Differentiation in a crowded cloud service provider market

Organisations are increasingly looking towards Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions to reduce costs and solve a number of business challenges. By Trevor Dearing, EMEA Marketing Director, Gigamon.

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Data centres: Evolution and revolution
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Data centres, the heart and nervous system of any IT system, continue to evolve at a rapid pace. What’s more, we see no evidence of this changing any time soon. So how have data centres changed over recent years and how is their role, and the role of the data centre manager, developing with time? By Sridhar Iyengar, Vice President, Product management, ManageEngine.

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The cloud models of the future

Matt Davies, director, Cordys, discusses the different approaches to cloud broking we will see develop as service providers look to new revenue streams.

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Don’t future-proof your data centre: Prepare to evolve

With demand for storage and networking capabilities skyrocketing, in-house and hosted data centres are being put under greater pressure than ever before. Dave Tanis, EMEA Technical Director, at CommScope, discusses what to consider when building or expanding a data centre.

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Teradyne selects HP for new product development

HP FlexNetwork architecture reduces total cost of ownership for manufacturer’s network by 35 percent.

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The Red Hat Tour 2013

13-city tour to feature Red Hat IT solutions experts and partners on strategies and technologies for transforming business.

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Fusion-io achieves more than nine million IOPS from a single ioDrive2

Fusion-io has achieved 9.608 million Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) from a single 365 GB MLC Fusion ioDrive2. This performance breakthrough is made possible using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that integrate flash into host systems, allowing it to bypass normal bottlenecks in the operating system. These APIs are now being used by dozens of industry-leading software companies to update their applications to embrace the future of software defined datacenters.

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EMEA server revenue decline decelerates in 4Q12

According to the latest EMEA Server Tracker from International Data Corporation (IDC), factory revenue in the EMEA server market reached $3.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012, a decrease of 7.4% when compared with the same quarter of 2011. This rate of decline was slightly softer than in the previous quarter when revenue was down 10.4%. 4Q12 shipments reached 569,000 units, for an annual decline of 11.1%. The quarter-on-quarter performance displayed a different landscape with double-digit growth in the value area and revenue up 32.2% with shipments growing by a more subdued 8.2%. This roughly reflected seasonality trends.

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Varonis says leaky apps and cloud data insecurities are the new corporate norm

Commenting on a New York Times story about the governance issues that portable devices and their leaky apps create for companies, Varonis Systems says that mobile access to cloud-based data - and replication to the device itself - has become the new corporate norm. “Organisations are losing track of where their critical data is stored, so controlling, monitoring and auditing that data is becoming more and more difficult. IT must be able to offer the functionality that its end users need to collaborate, but without losing control”, says David Gibson, VP of Strategy with the data governance specialist.

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CWCS Managed Hosting launches CWCS ArcusWall

A cloud firewall solution for tailored, powerful security.

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Fujitsu delivers ‘peace of mind’

Fujitsu introduces a new solution intended to provide peace-of-mind for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) that rely on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to do optimized business. Launched at CeBIT, the new Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX420 introduces simplified clustering technology designed to help extend system uptime and protect business continuity in the event of an ICT system failure.

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Videos

Rob Elder, Vice President Data Centers, Bulk Infrastructure AS, discusses the current energy price spike and the impact it is already having on the global data centre industry - with a particular focus on how location is becoming an increasingly important factor for end users.
Richard Stevenson, CEO of Red Box, discusses the results of the company’s recent ‘Being Human’ report, which provides some valuable insights into the Conversational AI market – how its use is already helping to improve customer and employee experiences, as well as contributing to fraud prevention. Richard also discusses the roadblocks that need to be overcome before the technology becomes pervasive.
Matt Howard, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Virtru, provides some great insights into the Trusted Data Format (TDF) and explains why the time is right to launch the OpenTDF Project – giving the developer community the opportunity to address the many security complexities of the digital data ecosystem.
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.

Expert Opinions

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