Consider the value of implementing four essential tiers

Many financial institutions deal with the data deluge by buying increasing amounts of primary storage. While this approach keeps data close at hand, it is excessively expensive and makes it difficult to find specific data - similar to looking for a needle in a haystack. By Luc Gheysens, vice president and general manager, Imation, Europe.

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Cloud storage: A rosy future – once the thorns are removed

Cloud storage is starting to become accepted as a normal part of an enterprise IT architecture, according to research published by Avere Systems. By Rebecca Thompson, VP of Marketing, Avere Systems.

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Full spectrum solid state

In recent years, the solid state storage market is perhaps the most contested market. NAND flash solid state storage solutions are now pervasive from the server through the storage network into traditional storage systems. In this Neuraspective™, Neuralytix’s Benjamin Woo presents the most comprehensive examination and analysis of the solid state storage market to date. It looks at the six key integration points for flash technologies. This report also discusses the impact and necessity of software as it relates to the solid state storage market. Part2.

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The case for Scale Out Storage

Scale-out is a new category of storage architecture that challenges the limitations associated with traditional SAN and NAS systems. The aim of scale-out storage is to provide service predictability allowing the user to grow storage resources in-line with data center demands as business needs change over time. Scale-out storage systems must therefore be able to expand but still maintain functionality and performance as they grow. By Gurdip Kalley, Head of Business Development at Solid State Solutions (S3).

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Business outcomes - driving big data & analytics

At this year’s Powering the Cloud events: SNW Europe, Datacenter Technologies & Virtualization World, taking place on 29th and 30th October in Frankfurt, we will be addressing, through our Spotlight Sessions, five of the most important issues for CIOs over the next few years. In doing so we will attempt to address more than just the technology issues, rather the broader business opportunities and challenges.

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BYOD and photos of my cat

By Alex McDonald, SNIA’s Cloud Storage Initiative Chair, NetApp.

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Differentiation in a crowded cloud service provider market

Organisations are increasingly looking towards Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions to reduce costs and solve a number of business challenges. By Trevor Dearing, EMEA Marketing Director, Gigamon.

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The cloud models of the future

Matt Davies, director, Cordys, discusses the different approaches to cloud broking we will see develop as service providers look to new revenue streams.

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Securing your data: The role of security in a connected world

Data that companies acquire, manage and secure today is much different to what it was even a couple of years ago. The variety, volume and complexity of customer and internal data held is placing new demands on CIOs both from a pure manageability front but also from external compliance and regulatory requirements.

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Changing the way enterprises migrate and deploy cloud-based applications

The data centre can be fully virtualized; the future of software defined data centres is coming faster than you think. By Patrick Kerpan, CEO / CTO of CohesiveFT.

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Managing complexity and the importance of real-time monitoring

Why you should take a step back before going forward to virtual and cloud infrastructure. By Chris James, Marketing Director EMEA, Virtual Instruments.

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A very private affair?

Neil Barnett, Product Manager for Hosting & Cloud at Daisy Group plc, discusses private cloud and why it is more than just another type of cloud computing service.

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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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EVault joins OpenStack community

EVault, Inc., a Seagate Company, is joining the OpenStack community, a global community of technologists, developers, researchers, corporations and cloud computing experts delivering a massively scalable cloud operating system. EVault will be both contributing to ongoing OpenStack development, and working to add OpenStack support to its cloud storage services.

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Videos

Wes Van Den Berg, Vice President and General Manager, UK&I, Pure Storage, provides an update on recent developments at the company, including the launch of the FlashBlade//S family of products and the introduction of the Evergreen//Flex.
Matt Howard, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Virtru, provides some great insights into the Trusted Data Format (TDF) and explains why the time is right to launch the OpenTDF Project – giving the developer community the opportunity to address the many security complexities of the digital data ecosystem.
Darryl Brick, VP Partner Sales for Cradlepoint EMEA, and Lee Garrett, Head of Presales for Westbase.io, discuss the huge opportunity around enterprise wireless WAN, with 5G, edge and IoT bringing a new level of connectivity solutions alongside the more established LTE and 4G markets. The two organisations’ combination of Cradlepoint’s wireless connectivity solutions and Westbase-io’s Value Added Distribution provides UK and European Channel organisations with a powerful digital transformation proposition for their customers.
Robert Belgrave, CEO of Pax8 EMEA, shares his plans for the company, following a recent $185 million investment round - with ongoing geographical and technology solutions expansion very much on the agenda. Robert also provides some fascinating insights into the post-pandemic Channel and end user business worlds.

Expert Opinions

By Anthony Lamoureux, CEO of Velocity Smart, a global provider of smart locker solutions
By Katie Cole, Gaming & Virtual Production Evangelist, Perforce Software
By Marc Zottner and Michael Coté at VMware
By Dr Sina Joneidy, senior lecturer in digital enterprise at Teesside University International Business School.