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Unified fast file and fast object storage: A key milestone in the evolution of storage architecture

The rise of data applications has impacted storage technology and accelerated unified fast file and object (UFFO). Wes van den Berg, VP & GM, Pure Storage UKI, tells us why the emergence of UFFO is fundamental and why it is expected to power the innovation of tomorrow. Looking back, there are many significant milestones in […]


How the move to Edge Cloud will support the rollout of 5G

Edge Computing has become increasingly popular as business leaders look to modernise their network infrastructure, resulting in a spike in demand for data centres across the globe. Jürgen Hatheier, Chief Technology Officer, EMEA at Ciena, says that in the next five years, we will see tens of thousands of additional scaled-down data centres at the […]


What does 2021 have in store for the data centre industry?

As we approach a new year, the data centre industry must prepare for what might be in store. Justin Jenkins, UK President and COO Europe, Vantage Data Centers, discusses some of the trends to be expected in 2021 as it will undoubtedly be another exciting one for the industry. The year ahead promises to be […]


Expert reveals how to solve the data centre staffing crisis

Navigating the staffing crisis can be a challenge within itself, without including the current issues data centre leaders have been faced with as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryan Hogg, Senior Hardware Product Manager, Opengear, discusses the best way to solving today’s data centre staffing crisis. The rapid growth of the data centre sector […]


Fifty shades of green – The DCA’s aim to create a more sustainable future

The DCA explains the reason for its new Sustainability Special Interest Group (SIG), why it has been set up and what it will achieve as we consider the impact of data centres on the environment both now and into the future. The data centre remains the beating heart of our digital world. Businesses and society […]


CNet expert discusses human risk within data centres

The Uptime Institute has stated that with more investment in management, process and training, outage frequency of data centres would almost certainly fall significantly. Sarah Parks, Marketing and Communications Director, CNet Training, considers some of the ways to reduce highly preventable downtime as human error accounts for a large number of outages. What poses the […]


How can data centre leaders combat the skills shortage as further outages disrupt the industry?

Uptime Institute has announced the key findings of its 10th annual Global Data Center Survey, the largest and most comprehensive in the data centre industry. The results show a growing sector adapting to rapid change on multiple levels. In almost every area under discussion — outages, resiliency, staffing, workload placement or innovation — there is […]


Transforming to a scale-out data storage approach

Leo Lynch, Director, Asia Pacific at StorageCraft, outlines some of the key benefits of scale-out storage solutions, including scalability, simplified management, data storage optimisation and disaster preparedness in the event of natural disasters or a ransomware attack. Data growth is surging. IDC predicts that data creation in APJxC will increase from 5.9ZB in 2018 to […]


Ensuring secure data centre operations and avoiding cyberattacks

Alex Tarter, Chief Cyber Consultant and CTO, Thales, and Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director, Vectra, discuss the different variables that contribute to secure operations in the data centre sector, and how effective detection and response can be the difference between a contained security incident or an organisational damaging breach. The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the way […]


CNet reveals true value of certifications and qualifications

CNet Training is the largest and longest running training and education provider in the world dedicated to the data centre and network infrastructure sectors. In this article, CNet Training’s President and CEO, Andrew Stevens, discusses the benefits and differences between certifications and qualifications. CNet remains the only sector-dedicated technical education provider in the world to award […]


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