Huawei adds new member to S2700 family

Huawei has announced the global availability of its next-generation intelligent access switches S2750-EI series. Consisting of four models, S2750-20TP-PWR-EI-AC, S2750-28TP-EI-AC, S2750-28TP-PWR-EI-AC, and S2751-28TP-PWR-EI-AC, the S2750-EI series is able to help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) around the world build reliable, simplified, and future-proof IT networks.

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Seven key network challenges, and how to overcome them

By Ennio Carboni, President and General Manager, Ipswitch Network & IT Management Division.

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Silver Peak integrates WAN Optimisation software with Dell Branch Data Centre-in-a-Box

Silver Peak Systems has announced integration of its virtual WAN optimisation software with the new Dell PowerEdge VRTX converged IT solution for branch offices. Silver Peak extends the Dell VRTX high-performance “data centre-in-a-box” capabilities with up to 20x faster communications to additional remote offices, data centres and the cloud over any Wide Area Network (WAN).

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FiberRing expands German IP network

FiberRing, the international IP network services provider, has expanded its footprint in Germany with two new Points of Presence (PoP), at Interxion’s data center in Düsseldorf and Telehouse’s data center in Frankfurt. FiberRing, whose IP network carries some of the world’s largest amounts of data traffic, now has four PoPs in Germany and 47 PoPs worldwide through which it offers seamless IP backbone connectivity and scalable IP transit services.

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The Green Grid reports success of green IT assessment tool

Data Centre Maturity Model one year on: 202 completed assessments; 402 more in progress.

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Telindus charity cycle ride supported by England rugby player Andrew Gomarsall, MBE

Former England rugby player Andrew Gomarsall, MBE, has given his support to a bike ride organised by Surrey’s ICT solutions company Telindus to raise £10,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Wie drei große Trends die Netzwerklandschaft verändern - von Alexander Thiele, Director Networking Deutschland bei Dell in Frankfurt am Main

Konvergente Infrastrukturen, softwaredefinierte Netzwerke, verteilte Architekturen: Drei innovative Konzepte bieten Unternehmen mehr Offenheit und Flexibilität. 

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DCS Awards: Und die Gewinner sind... 

Am Donnerstag, den 23. Mai, fand im Millennium Gloucester Hotel und Konferenzzentrum im Herzen von London vor über 300 Gästen aus ganz Europa die DCS-Preisverleihung (Auszeichnungen für Rechenzentrumslösungen) statt.  Der Galaabend bot einen heiteren Auftritt von Komiker Sanderson Jones und Musik von AudioBox. Moderator der DCS-Preisverleihung, die in diesem Jahr von Ark Data Centres unterstützt wurde, war Paul Trowbridge EVITO, dem Schwesterunternehmen von Angel Business Communications. Die Gewinner wurden von der Leserschaft von Angels Print- und Online-Veröffentlichungen ausgewählt. Insgesamt wurden 19 Auszeichnungen verliehen. 

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Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2013 – initial sponsors and keynote announced

Sponsors include: AVG, Autotask, Dot Hill, EVault, Gigamon, Interxion and Tarmin; Tiffani Bova, VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner Research, will provide the opening keynote.

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2013 is Darwinian tipping point year for telecoms industry: "Evolve or die!" according to IDATE research

Leading European think tank sees key to success lies in strong strategic relationships with other industry players such as content delivery providers.

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CDNetworks expands in India

CDNetworks helps customers reach fast growing online populations in BRICI countries.

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NextiraOne’s Mark Petty is IoD’s West Midlands Director of the Year 2013

NextiraOne’s continued business efforts are rewarded with highly-recognised industry award.

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Enrico Signoretti, VP Product & Partnerships, Cubbit, explains the company’s DS3 geo-distributed storage solution, provides some background on how the company is developing its presence in then market, and talks of a new technology solution arriving this autumn.
Eric Eppe, Head of Portfolio & Strategy, HPC/AI/Quantum at Eviden, Atos Group and also the UEC Secretary, discusses the formation of the Ultra Ethernet Consortium to deliver on Ethernet-based open, interoperable, high-performance full-communications stack architecture to meet the growing network demands of AI & HPC at scale.
Dr. J Metz, Chair, SNIA Board of Directors and Cameron T. Brett, STA Forum Board of Directors, discuss the formation of the SNIA SCSI Trade Association (STA) Forum and share their thoughts as to what this positive development means for the storage industry (vendors and end users alike) into the future, as well as highlighting the challenges and opportunities facing the sector in the rapidly evolving technology space.
Steven Wood, Director, Solution Consulting (EMEA, APAC), OpenText Cybersecurity, provides some brilliant insights into what actually happens during a security breach, how organisations can address the pain points of skills shortages and the need to consolidate security solutions, and explains how OpenText’s cybersecurity platform provides MSPs and MSSPs with a great opportunity to help end users optimise their cyber resilience strategies.

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