Zen Internet deploys ADVA FSP 150

Zen Internet, a leading provider of award-winning Internet services to business and home users in the UK, has chosen the ADVA FSP 150 to scale its Ethernet delivery platform and efficiently hand over services to service provider partners.

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Gigamon kommentiert: Unternehmensnetzwerke in Deutschland: Viele Probleme mit der Performance, wenig Wissen über den Traffic

Gemäß einer aktuellen Studie des Anbieters von Lösungen für das Management der Anwendungsperformance Ipanema und des IT-Sourcing-Spezialisten Easynet, steht es nicht gut um die Netzwerke in deutschen Firmen: 73 Prozent der Unternehmen in Deutschland hatten in letzter Zeit nach eigener Angabe mit Performance-Problemen zu kämpfen

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Evolving data centres: the transition to 40GBASE-T

Cabling standards have been forced to adapt quickly to support greater bandwidth and lower latencies, while also reducing overall cost, bulk and power consumption. By Jim Curran, Managing Director for Northern Europe, CommScope.

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Wyre Forest District Council looks to greener pastures

Wyre Forest District Council has selected ShoreTel for its UC platform and disaster recovery solution. The project underpins the consolidation of the council’s four buildings into one to contribute towards £500,000 annual savings and a reduction in CO2 emissions.

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CIOs need to optimise BYOD for new technologies

According to a new whitepaper revealed by independent datacentre consultancy, Glasshouse Technologies, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives may not have met the expectations of employees, businesses or CIOs.

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SolarWinds completes N-able acquisition

SolarWinds has announced the close of the N-able acquisition, enhancing its remote monitoring and management (RMM) offerings and adding MSP service automation to the range of IT management challenges that the company works to address for the entire IT community -- from large enterprises to the growing segment of small businesses who are deploying "light IT" and "no IT" initiatives. SolarWinds acquired N-able for $120 million in cash that was funded from SolarWinds' existing cash balance.

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SolarWinds Web Help Desk adds Automatic Asset Discovery and SolarWinds Network and Systems Management Software Integration

SolarWinds has announced new improvements to its web-based IT help desk and asset management solution, SolarWinds Web Help Desk. SolarWinds Web Help Desk streamlines dynamic help desk ticketing through each request's life cycle, helping to simplify and automate complex help desk environments.

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BT and Ciena light world’s first 800G Super-Channel

Demonstrate future-proof nature of BT’s UK core optical transport network.

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Study finds application performance problems are becoming increasingly frequent across the globe

Corporate networking budgets increased strongly for 52% of the respondents, although 79% say business applications suffered performance problems.

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Blue Coat unveils strategy for securely empowering businesses

Blue Coat Systems, Inc. has introduced its Business Assurance Technology blueprint. The five technology centers that deliver Business Assurance Technology make it possible for businesses and their employees, customers and partners to safely and securely choose the best technologies, applications, devices and services in the world. Blue Coat is also introducing new products that enable enterprises to deploy trusted applications and quickly remediate data breaches.

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Network Route and Multicast Monitoring in SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

SolarWinds has introduced new network route and multicast monitoring capabilities within its flagship network management product, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM). SolarWinds NPM offers IT professionals powerful network fault, availability and performance management, simplifying detection, diagnosis and resolution of network issues before outages occur.

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Delivering Scania (Great Britain) Limited UK’s Dealer System Refresh Project

AppSense, in partnership with Ultima Business Solutions, has announced Scania (GB) Limited has adopted the AppSense User Virtualization Platform (UVP) as part of an infrastructure refresh to their UK dealer system, to increase performance management, provide a consistent end user experience for its 1,200 UK based users and extend the value of their existing Citrix XenApp infrastructure.

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Kennen Sie 40 Gb Fibre Channel? - von J Michel Metz, FCIA Board of Directors, Cisco -  Deutsche Fassung: Christine Schmidt

Im Laufe der Jahre wurde Fibre Channel zum Benchmark-Standard für Speichernetzwerke – mit genau definierten Regeln, hoher Performance und Skalierbarkeit und höchster Zuverlässigkeit. Tatsächlich zeugt es von der Voraussicht und guten Planung des T11 Technical Committees, das das FC-Protokoll so robust ausgelegt hat, dass es vielfältig und in verschiedenen Medien eingesetzt werden kann. 

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F5-Lösung für bessere Performance bei der Bereitstellung von Web- und Cloud-Applikationen

F5® BIG-IP® Application Acceleration Manager™reduziert die TCO und verbessert die Nutzung von Content-on-Demand

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Emely Patra, RVP and Head of EMEA Customer Success Strategy and Architecture at MuleSoft, discusses the findings of the company’s recently published 2022 Connectivity Benchmark report, highlighting some of the obstacles to creating fully connected user experiences, and explaining how APIs and low code tools can help to address the major integration challenges which need to be overcome as part of a successful digital transformation strategy.
Michael O’Hara, Group Managing Director of DataSolutions, a distributor of transformational IT solutions, talks through the results of the company’s Channel sustainability stock-take survey, revealing how companies are losing out on contracts if they can’t demonstrate their environmental credentials, how the Channel is beginning to address its sustainability responsibilities and highlights the success of DataSolutions’ Techies Go Green initiative.
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.
Prysmian Group’s Executive Vice President of Telecoms, Philippe Vanhille, discusses the company’s focus on the importance of sustainability as a key consideration in the design, production and installation of fibre cables, giving examples of what’s been achieved to date and what we can expect over the coming years.

Expert Opinions

Hybrid IT – avoiding the pitfalls and reaping the benefits By Omkar Nisal, Managing Director – UK & Ireland at Wipro Limited.
Protect the endpoint to fully secure hybrid IT infrastructure By Dave Waterson, CEO, SentryBay
Navigating the New World: Consolidating IT Infrastructure in Today’s Business Climate By Sion Lewis, GM EMEA at GoTo
Identity Data Fabrics: The structural integrity supporting hybrid cloud environments By Chad McDonald, CISO at Radiant Logic