Consider the value of implementing four essential tiers

Many financial institutions deal with the data deluge by buying increasing amounts of primary storage. While this approach keeps data close at hand, it is excessively expensive and makes it difficult to find specific data - similar to looking for a needle in a haystack. By Luc Gheysens, vice president and general manager, Imation, Europe.

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Time for a data management revolution

There is no doubt that data management has gone through an evolutionary process, starting with a focus on straight forward backup and recovery in the 1990’s and then moving to integrated protection solutions in the 2000s. However the impact of Big Data and the move to adopt a more mobile way of working again requires a radical new approach. By Nigel Tozer, Business Development Director, EMEA, CommVault.

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Server market rebounds
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Demand for x86 servers and high-end systems leads the way, according to IDC

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Sustainable IT and energy efficient data centre

THE DIGITAL revolution has seen IT’s global carbon footprint rise to equal that of the aviation sector. The production, use and disposal of constantly evolving IT infrastructure have implications for environmental, social and economic factors. As a result, organizations are increasingly being challenged to manage their operational expenditure more effectively.

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You can’t manage what you’re not monitoring

This might be a mantra that is heard over and over again, but the intricacies of data centre power management still seem to be beyond the comprehension of a significant minority, if not a majority, of data centre professionals. DCS talks to Marc Marazzi, VP International Sales at Server Technology, about the technologies and tools available

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Datacentre Transformation Conference 9th July 2013, Leeds, UK

Leeds has been the successful host of two previous joint Data Centre Alliance, Datacentre Solutions Magazine and The University of Leeds Data Centre Conferences in 2011 and 2012. Preparation of the third Datacentre Transformation Conference (DTC13) to take place on July 9th, 2013 is well underway. This year, DTC13 will be in a new exhibition centre over the Leeds based data centre at aql, where, for this memorable event, the venue has a glass floor giving a clear view of the data centre below.

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Contain yourself for more efficient data centre cooling

Containment solutions can eliminate hot spots and provide energy savings over traditional uncontained data centre designs. The best containment solution for an existing data centre will depend on the constraints of the facility, say Paul Lin, Victor Avelar and John Niemann of Schneider Electric in a new white paper.

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Securing your data: The role of security in a connected world

Data that companies acquire, manage and secure today is much different to what it was even a couple of years ago. The variety, volume and complexity of customer and internal data held is placing new demands on CIOs both from a pure manageability front but also from external compliance and regulatory requirements.

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A very private affair?

Neil Barnett, Product Manager for Hosting & Cloud at Daisy Group plc, discusses private cloud and why it is more than just another type of cloud computing service.

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Managing complexity and the importance of real-time monitoring

Why you should take a step back before going forward to virtual and cloud infrastructure. By Chris James, Marketing Director EMEA, Virtual Instruments.

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Changing the way enterprises migrate and deploy cloud-based applications

The data centre can be fully virtualized; the future of software defined data centres is coming faster than you think. By Patrick Kerpan, CEO / CTO of CohesiveFT.

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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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Videos

Interview with Frankie Malpass, Product Lead at rent-tech company Goodlord. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Cesar Cid de Rivera, INTL VP of Systems Engineering at Commvault, discusses the cybersecurity landscape in depth, as well as outlining Commvault’s Metallic ThreatWise solution, an innovative approach to combatting the bad actors.
Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Interview with Pallavi Otawkar, Vice President R&D Operations for ServiceMax. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.

Expert Opinions

By Graham Jarvis, Freelance Business and Technology Journalist.
The real benefits of cloud are only slowly becoming clear, says database expert Martin Gaffney. But it can’t realise it’s full potential until one last architectural bottleneck is solved--database. By Martin Gaffney, Vice President EMEA at Yugabyte.
By Tara McGeehan, President CGI UK and Australia.
By Preethi Srinivasan, Director of Innovation at Druva.