Node4 facilitates 20% growth year-on year for leading software company, Legend

A leading UK technology company providing leisure management software and other technical services to the health clubs and leisure centre markets has improved its efficiency and recorded substantial year-on-year growth since partnering with Node4.

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Multi-hypervisor environments gain economic visibility, automation, control and a new multi-tenant cost model capability

Embotics Corporation has released Embotics V-Commander for Microsoft Hyper-V. The unified cloud management platform, with a new multi-tenant cost model capability, helps deliver IT-as-a-service (ITaaS) with support for multi-hypervisor environments, while also helping customers make the right economic decisions for their virtualised data centres.

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Quantum to OEM Dot Hill midrange systems

Dot Hill Systems Corp. has entered into an OEM agreement with Quantum Corp., a proven global expert in Big Data management and data protection. Under the terms of the agreement, Quantum will incorporate Dot Hill AssuredSAN™ 4000 series storage systems into its Big Data product line.

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Tintri introduces next-generation of VM-aware storage functionality

Leading provider of VM-aware storage systems enables worldwide agility for virtual machines, simplifies management and resource planning process for distributed data centers.

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Hammer bolsters European support

French office and Belgian warehouse to offer increased support to European customers.

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RES Software announces VP of Business Development

Computer software industry veteran to lead global strategic business development.

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Veeam extends innovations to Windows Server Hyper-V

Veeam® Software has announced Virtual Lab for Windows Server Hyper-V. One of the many new features to be included in the upcoming release of Veeam Backup & Replication™ v7, Virtual Lab delivers powerful and easy-to-use capabilities that further ensure the protection, performance and availability of Hyper-V environments.

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Data-centre Tier Classifications and their impact on UPS power

When decision-makers contemplate data-centre projects involving tens or even hundreds of millions of pounds, they must have an absolutely reliable way of assessing how their installation will perform. For large organisations depending on high volume online transactions, the highest possible data processing availability becomes the dominating requirement. Such organisations typically aspire to an availability of 99.999%, often referred to as ‘Five-Nines’. Other applications, with less critical loads, trade off between availability, capital costs and operating costs to best match their business priorities. Authored by Mike Elms, Technical Services Manager for Uninterruptible Power Supplies Limited, a Kohler company.

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The Superuser and the BYOD Threat

By Darren Gross, EMEA Regional Director, Centrify.

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The changing expectations for modern backup & Disaster Recovery

It is a brutal and tragic reality that in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, 100s of small companies will never open again, or at best, struggle to survive. Not simply because their offices were flooded or damaged but because their IT systems were destroyed with all their data, business processes and critical records of their business finances and customer engagements.By Covenco.

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Panduit introduces SmartZone™ intelligent infrastructure management

Panduit Corp announces SmartZone™ Solutions for physical infrastructure management, which bring together Panduit intelligent appliances, gateways, software and services for the data centre and enterprise to deliver optimised monitoring and analysis of environmental and energy data at a zone level critical to your business requirements.

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Kinesh Patel, the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of SevenRooms., explains how a combination of data, personalisation and automation is providing a digital dividend for the restaurant and wider hospitality sector as it seeks to optimise both the customer experience and post-pandemic flexibility and profitability.
Aoife Foley, IEEE Senior Member and Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, provides valuable insight into a whole range of technology, social and political challenges and opportunities which are shaping the quest for Net Zero.
Marc Garner, VP, Schneider Electric UK and Ireland, outlines the features and benefits of the recently launched Easy Modular All-in-One Data Center, before discussing the growing applications for modular data centres – not least the edge computing market.
Stéphane Estevez, EMEA Director of Product Marketing, Observability & IT Markets at Splunk, discusses the findings of the company’s ‘State of Observability 2022’ report. He outlines the three different stages of the observability journey, the main reasons why organisations adopt observability solutions and the main benefits of doing so. He ends up with some key observability recommendations.

Expert Opinions

By Marc Zottner and Michael Coté at VMware
By Graham Jarvis, Lead Journalist – Business and Technology
By James Hunnybourne, Cloud Solutions Director, Ultima
Dr Nando de Freitas, a lead researcher at Google’s DeepMind, recently grabbed tech headlines with his claim that humanity is closer than ever to creating artificial general intelligence. Although hotly contested by many in the sector, this type of technology would have a profound impact on the business community, its operations and how it approaches customer interactions. Instead of training algorithms on existing data sets, super AI might be able to listen, read emotion and extract information in a way that mimics human understanding.