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Azure to transform local business in 2020, says Altron Karabina expert

Paul Morgan, Business Unit Lead – Data, Planning and Analytics at Altron Karabina, unpacks the business benefits of including data warehousing platforms in the transition to the cloud. The cloud journey of most local companies has centred around the migration of on-premise virtual environments. But with the local Microsoft Azure data centres approaching their one-year […]


Experts discuss the importance of a collaborative approach in the data centre industry

Last November, BRE Global announced the release of the Data Centre Annex Pilot which is to be used alongside the BREEAM New Construction International manual. The Annex provides data centre buildings with the ability to assess and improve their sustainability and environmental performance against the current BREEAM New Construction International manual for new-build projects around […]


Renewables, EVs, flexibility and sulphur hexafluoride – top energy predictions for the year ahead

This year is set to once again bring focus to the ongoing transition of the energy industry. Responding to the public’s concerns around the progress of climate change and the industry’s push to adopt green technologies will be two major drivers for the year ahead. It is increasingly clear that government leaders must take a […]


Experts discuss importance of a collaborative approach to sustainability

On November 11, 2019, BRE Global announced the release of the Data Centre Annex Pilot which is to be used alongside the BREEAM New Construction International manual. Developed with feedback from several key stakeholders, the Annex provides data centre buildings with the ability to assess and improve their sustainability and environmental performance against the current BREEAM […]


Improve your data centre operation with lithium-ion batteries

Mark Hurley, Solutions Architect at Schneider Electric, acknowledges UPS batteries are one of the most critical components in any data centre operation; however, they can still be the weakest link.


The CIO’s role in delivering value within a changing cloud ecosystem

The multi-cloud experience is becoming more and more common, and organisations must ensure that the management of the hybrid multi-cloud world is as easy as possible. Alexander Wallner, Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA, NetApp, tells us how this approach will alleviate pressure for the CIO. It’s no secret that the relationship between the […]


What lies ahead for applications in 2020?

Vincent Lavergne, RVP of System Engineering at F5 Networks, suggests some New Year’s resolutions for IT leaders to ensure successful transformation in 2020. Without wheeling out all the usual clichés, 2019 has been another whirlwind of disruptive innovation and opportunity – with plenty of challenges to tackle and circumvent along the way. The threat landscape […]


The next step for AI: Make it smarter with Edge Computing and HCI

As the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market continues to grow exponentially, the next big frontier for HCI now sits at the Edge of the network. Phil White, CTO, Scale Computing tells us why it’s time for HCI to embrace and include Edge Computing to enable the growth of AI. It is unsurprising that the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) […]


People, applications and IT: The trifecta of modernisation resilience planning

Data centre modernisation strategies should be built around three key aspects: people, applications and infrastructure. John Young, Solution Architecture and Engineering, Sungard Availability Services, tells us about the potential risks large-scale modernisation strategies pose to these three groups, with suggestions for how to overcome them.  “We know of no vendor or service provider today whose […]


Versa Networks expert on connectivity in an age where the application is king

As more organisations accelerate their Digital Transformation strategies, networking requirements have also shifted. Kelly Ahuja, CEO, Versa Networks tells us why enterprises need to reconsider their approach to ensure they are future proof and able to meet modern demands for Edge services. The way enterprises manage and control their most essential applications is changing and […]


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