice President, Global Channel and Partner Ecosystems, AvePoint, talks through the results of the company’s first MSP Global Preference Survey, with security, governance and cloud migration ranking as top priorities. MSPs are also wanting to both consolidate the number of vendors with which they deal while also bringing on board new solutions. Jason also offers some valuable advice to MSPs in terms of some key business development objectives.

News

Nearly one in four employees think they may have put highly sensitive data at risk in the past 12 months.
Respondents see enabling distributed collaboration as crucial but also recognise a variety of challenges.
Deal will see the Now Platform implemented to support Asda’s 140,000-strong colleagues improve internal processes, driving a positive impact for its 18 million weekly shoppers.
Vectra AI has acquired Siriux Security Technologies, a leading provider of identity and software as a service (SaaS) posture management. The acquisition positions Vectra as the only vendor that enables customers to securely configure and detect active threats in cloud identity and SaaS applications, including Microsoft Azure AD and Microsoft 365.