Specialist data center news for North America
Golden opportunities for enterprise e-waste reduction
E-waste is a hot topic in tech circles, and Park Place's EMEA MD believes there could be huge opportunities if data centres and enterprises improve their practices.
How Schneider Electric aims to simplify IT management
With IT Expert, Schneider Electric aims to ensure secure, vendor agnostic, wherever-you-go monitoring and visibility of all IoT-enabled physical infrastructure assets.
Pitfalls to avoid when configuring cloud firewalls
Flexibility and granularity of security controls is good but can still represent a risk for new cloud adopters that don’t recognise some of the configuration pitfalls.
Cisco dominates record-high Ethernet switch & router markets
While the market is flourishing, it’s tough-going as Cisco has increased its majority share of the pie.
Why total visibility is the key to zero trust
Over time, the basic zero trust model has evolved and matured into what Forrester calls the Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) Ecosystem.
Gartner names Proofpoint Leader in enterprise information archiving
The report provides a detailed overview of the enterprise information archiving market and evaluates vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.
QNAP introduces new 10GbE and Thunderbolt 3 NAS series
The new series is supposedly an all-in-one NAS solution for file storage, backup, sharing, synchronisation and centralised management.
Tensions on the rise after Huawei CFO arrest
“Recently our corporate CFO, Meng Wanzhou, was provisionally detained by the Canadian authorities on behalf of the United States of America."
COTP launching two new data centres in North Virginia
Construction has already begun on the first facility, which will be within a campus densely populated by data centers.
HPE to supply tech to Formula E racing team
“At HPE, we believe the future belongs to the fast, and we’re focused on accelerating what’s next for enterprises, including in the world of auto racing."
Why the future of IT infrastructure is always on and always available
As more organisations embrace digital business, infrastructure and operations leaders will need to evolve their strategies and skills to keep up.
Is the on-premises data centre really going to ‘die’?
Gartner certainly thinks so, as it expects the sheer majority of enterprises to have binned their on-premises facility by 2025.
HPE announces financial results for the fourth quarter of 2018
“As we close my first fiscal year as CEO, I am incredibly proud of where we stand in the marketplace."
Samsung, Qualcomm and Verizon demonstrate 5G NR data connection
The test used Samsung’s commercial 5G NR and 4G LTE equipment to deliver the 5G NR data transmission using Verizon’s 28 GHz spectrum.
EkkoSense: 5 steps to maximising data centre performance
The company has shared what it believes are the five data centre optimisation trends that will maximise data centre performance in 2019.
Whitepaper: How to protect your business from insider threats
Critical data has moved to the cloud and employees are able to access it from any network, wherever they are in the world.
Google Cloud CEO stepping down to welcome ex-Oracle exec
Google Cloud has grown significantly under Greene's tenure, but has involved tens of billions of dollars and little gains on AWS and Azure.
Report: How IT Is responding to digital disruption and innovation
Today “every company is in the software business" to get a competitive edge, and this survey reveals how app dev is affecting IT teams.
Phishing: It's all too easy on mobile devices
A single errant tap moves an attacker closer to your data.
Huawei obtains world’s first PUE test certificate for modular data center product
Huawei is supposedly committed to providing users with green, efficient and reliable data center energy solutions.
'Public cloud is not a panacea' - 91% of IT leaders want hybrid
Nutanix research suggests cloud interoperability and app mobility outrank cost and security for primary hybrid cloud benefits.
AWS tops all four global markets, APAC a unique case
The order of proceedings remains relatively the same in three of the four major regions for public cloud services providers, but the APAC market is bolstered by the prominence of China.
Why 2019 is the year of post-modern analytics
"Large enterprises that have higher corporate data literacy experience US$320-$534 million in higher enterprise value."
HPE exec discusses how AI is transforming storage
Brett Lobwein says as IT infrastructures become increasingly complex (and the cost of downtime skyrockets) the only option is AI.
AWS simplifies data collection from IoT & edge devices
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced four new services that will simplify the collection of data from internet of things (IoT) applications and edge devices.
The six golden keys to successful identity assurance
When someone tries to access your internal systems, how can you be sure a user is who they claim to be?
Google’s new €600m Denmark data centre: The facts
The relentless march of the hyperscalers continues with today’s announcement that Google is committing a whopping €600 million to a new data centre in Denmark.
Digital Realty appoints new CIO and APAC MD
The company is continuing its global expansion with two new high-level appointments.
Opinion: Interconnectivity must scale in line with bandwidth demand
Clive Hogg talks about data centre interconnectivity and what needs to take place to cater for the relentless demand for bandwidth.
AWS announces two new Marketplace features
Now customers and marketplace sellers have the ability to use a private marketplace, as well as a dedicated marketplace for containers.
Vertiv’s 5 most noteworthy data centre trends for 2019
Vertiv has placed particular emphasis on edge computing being the ‘epicentre’ of innovation in the data centre space.
Gartner’s ten 2019 trends for infrastructure and operations
As IT infrastructure and operations take an continually growing role in the IT ecosystem, Gartner highlights what to prepare for in the year ahead.
Gartner: Infrastructure services moving beyond the edge
First it was about data moving to the edge, now Gartner says it's taking one step further.
Mobile Infrastructure market sees fastest growth since 2014
The report from Dell’Oro shows that while the vendor rankings for the top three vendors remained unchanged with Huawei, Ericsson, and Nokia leading.
Opinion: Data centre operations must become more standardised
Schneider Electric's Anthony DeSpirito says with data centres being crucial to business profit and loss, CIOs must now be a partner in all strategic decisions.
Altaro introduces WAN-optimised replication for VMs
"WAN-optimised replication allows businesses to continue working in the case of damage to on-premise servers."
Whitepaper: Why it’s critical to detect cyber attacks as they happen
"Many organisations are struggling to keep pace with the speed in which hackers are attacking their systems."
Enterprises to begin closing their data centres
Dan Hushon predicts next year companies will begin bidding farewell (if they haven't already) to their onsite data centres.
AWS RoboMaker supports future of robotics development
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is venturing deeper in the world of robotics services for developers with the launch of AWS RoboMaker.
Exclusive: How the separation of Amazon and AWS could affect the cloud market
"Amazon Web Services is one of the rare companies that can be a market leader but remain ruthlessly innovative and agile."
Opinion: Europe leading the way in OCP adoption
Schneider's Robert Bunger discusses his key takings from the Open Compute Summit and how Europe is leading the US.
Five secrets – Workday’s 2019 winning formulas
We thoroughly investigate why business software vendor Workday believes 2019 will be their best year yet.
HPE unveils composable hybrid cloud platform
“With our new open hybrid cloud platform, enterprises of all sizes can now manage, provision and deliver workloads and apps instantly and continuously to accelerate innovation.”
Gemalto building EU data centres to satiate GDPR
The company is looking to put its shoes in line for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
HPE unveils AI-driven operations for ProLiant, Synergy and Apollo servers
With global learning and predictive analytics capabilities based on real-world operational data, HPE InfoSight supposedly drives down operating costs.
DDN part of data mining mission on Mars
DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced that it will be playing a role in one of NASA’s most critical missions.
Exclusive: Strengths and limitations of the AWS/Cisco partnership
Iguazio CEO Yaron Haviv discusses whether the partnership really is a 'match made in heaven' and what it means for the industry.
HPE extends cloud-based AI tool InfoSight to servers
HPE asserts it is a big deal as the system can drive down operating costs, plug disruptive performance gaps, and free up time to allow IT staff to innovate.
Hyperscalers hurling colossal capital at data centres
The old proverb ‘you have to spend money to make money’ could never be truer than in the hyperscale data centre industry.
AWS provides a shot in the Arm with new servers
While it can’t claim to be the first one to deploy them, it does win the race of the cloud giants in offering the architecture as a cloud service.
More pie for me: Alibaba Cloud’s aggressive EMEA expansion
After elbowing its way into the EMEA market last month, the Chinese cloud provider has now unveiled the full extent of its product portfolio for the region.
Vertiv to build AU$35 million submarine cable landing station
The cable landing station, located in Maroochydore, will help deliver Australia’s fastest data connection to Asia.
Dell.com customers urged to change passwords after breach
Dell is asking all of its Dell.com customers to change their passwords after it detected ‘unauthorised activity’ on its network earlier this month.
Opinion: Data centre management can learn from the Navy
While a nuclear submarine may seem like a completely different beast from a data centre, the similarities in how they should be managed are striking and many.
AWS makes building and securing data lakes easier
AWS Control Tower, AWS Security Hub, and AWS Lake Formation help with provisioning and governance, monitoring security and compliance, and building and managing data lakes.