Everything starts with an idea, every new business process, new service, new product begins with someone saying “I have an idea”. Ideas are great but if they cannot be practically, quickly and economically implemented they stay just ideas. Let’s look at the idea that moving to a more virtualized environment in the data centre can speed up the roll out of new applications, which as a concept no one really disagrees with. By Trevor Dearing, EMEA Marketing Director, Gigamon.
Barracuda Networks, Inc has announced the release of its new application delivery controller, an integrated solution that combines load balancing, application acceleration, application control, and application security into a single, high-performance platform. The launch marks Barracuda's official entrance into the Application Delivery Controller market space, a highly anticipated move for the company given its extensive history of securing and scaling applications in the data center.
NextiraOne has achieved significant recognition from Alcatel-Lucent with a host of awards won by the company’s in-country operations in France, Italy, Poland and UK. Announced at the Alcatel-Lucent Executive Partner Days in Rome, the awards highlight the ongoing close relationship between NextiraOne and Alcatel-Lucent and the range of expertise in implementing Enterprise solutions.
Using standard x86 servers and programmable switches to deploy and manage virtualized networking infrastructure with software-defined networking will radically lower costs and enable datacenter and telecom networks to deploy new services.
Computacenter has been named EMC Enterprise Partner of the Year at the EMC 2013 Channel Awards on February 12th for the second year running. The award recognises year-on-year growth and the continued work between the two companies in the channel.
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.
Christian Gilby, Senior Director of Enterprise Product Marketing, Juniper Networks, talks through the recent updates to the Apstra intent-based networking platform, covering edge, Zero Trust and migration services. He also details a recent customer success story.
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.
Coeus Consulting, an independent IT advisory focused on delivering strategic change, recently published the findings of its report: ‘The critical role of technology leaders in delivering on sustainability targets’. Graeme Trevayne, Associate Director at Coeus Consulting, talks through the survey results, highlighting the progress which has already been made, whilst suggesting that there is much more that can be done, not least when it comes to the need for some commonly agreed, IT sustainability objectives and the accompanying metrics.
Hybrid IT solutions are quickly becoming a widely accepted essential for an organization’s digital transformation. Despite its necessity, many organizations lack confidence in implementing a hybrid IT infrastructure successfully across on-premise, cloud, edge and software as a service (SaaS) settings. Here, Martin Thunman, co-founder and CEO of hybrid integration expert Crosser, explores why and how organizations should implement a hybrid IT strategy.