Multi-cloud adoption is a ‘must’ for enterprises

13 November 2018

Report contributor Eric Marks says the multi-cloud ramp-up is a “wake-up” call for internal IT teams to “get their act together”.

Report contributor Eric Marks says the multi-cloud ramp-up is a “wake-up” call for internal IT teams to “get their act together”.

Organisations that delay multi-cloud adoption will become “increasingly irrelevant”, according to a new study from F5 Networks.

In its Future of Multi-Cloud (FOMC) report, the cloud security and solutions provider aims to highlight game-changing trends and chart adaptive best practice over the next five years. The study was conducted by Foresight Factory which drew on its proprietary bank of more than 100 trends and original research across 25 regional markets.

Citing RightScale’s State of the Cloud Report released earlier this year, the FOMC says 81 per cent of global enterprises claim to have a multi-cloud strategy in place.

“The multi-cloud ramp-up is one of the ultimate wake-up calls in internal IT to get their act together,” says FOMC report contributor and VP of cloud consulting at CloudSpectator, Eric Marks. “One of the biggest transformative changes is the realisation of what a high performing IT organisation is and how it compares to

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IX Reach brings cloud options to TeleData’s Manchester data centre

09 November 2018

IX Reach will provide cloud connectivity from TeleData’s flagship data centre in Manchester offering tenants access to its full portfolio of services including direct connections into the cloud.

Cheshire-based IX Reach is a global reseller for internet exchange points and provider of wholesale carrier solutions such as remote peering, low latency point-to-point/multipoint capacity, cloud direct connect solutions, etc.

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CityFibre unveils £2.5bn investment plan to expand full fibre network

29 October 2018

CEO Greg Mesch says CityFibre's rollout will catalyse "huge economic growth" in regional towns and cities.

Rollout will catalyse "huge economic growth" – CEO Greg Mesch.

CityFibre has announced a new £2.5bn full fibre investment plan.

It has identified 37 towns and cities where it already has critical fibre spine assets as primed for expansion for FTTH.

The firm says the rollout will deliver five million homes and corresponds to one third of the government’s 2025 target of 15 million homes.

It adds that the scale of the plan means it will be awarding city and town-wide construction contracts across the country for several years to come.

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O2 backs rural Britain with mobile upgrade worth up to £45m

29 October 2018

Digital minister Margot James says there's more to do in order to improve coveage in rural areas. She is pictured with Derek McManus, COO of Telefonica UK.

Digital minister Margot James says there's more to do in order to improve rural 4G coverage. Also pictured is Telefonica UK COO Derek McManus.

Improved 4G connectivity will benefit more than 14,000 rural businesses, boosting their collective revenue by as much as £141m per year, according to research carried out for O2.

In ‘The Benefits of Connecting Rural Communities’ study, researchers further predict that the earnings increase for rural businesses could also inject an additional £44.6m in further gross value added a year on from the initial boost.

It states the tourism and hospitality sector is set to benefit the most from O2’s rural network rollout.

According to the report, O2’s rollout is expected to create an additional £57.7m in additional revenue a year after completion, as rural businesses take advantage of new opportunities and efficiencies mobile connectivity offers to attract customers and save time and money.

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Lock up your data! New hardware and software for network security.

Feature, pp10-13, October issue


Government agrees phased rollout for Emergency Services Network

Top story, p1,October issue

Training news

The card game designed to change the way cyber security is taught.

Network knowledge, p15, October issue