Robin.io and StorCentric have announced the general availability of hyperconverged cloud-native solutions that simplify and accelerate channel solution providers’ and end users’ journey to the private cloud. The joint offerings allow the Robin Cloud Native Platform™ (CNP) to be coupled with StorCentric’s Nexsan Unity™ enterprise-class unified storage or with StorCentric’s Nexsan E-Series high-density, high-performance, highly scalable storage to deliver powerful solutions for enterprises that require agility and as-a-service application delivery, where cost has been a major impediment.
Equinix plans to build a new International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centre in the Agecroft Commerce Park in Salford, Manchester, UK. As the UK’s second-largest city, Manchester occupies a key strategic location at the intersection of the UK’s highly resilient “figure-of-eight” fibre-optic network. The new IBX—called MA5—will be Equinix's fifth data centre in the Greater Manchester area and is scheduled to open in Q2 2022.
OVHcloud has introduced a new line of mid-range dedicated servers, equipped with the latest generation of components. Aimed at small to medium-sized businesses, Advance addresses the availability and security needs of organisations at a predictable cost.
Global technology solutions provider Arrow Electronics has unveiled the “Cloud Innovation Factory,” a new EMEA cloud channel program for technology providers, such as independent software vendors (ISVs). The program will enable organisations running software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications to expand, enhance and scale their solutions in the cloud in line with their individual needs.
For the past 18 months, companies have been heavily investing in the unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) tools that are necessary for remote work. Now, as remote and hybrid work environments become ubiquitous and technology continues to advance, many of these same companies are looking for new ways to provide reliable, fast, and secure collaboration solutions that maximize their existing UC&C investments.
NetApp has introduced new additions and enhanced capabilities across its hybrid cloud portfolio to help organizations modernize their IT infrastructures and accelerate digital transformation. Delivering new secure ways to consume and operate data services on-premises and in the cloud, NetApp hybrid cloud solutions make it simpler for enterprise customers to put their data to work — wherever and whenever they need it.
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.
Pankaj Sharma, Executive Vice President, Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric, is optimistic that organisations can pursue the benefits of digital transformation without compromising on their sustainability objectives. In particular, he believes that the data centre industry is very well placed to address the pressing environmental demands of the next few years, as it continues to develop technology innovations as it helps end users embrace the opportunities of the Digital Age.
Addigy’s Founder and CEO, Jason Dettbarn, explains how Apple devices are attracting increasing levels of security attacks, and what measures the company takes to counter these threats, as well as outlining how Addigy can help its customers to be confident and secure when using its Apple-based solutions.
Mohan Naidu, FPT UK Managing Director, outlines Vietnam’s digital maturity, hence the skills companies such as FPT can offer organisations across the globe facing significant IT human resource challenges as they seek to deliver on their own digital transformation objectives. As Mohan explains, FPT’s unique outsourcing model has already attracted major global customers ahead of its planned European expansion.
COP26 reinforced the need for society to reduce carbon emissions and be more eco-conscious. If we are to meet the targets set out by governments and organisations, tangible actions must take place. The UK has committed to reaching net zero by 2050, a challenging prospect that requires all levels of society to play their part. Business and industry’s energy consumption is an area that can be vastly improved when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. Scott Davidson, managing director at ISN Solutions, a corporate IT managed services provider with more than 20 years’ experience of partnering with energy companies, looks at how harnessing the latest technological innovations and practices can help energy companies navigate the energy transition.
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