Daisy helps Greggs roll shops into the future

09 June 2022

Daisy Corporate Services, the provider of secure IT, communications and cloud services, has partnered with British bakery chain Greggs to deliver a future-proof, security-centred SD-WAN solution.

The Meraki-powered service “offers businesses improved agility via a network that evolves in line with specific current and future needs as well as offering a zero-risk approach to security”. Greggs will use the service to ensure faster in-shop connectivity that can drive increased use of in-shop devices. It will also ensure that shops who partner with the likes of JustEat, “have the consistent, high-quality bandwidth required to fulfil growing demand”.

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Custodian selects Aqua for new Dartford site

08 June 2022

Custodian Data Centres, the colocation provider for MSPs, cloud, enterprise and digital entertainment organisations, has enlisted Aqua to design, supply and install an innovative temperature control system and the new 10MW site located in Dartford, Kent.

The former’s Maidstone facility is nearing capacity, so it commissioned its new ‘DA2’ facility in Dartford, Kent, to “meet the continued growth demands of its customers”. Less than 15 miles outside of central London, Custodian’s goal was to provide an advanced facility for end-users to relocate and host their mission-critical applications. The new site is carrier-neutral, operating at a PUE rating of below 1.3 and powered by resilient, 100% dual diverse renewable energy feeds.

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‘Firms have limited awareness of cloud native security’

06 May 2022

UK organisations have limited awareness of cloud-native security despite considering cloud-native application security a critical priority, according to cloud-native security firm Aqua Security. A survey, conducted at Cloud Expo Europe in March 2022, found that 49% of the over 100 cloud professionals polled said their limited understanding of the risks and lack of know-how was among the highest concerns relating to cloudnative security. It also discovered that less than a third of respondents (32.7%) consider cloud misconfigurations to be their biggest security concern. Among others considered riskier were malware attacks (54%), social engineering and phishing attacks (56.7%) and insider threats (32.9%). “As more applications are built and run in the cloud, it’s no surprise we’re seeing threat actors shift their focus to target cloud-native environments,” said Paul Calatayud, CISO at Aqua Security.

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STL launches end-to-end 5G enterprise solution

06 May 2022

STL, an integrator of digital networks, launched what it claims to be the first end-to-end 5G enterprise solution to address the growing demand for private 5G enterprise connectivity for campus, industrial and venue applications. This 5G Enterprise solution will comprise Garuda, STL’s O-RAN 5G indoor/ outdoor small cells, CYRUS, open distributed unit and centralised unit from ASOCS and VMware edge compute stack as the virtualisation layer and cloud management. STL’s Garuda small cell radio is designed for small, medium and large enterprises, supporting more than 30 concurrent user devices per radio. “Enterprises will now be able to leverage a robust, secure 5G network that is easy to scale and upgrade and drives greater levels of service efficiency,” said Chris Rice, chief executive officer, access solutions, STL.

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