Majority of businesses reveal serious lack of IT resilience

25 September 2018

The consequences of tech-related business disruptions vary in severity. SOURCE: THE STATE OF IT RESILIENCE, IDC

The consequences of tech-related business disruptions vary in severity. SOURCE: THE STATE OF IT RESILIENCE, IDC

More than 90 per cent of senior level IT and business managers do not consider their organisations to be IT resilient, according to IDC.

The State of IT Resilience highlights the gap between companies’ aspirations to modernise and a lack of maturity regarding the resilience of their IT systems.

It found that while the majority of businesses have a cloud, digital transformation or modernisation project already planned for the next two years, these same businesses rate themselves as immature on resilience objectives. 

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IEEE adopts OpenFog’s reference architecture as new standard

18 July 2018

The OpenFog Consortium’s reference architecture has been adopted as an official standard by the IEEE Standards Association.

Known as IEEE 1934, the new standard relies on the reference architecture as a universal technical framework that enables the data-intensive requirements of the IoT, 5G and AI applications.

Fog computing is a system-level horizontal architecture that distributes computing, storage, control and networking resources and services anywhere along the cloud-to-things continuum.

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ThousandEyes reveals extent of Amazon Web Services’ outage

04 June 2018

ThousandEyes says it detected complete loss of connectivity from AWS' US-East-2 region to at least 10 other SaaS and API services.

ThousandEyes says it detected complete loss of connectivity from AWS' US-East-2 region to at least 10 other SaaS and API services.

Last Thursday, Amazon Web Services (AWS) reported a significant internet connectivity outage that knocked out connectivity for a whole host of services including Salesforce.

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Next Generation Data’s ‘mega’ data centre needs further expansion

07 March 2018

NGD’s carrier-neutral Tier 3 facility in South Wales offers a gross internal area of 750,000ft2 and can house up to 22,000 racks.

NGD’s carrier-neutral Tier 3 facility in South Wales offers a gross internal area of 750,000 sq. ft.  and can house up to 22,000 racks.

Next Generation Data (NGD) will build out an additional 250,000ft2 of capacity at its “mega” data centre campus near Cardiff.

The company says this follows a number of new customer contracts worth in excess of £125m over the next five years, including agreements with several Fortune 100 companies.

Work is already under way on the facility’s top floor to accommodate the new data halls.

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