Mike Meyer, Managing Director, Portman Partners (Executive Search), provides some fascinating and expert insights as to why the data centre and wider digital infrastructure sectors are facing an imminent skills shortage, suggesting that innovative thinking and actions are required to address the situation before it becomes a significant bottleneck to ongoing digital transformation in both the business and consumer worlds.
Dan Middleton, Vice President UK & Ireland, Veeam, discusses the company’s recent 2023 Ransomware Trends Report, which provides some fascinating insights into how companies deal with the inevitable attack. He covers the importance of backups that ‘must survive’ (not quite the same as immutable storage!), implementing wider risk management and cyber resilience strategies, and the need for increased collaboration within the enterprise – most obviously between the cybersecurity and storage teams.
Richard Clifford, Director of Solutions at Keysource, discusses ways in which the data centre industry can address its Net Zero obligations with a range of technology and strategy innovations. In particular, he believes that next generation edge, with data centres being constructed and integrated into local communities, offers some significant sustainability benefits, so long as all the stakeholders understand the opportunity.
Veniamin Simonov, VP of Product Management at NAKIVO, explains the new features included in NAKIVO Backup & Replication v10.9, which include Bare Metal Recovery, Direct Recovery from Tape and Backup Malware Scan, as well as outlining a couple of recent customer success stories.
Robert Reuben, Managing Director of Proceed Group, provides some fascinating insights into ‘the legacy problem’ – how many companies struggle to understand the various interdependencies of their existing IT infrastructure, applications and data, at a significant financial and operational cost to the business; and proving a potentially significant obstacle to upgrading and optimising their IT environment for the demands of the digital age. Robert explains that it doesn’t need to be this way!
Krzysztof Franek, Open-E’s CEO and President, outlines the latest Open-E JovianDSS software updates, which won the company the DCS Award for ICT Storage Innovation, explains the company’s new online course for Data Storage +ZFS, and also discusses the recent Post Bellum customer win and the work Open-E has been doing with both ATTO and Wester Digital. He ends by revealing that, celebrating its 25th anniversary, Open-E will be introducing a brand new release of the Open-E JovianDSS solution.
Erik Smith, Distinguished Engineer at Dell Technologies, explains how NVMe over IP-Based fabrics (e.g., NVMe/TCP) have the potential to provide significant benefits in application environments ranging from the Edge to the Data Center. However, before before fully unlocking the potential of NVMe over IP-Based fabrics, it is necessary to overcome the discovery problem.
Mark Yeeles, Vice President of Schneider Electric’s Secure Power division in the UK and Ireland, shares his enthusiasm for his new role as he seeks to bring many years’ experience (including most recently within the company’s Industrial Automation division) to bear on the data centre industry. He believes that the sector has an important, positive role to play in both enabling and implementing digital solutions.
Dr. Ellison Anne Williams, CEO and Founder at Enveil, explains how she went from working for the National Security Agency in the US to founding her own company, Enveil, specialising in privacy enhancing technology. She shares some fantastic insights on equality, diversity and the IT industry.
Amanda Brock, CEO of OpenUK – the not-for-profit organisation representing the UK’s Open Technology sector - started her career in the legal sector and when she did move across to the IT industry discovered a more enlightened approach to diversity, equality and inclusion, but one that still had a way to go! In this interview, she shares some brilliant insights and observations as to the attitudes she has encountered in her career, and how she is optimistic as to the future.
Spectra Logic's CTO, Matt Starr, and Arcitecta COO Graham Beasley discuss the data management and storage challenges facing today’s data-driven organisations, going on to outline two jointly developed solutions which seek to address these pain points.
Aptum has recently released part two of its annual Cloud Impact Study 2023 - Maximizing Value: Controlling costs and optimizing cloud spend. According to the study, 71% of IT professionals surveyed stated that cloud-related costs make up 30% or more of their total IT spend.