HP accelerates enterprises’ path to Big Data value

HP Enterprise Services has announced a new information management and analytics (IM&A) service designed to help clients rapidly gain increased value from Big Data assets to support their efforts to drive new revenue opportunities, improve efficiency, reduce risk and lower costs.

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Tape the choice for active archive

The University of Bristol has selected Spectra Logic’s T680 library to offload less frequently accessed data from the primary disk storage to an active tape archive.

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Virtualisation launch from Ipanema

Ipanema’s virtual|engine enables customers to guarantee application performance in a fully virtualised environment.

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UK businesses struggle to match IT skills with cloud computing demand

Almost half of UK businesses (48 per cent) are finding their cloud deployments hampered by a lack of cloud computing skills amongst IT professionals, according to a new report by Rackspace, the open cloud company.

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Alcatel-Lucent unveils new cloud-based enterprise solutions

Launch of OpenTouch™ Suite for Cloud provides an efficient, collaborative experience for today’s workers, with partners in three regions already signing up to be the first to deploy the technology.

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Citrix NetScaler delivers deep visibility for mobile and cloud services

New NetScaler Insight Center brings network big data analytics to the data centre.

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CommScope acquires iTRACS

To further expand the solutions available for supporting enterprise customers with intelligence and infrastructure management, CommScope has acquired substantially all of the assets of iTRACS Corporation, a global leader in open, enterprise-class data center infrastructure management (DCIM).

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MapR Technologies closes $30 million in new funding

MapR Technologies, Inc has closed a new round of funding, securing $30 million in series C financing. New investor Mayfield Fund led the funding round, which also includes participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures bringing total funds raised to $59 million.

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Ethernet storage delivers up to 10x performance boost

Coraid® Inc has been selected by Siemens MR Magnet Technology, a leading designer and manufacturer of superconducting magnetic resonance imaging magnets for medical applications, to revitalise its storage infrastructure. Two Coraid EtherDrive SRX4200 arrays have replaced an existing ailing iSCSI system to seamlessly integrate with the company’s CommVault disaster recovery software and LTO tape archive technology, providing a high-performance and robust back-up infrastructure.

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Still too much siloed thinking from CIOs when calculating ROI benefits of cloud adoption

Research highlights need to calculate wider business benefits of cloud adoption.

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Norwegian plans announced

Speaking at a major Norwegian business conference, Byrne Murphy, chairman of DigiPlex Group Companies has announced plans to open a third data centre in Norway. Part of its ambitious expansion plans across the UK and Scandinavia, the new x capacity data centre in Oslo will build on the success of its state-of-the-art A2A (Air to Air) technology and twelve year track record for ‘never, never, ever going down’.

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Videos

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.
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.
Richelle Ahlvers, Chair of the SNIA Storage Management Initiative, discusses what’s new with Swordfish, the storage management standard, including the latest developments on work with industry partner organisations and the new Conformance Testing Program, as well as talking through the newly opened SNIA Storage Management Initiative’s Next-Gen Lab.
Park Place Technologies has been on quite some journey, as the company has grown from its core Third Party Maintenance focus to today’s data centre network optimisation specialist organisation. Ian Shearer, Managing Director, APAC & EMEA, Park Place Technologies, discusses recent developments at the company, which include several acquisitions, technical solution and professional services innovations.

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