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By Alex McDonald, SNIA’s Cloud Storage Initiative Chair, NetApp.

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Introducing the Information Infrastructure Conference, London
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Angel Business Communications along with its long-term partner SNIA Europe have announced their first customer keynote speaker at the Information Infrastructure Conference (IIC) London, now scheduled for 6th June 2013 in Central London.

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Business outcomes - driving big data & analytics

At this year’s Powering the Cloud events: SNW Europe, Datacenter Technologies & Virtualization World, taking place on 29th and 30th October in Frankfurt, we will be addressing, through our Spotlight Sessions, five of the most important issues for CIOs over the next few years. In doing so we will attempt to address more than just the technology issues, rather the broader business opportunities and challenges.

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The case for Scale Out Storage

Scale-out is a new category of storage architecture that challenges the limitations associated with traditional SAN and NAS systems. The aim of scale-out storage is to provide service predictability allowing the user to grow storage resources in-line with data center demands as business needs change over time. Scale-out storage systems must therefore be able to expand but still maintain functionality and performance as they grow. By Gurdip Kalley, Head of Business Development at Solid State Solutions (S3).

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Accelerating the cloud with flash

The rapid increase in processor performance and the deployment of highly virtualized datacentres has placed increasing stress on conventional storage to the point that it is now often the main bottleneck to application performance, and just as importantly, to server utilisation. By Greg Huff, SVP, Corporate Strategy, LSI Corporation.

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Cloud storage: A rosy future – once the thorns are removed

Cloud storage is starting to become accepted as a normal part of an enterprise IT architecture, according to research published by Avere Systems. By Rebecca Thompson, VP of Marketing, Avere Systems.

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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

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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Videos

Enrico Signoretti, VP Product & Partnerships, Cubbit, explains the company’s DS3 geo-distributed storage solution, provides some background on how the company is developing its presence in then market, and talks of a new technology solution arriving this autumn.
Tamsin Ashmore, CFO at Ultima, discusses her career to date - the challenges she has met along the way and how she has achieved success; and shares some brilliant insights as to women working in the tech space – how companies can support and progress their careers and, importantly, how to improve gender diversity within the industry.
Jimmy Tam, CEO of Peer Software, discusses the need for modern file management and orchestration solutions to be able to meet today’s digital data demands. He explains the essential technology components of an active/active high availability system and the benefits it provides end users.
Steven Wood, Director, Solution Consulting (EMEA, APAC), OpenText Cybersecurity, provides some brilliant insights into what actually happens during a security breach, how organisations can address the pain points of skills shortages and the need to consolidate security solutions, and explains how OpenText’s cybersecurity platform provides MSPs and MSSPs with a great opportunity to help end users optimise their cyber resilience strategies.

Expert Opinions

By Antonio Sanchez, Principal Cybersecurity Evangelist, Fortra.
By Drazen Kerzan, Senior Manager, Solutions Engineering EMEA at Edgio.
By Ann Keefe, Regional Director – UK and Ireland at Kingston Technology.
By Jan Junker, EVP EMEA Sales at TeamViewer.