NextiraOne France to modernise IT infrastructure for No.1 healthcare provider on the Island of Réunion (SAMU)

NextiraOne has been given the task of replacing all the telecommunications installations and control applications of SAMU, the French Emergency Ambulance Service, on the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. This modernisation will allow SAMU to improve its response times and increase efficiency.

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Cloud event ‘remains relevant’

IT professionals who want to stay on top of the key issues in data storage, cloud computing, data centre technologies and virtualisation, are flocking to register for the tenth edition of SNW Europe, part of the ‘Powering The Cloud’ events in Frankfurt, Germany, on 29th and 30th October.

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CDNetworks expands in Oman

CDNetworks has partnered with Omantel, the incumbent and leading integrated communications company in Oman, to improve delivery of internet content, applications, and ecommerce throughout Oman and the region.

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Fear rules in the boardroom

More than a third (33%) of workplace projects have been blocked by the board/company management due to fear, according to new *research commissioned by Mozy® by EMC, the world’s most trusted provider of online data backup and access solutions. In addition, 64% of IT decision makers believe management are the most fearful of new technology implementations and more than half (65%) stated that they or their company perceives the adoption of technology as a risk.

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Casper Malig appointed UK Managing Director for T-Systems

T-Systems announces that Casper Malig has joined the company as Managing Director for its UK business, effective July 1st 2013. With a strong track record from a number of executive positions with global IT services companies including CSC and EDS, Casper Malig will assume responsibility for leading T-Systems’ UK business in its next phase of development. He succeeds Sam Kingston, who will remain at T-Systems until the end of September in order to secure a smooth handover.

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Transmode strengthens regional organizations to support global expansion

Transmode has announced that the company's sales organization will be divided into four regions in order to strengthen customer relations and support global expansion. The regional managers will be part of Transmode's management team and report directly to the CEO.

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HP helps partners drive profitability

Enhanced HP PartnerOne program delivers consistent worldwide support across all technology areas.

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UK IT decision makers failing to provide satisfactory mobile experience

New research highlights lack of satisfaction amongst end-users in IT provisioning when working on the move.

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VNS3 Overlay Networking features available in Google Compute Engine Cloud

CohesiveFT has announced availability for its core software defined networking product, VNS3, in Google Compute Engine (GCE). Enterprises currently using, or looking to use, GCE can create a VNS3 overlay network to control addressing, protocols, topology and encrypted communications in the cloud. VNS3 offers the benefits of six devices in one: a virtual firewall, router, switch, protocol re-distributor, IPsec concentrator and a scriptable REST API.

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ADVA Optical Networking scores ‘industry first’ with Brocade qualified 16Gbit/s Fibre Channel

ADVA Optical Networking says that its 16Gbit/s Fibre Channel (FC) card is the first in the networking industry to achieve Brocade qualification. Following completion of interoperability testing as part of Brocade's Gen 5 Fibre Channel program, the ADVA 16Gbit/s FC card (4WCE/16G) will be a key component for enterprises seeking to evolve their high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures and storage applications. The card is generally available and has already been deployed by a number of financial organizations.

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Logicalis launches Flexible Resourcing Service

Logicalis has announced the launch of its Flexible Resourcing Service to help UK organisations deliver strategic resourcing solutions to meet the peaks and troughs in business demands.

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Data centre education for resellers

New course from global Accredited Learning Partner shows resellers how they can make the right impression when they get the opportunity to present Data Centre solutions at the highest level.

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Lotus F1 selects Juniper

Lotus F1 Team, currently standing a close fourth in the Constructors’ Championship after the first seven races, has built a mission-critical network infrastructure using Juniper’s portfolio of switching, security, wireless LAN, routing and application software solutions to improve flexibility and enhance performance. In addition, Lotus F1 Team has deployed Juniper QFabric technology in its two data centres to flatten the network architecture to reduce latency and improve performance, creating a mission-critical, carrier-class private cloud environment.

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Pure Storage’s Wes Van Den Berg, Vice President and General Manager, UK & Ireland, discusses the findings of the company’s recent IT Sustainability Impact Survey. IT departments have a major role to play in helping organisations achieve their sustainability goals; and IT vendors have a similar responsibility to supply energy-efficient, sustainable solutions – Evergreen storage in Pure Storage’s case.
Elizabeth Green, EMEA Advisory and Cyber Lead, at Dell Technologies, discusses the ever-shifting cybersecurity landscape, where cyber resilience is very much the focus.
Nick Ewing, Managing Director at EfficiencyIT, explains the thinking behind the company’s launch of the ModularDC range of prefabricated data centre solutions. Fully customisable, highly secure and application specific, the solutions also address the key challenges of supply chain resilience, speed of delivery and sustainability – while the immersive design process harnesses virtual reality (VR) to ensure delivery of truly optimised data centre infrastructure.
DCS talks to Jon Summers from RISE Research Institutes of Sweden at the Data Centre Alliance's 10x10 Event on 16th February 2023.

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