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NHS trust takes ‘massive steps forward’ with Microsoft Azure

Staff at one of the largest and busiest NHS trusts in the UK have said Microsoft’s Azure cloud has enabled them to take “massive steps forward” in using technology to help patients.

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Pipedrive enhances service with Rackspace Technology Private Cloud management and UK data centre

Pipedrive, the global sales-first CRM and intelligent revenue management platform for small businesses, has opened a newly built Rackspace OpenStack private cloud environment in the UK, provided by Rackspace Technology.

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Over one third of businesses stung by unexpected cloud hosting costs

Research finds signs of mounting business disquiet as the hyperscalers prioritise profits over user-friendly billing tools.

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Arrow Electronics adds Pure Storage® to ArrowSphere

Global technology provider Arrow Electronics has added Pure as-a-Service™ and Pure Cloud Block Store™ to ArrowSphere, its global cloud delivery and management platform. Under the agreement with Pure Storage®, the solutions will be available to channel customers in a number of regions and countries across Europe, including the UK, Belgium and Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Spain and Sweden.

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Appetite for network-as-a-service rising

Digital transformation in the post-pandemic era is drawing IT leaders towards new network models that are more agile, adaptable and fit for purpose.

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SoftwareONE and Amazon Web Services sign strategic collaboration agreement

SoftwareONE Holding has announced a multi-year strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate their customers’ cloud journeys. Through this comprehensive agreement, SoftwareONE and AWS will collaborate to accelerate the adoption of AWS services and solutions globally across all industries, supported by joint investments into go-to-market and delivery capabilities.

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Multicloud is here to stay, but complexity and challenges remain

Nutanix has published the findings of its fourth global Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report, which measures enterprise progress with cloud adoption. The research showed that multicloud is currently the most commonly used deployment model and adoption will jump to 64% in the next three years.

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Absoft completes collaborative SAP-to-Azure migration with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

When Barnsley Council first opened a bid in order to migrate their SAP landscape to the cloud, the tenders received did not offer an economically viable outcome. However, a non-negotiable deadline (the sale of its current premises and an outdated on-premise functionality) meant that a solution was required sooner rather than later.

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UK organisations board the multicloud train

Nutanix has published the UK-specific findings of its fourth global Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report, which measures enterprise progress with cloud adoption. The research showed that more than half of UK respondents (53%) said that multicloud was their most commonly used IT environment, substantially more than the rest of the EMEA region and globally. Continuing this trend, 82% of UK respondents said they intend to be using multiple clouds in the next one to three years, with 21% already using three or more public clouds and 80% naming hybrid multicloud as the ideal operating model for their business.

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Rackspace Technology to acquire Just Analytics

Rackspace Technology has agreed to acquire Just Analytics, a leading provider of cloud-based data, analytics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) services based in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region. Additionally, this acquisition brings strong regional ties into the Microsoft Azure ecosystem with Just Analytics recently being awarded four regional Microsoft partner of the year awards.

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How to manage your cloud management overspend

82% of businesses are overspending on public cloud. The answer is simple – outsource to experts who can manage one for you.

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Pax8 and SkyKick expand partnership

Pax8 has expanded its partnership to a global agreement with SkyKick, offering managed service providers (MSPs) access to its advanced Cloud Manager application. The technology provides a powerful solution that automates workflows and tasks to increase helpdesk productivity.

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DS Smith and IBM develop AI solution to improve recycled paper quality

New camera technology uses AI on the IBM Cloud to measure the grade and quality of material arriving at depots.

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Rooted in the cloud, Routed announces its unique Partner Portal

VMware Cloud Verified and VMware Principal Partner, Routed, has launched its channel partner portal. It aims to provide curated resources for partners, managed services providers, and ISPs selling, marketing, and operating as resellers of VMware Cloud through Routed.

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Equinix invests in tenth Paris data centre

New US$163M facility will incorporate multiple sustainability best practices, including heat recovery technology directly connected to Paris’s Saint-Denis urban heating network.

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Videos

Ken Hall, Data Center Solutions Architect at Commscope, provides some fascinating insights into the world of networks and connectivity, with wireless infrastructure, fueled in part by the advent of 5G, predicted to grow in importance as end users demand a secure, ‘seamless’ work experience, no matter where, when or how.
Michael Queenan, Co-Founder and CEO of Nephos Technologies, explains the importance of understanding the whole data stack – the storage and the governance as well as the analytics – in order to turn the raw data into valuable, actionable information. Michael also details how his company is helping customers on their ‘data literacy’ journey, most recently with the introduction of a Data Governance as a Service solution.
Spectra Logic’s Vice President of Product Management and Solutions, David Feller, shares the company’s own experience of dealing with a ransomware attack, explaining how this has shaped the development of recently launched attack-hardened, hybrid, multi-cloud data management and storage solutions.
Jorn Wittendorp, Founder and CEO of Ydentic, explains how the company’s platform helps MSPs and their customers to optimise the management of workplaces, accounts, access rights and passwords from one, central location. The company is expanding from its Netherlands base, looking to develop partners in Germany, the UK and the Nordics.

Expert Opinions

By Dominik Birgelen, CEO of oneclick.
By Tytus Kurek, Product Manager, Canonical.
Bernd Greifeneder, founder and CTO of Dynatrace., looks ahead to 2022, predicting some key trends we’re likely to see impacting organisations’ journeys towards digital transformation.