2017: Big software is changing everything in the data centre

By Anand Krishnan, EVP and GM of Canonical’s Cloud Division.

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Year of change lays the foundation for year of development within the data centre

2016 was a rollercoaster of a year with new technologies and upsets causing stirs within the market. The year saw the rise of virtual and augmented reality (VR) (AR) into the mainstream consumer and business market, Brexit and the knock-on impact this has had on business confidence and the ever-growing technologies underpinning the data centre. But what does 2017 hold and how can data centre managers and technology businesses capitalise on these changes? Colocation provider Aegis Data’s CEO, Greg McCulloch takes a look.

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Virtualisation: the future of data centres for SMEs

By Hiren Parekh, Director of Sales & Marketing at OVH UK.

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How data centres enable Business Intelligence

By Dale Green, associate marketing director at Digital Realty.

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Data centre predictions

By Jonathan Arnold, Managing Director of Volta Data Centres.

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High Density – choosing wisely

By Thomas Wellinger, Market Manager Data Centre, R&M.

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Brexit & GDPR impact on cloud and DC strategy

Changing data flows and the impact on the IT sector tackled by tech experts at DCD Europe?s ZettaStructure on 1-2 November at the Old Billingsgate Market in London.

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New efficiency standard will spur energy innovation in data centres

By Victor Avelar, Director and Senior Research Analyst at Schneider Electric’s Data Center Science Center.

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Design or Go Down: Mitigating outage risk through data centre setup

As the number of data centre outages continues to rise each year, Verne Global’s Director of Technical Services, Jorge Balcells, explores how data centre downtime could become a thing of the past.

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Security health check – does your data centre stack up?

By Robin Brown, VP at Colt Data Centre Services.

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“What Just Happened?”

By Franek Sodzawiczny, Founder and CEO, Zenium.

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Do we really need Icelandic data centres?

Asks Kate Craig-Wood is MD of cloud hosting provider, Memset.

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Videos

Kinesh Patel, the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of SevenRooms., explains how a combination of data, personalisation and automation is providing a digital dividend for the restaurant and wider hospitality sector as it seeks to optimise both the customer experience and post-pandemic flexibility and profitability.
Darryl Brick, VP Partner Sales for Cradlepoint EMEA, and Lee Garrett, Head of Presales for Westbase.io, discuss the huge opportunity around enterprise wireless WAN, with 5G, edge and IoT bringing a new level of connectivity solutions alongside the more established LTE and 4G markets. The two organisations’ combination of Cradlepoint’s wireless connectivity solutions and Westbase-io’s Value Added Distribution provides UK and European Channel organisations with a powerful digital transformation proposition for their customers.
Christoph Berentzen, Divisional Head API & Open Banking at Commerzbank, provides a fascinating insight into the organisation’s decision to move away from the traditional IT approach of batch processes, file transfers and the like to an API-powered architecture as a crucial part of its digital transformation roadmap.
David Craig, Iceotope CEO, shares the company’s exciting development plans, following a recent £30 million funding round. The key investment partners bring with them a range of business and technology skills which will help Iceotope to continue to innovate in the liquid cooling market.

News

Atempo Tina software and Quantum servers and storage combine to offer comprehensive data protection solutions to strengthen cybersecurity and reduce business risk.
Eseye’s second annual State of IoT Adoption Survey reveals how IoT estates are set to surge from 2022 to 2024 with organisations citing operational efficiencies and cost reduction as key benefits to mitigate the impact of the economic downturn and spiralling energy and business costs.
Evolution Data Centres (EDC) has entered into a programmatic joint venture with affiliates of Warburg Pincus for the development of sustainable hyper-scale data centres in the fast-growing cloud markets within Southeast Asia. As part of the Venture, WP will be committing capital from its maiden asset-level Asia real estate Fund, which successfully closed with committed capital of $2.8 billion in late 2021.
Businesses must prioritise fostering an inclusive company culture in order to improve the professional experiences of young tech workers from underrepresented groups, new research has found.