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Capgemini launches a dedicated Quantum Lab

Capgemini signs an agreement with IBM to become an IBM Quantum Hub providing its clients access to IBM’s quantum computing systems as well as professional services.

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Veeam updates licensing models

There is a shift taking place in the way customers purchase their IT solutions, and it’s no surprise that technology is moving further into a subscription licensing model. Experts predict that this will become the new normal and if MSPs do not transform and adapt, they risk losing revenue and customers.

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RNT RAUSCH to launch Hibagon Mobile Data Safe®

Transfer large amounts of data physically and securely from one location to another.

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StorCentric launches Nexsan Unity Software v7.0

StorCentric has introduced Nexsan Unity software version 7.0, which includes important enhancements to power enterprise-class security, compliance and ransomware protection. The new Unity software now supports Object (S3) protocol, and data-centric security features such as immutable snapshots and object locking. This release also offers up to a 40% performance increase over Nexsan Unity version 6.1.

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Nebulon introdues 2-node smartEdge solution

Nebulon has launched a 2-node Nebulon smartEdge solution for distributed edge deployments. The 2-node solution reduces infrastructure costs by 33% and also provides enterprises a smaller entry point into smartInfrastructure for test and development deployments or other projects that may start small and grow later.

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North Devon Council upgrades to Arcserve

North Devon Council needs to ensure the safety of its data and must have a DR plan in place that minimises the risk of disruption to services. In 2021, the council installed two Arcserve appliances to protect 50TB of council data, including critical financial systems and the electoral register. The council has peace of mind that it can maintain business continuity even if a ransomware attack or hardware failure occurs, and the ICT team has more time for strategic activities.

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89% of businesses plan to host tech off-premise

Remote and hybrid working is driving a permanent shift in how businesses are organising their tech. Dependence on on-premise infrastructure, to support a full capacity office, is no longer required, shows survey.

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Dalrada collaborates with Lenovo and Iceotope

Dalrada is collaborating with Lenovo for its computing power and with Iceotope to provide a 360º solution to overcome environmental concerns, high energy and cost issues of water consumption with data centers and uses including cryptocurrency mining. Heat recovery options are a new opportunity for data centers. Exporting excess high-grade "heat" to district heating networks creates an additional income stream with optimized technology engineered for cooling data centers. Likido®AD absorption chillers result in ultra-low power usage effectiveness (PUE) ratios.

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NetApp introduces AFF A900 and ONTAP Enterprise Edition

NetApp has unveiled the latest evolution of its all-flash storage system array portfolio with the NetApp® AFF A900, powered by NetApp ONTAP Enterprise Edition. The new AFF A900 offers organizations the highest data storage performance to accelerate their business-critical enterprise database and application needs, the security and reliability to keep customer data highly available and secure, and the simplicity and flexibility that agile organizations require.

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North Bristol NHS Trust secures and protects its data with Commvault & COOLSPIRiT

NHS Trust secures its sensitive data with regular backups and data recovery solutions provided by Commvault’s Metallic and simplified with COOLSPIRiT’s support.

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Lenovo reveals “Lenovo 360” Global Channel Framework

As businesses continue to migrate toward an Everything-as-a-Service consumption model, “Lenovo 360” enables partners to grow their business through expanded access to end-to-end solutions and services.

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Delivering AI at the edge

Lenovo expands its ThinkEdge portfolio with GPU-rich edge server designed to accelerate business critical insights.

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Data governance programmes are crucial for trust

Research from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, in collaboration with data integrity leader Precisely, shines a light on how data governance programmes have a direct impact on data quality - with two-thirds of organisations reporting improved data quality as a “leading benefit”.

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Kyndryl and NetApp form strategic partnership

Deliver critical enterprise data infrastructure to BMW Group.

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Beware digital fragmentation

Second Annual Informatica – IDC Global CDO Survey finds that CDOs spend 35% of their time tackling day to-day data management as opposed to driving strategy and innovation with data.

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Videos

Pankaj Sharma, Executive Vice President, Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric, is optimistic that organisations can pursue the benefits of digital transformation without compromising on their sustainability objectives. In particular, he believes that the data centre industry is very well placed to address the pressing environmental demands of the next few years, as it continues to develop technology innovations as it helps end users embrace the opportunities of the Digital Age.
DW talks to Ken Steinhardt, Field CTO at Infinidat, covering the company’s recently launched InfiniBox SSA solid state storage solution, as well as the role that AIOps has to play when it comes to delivering Infinidat’s Storage-as-a-Service, flexible consumption model. Ken also provides some fascinating insights into the company’s future plans and the storage market in general.
NTT’s John Eland, talks through the company’s global data centre expansion plans, which cover the US, UK, Spain, South Africa, Malaysia and, most notably, India. John also explains how NTT’s ability to provide almost any combination of colocation, connectivity and ICT solutions required fits perfectly with customers’ hybrid IT requirements.
Spectra Logic’s Vice President of Product Management and Solutions, David Feller, shares the company’s own experience of dealing with a ransomware attack, explaining how this has shaped the development of recently launched attack-hardened, hybrid, multi-cloud data management and storage solutions.

Blogs

By Shirin Esfandiari, Product Director at Oracle.
Bernd Greifeneder, founder and CTO of Dynatrace., looks ahead to 2022, predicting some key trends we’re likely to see impacting organisations’ journeys towards digital transformation.
Nicolas Roussel, Technical Manager at Siemon, discusses whether to select singlemode or multimode fibre cabling for the data centre