It’s often advisable to look back before stepping forward. While the adage is that history often repeats itself, hindsight is still an invaluable tool, as it allows us to learn from our mistakes. The key to success is then to apply the lessons that have been learnt.
By Graham Jarvis, Freelance Business and Technology Journalist, and David Trossell, CEO and CTO of Bridgeworks.
Digital transformation entails many technologies, but cloud adoption sits chiefly among them. As organisations have adjusted to a highly distributed workforce in the wake of COVID-19, the importance of cloud has increased significantly, becoming an integral component of company operations to ensure business continuity.
By Nav Chander, senior director, service and cloud provider marketing at Silver Peak.
After years of hype, SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Networking) is finally going mainstream. And with it come a host of benefits including: increased agility and cost efficiency, higher quality and performance as well as enhanced visibility and network management.
By Johan Ottosson, VP Strategy at Telia Carrier.
Almost every new technology or innovation creates as much uncertainty as it does excitement. Businesses want to take advantage of solutions that can improve how they operate, but often need pointers on how they should go about it and why – opening the door for myths to develop around how things could and will work.
By Jonathan Rowan, Business Development Director at SSE Enterprise Telecoms.
Networking has always been a hardware-centric affair. Organizations purchase, implement and maintain a wide array of routers, switches, load balancers and other gear on a device-by-device basis. The result is a highly complex network environment that is difficult to manage and lacks the agility to meet today’s changing business demands.
By Marcus Doran – VP & GM at Rahi Systems Europe.
The move to the cloud has been a major topic of conversation at board level over the past couple of years. In fact, 77% of enterprises have at least one application or a portion of their enterprise computing infrastructure in the cloud.
By Mike Gatty, Head of Secured Connectivity, Maintel.
Large enterprise level businesses, or smaller businesses that are beginning to expand, face major problems of coordinating and transferring data over vastly spaced geographical locations. In order to connect these data centers, or branches of the enterprise together, so they can share the same software/application, the network is extended using the services of a Wide Area Network or a WAN. WANs are, however, quickly becoming outdated and most companies are looking for something more efficient and cost effective.
By Marcus Doran – VP and GM at Rahi Systems, Europe.
As enterprise IT estates adopt cloud services, enterprise networking has become an increasingly complex challenge. Moving to the cloud provides greater agility, scalability and flexibility for networking environments. However, there is a need to maintain application speed and agility in the cloud which consequently does not tolerate sub-optimal network performance. Technical issues such as these can spiral into further business problems including a poor customer experience.
By Todd Kiehn, VP Product Management – GTT Communications.
Imagine that we live in a world with a single capital city. It’s surrounded by multiple remote cities, and the only way to travel between these cities is using six-lane motorways that connect them all together.
By Chalan Aras, VP & GM NetScaler SD-WAN, Citrix and Tertius Bouwer, Channel SE - Citrix Networking.
Florian Malecki, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Arcserve, discusses the findings of the company’s recent ransomware survey, which reveals that far too many organisations are still unprepared, not least in terms of recovering lost data. The good news is that businesses do have plans to increase their data resilience investments to meet the challenges of today’s hybrid, digital workplace.
Charles Hunsucker, General Manager Americas and Data Centers at Kohler Uninterruptible Power, explains how its entire range of mission critical diesel generators is now compatible with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) – the latest development in the company’s sustainability focus.
Eric Herzog, CMO at Infinidat, suggests that organisations will have better success with their cybersecurity strategies if they embrace the wider, comprehensive idea of cyber resilience, with data protection and storage backup and recovery having a major role to play.
Kevin Brown, SVP of EcoStruxure Solutions, Secure Power, Schneider Electric, explains how DCIM 3.0 could just be the magic bullet to help organisations successfully manage their increasingly complex and hybrid IT infrastructure environments.