Keysource, a specialist in data centres and critical environments, has successfully completed a management buyout (MBO), led by Stephen Whatling. The transaction was backed by Tosca Debt Capital (TDC) and Shawbrook Bank, who provided equity finance and debt funding respectively. Terms of the deal are undisclosed.
A return to pre-COVID levels of confidence regarding future demand for datacentres was an encouraging finding from the latest independent industry survey, which captures the views of over 3000 senior datacentre professionals across Europe, including owners, operators, developers, consultants and end users.
The Siemon Company, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has appointed Henry Siemon as the company’s new President and CEO, effective 01 January 2021. Carl Siemon, who has served as President and CEO since 1982, will continue to serve on the board of directors and will work with Henry and the leadership team as a strategic advisor. Henry becomes the fifth CEO in Siemon’s 118-year history and establishes a fifth generation of stable family leadership.
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.
Mickey Bresman, Co-Founder and CEO and Ran Harel, Senior Security Product Manager, both at Semperis, discuss the findings of the company’s recent Microsoft Active Directory security survey, and also explain how the Semperis Purple Knight security assessment tool not only highlights AD security gaps, but also provides recommended fixes.
Imply has recently launched the Polaris cloud database service. Imply’s Vice President of Product Marketing, David Wang, puts the launch in context as he details the company’s Project Shapeshift work around Apache Druid, going on to explain how today’s analytics opportunities require the very latest and best database solutions.
The coming together of Arcserve and StorageCraft means an expanded solutions portfolio, offering both simplification and agility to Channel partners, designed to provide end users with a comprehensive approach to the backup and recovery challenges of the digital world. SDC Channel talks to Arcserve’s Vice President Sales, EMEA, Richard Massey and Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Florian Malecki.
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.
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.
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.