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“...One giant leap for mankind”: How is technology powering space exploration 50 years on from the moon landing?

“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.

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Greater protection across hybrid environments

Quest Software has released NetVault Backup 12.4, an enterprise-class, cloud-ready data protection solution for hybrid data centers. NetVault simplifies backup and recovery for a wide range of systems, applications and data and now adds enhanced capabilities for Office 365 Exchange Online and OneDrive, as well as support for SAP HANA and Nutanix AHV environments. Available today from the Quest Data Protection business, the newest release of NetVault Backup makes it easier than ever for organizations to protect and recover their business critical applications and data in both the data center and in the cloud.

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Data liberation in the cloud

Moving data from one system to another can be challenging. Ensuring the data arrives intact and usable is paramount.

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Data management – much more than storage backup and recovery

Druva is a leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering a data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence. This increases the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. DW talks to Druva CEO, Jaspreet Singh.

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CAE S.p.A. Reduces Hardware Dependency, Energy Costs and Management Time with SvSAN

StorMagic® has announced a customer win with Bologna, Italy-based manufacturer, CAE S.p.A. CAE’s original environment consisted of a traditional Storage Area Network (SAN) connected through SAS and fibre channel.

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Open source v commercial parallel file systems – truth and fiction in an HPC world

High-Performance Computing (HPC) and its ability to store, process and analyse vast amounts of data in record time is driving innovation all around us. By Jim Donovan, Chief Marketing Officer, Panasas.

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From cinema to reality – three things every business can learn from disaster movies

We all enjoy thinking about ‘what if’ scenarios: what if the sun stopped shining? Or what if an alien spacecraft landed on Earth? This is probably why disaster movies are so popular. They somehow suspend our disbelief, generate excitement and anticipation, and deliver regular box office dividends. In fact, Titanic is still the second most successful move of all time more than 20 years after it was released. From The Towering Inferno to Jurassic World and the hotly anticipated Godzilla: King of the Monsters later this year, disaster films have gripped people across the globe, feeding our curiosity about what could happen and how might we respond. It’s far more fun than the day-to-day predictable rhythm of life, right? Although the situations these movies portray are extremes, how the characters respond to them provide a surprising source of important lessons for businesses and how they can prepare for and cope with their own crises. By Kathy Schneider, CMO, Sungard Availability Services.

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Doubling Down on Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service for Business Continuity and Beyond

The prospect of an IT outage is one of the key issues that keeps IT professionals awake at night. In the past two years, 93% of organisations have experienced tech-related business disruption and, as a result, 1 out of 5 experienced major reputational damage and permanent loss of customers. From natural disasters to malicious cyber-attacks, organizations face an abundance of risks to business continuity that impact productivity, prosperity and reputation. Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) is a mainstream use of the cloud that helps protect against outages through an infrastructure and strategy that deals with worst-case scenarios. By Johnny Carpenter, Director of Sales EMEA, iland.

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Four steps to implementing an effective MDM strategy

Mobile device management (MDM) is a common requirement for enterprises. Mathivanan Venkatachalam, Vice President, ManageEngine, shares his top tips for shaping a comprehensive MDM strategy.

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The evolution of backup: ho to avoid managing Frankenstein's monster

There is no doubt that new technological innovations are great for businesses. They streamline processes, create efficiencies, and often make a business more productive (and more profitable). While we have seen backup go through a technological evolution, moving from tape, to virtualization-aware, to cloud, there is something important that many businesses don’t realize—old backup solutions are never completely replaced. In the world of backup, when a new technology comes along, the older technologies tend to still coexist. By Dave Sobel, Senior Director, MSP Evangelism, SolarWinds.

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Myspace, migration, and why it pays to pay attention to data policies

The world runs on data. Everyone has their own data that keeps their world spinning. Personal data and content data (music, photos, files and videos) keep our achievements and our memories alive. And data keeps our business world spinning too, from customer data to online content. So, what happens when all this data is lost, destroyed or otherwise unrecoverable? As Myspace and their users have discovered, it’s not good. When that lost data is integral to your business, it goes from data debacle to data disaster. Here, Howard Williams from UK-based software house Parker Software investigates the world of data storage. What should we be doing to keep our data-fuelled business worlds spinning?

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Back-Up Lessons Learnt From Myspace Data Loss

Social media network Myspace suffered a data loss in February 2018 during a server migration project. The company admits on its website that “…any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from Myspace. We apologise for the inconvenience.” However, while it’s good of Myspace to offer an apology to its users, the assumption that emerges from this incident – whether true or not - is that the firm didn’t properly back up its data By Graham Jarvis, technology writer.

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Embracing the Intelligent Edge

The large and complex datacentre has, for many years, been the backbone of computing networks - a central core to process data, information and transactions. However, recent research from Gartner suggests that, by 2022, 75% of enterprise-generated data will be processed outside the datacentre, at ‘the Edge’. By Alexander Mikoyan – Team Leader for Large Enterprises at HPE UK&I.

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Back-Up Lessons From Myspace Data Loss

Social media network Myspace suffered a data loss in February 2018 during a server migration project. The company admits on its website that “…any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from Myspace. We apologise for the inconvenience.” However, while it’s good of Myspace to offer an apology to its users, the assumption that emerges from this incident – whether true or not - is that the firm didn’t properly back up its data. By Graham Jarvis, technology writer.

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Is your data pulling its weight?

Peel away the shiney facade of any great business and you’ll no doubt see the same things. Data. People. Process. This combination, when correctly tuned, is a critical factor in the success of businesses today. So I’m always surprised when I work with clients who haven’t yet discovered this secret sauce and who aren't yet driving value from their data. By Richard Simmons, Chief Technologist for Business Intelligence and Analytics, Logicalis.

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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.
Richelle Ahlvers, Chair of the SNIA Storage Management Initiative, discusses what’s new with Swordfish, the storage management standard, including the latest developments on work with industry partner organisations and the new Conformance Testing Program, as well as talking through the newly opened SNIA Storage Management Initiative’s Next-Gen Lab.
Mickey Bresman, Co-Founder and CEO and Ran Harel, Senior Security Product Manager, both at Semperis, discuss the findings of the company’s recent Microsoft Active Directory security survey, and also explain how the Semperis Purple Knight security assessment tool not only highlights AD security gaps, but also provides recommended fixes.
Mike McAdam, Data Centre Director EMEA, and Simon Prichard, Product Strategy Manager, both at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, explain how real-time data visualisation and smart insights can help to optimise data centre power and cooling infrastructure, before discussing the wider sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the industry into the future. They also share the company’s plans to leverage its critical infrastructure expertise to expand its presence within the data centre sector.

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A survey of WAN managers has revealed that multi-factor authentication and single sign-on are the top zero trust features implemented.
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Strategic agreement will enable global retailing house to create stronger omnichannel customer experiences and optimise internal supply chains through an enterprise data backbone and advanced AI/ML capabilities.
Ingenuity Studios has selected VAST to help deliver next-level realism to a host of long- and short-form works, including feature films, television series, music videos, commercials, and more. Ingenuity Studios tapped VAST Data’s Universal Storage architecture to leapfrog the status quo by deploying a simple data storage platform that allows artists and animators to easily collaborate on projects with ultra-fast performance and low-latency, without the classic flash storage tax.