There are three key components when we talk about the concept of privacy: Laws, customs and expectations. The importance of each part of this trifecta will vary across geographic regions, generations, and groups. But in order to meet these diverse expectations, companies processing personal information need to offer their customers regional solutions. Cue data residency.
By Peter Day, Head of Privacy and Security at Mixpanel.
Today, most companies are talking about cloud, but – what they’re not doing is realising the true potential of its power. Be it a software developer, manufacturer, or an enterprise, we’re seeing more and more companies migrating to the cloud.
By W. Curtis Preston, chief technologist at Druva.
Knowledge is power; we’ve all heard the saying. In the business landscape, knowledge takes on the shape of data and, as such, there’s no denying there is a lot of knowledge floating about. In fact, recent estimates reveal there are over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being produced each day. A number that is only going to grow as digital becomes an ever-increasing part of our professional and personal lives.
Alberto Pan, Chief Technical Officer at Denodo.
As the cloud services market has developed, many businesses have forged exclusive service provider partnerships to benefit from the scale, agility and performance capabilities now offered by numerous large global hyperscalers. While their enormous success is testament to the way they have met the needs of businesses worldwide, many organisations have additional requirements relating to application performance, legacy applications, data hosted under certain jurisdictions, and data security.
By Eltjo Hofstee, Managing Director, Leaseweb UK.
Each year September rolls around, bringing with it the annual IT Professionals Day—a day dedicated to appreciating IT professionals, and the critical role they play in end users’ lives and in operating successful organisations across every sector. IT professionals are the hidden heroes regardless of where they work, but for those in the public sector, keeping technology up and running can be the difference between life and death in an operating theatre, or between a law being passed and a law being put on hold in government.
For organisations operating Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the end is near; both are being shelved by Microsoft and will officially reach “end of life” status as of January 2020 and July 2019 respectively. It is impossible to determine the exact market share of each individual Microsoft Server operating systems in use; however, Ned Pyle, principal program manager in the Windows Server high availability and storage group, provided information indicating that the market share of those operating systems was around 40% in 2018 (1). Although these figures aren’t completely current, it is obvious that an important number of Windows 2008 servers are still in use despite losing access to security updates. So, how will businesses cope?
By Aron Brand, CTO at CTERA.
According to a recent report from 451 Research, the ability to migrate workloads easily between on-prem and public cloud is the number one reason that organisations opt for a hybrid IT infrastructure. Unfortunately, a significant divide exists today between traditional enterprise IT environments and the public cloud with different management models, consumption models, application architectures, and storage and data services. These differences can limit your ability to easily move enterprise and cloud-native applications where you need them.
By Peter Gadd, VP EMEA Core, Pure Storage.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) - a technology that can make fully-personalised, individual desktop virtual machines with user profile control and golden imaging, is realising new levels of growth recently, with the global VDI market expected to be worth almost $5 billion by 2020.
By Alan Conboy, Office of the CTO, at Scale Computing.
“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. It’s been 50 years since Neil Armstrong uttered those famous words, but they remain every bit as iconic and powerful today. Half a century on, and man landing on the moon is undoubtedly one of the most important events in our collective history.
By James Petter, VP, EMEA, Pure Storage.
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.
Jorn Wittendorp, Founder and CEO of Ydentic, explains how the company’s platform helps MSPs and their customers to optimise the management of workplaces, accounts, access rights and passwords from one, central location. The company is expanding from its Netherlands base, looking to develop partners in Germany, the UK and the Nordics.
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.
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.
Cradlepoint has formed a partnership with Juniper Networks, a leader in secure AI-driven networks, to bring 5G diversity to Juniper’s campus and branch portfolio. By combining Juniper’s leading wired access, wireless access and SD-WAN solutions driven by Mist AI with the Cradlepoint 5G portfolio, shared customers and partners have even more options to reliably connect to remote locations, with added insight for better management and ongoing troubleshooting.