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Erast Wortel, Syniti’s new vice president, go-to-market for EMEA North, shares some great insights and advice on data management challenges and opportunities – topics discussed include data quality, data lakes and swamps, data governance, data migration and master data management – with some great customer examples along the way.
Jimmy Tam, CEO of Peer Software, discusses the need for modern file management and orchestration solutions to be able to meet today’s digital data demands. He explains the essential technology components of an active/active high availability system and the benefits it provides end users.
Enrico Signoretti, VP Product & Partnerships, Cubbit, explains the company’s DS3 geo-distributed storage solution, provides some background on how the company is developing its presence in then market, and talks of a new technology solution arriving this autumn.
Jason Gerrard, Director of International Systems Engineering at Commvault, explains the advanced security features recently added to the company’s data protection solutions portfolio, featuring on-prem and SaaS management integration, risk analysis, threat scan and advisor, auto recovery and Microsoft and CyberArk integrations.
Allison Ward, Senior Sustainable Materials Engineer at Dell Technologies, explains how the company balances the priorities of the circular economy alongside ensuring that sustainable materials innovation doesn’t come at a performance cost. She shares some brilliant insights as to the work Dell is doing around sustainability innovation, both internally and working with its supply chain, strategic partners and, importantly, customers.
Sergio Afonso, Sales Director at NKA Tech, discusses the innovative @RACK Mobile Data Destruction System - which recently won the DCS Awards’ Data Centre ICT Security Innovation Award - explaining the many advantages it offers over the existing alternatives. He also shares some exciting future plans in terms of expanding both the @RACK portfolio and market coverage.
Dr. J Metz, Chair, SNIA Board of Directors and Cameron T. Brett, STA Forum Board of Directors, discuss the formation of the SNIA SCSI Trade Association (STA) Forum and share their thoughts as to what this positive development means for the storage industry (vendors and end users alike) into the future, as well as highlighting the challenges and opportunities facing the sector in the rapidly evolving technology space.
Greg Jones, Vice President of Business Development EMEA, Kaseya, discusses the findings of the company’s recently published IT Operations Report. He shares some fascinating insights as to current end user challenges, including cybersecurity, automation, budgets, workloads and legacy infrastructure, suggesting that MSPs and the Channel more generally have a major opportunity to help their customers as they look for more outsourced technology solutions and expertise.
Dan Middleton, Vice President UK & Ireland, Veeam, discusses the company’s recent 2023 Ransomware Trends Report, which provides some fascinating insights into how companies deal with the inevitable attack. He covers the importance of backups that ‘must survive’ (not quite the same as immutable storage!), implementing wider risk management and cyber resilience strategies, and the need for increased collaboration within the enterprise – most obviously between the cybersecurity and storage teams.
Veniamin Simonov, VP of Product Management at NAKIVO, explains the new features included in NAKIVO Backup & Replication v10.9, which include Bare Metal Recovery, Direct Recovery from Tape and Backup Malware Scan, as well as outlining a couple of recent customer success stories.
Krzysztof Franek, Open-E’s CEO and President, outlines the latest Open-E JovianDSS software updates, which won the company the DCS Award for ICT Storage Innovation, explains the company’s new online course for Data Storage +ZFS, and also discusses the recent Post Bellum customer win and the work Open-E has been doing with both ATTO and Wester Digital. He ends by revealing that, celebrating its 25th anniversary, Open-E will be introducing a brand new release of the Open-E JovianDSS solution.
Erik Smith, Distinguished Engineer at Dell Technologies, explains how NVMe over IP-Based fabrics (e.g., NVMe/TCP) have the potential to provide significant benefits in application environments ranging from the Edge to the Data Center. However, before before fully unlocking the potential of NVMe over IP-Based fabrics, it is necessary to overcome the discovery problem.
Spectra Logic's CTO, Matt Starr, and Arcitecta COO Graham Beasley discuss the data management and storage challenges facing today’s data-driven organisations, going on to outline two jointly developed solutions which seek to address these pain points.
Stephane Cardot, Director of Pre-Sales EMEA at Quantum, describes the problems with legacy NAS systems, explains how the company’s Myriad storage solution has been designed to address them, and also shares updates on the latest version of the Unified Surveillance Platform, as well as some future plans.
Jeff Whitaker, VP, Marketing and Product Strategy at Panasas, discusses the findings of a recent survey which highlights the challenges associated with storage for high performance applications (both ‘traditional’ HPC and newer AI and ML-related ones). Skill levels, scalability, versatility, cost concerns – both CAPEX and OPEX – and storage management come under the spotlight.
Founding investor with demonstrable track record in data centre and digital infrastructure investments joins Kao Data’s leadership team to oversee the next phase of growth in line with the company’s strategic plans to scale into new European markets.