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European cloud providers suffer market share losses

New data from Synergy Research Group shows that since the beginning of 2017 the European cloud market has grown more than threefold, reaching EUR 5.9 billion (or $6.9 billion) in the third quarter of 2020.

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Star Alliance takes off with AWS

World’s largest airline alliance selects AWS to build resiliency, improve operational efficiencies, and enhance traveller experiences.

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giffgaff goes all-in on AWS

UK mobile virtual network operator, giffgaff, chooses AWS to help accelerate innovation and put data at the heart of its business so it can enhance and introduce new services to improve its members’ experience.

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Cloud provider spend jumps; enterprise declines

New Q3 data from Synergy Research Group shows that worldwide spend on data center hardware and software nudged upwards by 2% from the third quarter of 2019, thanks entirely to a 21% jump in spending on public cloud infrastructure, which pushed it to an all-time high.

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Alkira extends network cloud

High-speed, low-latency network connects branches, data centres, remote users and clouds.

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Nuffield Health modernises infrastructure with Node4

Node4 is working with Nuffield Health to provide digital solutions and a cloud-first approach for the future of customer demand.

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Data centre industry buoys Ireland's economy

New biannual report from Host in Ireland highlights €117B in computer service exports as data centre industry continues key role as essential workers during ongoing pandemic.

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86% of IT pros think hybrid cloud is the ideal IT infrastructure model

Nutanix has published the findings of its third global Enterprise Cloud Index survey and research report, which measures enterprise progress with adopting private, hybrid and public clouds. This year, survey respondents were also asked about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on current and future IT decisions and strategy. A key finding: hybrid cloud is still the frontrunner as the ideal IT infrastructure model (86% of respondents think so), and respondents running hybrid environments are more likely to plan to focus on strategic efforts and driving positive business impact.

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Focusing on data centre fundamentals

The 8-hour Data Centre Fundamentals program is now improved with expert Instructor narration.

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IP House partners with Console Connect to offer hyperscale cloud connectivity

Partnership provides access to hyperscale cloud platforms including Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and AWS.

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Dundee City Council saves up to £1m with move to Brightsolid

Brightsolid’s Tier III designed data centre now hosting majority of Dundee City Council IT.

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Plus500 securely manages over three million trades every month

Rackspace Technology is supporting Plus500’s multicloud environment, having migrated services to Google Cloud whilst managing the existing VMware private cloud platform. Plus500’s highly sensitive data is also now guarded by Rackspace Managed Security.

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Online roundtable: Data centres: The energy innovation opportunity

Free Online Roundtable with ENEL X, DCA & Host in Ireland, 12th November 2020 at 14:00 GMT.

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Rackspace Technology manages Basware cloud transformation

Rackspace Technology has enabled Basware’s cloud native service delivery operating on Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud. Basware, a global procure-to-pay and e-invoicing solution provider, began its cloud technology relationship with Rackspace Technology in early 2000. As part of the migration to a fully AWS environment, Rackspace Technology also evolved Basware’s security capabilities.

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Cloud growth rate increases 33 percent year-on-year

New data from Synergy Research Group shows that Q3 enterprise spending on cloud infrastructure services were almost $33 billion, up 33% from the third quarter of 2019.

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Videos

Nick Smith, Business Development Manager at Genetec, discusses the changing role of physical security as it impacts IT infrastructure, identifying some key trends. He also details the company’s recent Streamvault Edge launch and highlights the particular physical security challenges faced by the data centre sector.
Emely Patra, RVP and Head of EMEA Customer Success Strategy and Architecture at MuleSoft, discusses the findings of the company’s recently published 2022 Connectivity Benchmark report, highlighting some of the obstacles to creating fully connected user experiences, and explaining how APIs and low code tools can help to address the major integration challenges which need to be overcome as part of a successful digital transformation strategy.
Ragnar Agnell, Partner at Centigo and Sanjiv Sachdev, Director, Strategic Business Value Consulting at Serviceware, discuss how – through the right technology – CTOs and CIOs can lead the charge against climate change in their companies whilst also balancing the urgent need to optimise business costs amid a turbulent financial climate.
Thor Johnsen, Head of Triple Point's Digital 9 Infrastructure plc., discusses the organisation’s recent data centre acquisitions in London and Finland, as it seeks to develop a multi-site, multi-location strategy with sustainability as a central focus.

Expert Opinions

By Nathan Howe, VP Emerging Technologies, 5G at Zscaler.
Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland The data centre sector skills shortage has been documented by industry publications and research firms for almost a decade. In fact, a report published by Gartner in 2016 found 80% of firms expected to find their growth held back due to a lack of new data centre skills, with the McKinsey Global Institute predicting a global shortage of 1.5 million qualified data centre managers as early as 2015.
By Davide Villa, Director of Business Development EMEAI, Western Digital.