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October 30, 2017  3:08 PM

Halloween horrors: When a datacentre migration takes a dark turn

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Cloud migration, Cloud Security, datacentre, Troubleshooting

In this guest post, Drew Nielsen, chief trust officer at cloud-based backup provider Druva, shares a scary and hairy tale about how shortfalls in any company's...

June 27, 2017  3:28 PM

Datacentre managers on how to address the shortage of women and young people entering the industry

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
"tech skills", datacentre, Diversity, inclusion

CNet Training and Anglia Ruskin University invited Ahead in the Clouds along to their recent boot camp to lead a two-way discussion with its Datacentre Leadership and Management students about how to address the industry's skills gap. Here's all you need to know about what got...


September 2, 2016  11:09 AM

How VMware is tackling the challenges of doing business in the hybrid, multi-cloud era

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
cloud, datacentre, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, VMware, VMworld

VMworld US 2016 suggests VMware is under no illusions about the challenges it faces, as its traditional customers cede control for IT buying to line of business units and start exploring their multi-cloud options. “There’s no such thing as challenges, only...


April 22, 2016  1:24 PM

Think the Open Compute Project isn’t for you? Think again

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Cloud Computing, datacentre, Green energy, Open source

In this guest post, James Bailey, director of datacentre hardware provider Hyperscale IT, busts some enterprise-held myths about the Open Compute Project

Market watcher Gartner predicts the overall public cloud market will grow by 16.5%...


January 20, 2016  5:59 PM

Using the Working Set to improve datacentre workload efficiency

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
datacentre, Efficiency, Guest Post, workloads

In this guest post, Pete Koehler, technical marketing engineer for PernixData, explains why datacentre operators need to get a handle on the Working Set concept to find out what's really going on in their facilities. 


December 14, 2015  12:58 PM

Addressing the datacentre skills gap by changing the cloud conversation

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Business strategy, Cloud Computing, datacentre, Skills, Training

Ahead in the Clouds recently attended a tour of IO's modular datacentre facility in Slough, along with a handful of PhD students from University College London (UCL).

The event's aim  was to open up the datacentre to a group of people who...


November 26, 2015  11:50 AM

The benefits of adopting a “what if…?” approach to datacentre management

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
datacentre, Guest Post

In this guest post, Zahl Limbuwala, CEO of datacentre optimisation software supplier Romonet, explains why IT departments should be employing a more philosophical approach when solving business issues

The question "what if...?" is often...


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