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Let's get physical, and compliant - by Phil Alsop, Editor, DCS Europe Published

Posted by Volta Newsroom on 31-May-2018 16:02:40

What should highly regulated industries look for in a data centre partner?

As discussed in previous blogs, the arguments for moving some, or all, of your data centre and IT infrastructure to a colocation facility and/or into the Cloud are extremely compelling. Put simply, the expertise, technology and flexibility available via the outsourcing route is out of reach for all but the very largest enterprises when compared to keeping IT in-house.

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Moving closer and closer to the edge

Posted by Volta Newsroom on 01-May-2018 09:39:06

Data centre consolidation has provided many benefits as organisations have sought to streamline their IT operations. However, there are now compelling reasons to consider the strategic use of edge data centres, alongside centralised facilities, to provide the optimum infrastructure foundation for business, or digital, transformation.

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New year, same old data centre? - by Phil Alsop, Editor, DCS Europe Published

Posted by Volta Newsroom on 08-Jan-2018 09:36:50

While the road to Hell may be paved with good intentions, this doesn’t stop many of us from making one or more New Year’s resolution – even if it’s only the resolution to not make any New Year’s resolutions! This year, inspired by a family friend and not a few glasses of red wine on New Year’s Eve and the knowledge that 2018 sees me reach the ‘Big ‘ 50, I’ve made plenty of resolutions or, as I like to think of them, plans. I know that many of them will remain just plans, but even if I can cross off a couple of the items from the long list I have made for both work and leisure time, then the exercise will have been worthwhile.

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Fake or Fiction? - by Phil Alsop, Editor, DCS Europe Published

Posted by Volta Newsroom on 18-Dec-2017 10:12:20

Listening to Radio 4 the other day and there was (yet another) programme dedicated to discussing the stumbling blocks along the way to Brexit, with the usual selection of journalists and politicians offering their own views on the present situation, some of (the many) issues still to be resolved, and the likely end results. Ordinarily, this prospect of the blind leading the blind would have had me changing the radio station in double quick time. However, before I could do this, one of the BBC journalists explained that, while leaving the EU would mean that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) no longer applied to the UK, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) was a completely separate entity, not part of the EU and, therefore, would still be of relevance to the UK post-Brexit.

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2018 Predictions - by Phil Alsop, Editor, DCS Europe Published

Posted by Volta Newsroom on 01-Dec-2017 09:00:00

Stakeholders in the IT industry – vendors, Channel, consultants, analysts and end users – must look at the political world with envy when it comes to the certainties to be encountered at Westminster and beyond! Brexit is an almost guaranteed disaster. For the Brexiteers, we’ll end up being too generous when it comes to the much talked about ‘divorce bill’, and for the Bremoaners, any deal short of the existing one we have as part of the EU will be a disaster. Add in the certainty of financial and personal life scandals, stir with the ongoing will she or won’t she remain as Prime Minster, sprinkle in a pinch of economic meltdown as the lessons of 2008 seem well and truly forgotten (apparently there’s more personal debt now than there was pre that previous crash – oh dear!), and that’s the year 2018 in politics.

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