Companies need to better align business priorities and IT infrastructure hosting models to boost uptime and reinforce security
451 RESEARCH- IS 99.99 IN AN INDUSTRY MYTH? UPTIME INSTITUTE STUDY SHOWS OUTAGES ARE COMMON AND COSTLY
New research shows that costly unplanned downtime is common, and may even be increasing. Advances in availability have been offset by complexity and interdependencies.
The eighth annual datacenter survey from the Uptime Institute (an independent division of The 451 Group) provides an overview of the major trends shaping IT infrastructure delivery and strategy globally
The London-based company says foreign colocation demand has been fundamental to continued growth at its Clerkenwell location. Harnessing newfound channel partner relationships, it has already augmented regional business with a number of new American tenants.
451 Research recently chaired the Blockchain Technologies track at the Blockchain Expo in Amsterdam, colocated with the European editions of the IoT and AI Expos. There is still a fair amount of wishful thinking around blockchain, but more practical uses of the technology are starting to take off.
Discussions at the Blockchain Expo in London showed that blockchain is part of a bigger digital wave and that there is growing interest in using blockchain technology in an enterprise context across a wide range of industries.
Everyone knows that blockchain has something to do with the Bitcoin virtual currency and is used extensively in the gaming industry. However, rather less people understand exactly what blockchain is or what impact it is, or isn’t, likely to have in the business world over the next few years.
First there were huge, centralised computers. Then came the era of distributed computing resources, and, most recently, we returned to centralised IT, with an era of consolidation and centralisation.
Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Robotics and even Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) may all have a role to play in the data centre of the future. However, what are the demands being made on the data centre itself when it comes to supporting the development and use of these intelligent automation systems across all industry sectors?
The migration of work loads off-premises and the ongoing distribution of enterprise IT infrastruc ture into colocation and cloud have cur tailed spending on enterprise datacenters. How should suppliers position themselves, and where could there be pockets of datacenter growth?
This eBook outlines the 10 key questions you should ask any data centre provider, from where the data centre is located, to the power contingencies that are available. With these questions answered, you will be able to find the right data centre for your business and understand how to maintain the benefits delivered from your new partnership.
The efficiency, availability and security of datacenters could be improved if they were designed to be more self-regulating and to operate completely without on-premises staff.
Cloud-based resiliency, which involves reducing the risk of failure by spreading critical workloads across many datacenters using networks, data replication and traffic switching, is a nascent technology, even though some operators have used it for a decade or so.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May released her whitepaper highlighting 12 key Brexit priorities recently. This first report of our Brexit series briefly highlights each of these priorities and how they could affect the technology and associated industries. In future reports, we will look much more closely at the concerns and challenges these could bring across the IT and service-provider industries.
Colocation providers have increasingly expressed interest in offering space designated for Open Compute Project hardware. In this report, we cite examples of recent colocation initiatives. Is demand for OCP space starting to bubble up or are these providers taking a ‘build it and they will come’ approach?
Like any new data centre business, it took some time for Volta to become a trusted brand and to get sales off the ground, but the provider seems to have found its niche catering to media companies with post-production requirements and service providers seeking inner-city locations.
Providers across the board should never underestimate the importance of connectivity, especially as the European market enters 2017, a year that will see markets shift geographically, along with the product sets offered and partnerships that will deliver them.
Exactly what will and will not be allowed in terms of data transfers between European Union (EU) member states and the UK post Brexit has become a real concern for organizations on both sides of the Channel, as well as those doing business with Europe and the UK from afar. Organizations were already preparing to implement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into effect on May 25, 2018.
Rebuilding consumer trust is without doubt one of the most critical objectives for the financial services sector across the globe. However, the product offers and customer service are not the only issues - the factors that influence consumer trust are continuously changing and evolving.
UK consumers are losing trust in companies with data security and data availability challenges. According to a survey undertaken on behalf of Volta Data Centres by Red Brick Research – three quarters (74%) of consumers would significantly or fundamentally lose trust in a company if it suffered a data breach, and half (49%) of UK consumers would only tolerate issues with accessing an online service a few times before seeking an alternative provider.
Gaming firms IT environment have a major impact in the consumer experience, and ultimately on the success of the organisation. Gaming IT decision makes need to understand if service availability rates higher than data privacy in consumers minds. Gaming IT managers also need to understand if their consumers are more concerned about the quaility of the experience or about where and how their information is stored.
Looking to house your IT infrastructure? Or maybe you’re a managed service provider supporting customers in London? You need to make sure that you are seeking, and including, the input and needs of the engineers that will be working on the front line. Happy engineers will get the job done more efficiently after all. But what is it about Volta that will make your engineers love us? Download our eBook to find out.
Ever-increasing data volumes, big data, cloud computing and other technologies are forcing enterprise data centres to continually evolve. The Computing Data Centre Audit 2015 summarises and analyses the results of a comprehensive research programme undertaken during July and August 2015.
City Business Solutions (CBS) provides specialist IT managed services from the heart of London’s legal district. The company prides itself on its authority and expertise in IT solutions and support services focused on the legal sector, including many high profile barristers chambers.
After experiencing problems with its previous data centre partner, I.T Communications was searching for a data centre partner that had a technical capability to match its own. I.T Communications wanted a more accessible data centre location that could guarantee 100% uptime.
There is a new type of datacenter about to emerge: one that will not be largely uniform like its predecessors, but whose layout and configuration will follow the requirements of large applications for optimized results. But will it ever become the norm?
The Internet of Things, distributed cloud and other edge computing applications are reshaping and in some cases redefining architectures for decentralized, distributed IT. This report includes architectural schemas for edge datacenters and networking.
INTELLIWORX is a managed services and cloud provider to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and mid-market enterprises in Australia, New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. It provides comprehensive support and cloud services across Australia, New Zealand and Europe, ensuring consistent service levels, hardware and user experience.
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