Tata further strengthens IZ Internet WAN for global enterprises

08 June 2022

Digital ecosystem enabler Tata Communications has bolstered variants of its IZO Internet WAN for enterprises in the UK and Ireland, addressing a business environment that is increasingly entrusting priority business traffic to internet connections.

IZO Internet WAN first launched in 2014 and Tata claims it to be the world’s first predictable and dependable internet. The introduction of IZO Internet WAN suited for enterprises is designed to provide high-quality internet services and access to more than 150 geographies, allowing enterprises to have what is described as simple and agile management over their global and regional networks.

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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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Zayo and Equinix complete 400G London-Paris data centre trial

08 June 2022

Global fibre-based communications provider Zayo Group Holdings and data centre business Equinix successfully completed a 400G trial, connecting data centres in London (Slough) and Paris on the former’s subsea fibre network.

Undertaken in Q1 2022, the 400G networking technology trial marks the latest joint innovation between the companies, as they seek to meet growing demand to move continually-increasing volumes of data ever faster.

As part of the trial, Zayo deployed a 500G optical channel on its 800G-enabled DWDM network.

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Four ways cloud native storage equips firms for the new economy

07 June 2022

Russ Kennedy, chief product officer, Nasuni

Russ Kennedy, chief product officer, Nasuni

Barely a week goes by without web outages or ransomware exploits while for many organisations, the dust has barely settled on the overnight shift to hybrid working. Add to this uncertainty the audacity of cyber-attacks and it is small wonder that IT teams are continually having to rethink their defences, storage capacity planning, and approaches to disaster recovery to protect their critical data assets.

Before the pandemic, around one in three firms were reporting data loss from external attacks while a recent survey of UK and other countries’ companies found nearly half had been breached twice in the last year because of vulnerable applications. Separate research suggests that data breaches are 4.5 times more likely at end-user endpoints than back end servers.

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