IBM makes $1 billion investment in Flash

IBM has unveiled a strategic initiative to drive Flash technology further into the enterprise to help organizations better tackle the mounting challenges of Big Data.

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LANDesk acquires VMware Protect family

Enables LANDesk to deliver unmatched user-oriented IT management solutions, technology and expertise to enterprises around the world.

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First dedicated online Lloyd George patient records service in primary care

Grove House Practice, the first GP surgery in the UK to computerise its entire Lloyd George patient records library using new NHS online managed service.

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New Red Hat Storage Server capabilities deliver the foundation for Enterprise Open Hybrid Clouds

Red Hat is pleased to announce the availability of new Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 features and capabilities that bring enhanced virtual machine storage functionality for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, end-to-end encryption for data at rest and in motion, and enhanced security and data availability.

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Big Data Hoarding – the elephant in the room

Hoarding every bit of data is a serious affliction for 75% of organisations and a predicted 4,300% growth in data by 2020 is going to create substantial pressures on many IT organisations says Neil Hewer,Technical Director, Data Continuity Group.

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Hybrid Cloud

By Nick Davis, IBM Cloud Business Development Manager.

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What companies must know about Bring Your Own Device to work

By Don Jackson, CISSP, a Senior Security Researcher with the Counter Threat Unit (CTUTM) Research Team at Dell SecureWorks

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Cloud in 2013: From Hype to Hyper Growth

By Steve Caniano, VP, Hosting, Managed Applications and Cloud Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions.

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Chalcroft quadruples its content storage space

Metalogix, provider of content infrastructure software to improve the use and performance of enterprise content on Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange and Cloud platforms, says that Chalcroft, a construction company based in the United Kingdom, has successfully implemented Metalogix StoragePoint to manage over 25 terabytes of enterprise SharePoint content. After installing StoragePoint, Chalcroft was able to quadruple their storage space and witnessed a dramatic difference in the performance of its SQL server and SharePoint environment.

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TWM Solicitors LLP transforms IT infrastructure

TWM Solicitors LLP, a mid-sized law firm based in the UK, has chosen EMC® technologies to transform its IT infrastructure, power its virtualization strategy and better support its commercial and private law services.

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Fujitsu data protection integrates Quantum dedupe

Fujitsu says that enterprises will soon find it far easier to balance backup and recovery speed with the cost of flexibly storing virtually unlimited amounts of data on any combination of storage media. In an extended sales and technology agreement, Fujitsu is embedding Quantum’s industry-leading deduplication technology in the next generation of Fujitsu ETERNUS CS High End Data Protection Appliance. The new solution is anticipated to be over five times more scalable than the current market leader and will be the first scale-out deduplication appliance available on the market.

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Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA bids farewell to von Kuenheim

Avnet Technology Solutions has announced the departure of Fabian von Kuenheim, CEO of Magirus, from its EMEA business. For the past six months von Kuenheim has played a key role in the initial integration of the Magirus Group following its acquisition by Avnet, Inc. on 1 October 2012. von Kuenheim will leave the company to pursue new entrepreneurial challenges but will provide advisory support to Avnet for a transitional period until September 2013.

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Carrenza uses the HP Moonshot Platform to help deliver Red Nose Day 2013

Carrenza has successfully used HP Moonshot servers in a live production environment to help run Red Nose Day 2013. The announcement follows the launch of HP’s Moonshot servers, HP’s revolutionary new low-power servers for hyperscale computing environments.

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Spectra Logic launches Mobile App

Spectra Logic has announced the availability of its SpectraEDGE mobile application, available exclusively to its SpectraEDGE channel reseller partners worldwide. Spectra Logic resellers can now receive real-time partner program highlights, news and sales tools previously only available on the SpectraEDGE portal. The app extends portal accessibility to SpectraEDGE resellers’ iOS- or Android-based mobile devices.

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Christina Mertens, Vice President of Business Development, EMEA, and Darren Watkins, Managing Director, both at VIRTUS Data Centres, discuss the company’s planned 300MW Wustermark Data Centre Campus - poised to become one of Germany's and Europe’s largest scale green data centre campuses and described as a ‘new benchmark for data centre capacity for Cloud and AI in Europe’.
Danny Quinn, MD of DataVita, explains how the company, working with Posetiv, examined the carbon intensity of Europe’s major data centre markets, highlighting how this carbon intensity could be massively reduced by moving data centres to greener energy locations.
Eric Herzog, CMO at Infinidat, explains why cyber resilience is so important for both enterprise cybersecurity and storage, recommends an action plan for CTOs to both secure their data infrastructure and boost their cyber resilience, and outlines the Infinidat technology solutions developed to support these strategies.
John Hayes-Warren, CEO of Agilitas, discusses the findings of the company’s 2023 Channel Trends report, with customer experience and company culture, combining to provide the Total Experience, as the main priorities for the channel. The report also highlighted the importance of leadership, purpose, alliances, skills and sustainability, as John explains.

Expert Opinions

By Jon Fielding, Managing Director, EMEA at Apricorn.
By Simon Harris, Head of Critical Infrastructure, BCS.
Here are seven storage trends that Infinidat has identified heading into 2024. By Eric Herzog, Chief Marketing Officer at Infinidat.
By Dr. Thomas King, Chief Technology Officer, DE-CIX.