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Helping the Channel negotiate the BC/DR ‘maze’

Richard May, Managing Director of virtualDCS, offers some great insights as to the challenges and opportunities for the Channel as it seeks to help its customers address their business continuity/disaster recovery needs. In a market where many continue to hold on to the ‘comfort’ of legacy applications, Richard believes that the virtualDCS CloudCover solutions portfolio, built around the company’s longstanding partnership with Veeam, offers a great opportunity for Channel companies to make a real difference when it comes to providing optimised BC/DR.

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Data management addresses storage and security challenges

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.

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The solid state of storage receives an AIOps boost

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.

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On-premises opportunities still very much alive! - Nebulon

Tim Pitcher, Vice President Sales at Nebulon, talks Channel challenges, including differentiation, changing business models and hyperconverged. Working through its OEM server partners, Nebulon has recently launched the smartPartner Programme, providing Channel companies with an exciting, recurring revenue opportunity.

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An ever changing Channel? - Quantum

Ahead of the SDC Channel event, DW talks to James Mundle, Global Channel Chief at Quantum, a leading storage vendor, about the ever growing importance of the Channel as the best, trusted source of the hybrid IT solutions demand by today’s dynamic, digital enterprises.

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The rise of Kubernetes requires a new approach to data protection

Recently, Commvault carried out a survey looking at storage in relation to Kubernetes. DW discusses the findings with Geeta Vaghela, Head of Product Management at the company, looking at the data protection implications for containerised workloads for organisations already trying to manage their physical and virtual storage environments.

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The ever increasing importance of digital data protection

DW talks with Phil Bullinger a few months in to his new role as Infinidat CEO and excited about the company’s future. Phil shares plenty of insights into those storage technologies designed to both combat the threat of malware and enable the opportunities of a hybrid IT world, as well as recent customer success stories.

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Office365 backups made easy - Digitalisation World talks to Altaro

Digitalisation World talks to Andy Syrewicze, Technical Evangelist for Altaro Software, about the company’s Office365 Backup for MSPs solution – the features, the benefits and a user example.

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Storage evolution in a rapidly changing world - Part 2

Digitalisation World talks storage with Hossein ZiaShakeri, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Alliances at Spectra Logic. The conversation starts with a look at the impact of COVID-19 and the development of Spectra Logic’s technology focus in recent times and broadens out to discuss data and storage management, hybrid IT and the edge, with a brief look into the future.

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Storage evolution in a rapidly changing world - Part 1

Digitalisation World talks storage with Hossein ZiaShakeri, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Alliances at Spectra Logic. The conversation starts with a look at the impact of COVID-19 and the development of Spectra Logic’s technology focus in recent times and broadens out to discuss data and storage management, hybrid IT and the edge, with a brief look into the future.

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Cloud computing as the catalyst for an organisation’s digital transformation journey

Digitalisation World talks digital transformation with Sam Broadhurst, Fujitsu UK’s Cloud and Managed Service Provider Account Manager. The conversation covers the ‘power of data’, the Pay As You Go cloud computing model, and takes a look at the new normal, as Fujitsu itself plans major work practice changes in Japan.

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How AIOps can help end users to identify and address IT infrastructure performance issues

In the second part of a two part interview, Digitalisation World talks to Virtana’s Managing Director International, David Cumberworth, about how AIOps can help end users to identify and address IT infrastructure performance issues – including some ‘real world’ examples.

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Right Data, Right Place, Right Cost -- Go Your Way Podcast

Not all data migrations to the cloud look alike and often times that means that data need to be accessible to where it can drive the most value. On this episode, Greg Knieriemen and Phoebe Goh discuss how data portability and migration can play a critical role in how you architect your data strategy with industry veteran Mark Thiele, founder and CEO of Edgevana.

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The World of Unstructured Data

Dell EMC #PowerScale brings order to the disorder, clears the confusion, and masters the unpredictable.

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EverFlex aligns technology spend to usage and outcomes

EverFlex from Hitachi Vantara provides flexible acquisition and elastic consumption of Hitachi products, services and solutions with acquisition alternatives.

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News

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.
A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute finds that 51% of industrial organizations believe that the number of cyberattacks on smart factories is likely to increase over the next 12 months. Yet nearly half (47%) of manufacturers say cybersecurity in their smart factories is not a C-level concern. According to the Capgemini report, ‘Smart & Secure: Why smart factories need to prioritize cybersecurity’, few manufacturers have mature practices across the critical pillars of cybersecurity. The connected nature of smart factories is exponentially increasing the risks of attacks in the Intelligent Industry era.
Healthcare professionals at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust are trialling an AI application designed to help detect lung cancers on chest x-rays sooner, in the first UK project set up using the Sectra Amplifier Service.
New research reveals majority of large businesses can’t replace unsupported hardware, leaving potential vulnerabilities exposed.

Expert Opinions

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