Firms haemorrhaging $100k a year hoarding useless tech

22 February 2019

The reluctance of firms to dispose of old tech is costing an average of more than $100,000 per year.

The reluctance of firms to dispose of old tech is costing an average of more than $100,000 per year.

A survey of 600 data centre experts spanning Europe, North America and Asia Pacific found two-in-five global firms waste over $100,000 per year hoarding outmoded IT equipment, because of security and compliance risks.

The results of The High Cost of Cluttered Data Centres, conducted by Blancco Technology Group in conjunction with Coleman Parks, further found that 74 per cent of UK companies said at least 26 per cent of all RMA drives located on their premises were still on there because they were unwilling to send them back to the relevant manufacturers. Furthermore, a quarter of those surveyed admitted that over half of their RMA drives are gathering dust for the same reason.

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NetActuate increases service capacity with new data centre deployment in central London

22 February 2019

Volta claims to offer “industry-leading” power resilience in central London with a site that benefits from a total incoming feed capacity of 9.6 MVA.

Volta claims to offer “industry-leading” power resilience in central London with a site that benefits from a total incoming feed capacity of 9.6 MVA.

NetActuate has launched services from a new data centre location in London to offer increased capacity for infrastructure and boost global network performance and reliability. The firm claims the new location improves its ability to provide “high performance, flexible and reliable services”.

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World’s fastest supercomputer for research and industrial users

24 January 2019

HLRS’ current supercomputer “Hazel Hen” is based on a Cray XC40 system and offers peak performance of 7.42 petaflops.

HLRS’ current supercomputer “Hazel Hen” is based on a Cray XC40 system and offers peak performance of 7.42 petaflops.

The High-Performance Computing Centre of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS) is working with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on building and delivering a next generation supercomputer that will be 3.5 times faster than the centre’s current system.

HLRS has named the forthcoming system Hawk. Based on the November 2018 list at www.top500.org, it’s claimed this will be the world’s fastest supercomputer for industrial production, powering computational engineering and research across science and industrial fields to advance applications in energy, climate, mobility and health.

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One-year countdown begins on the ‘death’ of Windows 7

14 January 2019

When asked how much of their organisation has successfully migrated to Windows 10, less than 20 per cent of all those surveyed said it was 100 per cent completed.

When asked how much of their organisation has successfully migrated to Windows 10, less than 20 per cent of all those surveyed said it was 100 per cent completed.

With exactly one year to go until Microsoft ends support for its ten-year-old operating system Windows 7, as many as 43 per cent of enterprises are still running the outdated platform.

That's according to the Death of Windows 7 report from enterprise content delivery firm Kollective.

The study examines the potential costs and security threats involved in staying on Windows 7 after Microsoft's support deadline passes.

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