Don’t future-proof your data centre: Prepare to evolve

With demand for storage and networking capabilities skyrocketing, in-house and hosted data centres are being put under greater pressure than ever before. Dave Tanis, EMEA Technical Director, at CommScope, discusses what to consider when building or expanding a data centre.

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Teradyne selects HP for new product development

HP FlexNetwork architecture reduces total cost of ownership for manufacturer’s network by 35 percent.

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Wipro and Infoblox partnership

Infoblox Inc., the automated network control company, and Wipro Infotech, IT Business unit of Wipro Ltd., have announced a global reseller arrangement to give businesses and public organisations greater control over their corporate IT networks.

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Infoblox adds control and security to Azure Cloud

With Infoblox Actionable Network Intelligence customers can automatically provision and manage DNS infrastructure regardless of where the application lives - in Azure or on-premises - from a single system.

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Videos

Stefan Spendrup, SOTI’s Vice President of Sales Northern and Western Europe, discusses the company’s recent report which suggests that many organisations need to change their approach to device management, to avoid disposing of perfectly good IT hardware unnecessarily – a business efficiency and environmental win.
Interview with Mallory Beaudreau, Customer Portfolio Director – EMEA at Apptio. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Ayelet Elstein, VP EMEA at Lakeside Software, positions the Digital Employee Experience (DEX) within the wider context of the customer experience (CX), emphasising the critical importance of data as a prerequisite for any company-wide approach to improving and optimising end-to-end hybrid IT infrastructure performance and the resulting business benefits.
Interview with Helena Nimmo, CIO at Endava. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.

Expert Opinions

By Sarfraz Ali, Vice President and Head of EMEA, Smartsheet
While we all welcome the increased use of biofuels such as biodiesel to reduce carbon emissions, data centres need to be aware of the additional risks this poses to backup generators. The increased use of some bio component/material within the fuel industry makes the environment within the fuel tank more appealing to microorganisms. Present in large concentration, these can create issues by blocking filters and corroding metal parts within the fuel system – issues which are not likely to be covered by generator OEM warranties. Pierre Poitras, Technical Consultant at Conidia Bioscience looks at what data centres should be doing to ensure they stay online?
By Katie Teitler, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist at Axonius
Flooding the data center with cold supply air, in combination with an appropriate hot aisle containment solution, makes for a cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly facility, as Gordon Johnson, Senior CFD Engineer at Subzero Engineering, explains.