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Commvault adds advanced security features
  • Posted on 17th August 2023 in by Phil Alsop

Jason Gerrard, Director of International Systems Engineering at Commvault, explains the advanced security features recently added to the company’s data protection solutions portfolio, featuring on-prem and SaaS management integration, risk analysis, threat scan and advisor, auto recovery and Microsoft and CyberArk integrations.

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Reduce, reuse, recycle – Dell’s sustainable materials journey
  • Posted on 9th August 2023 in by Phil Alsop

Allison Ward, Senior Sustainable Materials Engineer at Dell Technologies, explains how the company balances the priorities of the circular economy alongside ensuring that sustainable materials innovation doesn’t come at a performance cost. She shares some brilliant insights as to the work Dell is doing around sustainability innovation, both internally and working with its supply chain, strategic partners and, importantly, customers.

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Women in IT – Tamsin Ashmore, CFO at Ultima

Tamsin Ashmore, CFO at Ultima, discusses her career to date - the challenges she has met along the way and how she has achieved success; and shares some brilliant insights as to women working in the tech space – how companies can support and progress their careers and, importantly, how to improve gender diversity within the industry.

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Application modernisation and digital data management
  • Posted on 6th August 2023 in by Phil Alsop

Martin James, VP EMEA at Aerospike, discusses the importance of application modernisation, efficient software and IT consolidation – all of which should mean the need for less databases, but with richer feature sets. He outlines both the pitfalls of holding onto legacy applications and systems and the benefits of modernisation and consolidation, with Aerospike well positioned to help customers with the attendant data management challenges and opportunities.

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SD-WAN – not all solutions are created equal (or fully integrated)!
  • Posted on 2nd August 2023 in by Phil Alsop

Jon Selway, Aryaka’s Vice President of Channel Sales – EMEA, discusses the SD-WAN, and not unrelated SASE and ZTNA, opportunities, both for small and medium sized enterprises and, therefore, the Channel organisations which serve them. He explains the various SD-WAN solutions available, advising end users, VARs and MSPs to ensure that when they do evaluate both networking and security solutions, there are no hidden surprises – with native and fully integrated stack solutions offering perhaps the best way forward.

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Database modernisation – time for a migration?
  • Posted on 2nd August 2023 in by Phil Alsop

David Walker, Field CTO, EMEA, Yugabyte, the leading open source distributed SQL database company, warns of the problems associated with legacy databases, discusses the importance of database modernisation - covering the requirements, benefits and potential pitfalls of the migration process - and outlines the many advantages of migrating to open source cloud native databases.

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Redefining risk
  • Posted on 2nd August 2023 in by Phil Alsop

David Tattam, Chief Research and Content Officer and Co-Founder, Protecht, discusses the company’s mission ‘to redefine the way the world thinks about risk’, with some engaging and informative insights as to how organisations can develop and grow an effective, dynamic risk management framework, with the people-related aspect – culture and conduct – at its core.

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Outsourcing opportunity for MSPs
  • Posted on 31st July 2023 in by Phil Alsop

Greg Jones, Vice President of Business Development EMEA, Kaseya, discusses the findings of the company’s recently published IT Operations Report. He shares some fascinating insights as to current end user challenges, including cybersecurity, automation, budgets, workloads and legacy infrastructure, suggesting that MSPs and the Channel more generally have a major opportunity to help their customers as they look for more outsourced technology solutions and expertise.

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Lack of skills threatens data centre disruption

Mike Meyer, Managing Director, Portman Partners (Executive Search), provides some fascinating and expert insights as to why the data centre and wider digital infrastructure sectors are facing an imminent skills shortage, suggesting that innovative thinking and actions are required to address the situation before it becomes a significant bottleneck to ongoing digital transformation in both the business and consumer worlds.

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How best to survive a ransomware attack

Dan Middleton, Vice President UK & Ireland, Veeam, discusses the company’s recent 2023 Ransomware Trends Report, which provides some fascinating insights into how companies deal with the inevitable attack. He covers the importance of backups that ‘must survive’ (not quite the same as immutable storage!), implementing wider risk management and cyber resilience strategies, and the need for increased collaboration within the enterprise – most obviously between the cybersecurity and storage teams. Digitalisation World

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Anti-ransomware focus, combined with expanded data recovery scope
  • Posted on 27th June 2023 in by Phil Alsop

Veniamin Simonov, VP of Product Management at NAKIVO, explains the new features included in NAKIVO Backup & Replication v10.9, which include Bare Metal Recovery, Direct Recovery from Tape and Backup Malware Scan, as well as outlining a couple of recent customer success stories.

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Storage innovation in the spotlight
  • Posted on 22nd June 2023 in by Phil Alsop

Krzysztof Franek, Open-E’s CEO and President, outlines the latest Open-E JovianDSS software updates, which won the company the DCS Award for ICT Storage Innovation, explains the company’s new online course for Data Storage +ZFS, and also discusses the recent Post Bellum customer win and the work Open-E has been doing with both ATTO and Wester Digital. He ends by revealing that, celebrating its 25th anniversary, Open-E will be introducing a brand new release of the Open-E JovianDSS solution.

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News

Leading digital infrastructure companies call for industry adoption of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) to accelerate net-zero ambitions.
Evolve, the leading provider of Managed Network Solutions and IT services, has appointed Simon Saffidine as its Chief Technology Officer.
Paessler GmbH has formed a new partnership with Prianto, one of the fastest-growing software distributors in the UK.
Backup and data recovery trends, flash storage innovations, the use of cutting-edge AI in virtual machine environments and more were at the heart of the Munich edition of A3 Communications’ Technology Live!.

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