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Unlocking your full investment potential

Timely advice and valuable technical insight can be the catalyst to realising the swift return on any investment decision. Richard Clifford, Head of Solutions at Keysource, the global data centre and critical environment specialist, explains.

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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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Videos

Interview with Linda Carroll, Expert Capacity Management at Ensono. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Interview with Deb Ashton, Founder of FinancialForce and now Senior Vice President of Strategic Customer Experience. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Guro Bakkeng Bergan, VP and GM EMEA at Fivetran, discusses a recent Vanson Bourne report, conducted on behalf of Fivetran, which reveals that almost all companies recognise the importance of AI and, therefore, have plans to invest in the technology, but at the same time do not completely trust it, and also experience difficulty obtaining the data sets which are the ‘raw ingredients’ of successful AI implementations.
Interview with Rebecca Maisey, Client Director at PayByPhone UK. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.

News

According to Canalys’ latest cybersecurity forecasts, global cybersecurity spending (including enterprise products and services) will increase by 13.2% in 2023 and remain a key growth sector for channel partners.
New product enables organizations to increase observability, consistency and control of machine identities across complex Kubernetes environments.
Artificial intelligence monitors the "Green Hell" with the help of around 100 cameras.
Digital transformation has reached a turning point. Businesses have now added so many new applications and need so much data consistently available, that accessing sufficient capacity in data centers is becoming a challenge.