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Arrow Electronics forms EMEA distribution agreement with Network as a Service (NaaS) vendor Megaport

Global technology provider Arrow Electronics has announced an EMEA distribution agreement with Network as a Service (NaaS) provider Megaport. The agreement makes Megaport’s private Software Defined Network platform available to companies in EMEA looking to modernise their networks and accelerate digital transformation.

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Kyndryl and Cloudera form global partnership

Kyndryl and Cloudera have formed a global partnership to help customers enable and drive their mission-critical hybrid cloud, multicloud and edge computing data initiatives.

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Pluribus unveils Unified Cloud Networking vision

New architecture enables a Unified Cloud Networking model across switches, DPUs and distributed clouds; early field trials begin May 1, 2022.

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Google Cloud and VMware expand global partnership

Google Cloud and VMware have announced an expanded partnership to help customers accelerate app modernisation and cloud transformation. Customers will now be able to use the VMware Cloud Universal program to take advantage of Google Cloud VMware Engine. Through this extended partnership, enterprise customers will gain greater financial flexibility, choice, and the ability to accelerate their cloud migrations and modernise their enterprise applications in Google Cloud.

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BMG accelerates Google Cloud migration with Rackspace Technology

Rackspace Technology is supporting BMG, the fourth biggest global music company in the world, with its migration to Google Cloud.

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93% of IT industry to adopt cloud tech within five years

Survey, conducted by Hornetsecurity, reveals that hybrid cloud solutions are the long-term target for two in three companies.

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Cloud security report highlights multi-cloud problems and skills shortages

Misconfiguration is the number one cause of cloud-security incidents in 2021.

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OVHcloud expands its portfolio of file storage solutions

Enterprise File Storage offers high performance and high availability to help organisations optimise their data management in the cloud.

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Lack of a holistic cloud strategy is causing a cloud boomerang effect amongst some applications

The majority of IT decision makers plan to increase their organization’s use of public cloud (78%) and private cloud (72%) infrastructure over the next 18-24 months. This finding comes from the first part of the annual Cloud Impact Study 2022 from Aptum, a hybrid multi-cloud managed service provider. The report, titled The Balance of Hybrid, explores the deployment of workloads on different cloud infrastructures and examines the decision-making process behind their placement.

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Pacific Textiles drives digital transformation with new infrastructure for legacy and cloud-native applications

Canonical announces that Pacific Textiles chose Canonical Charmed OpenStack for its infrastructure upgrade. The new private cloud environment allows keeping the legacy workloads running continuously and launching new cloud-native services simultaneously.

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Nokia launches Adaptive Cloud Networking

Cloud-native solution targets unpredictable 5G era demands by supercharging service provider data center fabrics and seamlessly extending network operations to the edge cloud.

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Fulfilling the promise of private 5G

Cisco Private 5G as-a-Service delivered with global partners offers enterprise customers reduced technical, financial, and operations risks with managing enterprise private 5G networks.

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Decathlon selects Aiven to accelerate its transition to the cloud

Decathlon Group chooses Aiven to turn its open source data management technologies into a highly resilient platform configured for DevOps.

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Rackspace Technology expands AWS relationship

Multiyear strategic collaboration agreement drives customer value and innovation, and strengthens AWS’s position as Rackspace Technology’s preferred cloud provider.

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SoftwareONE unveils Goatpath brand

Dedicated innovation brand to transform how customers and partners buy, sell and manage software, services and cloud in future.

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Videos

Richard Hoptroff, Founder and CTO (Chief Time Officer) of Hoptroff, discusses the importance of developing the accurate time solutions on which more and more digital applications rely. The company’s pedigree in the financial sector means it is well placed to meet this demand across many industry sectors, including IoT, aerospace, defence, media, autonomous vehicles and smart cities.
Richelle Ahlvers, Chair of the SNIA Storage Management Initiative, discusses what’s new with Swordfish, the storage management standard, including the latest developments on work with industry partner organisations and the new Conformance Testing Program, as well as talking through the newly opened SNIA Storage Management Initiative’s Next-Gen Lab.
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.
Robert Belgrave, CEO of Pax8 EMEA, shares his plans for the company, following a recent $185 million investment round - with ongoing geographical and technology solutions expansion very much on the agenda. Robert also provides some fascinating insights into the post-pandemic Channel and end user business worlds.

Expert Opinions

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.
By Nic Sarginson, Principal Solutions Engineer at Yubico.
By David Watkins, solutions director for VIRTUS Data Centres.
By Jonathan Westley, Chief Data Officer, Experian UK&I.