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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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Rémy Cointreau drives customer centricity with SAP on Google Cloud

Imagine the challenge of supply chain planning and meeting changing consumer needs when you have products that can take up to one-hundred years to produce. That’s the case for Rémy Cointreau, a family-owned maker of fine spirits whose roots go back to 1724.

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IP House launches ‘IP Cloud Connect’ solution

The new hybrid cloud solution offers increased uptime, business continuity and rapid digital transformation via resilient digital infrastructure.

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Report examines efficiency and sustainability

Findings from interviews with 800+ data centre service providers worldwide to determine current state of strategic sustainability initiatives.

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Videos

Florian Malecki, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Arcserve, discusses the findings of the company’s recent ransomware survey, which reveals that far too many organisations are still unprepared, not least in terms of recovering lost data. The good news is that businesses do have plans to increase their data resilience investments to meet the challenges of today’s hybrid, digital workplace.
Marc Garner, VP, Schneider Electric UK and Ireland, outlines the features and benefits of the recently launched Easy Modular All-in-One Data Center, before discussing the growing applications for modular data centres – not least the edge computing market.
Charles Hunsucker, General Manager Americas and Data Centers at Kohler Uninterruptible Power, explains how its entire range of mission critical diesel generators is now compatible with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) – the latest development in the company’s sustainability focus.
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.

Expert Opinions

David Macfarlane, Managing Director of Gamma - an exhibitor at Europe's #1 digital transformation expo DTX & UCX 2022 - delves into how companies can collaborate effectively within the cloud in the post-pandemic era of unified communications.
By Lottie Bazley, senior strategic internal communications adviser at Staffbase.
By Jon Fielding, managing director EMEA of Apricorn.
By Martin Bodley, Director & Global Head of Bose Work at Bose Professional.