Network attached storage

15 September 2020

Michael Cade, senior global technologist, Veeam

Michael Cade, senior global technologist, Veeam

IT is the driving force of a modern business. Harnessing it can help companies stay innovative, and make the data they already have work harder to better meet customer needs. As a result, IT teams are under a huge amount of pressure to provide a stable platform for the rest of the business.

This has become especially clear in the past few months, where we’ve seen a huge change in how digitally-driven many organisations have had to become out of necessity. But data needs and requirements can differ significantly from one organisation to another. One setup can be perfect for one environment, but highly unsuitable for another. It can be difficult to judge the competing factors in play and select a solution that offers the best fit.

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Choosing enclosures & containment systems

10 August 2020

Michael Akinla, Panduit EMEA

Michael Akinla, Panduit EMEA

Data centre and enterprise computer room containment solutions (cabinets and enclosure systems, to you and me) are essential to the modern IT/Communications facility.

Today’s increasing data throughput requires more complex and power-hungry processors and systems to cope with the user demand. The numerous cabinet product offerings from various manufacturers, may appear very similar, but understanding the development, testing, manufacture, product options and supply-chain can be the difference between a standard inflexible cabinet and a system customised and preconfigured to your precise requirements.

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Remotely managing your IT: three tips on how to succeed

08 July 2020

By Alan Hayward, marketing and sales manager, SEH Technology

Alan Hayward, marketing and sales manager, SEH Technology

Thanks to the development of digital collaboration tools, remote working has been on the rise in recent years. A global study reported that working from home and remote locations has grown by 159% since 2005, more than 11 times faster than the rest of the workforce.

What’s more, Covid-19 has further accelerated this trend, as businesses rush to adopt remote working on a wider scale than ever before.

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Cooling and power tips – the basics

11 June 2020

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Robert Staines, data centre management specialist

Over the past two decades I have been involved in the design, fit out and ongoing maintenance of data centres and special equipment rooms all over the UK.

Some of these spaces have been small and of course some extremely large.

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Types of data centre architectures

21 May 2020

Marc Garner, VP, secure power division, Schneider Electric UK&I

Marc Garner, VP, secure power division, Schneider Electric UK&I

Today Internet use is trending towards bandwidth-intensive content and an increasing number of attached “things”.

At the same time, telco and data networks are converging into a cloud computing architecture.

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