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Cloud computing usage at almost 90 percent

O’Reilly has released the survey findings of its latest report, “Cloud Adoption in 2020,” that captures the latest trends in cloud, microservices, distributed application development, and other critical infrastructure and operations technologies.

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Digital transformation falling onto the back burner due to a widening ‘Hesitancy Gap’

IT teams are wasting more than a quarter of their time just laying the groundwork for projects, reveals research from NTT Ltd.

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Rackspace accelerates cloud expansion

Global leader in technology services expands international footprint and strengthens capabilities in EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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Uptime Institute embraces a remote future

Uptime Institute has announced the availability of new remotely-enabled versions of its globally recognized Tier Standard Certifications, Accredited Educational curriculum, Data Center Risk Assessment, Management & Operations Stamp of Approval, and Facilities Management and Operations services. These new services can be utilized by clients globally today, even with non-traditional business operating plans in effect due to the COVID-19 epidemic, in order to reduce the service delivery risks associated with digital infrastructure design, operations, risk assessment and education.

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Tectonic shift to the cloud well underway; despite Covid-19 delaying current projects

2020 is set to be a momentous decade for cloud networking, as enterprises are committed to embedding cloud-first strategies in their organisations - new research commissioned by Colt has uncovered.

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Oxford University and AWS create a test-bed for cloud-based research

The University of Oxford has formed a new strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The collaboration will focus on building a portfolio of new research projects relating to AI, robotics, cyber-physical systems, human-centred computing, and support to the University’s new “Lighthouse” Doctoral Scholarships.

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Information overload

John Hall, Managing Director of Proximity Data Centres, explains why coronavirus is driving the demand for data

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CyrusOne joins the EUDCA Board of Directors

The European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) has revealed that CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ:CONE) has joined the Board of Directors and Policy Committee as an Associate Member, bringing great value with its experience and leadership in support of the organisation’s efforts to monitor, educate and encourage best practice in data centre policy in Europe and around the world.

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Steep increase in hybrid and multi-cloud architectures

Hybrid and multi-cloud architectures have become the de-facto standard among organisations, with more than half (53 percent) embracing them as the most popular form of deployment.

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Increased need for tech pros across hybrid IT environments

SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2020: The Universal Language of IT examines the evolving role of technology in business and the breakdown of traditional IT siloes.

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Red Hat accelerates Open Hybrid Cloud technologies

New technologies double down on vision to enable customers to ‘build anything, deploy everywhere,’ from the edge to hybrid and multicloud environment.

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Zoom selects Oracle

Zoom deploys Oracle Cloud within hours; enables millions of meeting participants within weeks.

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Data centres must prepare for summer

Data centre operators must prepare their facilities for the warm summer months by implementing the correct level of temperature control and power generation equipment, following confirmation that 2019 was Europe’s hottest ever year on record.

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Future cloud predictions for banking and fintech sector

Increasing automation of data management, expanding cloud storage opportunities and the need for reliable cloud hosting partners are the most commonly predicted future trends for Banking and Fintech market.

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Onguard selects Rackspace

New customer environments can now be launched in minutes due to private cloud platform and enhanced automation.

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Videos

Christian Gilby, Senior Director of Enterprise Product Marketing, Juniper Networks, talks through the recent updates to the Apstra intent-based networking platform, covering edge, Zero Trust and migration services. He also details a recent customer success story.
Surya Varanasi, Storcentric’s CTO, talks through the launch of the Nexsan Unity NV10000 enterprise class platform, which supports block, file and object storage protocols and addresses data security, including ransomware, and regulatory compliance concerns.
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.
Piers Wilson, Head of Product Management at Huntsman Security, discusses the importance of carrying out a ransomware readiness assessment to discover any potentially costly security gaps within an organisation’s IT infrastructure. The company’s recently launched SmartCheck for Ransomware is designed to help companies fortify their cyber risk management.

Expert Opinions

By Gareth Meyer, Chief Operating Officer, Ultima.
Simon Spring, Operations Director of EMEA at WhereScape, discusses some of the common misconceptions surrounding data warehouses, data lakes, and data hubs, and why a proper understanding of each is key to building effective data infrastructure.
By Nathan Howe, VP Emerging Technologies, 5G at Zscaler.
By Bhushan Patil, Chief Growth Officer for Network Services for APJI & EMEA,