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Hybrid Cloud – Offering the Best of Both

As all in the industry are aware, the rate at which cloud computing technology is being adopted has seen it firmly entrench itself as a vital platform for many organisations keen to develop innovative products and services. Analyst firm Gartner found that cloud computing ranks among the highest on its disruption scale, with these services set to continue to grow in popularity, acting as a necessary enabler for future disruptions. By Eltjo Hofstee, Managing Director Leaseweb UK Ltd.

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Megacities in the digital age - and how the data centre is the key to their survival

Experts agree that megacities - cities with populations of ten million or more - present challenges and opportunities in equal measure. By Neil Cresswell, CEO for VIRTUS Data Centres.

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Digital times are different times

The market as we know it is changing, with digital developments succeeding each other at breakneck speed. Traditional companies are being overtaken left, right and centre by the digital native start-ups, who are not impacted by legacy, and now superfluous, real estate. However, even if you as a company have gone through a successful digital transformation, it’s quickly becoming apparent that new risks are waiting in the wings. By Gijsbert Janssen van Doorn, Zerto.

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Data centre downtime adds to data loss concerns

As businesses grow and expand, so too do their data needs - along with the necessary infrastructure. By Jonathan Arnold, Managing Director, Volta Data Centres.

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Why the public sector need to adopt a multi-cloud strategy

Public sector IT has always lagged behind the private sector. Tight budgets and complex requirements have resulted in many organisations still operating on legacy IT systems and old contracts. As such, outdated IT systems and vendor lock-in has made the public sector susceptible to IT breakdowns and cyber-attacks. Tackling this takes time, but there is already some momentum across the public sector to migrate applications to the cloud. By Neerav Shah, General Manager EMEA at SnapLogic.

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The gathering momentum of hybrid cloud in enabling enterprises to manage IT needs

New tools and technologies will ensure hybrid cloud meets the high expectations of enterprise IT. By Nutanix.

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Join the Tag team – how to optimise tagging policies for the cloud

Think of the cloud as a serviced apartment: your business’s fully-managed home on the internet. While the cloud provider is responsible for everything from the underlying architecture to physical security, accessibility and maintenance, the tenant is responsible for their own possessions – in this case, the applications and the data within them. By Jeremy Chaplin, cloud optimisation consultant at KCOM.

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Adapting to a changing wholesale market

As 2019 kicks off, organisations are increasing the pace of digital transformation, as well as the rate at which they are moving workloads to the cloud. There’s also a rise in their use of data and data analytics to run their business processes. By Andrew Edison, Vice President, Wholesale, Colt Technology Services.

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What Type of Workloads Should You Consider When Migrating to the Cloud?

It should come as no surprise that enterprise workloads are increasingly moving to the cloud. According to a recent survey, 83% of them are anticipated to run on cloud platforms in 2020. By Amy Hawthorne, VP, Global Marketing, iland.

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UK police forces yet to fully embrace cloud migration

New data reveals the majority of police forces still access and manage data and applications on-premises.

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Funky Pigeon soars to new heights with Claranet’s AWS and DevOps optimisation

Funky Pigeon is a fast-growing UK-based online retailer of greetings cards, calendars, stationery and gifts, many of which can be personalised with an easy to use online editor. The company always faces seasonal spikes in website traffic and needed to ensure its online platform was stable and fully functional during busy periods. This was especially true at Christmas where workloads could increase by 5x to respond to customer demand and fluctuations in data traffic were creating network instability and having a negative effect on the customer experience.

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Look beyond the surface for effective facilities planning and design

When undertaking a data centre planning project – whether consolidating company infrastructure following a merger or acquisition, relocating facilities into a pre-existing building, or even constructing a new data centre – the primary consideration lays in the project meeting the business requirements with optimised performance one of the key motivator. By Jon Leppard, Director at Future Facilities.

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With Shadow IT, we’re all multi-cloud now

For data centre managers, Shadow IT is a reality—it’s either there and you know it, or it’s there and you don’t. Shadow IT encompasses things like the AWS Machine Learning experiment happening over in marketing that no one cared to mention, and the collaboration app that the product design folks are using on their smartphones without letting anyone know. By Paul Mercina, VP of Innovation, Park Place Technologies.

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A MAGic Future in Cloud (Microsoft, Amazon & Google)

‘The year of the cloud’ is a term that’s become very familiar to most in the tech world. But since that year appears to have lasted multiple years, I suggest that, in fact, we are only at the beginning of ‘the decade of the cloud’. Cloud has become an overused and overhyped term recently, with many not realising that it is actually a very generic term, encompassing SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), Hybrid cloud, Private and Public, as well as for many, web 2.0 and 3.0, social media, apps and more. By Ian Moyse, Sales Director, Natterbox.

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Cloud adoption, 5G and the role of the managed service provider – how 2019 will shape up

It’s business as usual with 2019 gaining momentum, and thoughts are turning to the months ahead. In particular, the role of the managed service provider (MSP) is under the spotlight – and is set to evolve amid forthcoming changes in the market and overall IT landscape. There are three key areas for the year ahead within the technology sector – including the acceleration of businesses moving to the cloud, the introduction and widespread adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics, and the need for MSPs to specialise – or risk becoming obsolete. By Chris Wilson, head of managed services, Timico.

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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.
NTT’s John Eland, talks through the company’s global data centre expansion plans, which cover the US, UK, Spain, South Africa, Malaysia and, most notably, India. John also explains how NTT’s ability to provide almost any combination of colocation, connectivity and ICT solutions required fits perfectly with customers’ hybrid IT requirements.
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.
Mohan Naidu, FPT UK Managing Director, outlines Vietnam’s digital maturity, hence the skills companies such as FPT can offer organisations across the globe facing significant IT human resource challenges as they seek to deliver on their own digital transformation objectives. As Mohan explains, FPT’s unique outsourcing model has already attracted major global customers ahead of its planned European expansion.

News

New product addresses the growing need to protect sensitive data, without sacrificing efficiency.
BT and Rackspace Technology have formed a partnership agreement to transform BT’s multinational customers’ cloud services.
The latest offering from Plutora, the Test Environment QuickStart Bundle, takes an agile approach to evolving DevOps practices. The objective is to simplify the approach to DevOps transformation and provide an immediate return on investment.
VMware has formed an agreement with BT, a leading global communications services provider, to offer multinational customers more choice and flexibility in how they embrace a cloud-first approach to networking, security, and edge computing.