Survey identifies “biggest threats” to IT industry

11 October 2018

Political uncertainty and the challenges posed by growing costs are considered the biggest threats to the IT industry, according to Uninterruptible Power Supplies Limited (UPSL).

As part of the 2018 version of its biennial industry survey, the Hampshire-based UPS specialist questioned more than 800 senior IT and data centre professionals across the UK and Ireland.

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Stirling University gets smarter after UPS upgrade

26 September 2018

APT says APC’s rack mounted Smart-UPS Online offered the best fit in terms of the amount of power coverage and runtime.

APT says APC’s rack mounted Smart-UPS Online offered the best fit in terms of the amount of power coverage and runtime.

The University of Stirling has upgraded its data centre power systems with the help of West Yorkshire-based installer and supplier APT (Advanced Power Technology). 

The university currently hosts around 590 servers of which are 84 per cent virtualised, and has recently consolidated from three data centres to two by outsourcing some applications to the cloud.

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UKFast unveils multi-million pound public sector and AI data centre

25 September 2018

MaNOC 9 is on UKFast's campus near Manchester Science Park.

MaNOC 9 is on UKFast's campus near Manchester Science Park.

UKFast claims to have launched a new “state-of-the-art” hosting facility designed primarily to meet the needs of its  government and public sector customers.

Based at the recently expanded UKFast campus near Manchester Science Park, MaNOC 9 is said to deliver an “unprecedented level of security and technical capability”.

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OVH launches “transformational” private cloud platform

25 September 2018

UK MD Hiren Parekh says OVH can now provide customers with local hosting, lower latency and the latest technology.

UK MD Hiren Parekh says OVH can now provide customers with local hosting, lower latency and the latest technology.

OVH says its new private cloud platform combines dedicated hardware with the scalability and flexibility of the cloud, as well as virtualisation. 

The firm, which claims to be Europe’s largest cloud hosting provider, says Software-Defined Datacentre (SDDC) is now available through its recently-opened South East London data centre.

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