Cloudera opens EMEA headquarters in London's Tech City

In response to increasing enterprise demand for Apache Hadoop in the European, Middle East and African markets, Cloudera has announced the opening of its EMEA headquarters, located on Rivington Street, in the financial district of London and at the heart of London's Tech City in Shoreditch. The company's newly appointed vice president of EMEA Ross Hinchcliffe will lead the new division. Prior to Cloudera, Hinchcliffe led European operations for Tealeaf, a mobile customer experience software company acquired by IBM in May 2012. Cloudera's new offices will support its expansion into key European markets, providing on-the-ground resources to deliver technical support, training and solution development for its enterprise customers and partners in the EMEA region.

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SecureData and Arbor Networks take on cyber-crime

New DDoS managed service ensures businesses have a plan for attacks.

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Alternative cooling solution to replace HCFC equipment

Temperature control specialist, ICS Cool Energy Ltd, is advising companies to find alternative solutions to their existing R22 systems before 1st January 2015, when recycled or reclaimed hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) will no longer be used to service refrigeration and air conditioning equipment; the company recommends energy efficient Turbocor systems.

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DataCore Software and Commtech announce distribution partnership

Storage Hypervisor and new VDI solutions to be sold and promoted in Ireland and UK.

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Dell and KEMP Technologies introduce KEMP LoadMaster R320 built by Dell

New LoadMaster R320 incorporates enterprise-grade management, monitoring and on-site support in 123 countries.

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LSI® Nytro™ server-side Flash technology accelerates IBM® System x® server performance

IBM offering High IOPS Modular Adapters based on LSI Nytro WarpDrive® technology to boost performance for data-intensive applications.

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Barracuda Networks introduces integrated Application Delivery Controller

Barracuda Networks, Inc has announced the release of its new application delivery controller, an integrated solution that combines load balancing, application acceleration, application control, and application security into a single, high-performance platform. The launch marks Barracuda's official entrance into the Application Delivery Controller market space, a highly anticipated move for the company given its extensive history of securing and scaling applications in the data center.

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Technology innovations for today’s workspace

Jim Henrys, Principal Strategist at Intel, discusses the implications of the consumerisation of IT on business users and the IT department.

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Keep on virtualising. Next step: the database

By Iain Chidgey - EMEA VP and GM Delphix.

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Cloud computing and SMEs

Cloud computing provides not only economic benefits but strategic business benefits to SMEs. Industry leaders have come together in 2013 to demonstrate these benefits to SMEs in order to drive sustainable economic growth.

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New K2 all-Flash storage leads the SSD storage market in consistent performance and resiliency

Kaminario has announced the release of its fourth-generation K2 all-Flash storage array. The K2 v4 delivers unparalleled performance consistency and resiliency to midrange enterprises in a much smaller, denser, greener and lower-priced configuration. Built to meet the growing demand for Solid State (SSD) Flash storage, the K2 v4 is based on the proven SPEAR Scale-out Architecture, the only Flash storage architecture that can deliver consistent and predictable performance for general purpose, mixed workload environments with enterprise-class resiliency and data protection.

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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.
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.
Mickey Bresman, Co-Founder and CEO and Ran Harel, Senior Security Product Manager, both at Semperis, discuss the findings of the company’s recent Microsoft Active Directory security survey, and also explain how the Semperis Purple Knight security assessment tool not only highlights AD security gaps, but also provides recommended fixes.
James Brodhurst, Principal Consultant at, discusses the significant, increasing threat posed to consumers and businesses by ever more sophisticated and agile cyber-criminals. The good news is that there’s a range of technology solutions available to mitigate the risks posed by cybercrime,’s identity forensics being one of them.

Expert Opinions

Identity Data Fabrics: The structural integrity supporting hybrid cloud environments By Chad McDonald, CISO at Radiant Logic
Three Key Considerations for Adopting a Hybrid IT Model By Nick Sewell, UK Head of Software Development, Expleo.
Rock the boat By Adrian McGrath, Client Partner and Strategic Digital Transformation Lead at UST.
How dynamic businesses ensure hybrid cloud remains a desirable destination By Simon Michie, CTO, Pulsant