KIOXIA Europe GmbH has launched Universal Flash Storage (UFS) Ver. 3.1 embedded flash memory devices utilizing the company’s innovative 4-bit per cell quad-level-cell (QLC) technology. For applications needing high density, such as cutting-edge smartphones, KIOXIA’s QLC technology enables the capability to achieve the highest densities available in a single package.
Swarm protects Veeam backups and replicas from ransomware attacks, hardware failures, and accidental deletions across a wide range of standard hardware to mitigate the impact of cyberthreats and supply chain issues.
Western Digital has released data (LINK) exploring the attitudes and behaviours of over 2,000 employees (data users) and employers (data managers) around highly sensitive data in Europe and the Middle East. Research found that 68 percent of data managers believe employee behaviour is a bigger threat to their highly sensitive data than external hackers, and that one in four data security incidents is estimated to have originated with employees.
There is a shift taking place in the way customers purchase their IT solutions, and it’s no surprise that technology is moving further into a subscription licensing model. Experts predict that this will become the new normal and if MSPs do not transform and adapt, they risk losing revenue and customers.
StorCentric has introduced Nexsan Unity software version 7.0, which includes important enhancements to power enterprise-class security, compliance and ransomware protection. The new Unity software now supports Object (S3) protocol, and data-centric security features such as immutable snapshots and object locking. This release also offers up to a 40% performance increase over Nexsan Unity version 6.1.
Nebulon has launched a 2-node Nebulon smartEdge solution for distributed edge deployments. The 2-node solution reduces infrastructure costs by 33% and also provides enterprises a smaller entry point into smartInfrastructure for test and development deployments or other projects that may start small and grow later.
North Devon Council needs to ensure the safety of its data and must have a DR plan in place that minimises the risk of disruption to services. In 2021, the council installed two Arcserve appliances to protect 50TB of council data, including critical financial systems and the electoral register. The council has peace of mind that it can maintain business continuity even if a ransomware attack or hardware failure occurs, and the ICT team has more time for strategic activities.
Remote and hybrid working is driving a permanent shift in how businesses are organising their tech. Dependence on on-premise infrastructure, to support a full capacity office, is no longer required, shows survey.
Dalrada is collaborating with Lenovo for its computing power and with Iceotope to provide a 360º solution to overcome environmental concerns, high energy and cost issues of water consumption with data centers and uses including cryptocurrency mining. Heat recovery options are a new opportunity for data centers. Exporting excess high-grade "heat" to district heating networks creates an additional income stream with optimized technology engineered for cooling data centers. Likido®AD absorption chillers result in ultra-low power usage effectiveness (PUE) ratios.
NetApp has unveiled the latest evolution of its all-flash storage system array portfolio with the NetApp® AFF A900, powered by NetApp ONTAP Enterprise Edition. The new AFF A900 offers organizations the highest data storage performance to accelerate their business-critical enterprise database and application needs, the security and reliability to keep customer data highly available and secure, and the simplicity and flexibility that agile organizations require.
Coeus Consulting, an independent IT advisory focused on delivering strategic change, recently published the findings of its report: ‘The critical role of technology leaders in delivering on sustainability targets’. Graeme Trevayne, Associate Director at Coeus Consulting, talks through the survey results, highlighting the progress which has already been made, whilst suggesting that there is much more that can be done, not least when it comes to the need for some commonly agreed, IT sustainability objectives and the accompanying metrics.
Chris Wey, President of the Power Systems Business Unit, Rocket Software, talks through the tell-tale signs of a DevOps programme that isn’t delivering, before outlining the key components of a truly ‘modern’ DevOps solution, with some major benefits for end users.
Michael James and Terence Chabe, Capital Market Specialists at Colt Technology Services, discuss the implications for data centre infrastructure as some of Europe’s largest financial exchanges address the fallout from Brexit, with geography, latency, security, cloud services, software defined networks and the edge all in the spotlight.
Mike McAdam, Data Centre Director EMEA, and Simon Prichard, Product Strategy Manager, both at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, explain how real-time data visualisation and smart insights can help to optimise data centre power and cooling infrastructure, before discussing the wider sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the industry into the future. They also share the company’s plans to leverage its critical infrastructure expertise to expand its presence within the data centre sector.