‘Software-defined everything’ is a marketing phrase that is
gaining traction; it is regularly referenced in business and technology
publications, with many thought leaders predicting it to be the next big IT
disruptor. But what is this software-defined trend and is it something IT teams
should be mindful of? Albie Attias, managing director of IT hardware supplier, King of
Servers, explores the trend.
James Slaney, co-founder of Dubber, discusses the major challenges
facing telcos that need to be addressed. James Slaney is Co-Founder of cloud based
advanced communications capture and voice intelligence platform, Dubber. James
has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and started
his own ISP at 18.
The tech and mobile industries
will soon gather at Mobile World Congress to discuss the very latest
innovations in what is a dynamic and fast-changing sector. With this comes new
opportunities and challenges. Here are five areas I expect to be big, from Jim Bailey, Senior Managing Director,
Accenture Mobility, part of Accenture Digital.
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.
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.
Spectra Logic’s Vice President of Product Management and Solutions, David Feller, shares the company’s own experience of dealing with a ransomware attack, explaining how this has shaped the development of recently launched attack-hardened, hybrid, multi-cloud data management and storage solutions.
Chair of the Data Centre Alliance’s Thermal Management Special Interest Group (SIG), Jon Summers, looks at some of the topics and technologies under scrutiny as the current sustainability focus turns up the heat on the data centre sector to improve its environmental performance. Liquid cooling, legacy data centres, the PUE metric, geography and climate, waste heat reuse and the role of AI are all covered during the discussion.
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.