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BUPA boosts DaaS delivery and multi-cloud readiness

BUPA is harnessing Nutanix solutions to address performance, scalability and management issues impacting its business-critical Citrix environment that supports over 5,000 users. These issues were quickly resolved by migrating from a legacy infrastructure to the Nutanix Cloud platform and Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV). Beyond this initial phase, BUPA has also begun using Nutanix Calm to fully automate management of its DaaS computing system and allow for rapid deployment of this and other workloads to any cloud in accord with long term multicloud strategy.

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Almost 50 cloud regions to be launched over next two years

New research details cloud connectivity offerings and international WAN services of more than 200 service providers.

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Informatica launches Multidomain Master Data Management-as-a-Service on Microsoft Azure

Informatica has announced new product innovations to further expand the longstanding collaboration with Microsoft which include the private preview of a SaaS version of Informatica’s Master Data Management (MDM) on Microsoft Azure. This will enable joint customers to rapidly combine and rationalise hundreds of data sources into a single version of truth for all of their critical business operations for all business areas – resulting in a repository of trusted data to generate valuable insights from. Informatica’s SaaS MDM for Azure will be available for purchase via the Azure Marketplace.

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Pega expands partnership with Google Cloud to Drive

Pega Cloud to be offered on Google Cloud to give clients more cloud choice.

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Informatica launches Intelligent Data Management Cloud for Financial Services

Informatica has launched the Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) for Financial Services, an end-to-end integrated data management cloud that enables the entire data lifecycle, including data discovery, ingestion, integration of data and applications, quality improvement, single views and business 360 applications, governance, privacy, and data sharing and democratisation.

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Kyndryl and NetApp form cloud alliance

Kyndryl and NetApp have formed a global alliance to help customers transform their businesses by unlocking insights from data stored on premises, in the cloud and edge computing environments.

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Cloud-based digital forensics

The West Midlands Police are the first force to deploy Exterro's cloud-based digital forensics platform based on the FTK® Central platform housed on Microsoft Azure. This is a pioneering project that has paved the way for a national digital forensics service, enabling cases to be worked on remotely, officers to collaborate and cases to be resolved at speed.

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Alteryx introduces new cloud capabilities

New advancements in cloud analytics and data governance deliver on company's purpose to deliver analytics for all.

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DaaS hits the Spot

NetApp® has announced the general availability of Spot PC, the managed cloud Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution — with security, automation, observability and optimization designed for the public cloud and for the needs of today’s remote and distributed working environments.

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Global IT leaders wrestling with cloud talent shortages

Rackspace Technology has published the Multicloud Annual Research Report 2022 that finds that organizations are becoming more comfortable with more sophisticated “Cloud 2.0” technologies, even as they confront difficulties in hiring and retaining IT talent.

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Ingram Micro Cloud and Pluralsight team up to build cloud maturity

Pluralsight Skills hands-on learning solutions now available via flexible, subscription-based licensing on Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace.

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Financial services organisations in early phase of multicloud adoption

Nutanix has published the financial services findings of its global 2022 Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report, which measures enterprise progress with cloud adoption in the industry. The research showed that fewer financial services organisations have adopted multicloud than any other industry surveyed, trailing the global average by 10%. However, adoption is expected to nearly double from 26% to 56% in the next three years, in line with the global trend of evolving to a multicloud IT infrastructure that spans a mix of private and public clouds.

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Alibaba Cloud launches third data centre in Germany

Global cloud leader opens new sustainable data centre to meet growing demands for digital transformation.

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Westcon-Comstor launches own flexible payment solutions to drive partner success

Flexible options, funded directly by the specialist distributor, will help partners easily transition to the subscription economy and make tech more accessible and affordable.

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Hybrid cloud dominates

Data from more than 1,300 global respondents combined with expert analysis to reveal goals, benefits, and challenges of cloud-native technology in 2022.

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Videos

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.
Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.
Thor Johnsen, Head of Triple Point's Digital 9 Infrastructure plc., discusses the organisation’s recent data centre acquisitions in London and Finland, as it seeks to develop a multi-site, multi-location strategy with sustainability as a central focus.

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