Security in the cloud

New buzzword, but the same old challenges and best practices apply, writes Brian Chappell, Director of Engineering, EMEA, BeyondTrust.

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Deciding when the time is right to transform your business

Len Padilla, Vice President of Product Strategy at leading global ICT service provider NTT Europe, discusses when the time is right for businesses to move to the cloud.

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Data centre-as-a service: Why the connection is King

The cloud revolution and emergence of new ‘as-a-Service’ offerings have been at the forefront of innovation over the last few years. There has however, been an equal amount of innovation around naming conventions and it has proven very easy to lose track of the many different names being given to what are often fundamentally, the same models, writes Dominic Anschutz, Head of Cloud Services at Exponential-E.

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CA Technologies CEO Gregoire calls on technology leaders to embrace disruptive technologies

In his inaugural CA World keynote address, Mike Gregoire, chief executive officer of CA Technologies, challenged the 5,000 attendees to embrace disruptive technologies such as cloud, mobile, social and big data management analytics to transform business and drive competitive advantage.

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ControlCircle gives customers mission-critical IT visibility with Max3000

Only UK managed services provider to offer customers a full view of their IT estate.

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Calligo continues offshore expansion

Calligo, the ‘most technically advanced and comprehensive’ offshore cloud service provider, has announced the opening of its second hosting location in Guernsey, in partnership with Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC).

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Audio Network chooses Securstore’s Cloud Backup solution to protect its data

Audio Network, a leading provider of high quality production music for both TV and advertising with over 60 staff and 18 locations across every continent, has agreed to back up its data to the cloud using Securstore. It engages with 400 composers to produce quality music and releases up to 1,000 tracks per month. Its ethos centres around quality, ease of use and creativity (i.e. collaborating with the best composers and musicians), alongside a first class service to meet the needs of its customers.

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Delivering a clear path for mainframe customers to embrace the dynamic data center

CA Technologies has today announced a strategic direction to help mainframe customers embrace the future dynamic data center and move closer to the ideal state of unbounded business enablement at zero cost.

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Cloud computing adoption among SMBs key to UK Plc growth, says Fasthosts

SMBs (small to medium sized businesses) that have used the power of the Internet to grow their businesses are driving the UK’s economic recovery, according to figures released by Barclays today. British Internet companies are growing 50 times faster than the rest of the country, and are being touted as the key to slow but sure economic growth.

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Visualsoft pumps up volume with Pulsant Private Cloud

Award-winning eCommerce company doubles business while reducing infrastructure by 50 per cent.

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Hortonworks, Mirantis and Red Hat team

Hortonworks, Mirantis and Red Hat, Inc. are working together to contribute significantly to Project Savanna under the OpenStack community guidelines to deliver Apache Hadoop on OpenStack. This collaboration aims to provide many benefits including providing open source APIs and simpler transitions when moving Hadoop workloads between public and private clouds because re-tooling will not be required.

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Truth and lies about latency in the Cloud

By Jelle Frank Van Der Swet, who manages the pan-European marketing and product development programme for Interxion’s sizeable and fast-growing cloud community.

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Carrenza helps Red Nose Day raise record breaking total

Red Nose Day 2013 was a massive success; raising more than £75 million so far, the highest end of night total in Comic Relief’s 25 year history!

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Insider threats and employee-owned devices identified as the greatest risks

New findings from network security management provider AlgoSec also indicate poor change management processes lead to network and application outages.

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Oldest building society in world banks on iomartcloud email filter

Scottish Building Society uses cloud services for unified threat protection.

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In this video we speak to Steve Hone - CEO of the Data Centre Trade Association about the success of this year's Data Centre Transformation event, and the plans for next year.
Mark Fenton, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Cadence, discusses the company’s recent research, which identifies the most pressing challenges and opportunities within the data centre space. The major problem seems to be one of demand outstripping IT infrastructure/data centre supply, but there are grounds for optimism, as Mark outlines.
David Protzmann, NinjaOne’s Senior Director of Marketing EMEA, explains how the company’s Unified IT platform provided major benefits to customer Focus IT Managed Services, before detailing the technology solutions and comprehensive support programme that NinjaOne provides all of its MSP customers.
Rachel Maxwell, Principal Advisor (Academic, Research and Community) at Solutionpath, outlines her career to date, explaining how she came to take on her current role at the company and how the Student Engagement Analytics Platform is helping universities and other academic organisations to enhance and optimise the use of their student data. Many of the insights she shares are equally applicable to the business world.

Expert Opinions

By David Watkins, solutions director at VIRTUS Data Centres.
By Catherine Boddy, Head of Vulnerability Operations Centre, Orange Cyberdefense.