Application management offers savings

Capgemini research report shows that the combination of best practices in application management can lead to IT savings of up to 37% to enable digital investment.

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Getting ready for the Digital Age

Application development platform leader delivers on mission-critical business needs with enhanced data security and multi-platform/multi-device development and deployment options.

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Microsoft and RedHat partner

With more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 using Microsoft’s cloud, Microsoft is teaming with the leader in enterprise Linux to allow even more businesses to move to the cloud on their terms.

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Gigamon extends visibility

Gigamon has introduced a new traffic visibility solution for OpenStack/KVM-powered clouds, which provides tenants and administrators extended traffic visibility into private and service provider cloud environments.

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Increased service availability and operational efficiency

Intelligent infrastructure management provides real-time status and management of 6,000 intelligent ports used by 22 transit lines.

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NEWS
Pivotal announces major expansion in Ireland with ˆ100m investment

New Pivotal office in Dublin, Ireland, and expansion of Cork operations, will create 130 new jobs and create a software innovation hub for startups and enterprise customers.

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Monitoring server health

SolarWinds has launched SolarWinds(R) Server Health Monitor free tool, the latest to join more than 30 free tools from SolarWinds' comprehensive IT management product family. SolarWinds Server Health Monitor provides IT professionals with detailed visibility into multi-vendor server infrastructure.

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Don't bank on legacy IT

High street banks not agile enough to respond to ‘challengers’.

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Red Hat and Black Duck collaborate

Collaboration to help developers, customers and partners build and run trusted, secure applications with Red Hat container technologies.

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Aria Networks extends apps portfolio

Three new applications available immediately from http://apps.aria-networks.com ·         Delivered as Software as a Service or ready to implement CPE / private cloud.  

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LinuxIT recognised at Red Hat EMEA Partner Awards 2015

Linux systems management specialist takes home Stronger Together Award for collaboration with Softcat and Tier 2 Consulting.

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CloudSuite for Human Capital Management

Infor has introduced Infor CloudSuiteTM Human Capital Management (HCM), offering customers access to talent applications including talent management, human resource management and shared services, learning, and talent science, in the cloud.

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ManageEngine unveils runtime application Dependency Mapping

Expedites application troubleshooting by pinpointing associated components.

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Sumerian joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

Collaboration expands opportunities to deliver Capacity Planning as a Service.

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Senior management have unrealistic expectations about IT downtime

Report identifies gap between IT and senior management expectations.

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Videos

NTT’s John Eland, talks through the company’s global data centre expansion plans, which cover the US, UK, Spain, South Africa, Malaysia and, most notably, India. John also explains how NTT’s ability to provide almost any combination of colocation, connectivity and ICT solutions required fits perfectly with customers’ hybrid IT requirements.
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.
Mike West, CEO of Digital Infrastructure Advisors Ltd (DIAL), outlines the company’s comprehensive data centre service – business advice, legal services, technical and design – alongside what he believes is an overdue, major focus on cybersecurity. In simple terms, Mike thinks that there needs to be more industry-wide understanding and planning around ‘what happens if a data centre goes down thanks to a cyber attack’.
Rob Mather, Sales Director at Power Control Ltd (PCL), offers some thoughts on the role that UPS systems have to play in helping the data centre industry reduce its carbon footprint, as well as on wider sustainability issues such as renewables, waste heat re-use, micro grids and the supply chain.

Expert Opinions

By Eric Newcomer, CTO and Ricardo Diniz, VP and General Manager, UK I and Southern Europe, WSO2.
Nicolas Roussel, Technical Manager at Siemon, discusses whether to select singlemode or multimode fibre cabling for the data centre
By Tytus Kurek, Product Manager, Canonical.
If you’re in the business of data, you’ll know that it’s a valuable asset that must be protected. You’ll also be acutely aware that wherever there is data, there is risk, and not just to your data. Physical security – the protection of people, property and assets should also be considered for their potential vulnerabilities. By Steve Mansell, Divisional Director Critical Facilities, Zumtobel Group