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With so much emphasis placed on securing data across the network, endpoints and the cloud, it’s easy to overlook the importance of physical security in the data center. Outside service technicians and internal IT teams will need access to data center equipment for maintenance and upgrades, but this activity needs to be managed and restricted.
By Marcus Doran - VP and GM at Rahi Systems, Europe.
STULZ UK’s Johnathan Attwood warns that environmental regulation is increasing the cost of conventional cooling approaches, widely used by the data centre sector. So how can operators reduce their OPEX and improve their green credentials?
With greater connectivity, comes increasing complexities. Today’s consumers expect business to provide us with a secure and seamless connectivity experience. This means that IT departments must ensure they have the right tools for successful network monitoring. For success, we must embrace change – or risk falling behind.
By Martin Hodgson, Head of UK and Ireland, Paessler.
The intelligent building is a sleeping giant, in terms of its capability to deliver productivity boosting advantages to technologically switched on organisations. Stuart McKay, Business Development Manager at Panduit Europe, one of the world’s largest physical infrastructure suppliers, discusses the benefits of smarter working environments. The theory has been with us for over 20 years, and in the same way that voice over IP (VoIP) drove exciting changes in enterprise telecommunications networks, PoE structured cabling is shaping up as the platform that defines new building capabilities.
By Stuart McKay, Business Development, Enterprise, Panduit Europe.
We’ve all heard it before: “Digital Transformation.” It’s the buzzword of the 21st century, but as our personal and working lives continue to be centred around/impacted by technology, digital transformation will continue to be a part of our vocabulary, and more importantly, our business strategies. One market that has seen considerable growth thanks to digital transformation is data centres.
By Peter Westwood, Data Centre Director at SPIE UK.
Data centers are the glue that holds the internet and the World Wide Web together. We take the huge server racks that hold the cloud and the internet together for granted, but without data centers, all of the services that we use on a daily basis just couldn’t function.
By Chris Hinkle, CTO of TRG datacenters.
Scalability is a critical concern in today’s IT environment. Given the accelerating pace of demand for IT services, organizations must ensure that systems can scale in terms of performance and capacity without forklift upgrades. Organizations need a well-architected environment that makes it possible to implement new solutions rapidly and integrate them with the existing infrastructure.
By Marcus Doran – VP & GM at Rahi Systems Europe.
As 2019 kicks off, organisations are increasing the pace of digital transformation, as well as the rate at which they are moving workloads to the cloud. There’s also a rise in their use of data and data analytics to run their business processes.
By Andrew Edison, Vice President, Wholesale, Colt Technology Services.
John Hayes-Warren, CEO of Agilitas, discusses the findings of the company’s 2023 Channel Trends report, with customer experience and company culture, combining to provide the Total Experience, as the main priorities for the channel. The report also highlighted the importance of leadership, purpose, alliances, skills and sustainability, as John explains.
Continuing our series of interviews with leading industry experts, David Watkins, from VIRTUS Data Centres, discusses some of the many challenges and opportunities facing his own organisation and the wider data centre industry over the coming months and years, with sustainability the major focus.
Saswata Basu, founder of Züs, explains how he has developed the dStorage decentralised storage platform using blockchain and delivering key benefits, such as the elimination of single points of failure, enhanced data privacy and security, cost-effectiveness, transparency, and improved access and management.
Kunal Kaul, Cisco Managing Director, Partner Managed Services & SP RTM, EMEA, discusses a recent Cisco/Canalys report, which reveals that IT Channel partners anticipate significant growth in 2023, with the main driver being managed services. Technology-wise, the cybersecurity focus remains a major driver, alongside managing IT complexity, the AI opportunity and sustainability.
Versa Networks has been selected to provide SD-WAN, Zero Trust access and Customer Edge Security Stack (CESS) functions for Thunderdome, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) zero trust network access (ZTNA) and application security architecture. Versa products within the Thunderdome architecture provide conditional Zero Trust access at the network edge for DISA users.