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virtualDCS named first UK-based Veeam Cloud & Service Provider

Cloud Computing and Disaster Recovery specialist, virtualDCS has been named as the first UK-based Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partner to achieve the Reseller Ready competency from Veeam® Software, the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection.

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Microsoft Azure introduces new Dasv5 and Easv5 VMs

AMD has detailed its continued momentum and collaboration with Microsoft Azure, who is offering the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ processor in the latest generation of Dasv5 and Easv5 Azure Virtual Machines (VMs).

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A pinnacle in performance, density and scale?

Tintri®, a DDN® subsidiary and the leading provider of auto adaptive, workload intelligent platforms, has expanded its line of VMstore™ T7000 NVMe-based systems to include the VMstore T7060 and T7040 platforms. VMstore, the world's most intelligent storage management system, features AI-driven autonomous operations, app-level visibility and real-time and predictive analytics for hands-off operations for nearly all administrative tasks – reducing administrative overhead by as much as 95%.

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Multiple Veeam updates

New features and enhancements include Veeam Backup & Replication v11a, cloud-native capabilities for AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, integration with Kasten K10 for Kubernetes, support for Red Hat Virtualization backup, Instant Recovery to Nutanix AHV, Veeam ONE v11a, and Veeam Service Provider Console v6.

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Storage market shows uneven recovery

he EMEA external storage systems market value was up 3.3% year on year in dollars but down 5.5% in euros in 2021Q2, according to International Data Corporation's (IDC) EMEA Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker.

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Red Hat’s introduces migration toolkit for virtualization

Helps migrate virtualized workloads at scale across the open hybrid cloud.

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NetApp delivers on unified, hybrid cloud

NetApp has unveiled a new release of its ONTAP software that powers data services on premises and in the cloud, as well as an array of portfolio updates that leverage ONTAP to provide a flexible foundation for hybrid cloud, unify data management across on-premises and cloud environments, and simplify consumption and operation of hybrid cloud services.

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StorCentric’s Retrospect launches Retrospect Backup 18

Industry's most flexible backup solution also includes enhanced data management platform, and cloud data protection across Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, and Microsoft Azure.

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NetApp transforms Unified Partner Program

New enhancements are designed to help NetApp’s partner ecosystem capitalize on market changes resulting from accelerated digital transformation to the cloud.

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SNIA and OpenFabrics Alliance formalise data centre agreement

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and the OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) have formed an agreement to improve and promote the standards-based, open source management of high-performance fabrics and remote network services or devices in data center infrastructures.

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Spectra Logic releases 2021 Data Storage Outlook report

Spectra Logic has published its annual “Data Storage Outlook” report, which explores how the world manages, accesses, uses and preserves its ever-expanding data repositories. The sixth edition of the report predicts the data storage strategies, architectures and technologies that will enable the protection, management and preservation of historical, current and future data for generations to come.

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Data storage crisis ahead?

International Data Corporation (IDC) recently published its annual DataSphere and StorageSphere forecasts, which measure the amount of data created, consumed, and stored in the world each year. According to IDC's findings, the amount of data created and replicated experienced unusually high growth in 2020 due to the dramatic increase in the number of people working, learning, and entertaining themselves from home. However, less than 2% of this new data was saved and retained into 2021 – the rest was either ephemeral (created or replicated primarily for the purpose of consumption) or temporarily cached and subsequently overwritten with newer data.

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NetApp overhauls global sales organisation

Changes to the data-centric software leader’s sales organization to better meet customer needs and power the company’s next stage of growth.

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Accelerating the journey to the cloud

Multi-million-dollar investment in Accenture VMware Business Group will help accelerate adoption of cloud at scale and creation of modern applications.

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DataCore Software acquires Caringo

DataCore Software has acquired Caringo, Inc. -the combined entity will enable DataCore to offer complete, best-of-breed software-defined storage solutions for block, file, and object—from a single vendor. The acquisition will also add talent and expertise to the DataCore team, as well as customers in key markets such as cloud service providers, media, and government.

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Videos

Surya Varanasi, Storcentric’s CTO, talks through the launch of the Nexsan Unity NV10000 enterprise class platform, which supports block, file and object storage protocols and addresses data security, including ransomware, and regulatory compliance concerns.
Christian Gilby, Senior Director of Enterprise Product Marketing, Juniper Networks, talks through the recent updates to the Apstra intent-based networking platform, covering edge, Zero Trust and migration services. He also details a recent customer success story.
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.
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

Simon Spring, Operations Director of EMEA at WhereScape, discusses some of the common misconceptions surrounding data warehouses, data lakes, and data hubs, and why a proper understanding of each is key to building effective data infrastructure.
By Daniel Spicer, Chief Security Officer at Ivanti.
By Mohammed Rupawalla – Vice President and CTO – Digital & Data, Mphasis.