Managed Services now seen as mainstream IT in top European event

A key revelation to some at the first European Managed Services and Hosting Summit in Amsterdam on 25th April was that, outside of the managed services industry, no-one is calling it that. With a strong focus on customers and how they engage with managed services, the event discussed how the model had become mainstream in the last year, and was now the assumed way of working for many industries




IT infrastructure relocation service in Amsterdam, Frankfurt and London

3W Infra, a fast-growing global Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting provider headquartered in Amsterdam, announces the expansion of its managed services offering with the launch of 3W Infra IT Infrastructure Relocation - a newly delivered data center neutral relocation service for IT infrastructures housed in data centers located in the Amsterdam region, Frankfurt and London.



Tieto continues to provide infrastructure services to Outokumpu

Tieto continues as a supplier of Outokumpu’s IT infrastructure services and has signed a five-year contract whereby Tieto will provide Outokumpu with next generation infrastructure services. With Tieto’s solution, Outokumpu enhances its competitiveness by improving operational efficiency through global standardisation and decreased time-to-market.



IT teams face skills shortage

Brocade has published a new Global Digital Transformation Skills Study, which aims to uncover how well-placed global IT leaders consider themselves and their teams to be in terms of meeting current and future business demands. Of the six markets surveyed, Germany was found to be the best prepared to meet its digital transformation goals, closely followed by the U.S., while the UK lagged well behind its counterparts.






Channel program designed around the flexibility of software-defined storage

Hedvig has expanded its CloudScale Partner Program. The enhanced program provides its worldwide partner ecosystem with a flexible, customer-focused framework that makes it easier to engage with Hedvig and sell software-defined storage (SDS) and cloud solutions. The new CloudScale Partner Program recognizes and accommodates the many roles partners have with customers by delivering a model tailored to the needs of each customer and each engagement.


Kodak Alaris selects Zadara Storage

Kodak Alaris, a spin-off from the Eastman Kodak Company, addressing both the B2C and B2B markets, has selected the Zadara VPSA storage array to implement an agile, highly available cloud-based storage-as-a-service model. The Zadara solution allows Kodak Alaris to easily adapt to changing seasonal storage capacity needs, simplify storage management and reduce overall expenditures.













Rubrik unveils Pure integration

Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management company, has introduced its data protection solution for Pure Storage FlashBlade, along with new integration between Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management Products and Pure Storage’s FlashArray//M.  With this new collaboration, customers can achieve simplicity, performance and integrated data management across  hybrid cloud environments. 




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