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iSCSI – is it the future of Cloud Storage or doomed by NVMe-oF?

Widespread use and support mean iSCSI will still be widely deployed for at least the next few years, but its growth prospects beyond that are very unclear. By John F. Kim, Chair, SNIA Networking Storage Forum.

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Fuelling the demand for micro infrastructure

Advancements in IoT and edge-computing technologies will fuel the demand for micro-datacentre and micro-cloud environments. To support this growth and the increasing use of edge services; telecoms companies will need to consider new, versatile network architectures and solution offerings. By Joe Hughes, CEO and Founder of MTG.

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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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Videos

Marc Garner, VP of Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits team in the UK and Ireland, covers Electricity 4.0, eConversion technology and the Schneider Electric Research Institute’s work, as part of a wide-ranging data centre sustainability discussion. Marc believes that a new way of thinking, and radical solutions, are the only way to meet Net Zero ambitions.
Brad Ascar, Principle Product Manager – Kubernetes ecosystem at Redis - cuts through the hype surrounding containers to explain the many benefits they offer. The importance of education and training, optimised orchestration and how to get started with containers and Kubernetes are all covered.
Marc Garner, VP of Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits team in the UK and Ireland, covers Electricity 4.0, eConversion technology and the Schneider Electric Research Institute’s work, as part of a wide-ranging data centre sustainability discussion. Marc believes that a new way of thinking, and radical solutions, are the only way to meet Net Zero ambitions.
Interview with Dr Kiri Addison, Threat Detection and Efficacy Product Manager, Mimecast. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.

News

Focus on digital transformation, persistent skills shortages and new risks around cloud migration resulting in CISOs consolidating siloed, disparate and duplicate systems.
Awards reflect Schneider Electric’s leadership in addressing the data centre industry skills gap and in delivering innovative data centre and edge computing solutions for UK NHS Trust, with partners.
Vertiv™ Liebert® XDU enables liquid cooling for high-performance computing applications, while supporting waste heat recovery and the circular economy.
The new ‘Skilled to Secure’ programme enables partners to build up their competencies and deliver the increased ROI on security investments that customers are demanding.