The Excel

08 October 2021

The Excel solution provides cable to rack systems to suit data centre, hosting and co-location requirements of all types and sizes. A typical data centre installation has extensive requirements for seamless high-density design, high speed connectivity and infrastructure security. Excel offers a vast range of products, which, it says, “have been designed specifically with data centre spaces in mind”, with choices across the copper, fibre, racks, power and containment product lines.

Excel reckons its comprehensive range of cable management solutions offer a variety of methods to route your cabling installations in the most appropriate directions and to manage the cables as and when required to maximise performance.

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The Future Plus

08 October 2021

The Future Plus Pre-term cabling System offers what the company reckons is one of the quickest and most reliable factory pre-terminated solutions. Each link is pre-terminated, pre-tested & pre-labelled before it leaves Future’s facility in Oxfordshire. Available in Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 6a as well as LC, ST & SC fibre terminations.

Cat 6a - A solution for providing a 10 Gig installation, which makes the system “perfectly suited for communication rooms and data centre applications. “Future proofing today’s cabling infrastructure is paramount and achievable using our Pre-term solution,” the company says.

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SDWAN REMOTE Relegates VPNs

04 October 2021

SDWAN REMOTE - the simple, secure, cloud-managed connectivity solution that enables remote employees to work from anywhere using any type of connections with superior application performance and reliability. SDWAN REMOTE starts from £15 per user per month and is a fully managed solution that is available for 10 users or more.

Corporate VPNs were only ever meant to cater for 10 - 15% of staff working off site. But today’s reality is that up to 100% of all staff may be required to work from home or remotely. This is where IT, finance and compliance teams start to uncover problems. Corporate VPNs are labour intensive to manage, expensive to upscale due to the requirement for VPN concentrators and VPN user issues can make a remote worker unproductive for days. Just like MPLS is not suitable to access Cloud applications and company VPNs were never designed for remote workers. Remote worker VPN support alone is stretching most IT departments to capacity. But these are not the only problems that VPN users face.

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Prism Data Centre Solutions

31 August 2021

Prism Data Centre Solutions Data Cabinet offering is the perfect solution for housing high density IT systems safely and efficiently, the company says. Data cabinets are suited to a wide range of IT, telecommunication, AV and security purposes, with the most common use being to house smaller rack server systems in a stable yet easily portable housing. “That’s why Prism let you design a cabinet tailored to your projects requirements, with a wide variety of customisable options from doors, side profiles and accessory options,” the company adds. 

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Arcserve attacks Ransomware with Immutable Backup & Archival Storage

31 August 2021

Introduction
Data continues to grow rapidly. Protecting against data loss such as accidental data deletion, hardware/software failures or ransomware attacks – is critical for business continuity. Backups help organizations recover data from such events. However, with backup and recovery windows shrinking and data capacities growing, disk-to-disk backup and recovery solutions are becoming essential to keep up with demanding recovery point objectives (RPO). Arcserve offers a scale-out, immutable storage appliance that can be leveraged as a disk-based backup target for your “last-resort” and ever-growing backup data.

Challenges
IT organizations continue to struggle with the daunting task of backing up growing quantities of data within diminishing backup windows. Unfortunately, IT administrators are responding to emergency data restore requests, and trying to maintain the backup infrastructure to keep up with the demands. Organizations are looking into disk-based immutable backup storage solutions. However, current solutions are often based on a scale-up architecture with limited scalability and performance. Once the scalability limits are reached, the only available options are to either add another standalone array with separate management or undergo an arduous task of a forklift upgrade and replace the existing array. The consequences are many islands of backup data that are complex to manage and result in significant increases in the cost of ownership. Typically, these storage solutions are not immutable making them vulnerable to ransomware attacks.

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RiMatrix Next Generation (NG)

27 August 2021

RiMatrix Next Generation (NG) is described as a “ground-breaking new modular system for installing data centres flexibly, reliably and fast”.

Based on an open-platform architecture, RiMatrix NG means customised solutions, delivering future-proofed IT scenarios, can be implemented anywhere in the world. These include single rack or container solutions, centralised data centres, distributed edge data centres or highly scaled co-location, as well as cloud and hyperscale data centres.

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