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How Whole System Thinking can deliver resilient energy for data centres

In the complex and sensitive environment of a data centre, failure is not an option. The infrastructure that manages power, cooling, and waste emissions must be resilient, secure, efficient, and affordable, to maintain round the clock connectivity. Building infrastructure from the ground up Developing your energy infrastructure is a journey, one that can be arduous… Read More

Cisco brings Kubernetes on-prem for HyperFlex customers

Cisco has announced a “container-as-a-service” platform based on Kubernetes for its HyperFlex hyperconverged (HCI) environment.

The plug-and-play Kubernetes software package was announced alongside updates to Cisco’s management tools that help IT and dev teams maintain visibility across application domains.

NHS Digital migrates two major services to AWS

NHS Digital has successfully migrated two major services to the public cloud, in line with the Government’s cloud-first policy.

The National Health Service’s digital division revealed the e-Referral Service (e-RS) and NHS 111 Directory of Services (DoS) have moved to AWS, with more migrations planned in the future.

Both systems receive high-volumes of traffic. e-RS, which allows patients to book, cancel or change healthcare appointments, handles around 18 million referrals a year.

IBM Q4 financials buoyed by Red Hat wins

IBM’s latest financials reveal the tech giant’s $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat is already positively impacting its bottom line.

IBM closed Q4 with solid growth in its cloud and software businesses, helping to end a five-quarter streak where the company posted consecutive falls in revenue. 

Google joins battle to capture India’s growing cloud market

Google is the latest major cloud provider to set its sights on the thriving Indian market, joining fellow “big three” players AWS & Azure in stepping up commercial efforts in the country.

The technology giant’s cloud arm has penned a deal with Airtel which will see India’s third-largest telco offer G Suite’s cloud-based applications to small and medium businesses.

The telco, which boasts over 325 million subscribers, currently serves over 500,000 small and medium-sized businesses and startups in the country, in addition to 2,500 large businesses.

Home Office pens £100m cloud deal with AWS

The UK Home Office has confirmed it has struck a four-year £100m deal with AWS for its cloud services in a renewal of a pre-existing contract.

An awards notice published on the government’s contract finders website confirms the contract started on 12 December 2019 and will run until 11 December.

A Home Office spokesperson told Computer Weekly that the contract was a “continuation of services” already provided to the department, adding the contract “provides significant savings for the department of a four-year term.”

Beyond the Edge: High Speed, High Density Data Cabling for the Future Data Centre

The data centre is here, it’s just not evenly distributed. The drive for lower latency is fuelled by enablement of technologies such as 5G – which will push data centre’s closer to the edge, meaning compute power, storage and data centre facilities will need to physically reside closer to where those services are demanded Applications… Read More

Techerati London launch party

Introducing Techerati, an empowered community that brings together passionate business technology leaders, buyers and experts, on the promise of new technology insights and intelligence.

Rene Bostic on how blockchain is being used in the real world

Rene Bostic, Technical Vice President of Innovation and New Technologies for IBM Cloud, spoke to Techerati about how blockchain might change business forever – both for businesses and the consumer. She also chatted to us about how dialogue and interaction is vital in understanding the industry.

Gboyega Ayoade on his role as a GDPR project manager

Gboyega Ayoade chatted to us at the Techerati launch party about his role as a GDPR project manager for Philip Morris International, and the way in which organisations can get ready for the regulations. He also discussed how networking events can make all the difference in achieving your goals.

Christoan Smit on GDPR and how networking helps

Christoan Smit spoke at the Techerati launch party about his experience at the UK’s biggest B2B technology event, and how having conversations and networking helps with topics like GDPR.

Genevieve Leveille on how blockchain will establish trust

Genevieve Leveille, founder of 0TenTic8, spoke to Techerati about how she came to be in technology, what’s needed to make the industry more representative, and how blockchain will help to establish trust in a trustless world.

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