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The Evolving Nature of Cloud Load Balancing

Load balancing of application traffic has been around for a long time. But, as more organisations move to the private and public cloud, it’s undergoing significant changes. Let’s look at some of the important considerations of this evolving technology. By Ronald Sens, EMEA Director, A10 Networks.

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Different by design - innovation starts in the data centre

It’s no secret that technology is the fundamental driving force in creating scientific discoveries, powering financial innovation, improving healthcare - and developing the latest in product design. We also know that the application of information technology is in no way slowing down. By Darren Watkins, managing director for VIRTUS Data Centres.

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Overcoming the challenges of back up and recovery to the cloud

Disaster recovery and back up in the cloud have changed almost beyond recognition since iland started offering services 11 years ago. The business landscape is more complex, cloud adoption has gone mainstream and the regulatory environment bears little resemblance to what it looked like a decade ago. By Sam Woodcock, EMEA Director of Solutions Architecture, iland.

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The benefits of location when choosing where to house your supercomputer

A broad spectrum of High-Performance Computing (HPC) users, whether they be research institutes, emerging entrepreneurs or corporate enterprises, recognise how the power and efficiency of their HPC applications can accelerate their computationally intensive workloads, providing research breakthroughs and unlocking competitive commercial advantages. By Spencer Lamb, director of research, Verne Global.

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Five key questions to ask potential cloud providers

When choosing a cloud provider, you need to know exactly what you are signing up for to avoid problems in the future. Once you have migrated, you are stuck with what the provider gives you unless you undertake another migration, which is likely to be time consuming and risky. The much vaunted ‘portability’ of cloud services between providers is not yet proven, particularly for complex applications, and it is not in the provider’s interests to make it easy. By Richard Blanford, managing director, Fordway.

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Why Kubernetes is helping to make Cloud mainstream

There has been a lot of talk in the first half of 2018 around how cloud is being adopted for mission critical applications and becoming mainstream. Right now, the impact of cloud services, cloud technologies and practices for organisations is rapidly accelerating as we enter the next wave of cloud adoption. To this point, analysts at Forrester predict that the public cloud market will grow by 22 percent in 2018, to $178 billion. This momentum is being driven by companies that recognise the potential benefits of a cloud-based infrastructure i.e. lower operational costs, increased speed of deployment and greater business flexibility. By Ronald Sens, EMEA Director, A10 Networks.

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Standing out in a Cloud

The key challenges that Managed Service Providers are facing in a heavily commoditised market and the ways in which they can go above and beyond to differentiate themselves and excel in customer experience. By Edmund Cartwright, Sales & Marketing Director at Highlight.

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What does the Premier League and the Groundsman have to do with Cloud and DevOps?

As an avid supporter of football, or soccer if you live across the Atlantic Ocean, it was fun watching Chelsea recently triumph over Burnley FC with a 4-0 win, securing 3rd position in the league table. By Brad Parks, Vice President of Business Development at Morpheus Data.

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How can organisations best manage the cloud?

Garry McCracken, Vice President of Technology at WinMagic examines the findings of recent research which suggest compliance woes are putting the brakes on cloud computing’s onslaught.

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Hyper-Convergence delivers the best of Cloud and on-premises infrastructure

Although organizations are moving more applications and services into the cloud, certain workloads still require the control, reliability and security of on-premises infrastructure. Hyper-convergence has emerged as a key technology for effectively balancing cloud and on-premises resources. By Marcus Doran – VP & GM at Rahi Systems, Europe.

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The best of both worlds finding the balance between cloud and on-premises IT

Cloud computing offers flexibility and elasticity, and with the rapid growth of data it is no surprise that most organisations today utilise cloud services in some form or another. By Gary Watson, Founder and CTO at Nexsan.

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Vendor lock-in can make cloud independence a pipe dream

So, Apple beat Alphabet and Microsoft to being the first trillion dollar company. Amazon and Microsoft are hot on Apple's heels, thanks to revenues which exceeded $100bn for the first time in fiscal year 2018 primarily thanks to cloud computing. Most of us can only dream of such success, but longer terms will other businesses benefit too?By Ronan David, SVP Strategy at EfficientIP.

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Shut the backdoor: how to achieve secure cloud migration

By Richard Latham, principal consultant at KCOM.

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Why agility is paramount to the future of the data economy

Dealing with data centre demand, by Ulf Achenbach, Director of Construction at e-shelter.

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Overcoming the cloud skills gap to innovate in the cloud

By Sean Roberts, GM Microsoft Cloud Services at Ensono.

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Videos

Richard May, Managing Director of VirtualDCS, offers some great insights as to the challenges and opportunities for the Channel as it seeks to help its customers address their business continuity/disaster recovery needs. In a market where many continue to hold on to the ‘comfort’ of legacy applications, Richard believes that the VirtualDCS CloudCover solutions portfolio, built around the company’s longstanding partnership with Veeam, offers a great opportunity for Channel companies to make a real difference when it comes to providing optimised BC/DR.
Addigy’s Founder and CEO, Jason Dettbarn, explains how Apple devices are attracting increasing levels of security attacks, and what measures the company takes to counter these threats, as well as outlining how Addigy can help its customers to be confident and secure when using its Apple-based solutions.
Sudheer Matta, Vice President Product Management AI Driven Enterprise, Juniper Networks, shares some insights from the company’s recent virtual summit – Driven By Experience. A key theme was the importance of using a combination of data and AI, including AIOps, to help improve network resilience, reliability, security and, ultimately, performance.
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.

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