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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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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Cutting costs and improving performance with IIM

By Dr. Thomas Wellinger, Market Manager Data Centres, Reichle & De Massari.

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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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Videos

Interview with Camilla Winlo, Head of Data Privacy at Gemserv. 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 Krista Griggs, Head of Financial Services & Insurance at Fujitsu. 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.
John Parlee, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Park Place Technologies, discusses the importance of being able to demonstrate to customers, and employees, that your company recognises the importance of IT security, through a combination of standards, Zero Trust and, increasingly, cyber insurance.
Dr. Stephan Thiel, Global Analytics Business Management Senior Director – GAMMA, Boston Consulting Group, discusses the importance of Responsible AI in today’s digital business world.

News

Focus on digital transformation, persistent skills shortages and new risks around cloud migration resulting in CISOs consolidating siloed, disparate and duplicate systems.
Akamai Technologies has released a new State of the Internet report that indicates a growing risk to the financial services sector and a shift to more sophisticated techniques.
Helping businesses address ‘unsustainable’ cost of data storage and management.
Ekinops has been selected by telecom infrastructure provider, Bandwidth & Cloud Services Group (BCS), for its network backbone upgrade, which will enhance connectivity throughout Africa.