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The journey to serverless

By Sat Gainda, Cloud Solutions Architect at Version 1.

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A strategy for data deletion

By Jasmit Sagoo, Senior Director, Head of Technology UK & Ireland at Veritas Technologies.

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If uptime is the new black, edge computing can keep you on trend

Alan Conboy, office of the CTO at Scale Computing, explains how edge computing and hyperconvergence can ensure businesses remain “always-on”.

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The importance of storing data closer to home

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.

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Cloud vs cloud washing: The key differentiators

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.

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Thinking outside the box: the next chapter in data virtualisation

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. By Alberto Pan, Chief Technical Officer at Denodo.

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Making “fast, good and affordable” a reality for entreprise IT

Why modern companies should ditch data silos and adopt unified software platforms By Sazzala Reddy - CTO & Co-Founder - Datrium.

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Can your Business Afford a Skills Gap?

In the last several years the UK workforce has struggled to deal with many of the threats that have arisen with the growth of the digital economy. By Graham Hunter, VP Skills Certifications, CompTIA.

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Why a flexible hybrid strategy offers a route around potential vendor lock-in

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.

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IT Professionals: The Hidden Heroes of the Public Sector

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.

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Windows Server 2008 End of Life: A Storage Modernisation Opportunity

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.

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Successfully Navigating Hybrid Cloud Challenges

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.

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Why edge computing and VDI make the perfect pair

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.

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Outsourcing maintenance makes sense

Bill Raftery, SVP of Global Storage Solutions, Curvature, discusses the advantages of outsourcing maintenance provision to bolster storage infrastructures that sit behind non-critical apps.

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Videos

The opening of Telehouse South at its London Docklands campus might represent something of a change for Telehouse, as it represents an ‘ambitious and aesthetic’ refurbishment of an existing data centre, as opposed to a new build, but it continues the company’s focus of providing high level colocation facilities, where latency, cloud, connectivity and sustainability all have key roles to play. Mark Pestridge, Senior Customer Experience Director, Telehouse Europe, explains all.
Robert Belgrave, CEO of Pax8 EMEA, shares his plans for the company, following a recent $185 million investment round - with ongoing geographical and technology solutions expansion very much on the agenda. Robert also provides some fascinating insights into the post-pandemic Channel and end user business worlds.
Park Place Technologies has been on quite some journey, as the company has grown from its core Third Party Maintenance focus to today’s data centre network optimisation specialist organisation. Ian Shearer, Managing Director, APAC & EMEA, Park Place Technologies, discusses recent developments at the company, which include several acquisitions, technical solution and professional services innovations.
Stéphane Estevez, EMEA Director of Product Marketing, Observability & IT Markets at Splunk, discusses the findings of the company’s ‘State of Observability 2022’ report. He outlines the three different stages of the observability journey, the main reasons why organisations adopt observability solutions and the main benefits of doing so. He ends up with some key observability recommendations.

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Wrike has released new findings that uncover the cost of work complexities brought about by the Digital Era and accelerated transformations. According to the research report commissioned by Wrike, “Dark Matter of Work: The Hidden Cost of Work Complexities,” up to 55% of the work that takes place within an organisation is not visible to key stakeholders, costing organisations up to $60 million a year in wasted time, delayed or canceled projects, and employee churn. This lack of visibility has created the “Dark Matter of Work,” a term coined by Wrike Founder Andrew Filev to describe the vast amount of work that isn’t captured, tracked, or measured against goals because it takes place in synchronous applications and unstructured ways.
In milestone for female cycling, NTT will bring fans closer to the action.
New research from Opengear has found that, while 90% of CIOs say they are involved in decision-making for their organisations’ digital transformation efforts, only 17% of those CIOs report that network managers are similarly involved, and only 13% indicate that network engineers play a role. That research – a survey of CIOs and network engineers in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and Australia – highlights the need for greater collaboration to deliver digital transformation and for CIOs to increase the involvement of network engineers.
File data services leader makes second acquisition in 60 days, follows significant investment.