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News: Public cloud offers poor customer service

Using the public cloud means you have to expect poor customer service if something goes wrong according to Richard Thomas, chief executive officer of cloud monitoring specialist, NetEvidence. “Stick it all on Amazon or Google and it’s really quite cheap, very scaleable, but there isn’t a lot of control,” he said. “And when things break,… Read More

The chase is on for high speed cabling solutions

Erwin Deeben, technical consultant at Brand-Rex, looks at how infrastructure technology should be deployed in order cope with the ever-growing demand for data The amount data centre traffic predicted over the coming years is truly astonishing. It is forecast to hit 4.1 Zettabytes (ZB) next year and by 2016 it will be up to 6.6ZB…. Read More

Data centre switch technology to turn on in 2014

27/2/14 – The coming year will be one of major transition for three key data centre switch technologies, according to new research. Research firm Crehan, makes three projections. It says, that on an annual basis: • In Infiniband, a computer network communications link used in high-performance computing and large data centres, 56Gbps FDR (fourteen data… Read More

Fear of data leakage drives businesses to private rather than public cloud

Almost two in every three enterprises would prefer private cloud storage solutions over public cloud. That’s according to a new research study of 200 IT professionals conducted in early 2014 by independent panel research firm Research Now. It found organisations are racing to establish contemporary cloud storage solutions that they can control. Of organisations that… Read More

Operator offers customers cloud marketplace

Storage and information management firm, Iron Mountain has created a Data Center Marketplace for customers to shop around for products and services from pre-approved cloud service providers already on Mountain Platform insfrastructure. Iron Mountain claims to offer a neutral platform, “enabling faster implementation times without compromising security and compliance requirements”. The firm says its Marketplace provides… Read More