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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Differentiation in a crowded cloud service provider market

Organisations are increasingly looking towards Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions to reduce costs and solve a number of business challenges. By Trevor Dearing, EMEA Marketing Director, Gigamon.

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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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CWCS Managed Hosting launches CWCS ArcusWall

A cloud firewall solution for tailored, powerful security.

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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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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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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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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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Red Bull Racing teams with IBM

Red Bull Racing has renewed its agreement to team with IBM Spectrum Computing for a further four years, until 2020. Red Bull relies on IBM Spectrum software to manage the data used in the design and development of its RB12 Formula One car, developed to compete in the 2016 season.

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Digital Transformation driving the need for digital workforce management solutions

According to Back Office Workforce Optimisation pioneer, eg solutions, Digital Transformation is leading to back office activities breaking out of their traditional bricks and mortar role and function, as organisations seek to dramatically improve their service customer propositions.

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Videos

Jorn Wittendorp, Founder and CEO of Ydentic, explains how the company’s platform helps MSPs and their customers to optimise the management of workplaces, accounts, access rights and passwords from one, central location. The company is expanding from its Netherlands base, looking to develop partners in Germany, the UK and the Nordics.
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.
Richard Clifford, Head of Innovation at Keysource, talks through some of the company’s recent customer success stories, its new cybersecurity focus, and goes on to provide some great insights into the data centre sustainability debate – with Scope 3 emissions and supply chain collaboration a major focus, alongside hybrid cooling and the edge. Richard also suggests that it might be time to move beyond the PUE metric as a measure of data centre energy efficiency.

Expert Opinions

By Shirin Esfandiari, Product Director at Oracle.
By Barry O'Donnelll, Chief Operating Officer at TSG.
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
By Laurent Bouchoucha, VP Business Development Network Solutions - Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.