Hack leaves fertility clinic’s data exposed

10 December 2021

Data from a private fertility clinic was put at risk following a ransomware attack on a document management firm. The Lister Fertility Clinic said the firm, which it used for scanning medical records, had been “hacked” by a “cyber-gang”, in a letter sent to about 1,700 patients. Stor-a-file Limited said in total 13 organisations had been affected, of which six are healthcare-related. It said “medical information having been accessed cannot be ruled out” and that it had informed the police and the Information Commissioner’s Office. The clinic said its medical records included consent forms, medical history and test results, recommendations for treatment, as well as fertility treatment records. They did not include credit or debit card details.

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Wasabi launches London storage region

08 December 2021

Wasabi Technologies has opened a new cloud storage region in London and plans to introduce additional storage regions next year.

Located in the Equinix Data Centre in London, this is Wasabi’s first cloud storage region in the UK and second in Europe after it opened a region in Amsterdam in 2019.

Wasabi’s European expansion comes on the heels of its distribution partnership with Exclusive Networks. Earlier this year, the company also closed a $137m funding round, and opened APAC headquarters and another storage region in Japan.

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Experience matters – how data centre providers must be ready to cope with any situation

08 December 2021

Darren Watkins, managing director for Virtus Data Centres

Darren Watkins, managing director for Virtus Data Centres

Over the last 18 months, organisations all over the world have realised that they can’t take any risks with their data centre strategies – they are at the heart of e-commerce and remote working, and have kept businesses operating during lockdown. Finding data centre partners that can be trusted to deliver robust, efficient, scalable facilities and cope with any situation, has never been more important.

When it comes to the explosion of ecommerce and widespread hybrid working, some in the business world aren’t in a hurry to revert to office life. And when it comes to e-commerce, the “Amazon generation”, who are used to getting goods and services quickly and easily, are unlikely to return to relying solely on in-store shopping.

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Designed for your enterprise business

07 December 2021

As Big Data drives demand for more distributed storage in the cloud and on premises, enterprise server and storage systems need to be built using trusted solutions. Toshiba’s Enterprise Capacity Hard Drive – MG Series offers formatted capacities as high as 18 TB with interface options including SATA and SAS and delivers 24/7 operation at a workload of 550 TB/year. The MG Series is ideal for enterprise storage array and industrial server and storage systems. It provides the capacity and advanced technologies to meet the special demands of datacenter and cloud-scale infrastructures.

Use for:

  • Business critical enterprise server and storage systems with need for capacity
  • Mainstream enterprise storage arrays (RAID, software defined)
  • Cloud- and hyperscale storage systems
  • Distributed file systems, Big Data
  • Enterprise and cloud archive- and data recovery systems
  • Centralized surveillance data storage systems
  • Industrial server- and storage systems
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