The cloud models of the future

Matt Davies, director, Cordys, discusses the different approaches to cloud broking we will see develop as service providers look to new revenue streams.

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Changing the way enterprises migrate and deploy cloud-based applications

The data centre can be fully virtualized; the future of software defined data centres is coming faster than you think. By Patrick Kerpan, CEO / CTO of CohesiveFT.

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A very private affair?

Neil Barnett, Product Manager for Hosting & Cloud at Daisy Group plc, discusses private cloud and why it is more than just another type of cloud computing service.

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SaaSID announces Cloud Application Manager 2.0

New dashboard provides CIOs with ‘single pane of glass’ view of Web application use for compliance.

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EVault joins OpenStack community

EVault, Inc., a Seagate Company, is joining the OpenStack community, a global community of technologists, developers, researchers, corporations and cloud computing experts delivering a massively scalable cloud operating system. EVault will be both contributing to ongoing OpenStack development, and working to add OpenStack support to its cloud storage services.

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NextiraOne UK invests €1M in ‘Smart-Tasking’ Managed Services

Investment by NextiraOne UK will enhance resources and solutions for innovative and forward-thinking Managed Services.

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Cloudant cements UK expansion

Cloudant’s database-as-a-service now available via Rackspace’s new UK data centre.

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Talend expands Big Data integration platform with support for Amazon Redshift

Open source integration provider committed to the support of newest Data Warehouse as a Service platform for big data integration and quality in the Cloud.

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CWCS Managed Hosting launches CWCS ArcusWall

A cloud firewall solution for tailored, powerful security.

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Varonis says leaky apps and cloud data insecurities are the new corporate norm

Commenting on a New York Times story about the governance issues that portable devices and their leaky apps create for companies, Varonis Systems says that mobile access to cloud-based data - and replication to the device itself - has become the new corporate norm. “Organisations are losing track of where their critical data is stored, so controlling, monitoring and auditing that data is becoming more and more difficult. IT must be able to offer the functionality that its end users need to collaborate, but without losing control”, says David Gibson, VP of Strategy with the data governance specialist.

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IT-Manager verlassen sich nicht länger nur auf Tape zur Datensicherung

Umfrage von Acronis: Unternehmen setzen zunehmend auf Cloud-Storage, da Bandsicherungen oft zu fehlerhaft sind

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VMware’s VMworld starts to roll – with SDDC the goal

It’s the big virtualiser’s annual bash this week, with Software Defined Datacentres and what you can do with them, as the central theme.

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Getting DR in the cloud

VMworld 2013: Here is an early contender in the race to launch new products at VMworld. Zerto’s Virtual Replication system has been enhanced for better Disaster Recovery

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CSW, and why `services’ make cloud so different

Cloud Services World Editor, Martin Banks, on what is different about CSW, and why the growth of cloud services makes its appearance important

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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.
Michael James and Terence Chabe, Capital Market Specialists at Colt Technology Services, discuss the implications for data centre infrastructure as some of Europe’s largest financial exchanges address the fallout from Brexit, with geography, latency, security, cloud services, software defined networks and the edge all in the spotlight.
Andre Azevedo, CEO at Ancoris, explains how the company’s new GreenLab Google Cloud service helps organisations to understand the actions they can take around their IT infrastructure to achieve their sustainability goals, with cloud migration a high priority for many.
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.

Expert Opinions

Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland The data centre sector skills shortage has been documented by industry publications and research firms for almost a decade. In fact, a report published by Gartner in 2016 found 80% of firms expected to find their growth held back due to a lack of new data centre skills, with the McKinsey Global Institute predicting a global shortage of 1.5 million qualified data centre managers as early as 2015.
By Thabo Makoko the Head of Cash Management and Transactional Banking at Absa CIB .
By Bengt Johannes Lundberg , CEO of Disruptive Technologies.
By Nic Sarginson, Principal Solutions Engineer at Yubico.