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"IT is no longer homogeneous" - Interview with Rainer Kaese of Toshiba
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Rainer Kaese is Senior Manager in Business Development for Enterprise Hard Drives at Toshiba Electronics Europe. Toshiba is one of the remaining three hard disk manufacturers and focuses on storage media for laptop, desktop, computer and enterprise. In an exclusive interview with Data & Storage Xpert (formerly cloudtech-xpert.com), Kaese talks about the end of individual data storage and the triumph of Software Defined Architecture. 


Mr Kaese, data centres are being created everywhere, hosting in the cloud is becoming a matter of course, virtual desktops are being used more...

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Ponemon Cloud Security Study – more data security in the cloud 
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Leading IT experts recently found that not all cloud data is stored securely. The Ponemon Institute recently conducted a study to investigate data security in the cloud. 

65% of information security experts want to store their object data in the cloud. However, 47% of IT managers doubt that the data in the cloud is as secure as in their own corporate data center. The new study therefore examines the perception of data storage technologies that are based on on-premise or the cloud. To this end, 483 information technology experts with extensive knowledge of the individual object storage...

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Fujitsu Cloud Orchestration Study
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Fujitsu, a leading Japanese provider of ICT business solutions, is using its own expertise to continue shaping society together with its customers in the future. Fujitsu promotes a "Human Centric Intelligent Society" with the aim of creating innovation by integrating people, information and infrastructure. Digital co-creation aims to combine business expertise with technology to create added value for partners and customers. The implementation of digital transformation is based on artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and clouds.


New Fujitsu study among IT...

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Cloud Computing - Integrer component of IT and top topic for CIOs
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A digitized company without the cloud? This is unthinkable in 2018. As early as the middle of the year, bitkom announced that two out of three companies were opting for cloud computing. Cloud computing is more than just a trend – for the majority of companies it is a fundamental component of their IT strategy. And this will continue to grow in the coming years. Together with the Digital Marketing Suite selfcampaign, we have analyzed which cloud topics occupy IT managers most in companies. The starting point for our research was a statistical survey of the websites visited by...

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Cloud Configuration: What You Should Know
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Cloud configuration involves setting a cloud environment’s software and hardware details to facilitate efficient communication and interoperation. The configuration process is straightforward, however, there are situations where the cloud environment is complex and getting overwhelming. Nevertheless, the provider has to do all it takes to ensure that communication is secure, performance is acceptable, and services are reliable in such environments. 


How Configuration Works 

To enhance sound interaction of the client and provider’s environment, cloud application...

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Is Your Business Overspending On The Cloud?
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An increasing number of companies, both small and large, are moving away from having their own specialised servers for computing infrastructure, and are instead investing that money into cloud capacity. While this undoubtedly has its benefits, there are considerations that must be taken into account. Many companies have been purchasing much more computing capacity in the cloud than they are actually using, which leads to a massive amount of overspending. 


Why do companies overspend on the cloud? 

It is possible that the company does not know exactly how much cloud capacity...

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Trends of Cyber Attacks 2018 – So Far
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The first half of 2018 has witnessed the rise of many cloud-based attacks. Threats have become directly proportional to technological growth constantly opposing the wellbeing of organisations worldwide. They have come in many shapes and forms from manipulating Blockchain technology to stage attacks as well as mobile platform attacks. Stronger attacks have been felt by the cloud environment due to the presence of powerful and more precise technologies. 

Check Point Software Technologies has analysed these threats and attacks and found some interesting trends.



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Should your business have intranet infrastructures or settle with external hosting?
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Are you trying to decide if your company should get an intranet infrastructure or an external secure site? This article will briefly overview and contrast both options, to help you make an informed choice. Both alternatives have their particular strengths and drawbacks, so you should have a working understanding of the matter in order to choose wisely. 

The gist of the matter is fairly simple: creating an intranet infrastructure is comparable to sourcing an entire building to serve as your virtual headquarters; getting external secure hosting would be like renting a virtual office in...

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Is Cloud-Native Development the New Winning Move?
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The software technology scene is not new to disruptions that have shaped the industry to what we currently know. The rise of Cloud-native development has, however, shaken the industry and provided a platform for tremendous opportunities. To find out what Cloud-native is, we have to start by finding out what it does. 


Defining Cloud-Native 

Cloud-native is the approach of building and running applications that maximise on the merits of the cloud computing delivery model. The purpose of this approach is to improve speed, scalability and eventually margin. It is primarily...

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Decentralized blockchain data storage
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As the information age continues to advance in leaps and bounds, so has the need to find solutions to the growing demand of information. The continued advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are putting a strain on information storage. IDC has even predicted that there will be roughly 163 zettabytes of data in the world by 2025. This has led to the rapid emergence of new data centres aimed at curbing this problem. However, the question that lingers is if this will be enough. An emerging solution to this problem is using decentralized blockchain data...

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