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Scality revamps channel programme

Changes come as demand increases for edge-to-core-to-cloud storage strategies.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise expands Compute portfolio

HPE becomes first tier-one server provider to offer compute with optimized cloud-native silicon for service providers and enterprises embracing cloud-native development.

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Commvault and Oracle partner

OCI coupled with Metallic data management as a service (DMaaS) enables enterprise customers to protect and secure their data against threats, adhere to local data residency laws, and ease data management and recovery.

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Ingenuity Studios reinvents its pipeline with VAST Data Universal Storage

Ingenuity Studios has selected VAST to help deliver next-level realism to a host of long- and short-form works, including feature films, television series, music videos, commercials, and more. Ingenuity Studios tapped VAST Data’s Universal Storage architecture to leapfrog the status quo by deploying a simple data storage platform that allows artists and animators to easily collaborate on projects with ultra-fast performance and low-latency, without the classic flash storage tax.

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Businesses unprepared to defend against ransomware

Arcserve has published the first in a series of findings of its annual independent global research study on current experiences and attitudes of IT decision-makers (ITDMs) around data protection and recovery. Key findings from the research show that ransomware attacks continue to impact organisations worldwide with high costs, but they are still largely unprepared. With 50% of respondents targeted with ransomware attacks, the research indicates the critical need for companies to take a new approach to data resilience that fortifies disaster recovery strategies, backup systems, and immutable storage solutions to prevent the loss of mission-critical data.

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Nasuni acquires Storage Made Easy

File data services leader makes second acquisition in 60 days, follows significant investment.

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VMware unveils vSphere+ and vSAN+

VMware has unveiled VMware vSphere+ and VMware vSAN+ to help organisations bring the benefits of the cloud to their existing on-premises infrastructure with no disruption to their workloads or hosts. Introduced at VMworld 2021 as a technology preview known as Project Arctic, these new offerings will help customers enhance their infrastructure by providing centralised cloud-based infrastructure management, integrated Kubernetes, access to new hybrid cloud services, and a flexible subscription model.

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Acronis and Dunedin IT are new cyber protection partners of Hibernian FC

Hibernian FC is delighted to announce an innovative multi-year partnership with Acronis, the global leader in cyber protection, and Dunedin IT, one of Scotland's most trusted and experienced technology and connectivity providers providing end-to-end services.

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SNIA announces DNA data storage technology affiliate

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) takes another leap forward in the industry by enabling technical work and standards development for interoperability of DNA Data Storage solutions. SNIA is a nonprofit organization made up of storage professionals and is the globally recognized and trusted authority for storage leadership, standards, and technology expertise.

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Kyndryl and Veritas Technologies form global partnership

Kyndryl and Veritas Technologies have formed a global partnership to help enterprises protect and recover their critical data across multi-cloud environments.

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The Barcelona Supercomputing Center and Lenovo form partnership

Research focus aligns to key technology goals within Spain and the European Commission, such as personalised medicine in clinical practice, European autonomy in chip design, and energy-efficiency in supercomputers and data centres.

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N Series offers entry level data protection

Allows customers to simplify their IT environments and secure data with all-in-one scale-out backup and recovery appliances.

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Infinidat launches Global Partner Portal

To strengthen the level of support offered to channel partners, accelerate storage-as-a-service (STaaS) adoption, and enhance partner sales enablement, Infinidat is implementing a new global partner portal.

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Panasas joins MLCommons

Panasas software architect Curtis Anderson co-chairs the MLPerf Storage working group to develop ML storage benchmarks.

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Better backups required?

99 per cent of surveyed IT decision makers have a backup strategy in place, yet are failing to recover data.

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Videos

Mike McAdam, Data Centre Director EMEA, and Simon Prichard, Product Strategy Manager, both at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, explain how real-time data visualisation and smart insights can help to optimise data centre power and cooling infrastructure, before discussing the wider sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the industry into the future. They also share the company’s plans to leverage its critical infrastructure expertise to expand its presence within the data centre sector.
Piers Wilson, Head of Product Management at Huntsman Security, discusses the importance of carrying out a ransomware readiness assessment to discover any potentially costly security gaps within an organisation’s IT infrastructure. The company’s recently launched SmartCheck for Ransomware is designed to help companies fortify their cyber risk management.
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.
Or Lenchner, CEO, Bright Data, discusses the growing importance of ESG data, outlining the challenges of accessing, collecting, collating and analysing the many available data sources, and suggesting that improved government guidance and regulation is the way forward, along with the right analytics solution.

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 Drew Firment, VP of Enterprise Strategies at Pluralsight.
By Bengt Johannes Lundberg , CEO of Disruptive Technologies.
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.