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Macquarie Telecom Group becomes first company certified by DTA for cloud and data centre services

Macquarie Telecom Group has announced that its cloud services have been ‘Certified Strategic’ by the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) under its Hosting Certification Framework. The certification makes Macquarie the first company to have all its data centres and cloud services Certified Strategic, a key feature of the DTA’s Whole-of-Government Hosting Certification Framework. It follows the certification of […]


G4S expert on getting data centre security right

High-profile data breaches and disruption to services are frequently reported with each incident causing huge financial and credibility losses. Giovanni Grosso, Managing Director at G4S Secure Solutions Services tells us about combining physical security and cybersecurity when looking at DC security programmes on a holistic basis, the six layers of security within data centres and […]


Check Point Software to showcase solutions and expertise at GITEX

Check Point Software will showcase its solutions and expertise at this year’s GITEX. Ram Narayanan, Country Manager, Check Point Software Technologies, Middle East, said: “GITEX is the most anticipated technology exhibition in the region and offers a huge opportunity to network with channel partners as well as customers who are looking for novelty in the […]


Microsoft launches Azure Availability Zones to heighten competitiveness of UAE organisations

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Azure Availability Zones, to be delivered via its UAE data centres in Dubai. The investment, which is aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of UAE businesses through the vital provision of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery solutions, reinforces Microsoft’s commitment to the UAE government, its business community and its […]


Tanium expert on how organisations can build an effective defence against ransomware

As instances of ransomware increase across EMEA, organisations must adopt a robust approach to cyber defence by prioritising prevention measures. Zac Warren, Chief Security Advisor, EMEA at Tanium, tells Jess Abell, Director of Strategic Content at Lynchpin Media, how organisations can strengthen their defences by enhancing endpoint visibility and reinventing their approach to patching. Despite […]


The three IT questions CIOs should be able to answer . . . but probably can’t

Kevin Brown, SVP, EcoStruxure Solutions, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric, discusses how new disruptive technologies, hybrid and distributed IT architectures and the need for actionable data insights surrounding cybersecurity, energy efficiency and sustainability, is changing the role of the CIO – forcing them to adapt and utilise both new skillsets and tech to future-proof their […]


Is your lighting compromising your data security?

Steve Mansell, Divisional Director Critical Facilities, Zumtobel Group, discusses how building services, such as lighting and controls, could be increasing your risk of compromised data security. If you’re in the business of data, you’ll know that it’s a valuable asset that must be protected. You’ll also be acutely aware that wherever there is data, there […]


Custodian supports Vitanium growth with a cost-effective, sustainable data centre platform

Organisations are ramping up their data protection capabilities as cyberattacks and downtime become more frequent than ever. With the help of Custodian Data Centres, Vitanium re-evaluated its business strategy and established itself as a key provider of data protection services for end-users. Vitanium is a world-class data protection specialist, ISO 27001/ ISO 9001 accredited data […]


Operating with data centre security top of mind

There is no silver bullet to security but as data centre facilities hold some of the most sensitive information, data centre managers must ensure they have the most stringent cybersecurity protocols in place. Here, Steven Brown, Segment Director for Schneider Electric’s Software Business, discusses the importance of data centre security as a priority and offers […]


Barracuda launches UAE data centre services offering local cloud data protection

As it looks to meet the growing demand for data protection in the Emirates and better serve its Middle East customers, Barracuda Networks, a trusted partner and provider of cloud-first security solutions, has announced that its Cloud-to-Cloud Backup solution will now be delivered to customers in the United Arab Emirates from Microsoft’s local cloud data […]


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