Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust transforms data ecosystem

NetApp has been selected by Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust (CHAT Academies), one of the leading medium sized Multi Academy Trusts in the UK, to reimagine the way data is used in education. The installation, in partnership with Datatronix, has transformed the trust’s potential to use data effectively throughout their network, with teachers now able to reliably access resources from any of the academies in the trust.





Managed Service Providers become the new engine of IT Growth

Suppliers of managed services are taking on more responsibilities as they become the driving force for IT industry growth, delegates at the Managed Services & Hosting Summit were told in London this week. More than two hundred managed services providers (MSPs) and aspiring providers of managed services were advised their need to become rounded providers of business productivity, by adopting the right mindset, getting more training on key issues and by working together to offer a more comprehensive range of services.




Making faster decisions with data

NetApp has introduced a powerful system said to set new records for price/performance, alongside new software added to its big data analytics portfolio, including the first available NVMe-enabled solution in the market and a NetApp Converged Infrastructure Solution for Data Analytics® . These new offerings provide ultrafast performance and the building blocks for managing analytic data that is fast, secure, efficient and future-proof.













Molotov 'reinvents' television

Molotov, which was designated “Best App of the year” by both Apple and Google, has expanded the Scality RING object storage back-end to its media content repository. Molotov depends on Scality as a core component of its multi-million subscriber solution, enabling customers to watch programming where and when they want to. In a business where user experience is as important as content itself, the innovative television streaming service keeps subscribers watching without interruption.



Cloudian joins Cisco in media focus

Cloudian has expanded its partnership with Cisco. Cloudian’s HyperStore object storage software is now available as part of Cisco’s Media Blueprint, a set of IP-based infrastructure and software solutions that enables organisations to scale premium content production and distribution. The announcement is part of a wider partnership between Cisco and Cloudian in which Cloudian’s HyperStore® software has achieved compatibility certification for the Cisco UCS® S3260 storage server and integrated UCS Manager.



ITN opts for the Matrix

ITN, the award-winning news and media production company has purchased an additional 2 petabytes of MatrixStore digital content governance and object storage, from Object Matrix, in order to provide instant access to its entire archive.


CFOs prefer long-term storage investments

Data storage requirements for small and mid-size businesses are predicted to double over the next four years, according to a new Fujitsu study among senior finance professionals in small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). In turn, this high growth is causing widespread concern (76 percent) that high or unpredictable data growth will lead to escalating data storage and management costs.





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