Wednesday, 20th February 2019
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With Shadow IT, we’re all multi-cloud now

For data centre managers, Shadow IT is a reality—it’s either there and you know it, or it’s there and you don’t. Shadow IT encompasses things like the AWS Machine Learning experiment happening over in marketing that no one cared to mention, and the collaboration app that the product design folks are using on their smartphones without letting anyone know. By Paul Mercina, VP of Innovation, Park Place Technologies.

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A MAGic Future in Cloud (Microsoft, Amazon & Google)

‘The year of the cloud’ is a term that’s become very familiar to most in the tech world. But since that year appears to have lasted multiple years, I suggest that, in fact, we are only at the beginning of ‘the decade of the cloud’. Cloud has become an overused and overhyped term recently, with many not realising that it is actually a very generic term, encompassing SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), Hybrid cloud, Private and Public, as...

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Cloud adoption, 5G and the role of the managed service provider – how 2019 will shape up

It’s business as usual with 2019 gaining momentum, and thoughts are turning to the months ahead. In particular, the role of the managed service provider (MSP) is under the spotlight – and is set to evolve amid forthcoming changes in the market and overall IT landscape. There are three key areas for the year ahead within the technology sector – including the acceleration of businesses moving to the cloud, the introduction and widespread adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics, and...

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Five key questions to ask potential cloud providers

When choosing a cloud provider, you need to know exactly what you are signing up for to avoid problems in the future. Once you have migrated, you are stuck with what the provider gives you unless you undertake another migration, which is likely to be time consuming and risky. The much vaunted ‘portability’ of cloud services between providers is not yet proven, particularly for complex applications, and it is not in the provider’s interests to make it easy. By Richard Blanford, managing directo...

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Why Kubernetes is helping to make Cloud mainstream

There has been a lot of talk in the first half of 2018 around how cloud is being adopted for mission critical applications and becoming mainstream. Right now, the impact of cloud services, cloud technologies and practices for organisations is rapidly accelerating as we enter the next wave of cloud adoption. To this point, analysts at Forrester predict that the public cloud market will grow by 22 percent in 2018, to $178 billion. This momentum is being driven by companies that recognise the pote...

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Standing out in a Cloud

The key challenges that Managed Service Providers are facing in a heavily commoditised market and the ways in which they can go above and beyond to differentiate themselves and excel in customer experience. By Edmund Cartwright, Sales & Marketing Director at Highlight.

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Security considerations for private Cloud

Cybersecurity today can feel complex, especially if you are moving to or managing cloud security. But it doesn’t have to be. Hear from Rackspace Principal Architect, Luke Huckaba, as he explains some of the major concerns around Private Cloud and Security, and how Rackspace is helping to solve these issues both internally and for customers.

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