Mitigating cyber-attacks with better DNS Security

12 November 2020

Ronan David, vice president, strategy, EfficientIP

Ronan David, vice president, strategy, EfficientIP

DNS attacks based on distributed, multi-vector and multi-stage assault modes have become highly sophisticated. Traditional security solutions such as firewalls, anti-DoS or IPS have not adapted to effectively ensure DNS availability and integrity.

They have proved to be insufficient against cyber-attacks such as data exfiltration via DNS, DNS hijacking, amplification and reflection attacks and DNS flooding. Even worse, they present a high risk of blocking legitimate clients.

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No data centre monitoring software is an island

06 November 2020

Michael O’Keeffe is the vice president of service for Vertiv in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Michael O’Keeffe, VP of service, Vertiv EMEA

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. This maxim for life and business, credited to Benjamin Franklin, is as relevant today as it ever was, especially for data centre managers who are evaluating remote monitoring solutions for their infrastructure.

As businesses emerge cautiously from lockdown related to the global pandemic, many are reviewing their data center operations and thinking about how they would cope with a possible second wave, which already appears to have begun in some countries.

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Network attached storage

15 September 2020

Michael Cade, senior global technologist, Veeam

Michael Cade, senior global technologist, Veeam

IT is the driving force of a modern business. Harnessing it can help companies stay innovative, and make the data they already have work harder to better meet customer needs. As a result, IT teams are under a huge amount of pressure to provide a stable platform for the rest of the business.

This has become especially clear in the past few months, where we’ve seen a huge change in how digitally-driven many organisations have had to become out of necessity. But data needs and requirements can differ significantly from one organisation to another. One setup can be perfect for one environment, but highly unsuitable for another. It can be difficult to judge the competing factors in play and select a solution that offers the best fit.

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Choosing enclosures & containment systems

10 August 2020

Michael Akinla, Panduit EMEA

Michael Akinla, Panduit EMEA

Data centre and enterprise computer room containment solutions (cabinets and enclosure systems, to you and me) are essential to the modern IT/Communications facility.

Today’s increasing data throughput requires more complex and power-hungry processors and systems to cope with the user demand. The numerous cabinet product offerings from various manufacturers, may appear very similar, but understanding the development, testing, manufacture, product options and supply-chain can be the difference between a standard inflexible cabinet and a system customised and preconfigured to your precise requirements.

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Remotely managing your IT: three tips on how to succeed

08 July 2020

By Alan Hayward, marketing and sales manager, SEH Technology

Alan Hayward, marketing and sales manager, SEH Technology

Thanks to the development of digital collaboration tools, remote working has been on the rise in recent years. A global study reported that working from home and remote locations has grown by 159% since 2005, more than 11 times faster than the rest of the workforce.

What’s more, Covid-19 has further accelerated this trend, as businesses rush to adopt remote working on a wider scale than ever before.

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