How a composable infrastructure can be a key enabler of digital transformation

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Industry research firm IDC calls the new IT – characterised by use of mobile devices, cloud services, social networks and big data analytics — the third platform. Hewlett Packard Enterprise, a DXC Connect partner, says the new platform is driving the “idea economy” because, when done right, IT can facilitate the conversion of ideas into […]

Is the end of the traditional data center in sight?

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We all know that the cloud is growing at the expense of server rooms and data centers. But Cisco predicts in its Cisco Global Cloud Index that by 2021 “hyperscale data centers” will represent 53 percent of all installed data center servers. For hyperscale, read cloud data centers and you see the future as Cisco sees […]

OpenStack moves forward

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In Sydney Australia, the OpenStack cloud crew gathered together at the OpenStack Summit to contemplate where they are today and where they’re going tomorrow. First, OpenStack has continued to grow. Specifically, multiple surveys show that more and more companies are adopting OpenStack for their private and hybrid clouds. Specifically: The OpenStack User Survey showed that […]

Why energy reduction is good news for customers

Data centers play a key role in our global economy and understandably, security and continuity of service are usually top of the list of a customer’s core requirements. However,  increasingly, energy efficiency is also making it into the frequently asked questions. I caught up with Stephen Brown who leads our Critical Environments in EMEA and APAC […]

Why data centers are key to achieving emissions targets

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In my last post I announced that CSC had set a bold new target to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 18 percent by 2018 (against a 2012 baseline) following a roundtable with President Obama. This new target, although stretching, will help us focus our efforts on new and innovative ways to continue to reduce […]