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Solving the data centre staffing crisis

The rapid growth of the data centre sector has caused a worsening crisis in staffing levels. The situation means it is also becoming more difficult to find skilled employees for open infrastructure positions, according to the Uptime Institute global data centre survey 2020. By Ryan Hogg, Senior Hardware Product Manager, Opengear.

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A legacy problem

Chris West, Head of Global Accounts at Keysource, the data centre and critical environment specialist, looks at the challenges global businesses are facing when it comes to provisioning critical infrastructure across a legacy estate.

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Your data centre may not be dead, but it's morphing

As interconnected services continue to proliferate, with increases in cloud providers, edge services and SaaS offerings, the rationale to stay only in a traditional data centre topology has limited advantages. This is not an overnight shift, but a change in thinking how we deliver services to our customers and to the business. This trend, coupled with the new reality that external factors might limit physical access to data centres (such as emergency quarantine), is driving new thinking on how I&O leaders need to plan their infrastructure. By David Cappuccio, Distinguished Research VP at Gartner.

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Covid-19 will accelerate the introduction of mega data centre campuses

The digital business case has been propelled forward five years. Since the COVID-19 crisis, businesses across the country have had to adapt and react quickly, setting out plans for staff to work from home more regularly, as emergency measures introduced during the pandemic turn into permanent lifestyle changes. Some large organisations such as Twitter, Facebook and even financial and professional services firms have announced plans to allow employees to work from home until next year or to do so permanently. By Simon Ford, EMEA AVP of CyrusOne.

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The new world order of working from home

At the end of April 2020, it was estimated by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) that 49% of the UK adult workforce were working from home full time. This equates to approximately 16 million people up from just 1.5 million a decade ago. Although it is hoped that many will return to offices during the next few months, a number of high profile organisations including Facebook, Barclays and French carmaker Groupe PSA have stated that they intend to make home working a permanent option for a larger portion of their workforce. By Zabrina Doerck, Director of Product Marketing, Global Enterprise, Infovista.

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Being prepared - make remote working work harder

It’s perhaps an understatement to say that remote working is top of mind for many of us right now. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced most businesses to send their staff home for the foreseeable future, hoping to delay the spread of the illness and keep those around them safe. By Darren Watkins, managing director for VIRTUS Data Centres.

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Incorporating performance-as-a-service into the XaaS model

The adoption of everything-as-a-service (XaaS) is on an unstoppable upward trend. By Joe Bombagi, Director Solutions Engineering, UK & Ireland at Riverbed Technology.

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Is there a future for data centers in northern Russia?

By Taras Chirkov, Head of SPB DC Operations & CISO, Linxdatacenter.

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The questions to ask to avoid cloud trade-offs

By Justin Augat, Vice President Product Marketing at iland.

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From the core to the edge: Avoiding the pitfalls of edge computing

The need to bring data processing closer to the end user in order to reduce network latency and improve user experience has become the cornerstone of innovations such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities, connected vehicles, immersive experiences, recognition systems, inferencing with machine learning models and next generation technologies like 5G wireless networks. Edge computing is transforming the way data is being handled, processed, and delivered from millions of devices worldwide. By Craig Tavares, Head of Cloud, Aptum.

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Why data centres are needed to support the growing startup community in Africa

By Robert Mullins, Executive Director of Raxio Data Centres and First Brick Holdings.

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A new decade with new challenges calls for new data centres

By Steve Brar, Senior Director, Portfolio Marketing at Aruba.

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From Edge to Enterprise

Edge computing is taking the sector by storm, notably for its capabilities in creating new ways to maximise operational efficiency in addition to improving safety and ‘always on’ performance and availability. By Jeremy Kivi, Senior Portfolio Marketing Manager at AVEVA.

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Open to all, time for the data centre sector to end the skills issue

As the electric and digital worlds converge, talent acquisition and team management are among the biggest challenges faced by data centre and technology businesses today. By Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, UK&I.

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Videos

Chris Wey, President of the Power Systems Business Unit, Rocket Software, talks through the tell-tale signs of a DevOps programme that isn’t delivering, before outlining the key components of a truly ‘modern’ DevOps solution, with some major benefits for end users.
Surya Varanasi, Storcentric’s CTO, talks through the launch of the Nexsan Unity NV10000 enterprise class platform, which supports block, file and object storage protocols and addresses data security, including ransomware, and regulatory compliance concerns.
Andre Azevedo, CEO at Ancoris, explains how the company’s new GreenLab Google Cloud service helps organisations to understand the actions they can take around their IT infrastructure to achieve their sustainability goals, with cloud migration a high priority for many.
Mike McAdam, Data Centre Director EMEA, and Simon Prichard, Product Strategy Manager, both at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, explain how real-time data visualisation and smart insights can help to optimise data centre power and cooling infrastructure, before discussing the wider sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the industry into the future. They also share the company’s plans to leverage its critical infrastructure expertise to expand its presence within the data centre sector.

News

HCL Technologies has signed an end-to-end IT services transformation agreement with the VELUX Group, the leading manufacturer of roof windows.
Dun & Bradstreet reveals businesses are increasingly concerned about protecting customer data, with leaders citing concerns around supply chain risk and data privacy in a new era of regulation.
Only 1 in 5 employees feel their organisation is very prepared for hybrid working.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a top IT priority for global organisations for the next 12 months. But while the vast majority (92%) agree that they need to invest in IoT technologies in order to remain competitive, IT complexity and proven ROI are creating challenges. Delays and budget cuts due to the global pandemic have also had a more recent impact on project implementation.