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Black & Veatch collaborates with Future Facilities

Black & Veatch and Future Facilities will work together to offer assessments, analysis and modelling as financial industry seeks to modernize data center infrastructure.

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Keysource launches State of the Industry Report 2021

Keysource has revealed the key findings of this year’s industry survey which is designed to give an insight into the decisions and considerations that UK IT directors and senior decision makers in the data centre industry are making, which in turn are influencing the market. It is titled “The New Normal & It’s Green!” as it acknowledges that much of the developed world has taken the decision to ‘live with the virus’ and look to the future, embracing the increasingly important sustainability criteria for all businesses.

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Microsoft Azure introduces new Dasv5 and Easv5 VMs

AMD has detailed its continued momentum and collaboration with Microsoft Azure, who is offering the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ processor in the latest generation of Dasv5 and Easv5 Azure Virtual Machines (VMs).

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Flexible data centres can reduce grid carbon emissions

Lancium™, a technology company focused on the energy transition, has published a Company-sponsored report “Impact of Large, Flexible Data Center Operations on the Future of ERCOT.” The report assesses the energy and environmental impact of deploying 5,000MW of flexible data center capacity in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid by 2030. ERCOT manages the flow of electric power to more than 26 million Texas customers, representing approximately 90 percent of the state’s electric load.

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European cloud providers double in size but lose market share

New data from Synergy Research Group shows that since the beginning of 2017 the European cloud market has grown almost fourfold, reaching EUR 7.3 billion (US$8.8 billion) in the second quarter of 2021.

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Cloud migration plans surge

Equinix has found there has been a significant year-on-year leap in UK companies planning to move business-critical applications to the cloud, despite cybersecurity concerns.

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IDC forecasts worldwide "Whole Cloud" spending to reach $1.3 trillion by 2025

Over the past decade, cloud computing has become the foundation for the delivery of mobile and content services as well as an alternative to traditional enterprise computing environments. As businesses pivot to a digital-first economy, cloud will continue to play an ever greater, and even dominant, role as the IT industry focuses on delivering greater efficiency, flexibility, and faster innovation. Given its central role in the future enterprise, International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts "whole cloud" spending – total worldwide spending on cloud services, the hardware and software components underpinning the cloud supply chain, and the professional/managed services opportunities around cloud services – will surpass $1.3 trillion by 2025 while sustaining a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.9%.

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Data centre survey highlights sustainability, outage and efficiency challenges

The results reveal gaps in sustainability tracking, fewer outages with more grave consequences, staffing and supply chain concerns, stalled efficiency gains, and more.

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AGU selects Rackspace Technology to strengthen infrastructure

Rackspace Technology has worked with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) to improve the scalability and reliability of its IT infrastructure.

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EUDCA appoints new Chairman and Board of Directors

Following its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June 2021, the European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) proudly announces the appointment of a new Board of Directors. Michael Winterson, Managing Director at Equinix Services Ltd has been elected Chair to guide the association at this important stage of its evolution.

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Becoming the world’s most sustainable data centre nation

“Norway has a unique foundation for becoming the world's most attractive data center nation. We have a surplus of renewable energy, low electricity prices, good digital infrastructure and a cool climate. The Government is now strengthening its commitment to a sustainable data center industry. This will create many new jobs in the regions and help develop new digital services throughout the country," says Minister of Regional Development and Digitalisation Linda Hofstad Helleland.

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Securing the hybrid data centre

Against the backdrop of the rise of the remote workforce and the growing prevalence of sophisticated attacks such as ransomware, zero day malware and supply chain attacks, CISOs have been forced to rethink their security architecture. Today, with the need for distributed applications to support their business and security needs, organisations are leveraging hybrid data centres and security architectures. By Ian Porteous, Regional Director, Security Engineering, UK&I at Check Point Software Technologies.

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Lumen expands its fibre network in Europe

Infrastructure expansion in France, Switzerland and Spain provides enterprise customers with greater broadband speed and availability.

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2021 Hybrid Cloud Management Study shows the path to cost-efficient cloud operation

On behalf of USU, a leading provider of IT solutions and services, the research company Research in Action has surveyed 750 decision makers from medium-sized and large companies on the challenges, solutions and savings potential of cloud services. The detailed results of the study are available free of charge.

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Videos

Angus Shaw, Sales Director at Brigantia Partners Limited, outlines the company’s unique approach to Value Added Distribution as it focuses on both consolidating and expanding its highly successful cybersecurity solutions portfolio, and its key vendor and Channel partner relationships.
Richard Stevenson, CEO of Red Box, discusses the results of the company’s recent ‘Being Human’ report, which provides some valuable insights into the Conversational AI market – how its use is already helping to improve customer and employee experiences, as well as contributing to fraud prevention. Richard also discusses the roadblocks that need to be overcome before the technology becomes pervasive.
Darryl Brick, VP Partner Sales for Cradlepoint EMEA, and Lee Garrett, Head of Presales for Westbase.io, discuss the huge opportunity around enterprise wireless WAN, with 5G, edge and IoT bringing a new level of connectivity solutions alongside the more established LTE and 4G markets. The two organisations’ combination of Cradlepoint’s wireless connectivity solutions and Westbase-io’s Value Added Distribution provides UK and European Channel organisations with a powerful digital transformation proposition for their customers.
Retrospect has been very busy in recent weeks, launching Retrospect Cloud Storage, Retrospect Backup 19 and Retrospect Virtual 2022. JG Heithcock, General Manager at Retrospect, talks us through these new storage solutions and the pain points they will help to address.

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