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IT Professionals: The Hidden Heroes of the Public Sector

Each year September rolls around, bringing with it the annual IT Professionals Day—a day dedicated to appreciating IT professionals, and the critical role they play in end users’ lives and in operating successful organisations across every sector. IT professionals are the hidden heroes regardless of where they work, but for those in the public sector, keeping technology up and running can be the difference between life and death in an operating theatre, or between a law being passed and a law be...

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Windows Server 2008 End of Life: A Storage Modernisation Opportunity

For organisations operating Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the end is near; both are being shelved by Microsoft and will officially reach “end of life” status as of January 2020 and July 2019 respectively. It is impossible to determine the exact market share of each individual Microsoft Server operating systems in use; however, Ned Pyle, principal program manager in the Windows Server high availability and storage group, provided information indicating that the market share of t...

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Successfully Navigating Hybrid Cloud Challenges

According to a recent report from 451 Research, the ability to migrate workloads easily between on-prem and public cloud is the number one reason that organisations opt for a hybrid IT infrastructure. Unfortunately, a significant divide exists today between traditional enterprise IT environments and the public cloud with different management models, consumption models, application architectures, and storage and data services. These differences can limit your ability to easily move enterprise and...

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Why edge computing and VDI make the perfect pair

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) - a technology that can make fully-personalised, individual desktop virtual machines with user profile control and golden imaging, is realising new levels of growth recently, with the global VDI market expected to be worth almost $5 billion by 2020. By Alan Conboy, Office of the CTO, at Scale Computing.

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Outsourcing maintenance makes sense

Bill Raftery, SVP of Global Storage Solutions, Curvature, discusses the advantages of outsourcing maintenance provision to bolster storage infrastructures that sit behind non-critical apps.

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“...One giant leap for mankind”: How is technology powering space exploration 50 years on from the moon landing?

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. It’s been 50 years since Neil Armstrong uttered those famous words, but they remain every bit as iconic and powerful today. Half a century on, and man landing on the moon is undoubtedly one of the most important events in our collective history. By James Petter, VP, EMEA, Pure Storage.

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Technical Discussion: Encryption and Security at High Speed over Distance for IP Storage

Why do so many IP replication solutions lack encryption capabilities, and why is performance an issue when you need to encrypt data inflight? Check out Brocade subject matter experts discussing the challenges of maintaining security while replicating data between data centers at high throughput, including how Brocade addresses this architecturally with IP Extension.

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