Business outcomes - driving big data & analytics

At this year’s Powering the Cloud events: SNW Europe, Datacenter Technologies & Virtualization World, taking place on 29th and 30th October in Frankfurt, we will be addressing, through our Spotlight Sessions, five of the most important issues for CIOs over the next few years. In doing so we will attempt to address more than just the technology issues, rather the broader business opportunities and challenges.

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The case for Scale Out Storage

Scale-out is a new category of storage architecture that challenges the limitations associated with traditional SAN and NAS systems. The aim of scale-out storage is to provide service predictability allowing the user to grow storage resources in-line with data center demands as business needs change over time. Scale-out storage systems must therefore be able to expand but still maintain functionality and performance as they grow. By Gurdip Kalley, Head of Business Development at Solid State Solutions (S3).

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Consider the value of implementing four essential tiers

Many financial institutions deal with the data deluge by buying increasing amounts of primary storage. While this approach keeps data close at hand, it is excessively expensive and makes it difficult to find specific data - similar to looking for a needle in a haystack. By Luc Gheysens, vice president and general manager, Imation, Europe.

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Time for a data management revolution

There is no doubt that data management has gone through an evolutionary process, starting with a focus on straight forward backup and recovery in the 1990’s and then moving to integrated protection solutions in the 2000s. However the impact of Big Data and the move to adopt a more mobile way of working again requires a radical new approach. By Nigel Tozer, Business Development Director, EMEA, CommVault.

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Securing your data: The role of security in a connected world

Data that companies acquire, manage and secure today is much different to what it was even a couple of years ago. The variety, volume and complexity of customer and internal data held is placing new demands on CIOs both from a pure manageability front but also from external compliance and regulatory requirements.

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Managing complexity and the importance of real-time monitoring

Why you should take a step back before going forward to virtual and cloud infrastructure. By Chris James, Marketing Director EMEA, Virtual Instruments.

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Avnet Technology Solutions has clinched two EMEA awards – ‘Best Distributor of the Year’ and ‘Best VSPEX Distributor’ – at EMC’s annual EMEA Velocity Solution Provider Awards. The ceremony was held at the EMC Global Partner Summit at EMC World in Las Vegas last week.
The future of the CIO and their business is dependent on their ability to take control and become leaders in their own right.
Rackspace intends to offer Fanatical Support® for VMware Cloud on AWS through VMware’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) programme early next year.
DataCore Software's SANsymphony has been recertified by SAP as an enterprise storage solution for the SAP HANA® platform.
WHIPTAIL was chosen by marketing leader Datalogix to dramatically improve the performance of applications running on its statistical analysis grid. Leveraging WHIPTAIL’s ACCELA flash storage array, Datalogix has dramatically reduced application response times and storage costs.
One of the UK’s largest education colleges, Kirklees College in Yorkshire, continues to use DataCore’s SANsymphony-V platform to provide its 20,000 full and part time students with a modern blended learning delivery environment akin to the findings of the 2014 FELTAG (Further Education Learning Technology Action Group) report recommendations. 
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Modernising Oracle with converged infrastructure

Customers who adopt Dell EMC VxBlock technology experienced 99% less planned and unplanned downtime according to a study by IDC.

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