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StorCentric’s Retrospect adds Anomaly Detection

Retrospect has introduced Retrospect Backup 18.5, featuring new anomaly detection, customizable filtering and thresholds, and enhanced ransomware protection to help businesses quickly detect and protect against malicious attacks. With deeper Microsoft Azure Blob integration for Immutable Backups and integrated cloud bucket creation, Retrospect Backup 18.5’s anomaly detection and ransomware protect bolsters StorCentric's data-centric security approach to organizations’ critical infrastructure.

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Easing the path to hybrid multicloud

Nutanix has introduced its simplified product portfolio to align with rapidly evolving customer requirements. The Nutanix Cloud Platform delivers a consistent operating model across all types of clouds: public, private, and hybrid. With this launch, the company has further streamlined customers’ digital transformations by delivering an easy-to-consume set of solutions.

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Infinidat upgrades InfiniGuard Platform

InfiniGuard delivers significant updates for modern data protection, disaster recovery, and business continuity, while strengthening cyber resilience with InfiniSafe.

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VAST Data teams with Commvault

VAST Data has formed a new partnership with Commvault to provide an integrated, modern backup solution that provides superior safeguards for organizations looking to protect their data from looming cyber threats, disasters or rogue employees. Combining VAST Data’s all-flash Universal Storage solution with Commvault’s Complete Data Protection platform enables rapid backups and restores for instant recovery at a cost comparable to hard drive economics, while still providing the performance needed to drive data insights and analytics.

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Channel partners failing to realise importance of sustainability credentials when winning new business

Survey reveals that 10% of channel respondents have failed to demonstrate sustainability pedigree and have lost business as a result.

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Clearlake Capital completes Quest acquisition

Clearlake Capital Group has completed its previously announced acquisition of Quest Software, a global cybersecurity, data intelligence, and IT operations management software provider, from Francisco Partners. Quest CEO Patrick Nichols will continue to lead the Company supported by the existing executive management team. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Research reveals top data management challenges

Research from Quantum and ESG reveals growing cyber threats, data sprawl and storage costs as top challenges in data management.

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Skills in the spotlight

Skillsoft’s Lean Into Learning: 2021 Annual Learning Report provides data and guidance for addressing skills gaps, hybrid learning, and the war for talent.

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Scaleway raises the bar for infrastructure resilience

With the General Availability of Object Storage in Multi-AZ configuration, Scaleway takes data redundancy, resiliency and scaling to the 'next level'.

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Employees endanger data security

Nearly one in four employees think they may have put highly sensitive data at risk in the past 12 months.

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Arrow Electronics adds Pure Storage® to ArrowSphere

Global technology provider Arrow Electronics has added Pure as-a-Service™ and Pure Cloud Block Store™ to ArrowSphere, its global cloud delivery and management platform. Under the agreement with Pure Storage®, the solutions will be available to channel customers in a number of regions and countries across Europe, including the UK, Belgium and Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Spain and Sweden.

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Acronis unveils new enhanced partner programme features

Acronis updates its partner programme once again to accommodate loyal partners by offering financial aid and benefits, sport collaboration, and more.

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Pure Storage partners with Meta on AI research SuperCluster (RSC)

Pure FlashArray and FlashBlade provide a robust and scalable storage solution for the RSC, which Meta believes is among the fastest AI supercomputers now and soon to be the fastest when fully built out by mid-2022.

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Dell Technologies boosts cloud services with availability of APEX Data Storage Services in the UK

New Storage-as-a-Service offer transforms IT experience, allowing organisations to focus on outcomes instead of infrastructure management.

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AvePoint launches Confide

New product addresses the growing need to protect sensitive data, without sacrificing efficiency.

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Videos

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.
Nick Smith, Business Development Manager at Genetec, discusses the changing role of physical security as it impacts IT infrastructure, identifying some key trends. He also details the company’s recent Streamvault Edge launch and highlights the particular physical security challenges faced by 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.
Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.

Expert Opinions

People First Approach to Hybrid Working Andrew Jackson, CEO of Intercity Technology, explains why putting people before technology is the key to successful homeworking.
Protect the endpoint to fully secure hybrid IT infrastructure By Dave Waterson, CEO, SentryBay
Taking a strategic approach to the complexity of hybrid IT By Reggie Best, VP of Products at NS1.
Hybrid IT: Implementing a Strategic Roadmap with Cloud Innovation By Michael D'Onofrio, CEO at Orbus Software.