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Merger delivers on unified data resiliency

The coming together of Arcserve and StorageCraft means an expanded solutions portfolio, offering both simplification and agility to Channel partners, designed to provide end users with a comprehensive approach to the backup and recovery challenges of the digital world. SDC Channel talks to Arcserve’s Vice President Sales, EMEA, Richard Massey and Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Florian Malecki.

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A sustainable future for fibre - Prysmian

Prysmian Group’s Executive Vice President of Telecoms, Philippe Vanhille, discusses the company’s focus on the importance of sustainability as a key consideration in the design, production and installation of fibre cables, giving examples of what’s been achieved to date and what we can expect over the coming years.

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Demand response set to deliver for the data centre sector?

Kerr Johnstone, Director, i3 Solutions Group, discusses the increasing global demand for power, the strain that this places on power grids, and the opportunity this creates for the data centre industry to embrace the idea of demand response. Kerr explains how demand response can help data centre owners and operators contribute towards the industry’s Net Zero target, as well as generate useful revenue. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the how, where and when of data centre demand response, this is the place to start!

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Sustainable data centre expansion programme – a Vantage perspective

Antoine Boniface, President EMEA, Vantage Data Centers, outlines the company’s ongoing expansion programme, which has seen it increase its presence in Africa, Asia and Europe in recent months, through a mixture of acquisitions and greenfield construction. With the company committed to achieving NetZero carbon emissions by 2030, Antoine has some valuable insights into how the data centre industry needs to move forward collectively to meet its sustainability objectives. (This interview took place at the end of 2021).

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Data centre sustainability in a post-COP26, digital world

Astrid Wynne, Chair of the DCA’s Sustainability Special Interest Group, provides detailed and fascinating insight as to the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the data centre industry in the aftermath of the recent COP26 Summit, as the sector continues to provide a resilient foundation for global digital transformation.

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Better backup and recovery in a hybrid world

Mark Jow, EMEA Vice President - Sales Engineering, Commvault, talks through the success of the company’s Metallic Software-as-a-Service Backup offering, a year on from the European launch, as well detailing the AWS availability of Commvault Backup & Recovery, and providing some great insight into a recent customer win at Syncreon.

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Helping the Channel negotiate the BC/DR ‘maze’

Richard May, Managing Director of virtualDCS, offers some great insights as to the challenges and opportunities for the Channel as it seeks to help its customers address their business continuity/disaster recovery needs. In a market where many continue to hold on to the ‘comfort’ of legacy applications, Richard believes that the virtualDCS CloudCover solutions portfolio, built around the company’s longstanding partnership with Veeam, offers a great opportunity for Channel companies to make a real difference when it comes to providing optimised BC/DR.

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Ydentic platform offers ‘simple’ IT management

Jorn Wittendorp, Founder and CEO of Ydentic, explains how the company’s platform helps MSPs and their customers to optimise the management of workplaces, accounts, access rights and passwords from one, central location. The company is expanding from its Netherlands base, looking to develop partners in Germany, the UK and the Nordics.

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Sustainability and digital transformation – mutually exclusive or not?

Pankaj Sharma, Executive Vice President, Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric, is optimistic that organisations can pursue the benefits of digital transformation without compromising on their sustainability objectives. In particular, he believes that the data centre industry is very well placed to address the pressing environmental demands of the next few years, as it continues to develop technology innovations as it helps end users embrace the opportunities of the Digital Age.

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Vietnam’s digital expertise can help address Europe’s IT skills shortage

Mohan Naidu, FPT UK Managing Director, outlines Vietnam’s digital maturity, hence the skills companies such as FPT can offer organisations across the globe facing significant IT human resource challenges as they seek to deliver on their own digital transformation objectives. As Mohan explains, FPT’s unique outsourcing model has already attracted major global customers ahead of its planned European expansion.

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Apple devices in the security spotlight - Addigy interview

Addigy’s Founder and CEO, Jason Dettbarn, explains how Apple devices are attracting increasing levels of security attacks, and what measures the company takes to counter these threats, as well as outlining how Addigy can help its customers to be confident and secure when using its Apple-based solutions.

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What matters most to MSPs? - AvePoint Interview

Jason Beal, Senior Vice President, Global Channel and Partner Ecosystems, AvePoint, talks through the results of the company’s first MSP Global Preference Survey, with security, governance and cloud migration ranking as top priorities. MSPs are also wanting to both consolidate the number of vendors with which they deal while also bringing on board new solutions. Jason also offers some valuable advice to MSPs in terms of some key business development objectives.

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