Only 12 percent of European organizations are taking a “cloud-first” approach to IT infrastructure, held back by concerns over a range of issues including cost, integration, and flexibility, according to research released Thursday by enterprise cloud provider Nutanix.
The Future for Hybrid Cloud report, drawn from a survey of 400 IT directors and strategists in the UK, France, Germany, and the Netherlands by Quocirca, indicates that persistent obstacles are preventing hybrid cloud from being deployed “as quickly as some proponents suggest.”
The report shows that most organizations are increasing their cloud use, but some are actually drawing back from the cloud. Two percent of public cloud deployments are shrinking, along with 10 percent of private cloud, 7 percent of mixed cloud, and 11 percent of hybrid cloud deployments.
“While the message championed by many interested parties is that the world is moving to various clouds, our numbers paint a more complex picture,” said Chris Kaddaras, vice president and head of EMEA, Nutanix. “Beware of generalizations: organizations are still in the process of moving certain workloads to certain types of cloud environment and this is far from being a full-scale migration. Cloud platforms provide a wealth of opportunities but, clearly, there are still wrinkles to iron out. The future of hybrid cloud will depend on making it easier to adopt solutions that allow workloads to pass seamlessly between multiple platforms.”

 

WAN as a service company Aryaka announced on Wednesday that Jim Hilbert will join the company as senior vice president of global sales, where he will be responsible for driving growth in Asia-Pacific, EMEA and the Americas.

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The WHIR: Cloud Talks, Episode 8 with Martin Wielomski Episode 8 explores hybrid cloud and possible opportunities for service providers. Cheryl Kemp, content director of the WHIR, talks to Martin Wielomski, Manager of Business Development and Sales for EMEA, Phoenix NAP Show Notes: Phoenix NAP State of Cloud Report IDC…

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The WHIR: Cloud Talks, Episode 8 with Martin Wielomski Episode 8 explores hybrid cloud and possible opportunities for service providers. Cheryl Kemp, content director of the WHIR, talks to Martin Wielomski, Manager of Business Development and Sales for EMEA, Phoenix NAP Show Notes: Phoenix NAP State of Cloud Report IDC…

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Server shipments and revenues in the EMEA market both grew in Q2 2014 for the first time in years, led by HP, according to Gartner’s latest server market statistics, which were released Wednesday. Shipments increased by a modest 0.8 percent, but had been down for 11 consecutive quarters.

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Fast-growing flash storage company SolidFire is expanding into the Asia Pacific region with a new regional headquarters in Singapore, the company announced Tuesday. SolidFire is also expanding its EMEA team to support continued growth in that region. Read More

 

The Middle East and Africa region is expected to spend $3.47 billion on IT infrastructure spending, comprising storage, server, and enterprise networking equipment in 2014, according to research firm Gartner. This is 4.1 percent increase from 2013.

 

(The Hosting News) - Arbor Networks Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today announced Colin Gray as the company’s Vice President of the EMEA region. In this role, Gray will be responsible for driving Arbor Networks’ sales and channel initiatives in EMEA as the company continues its expansion in the area.

Gray brings more than 25 years of technology sales and leadership experience with extensive knowledge of the EMEA market in both direct and indirect sales management. He has held senior international and global VP roles at companies such as Network Associates, NetScreen, Ciphertrust, BigFix and ChangeBASE, and brings solutions expertise across security, applications delivery, infrastructure management and compliance to his new role at Arbor.

Arbor Networks has been active in EMEA for more than a decade and its customers include many of the region’s leading network operators. In the past quarter alone, Arbor has announced deployments at Liquid Telecom, Ooredoo, Bezeq International Ltd., and depulsio.

“Arbor has seen rapid growth in EMEA among service providers, mobile operators and enterprise organizations, as all are dealing with the ever-growing DDoS threat. However, we’ve seen a recent uptick among hosting providers where the threat of DDoS is an incredible concern given the multi-tenant nature of their business model, where one attack against a hosting provider can result in a catastrophic domino effect,” said Colin Doherty, President of Arbor Networks. “In addition, we’ve recently signed some of the largest global enterprises headquartered in EMEA across the financial services, e-Commerce and gaming sectors; it’s a very hot and growing region for us. With Colin Gray at the helm in EMEA, I’m confident that his leadership and industry expertise will help us continue to grow and expand in the region.”

“This is a thrilling time to be joining Arbor Networks as EMEA is a dynamic region for the company and an area I’m excited to lead on behalf of the company,” said Colin Gray. “Arbor brings an incredible mix of innovative technology and deep domain expertise to network operators who continue to battle the DDoS and advanced malware threats targeting them today. I’m looking forward to helping them expand even deeper into EMEA in the months and years ahead.”

Arbor Networks® Solutions Portfolio
Many of the world’s leading service providers rely on Arbor Networks’ Peakflow® SP platform to proactively fend off malicious threats such as botnets and volumetric and application-layer distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, while helping to strengthen the availability and quality of their services. The Peakflow SP platform includes two main components, Peakflow SP and the Threat Management System (TMS). Peakflow SP combines network-wide anomaly detection and traffic engineering with TMS’s carrier-class threat management, which automatically detects and surgically removes only attack traffic, while maintaining other business traffic. With the ability to mitigate only the attack traffic, customer-facing services remain available while providers actively mitigate attacks. The Peakflow SP platform also powers many of the world’s leading cloud-based DDoS managed security services.

Arbor Network’s Pravail family includes the Pravail® Availability Protection System (APS), which looks out from the network perimeter to detect and mitigate, in real-time, application-layer DDoS attacks. These stealthy attacks are the primary threat to security infrastructure solutions today, which, if compromised, can threaten the very availability of networks themselves. Pravail® Network Security Intelligence (NSI) monitors network traffic data and uses advanced analytics to help organizations close the security gaps left by firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPS). It looks inside the network to help protect intellectual property and data from theft or loss caused by advanced malware threats, internal network misuse or abuse, or via infected mobile devices connected to the network.

About Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, including the world’s leading Internet service providers and many of the largest enterprise networks in use today. Arbor’s proven network security and management solutions help grow and protect customer networks, businesses and brands. Through its unparalleled, privileged relationships with worldwide service providers and global network operators, Arbor provides unequalled insight into and perspective on Internet security and traffic trends via the ATLAS® Active Threat Level Analysis System. Representing a unique collaborative effort with 270+ network operators across the globe, ATLAS enables the sharing of real-time security, traffic and routing information that informs numerous business decisions.

For technical insight into the latest security threats and Internet traffic trends and to learn about our DDoS mitigation services, please visit our website at arbornetworks.com and visit our blog.

Trademark Notice: Arbor Networks, Peakflow, ArbOS, How Networks Grow, ATLAS, Pravail, Arbor Optima, Cloud Signaling, the Arbor Networks logo and Arbor Networks: Smart. Available. Secure. are all trademarks of Arbor Networks, Inc. All other brand names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Arbor Networks Names VP of EMEA Region

 

(The Hosting News) - PEER 1 Hosting, a global web hosting provider, has unveiled its brand new eco-friendly EMEA headquarters in Southampton, forming part of a regeneration project across its European offices in the UK and France. The new environment has been designed to realise the company’s commitment to powering human potential online and to strive for excellence.

The office has been built with energy efficiency in mind, covering 17,000 sq. ft., built from a combination of modern, recycled and natural materials. It also marks a significant investment in the company and its staff, cementing its position as one of the most innovative internet companies in Europe.

EMEA MD Dominic Monkhouse believes investing in people is one of the most important decisions a company makes, and that it is essential that a company attracts not just the best, but the right staff:

“Our goal with the design of the new headquarters and EMEA offices was to make PEER 1 Hosting a place to work that inspires our staff and makes everyone that little bit more excited to turn up for work. We know that if individuals find the right job, in the right environment, with the right people, they will be more productive and want to contribute to the success of the company. This is the bedrock of the culture at PEER 1 Hosting, which is something we want to maintain and build on as we grow.

“The team here is the reason why PEER 1 Hosting is such a great company to be involved with. To this end, we’ve heavily included the staff during every step of the planning process for the new offices and we believe that the new headquarters is a true reflection of the investment that has been made in talent.”

PEER 1 Hosting is currently on a recruitment drive to attract the brightest talent to the new office as it positions itself as the most ‘human company on the internet’. With clients ranging from Shazam through to Debenhams and WordPress, it looks after some of the most exciting and creative companies on the internet, within a variety of sectors. With this in mind, PEER 1 Hosting prides itself on hiring the best talent to deliver the ultimate customer service.

With a variety of employee benefits on offer to maximise productivity, such as enabling staff to freely choose the location they wish to work from that best suits their needs, whether it is in London, Southampton or France, PEER 1 Hosting puts its employees at the forefront of its agenda. It also encourages collaboration between offices to ensure the best staff are attracted and retained across the company.

The new offices reinforce PEER 1 Hosting’s ability to provide the best service with a number of fun and creative features to inspire creativity and productivity amongst staff. Features include:

  • A ‘helter-skelter’ slide from the first floor to reception
  • A grass covered Amphitheatre
  • Indoor garden with a three metre high tree, a tree house, swings suspended from the ceiling, a golf course and dart boards
  • A cinema room equipped with its own popcorn maker
  • A yoga area
  • A canteen, coffee bar and themed lounge areas

Sarah O’Callaghan, Partner and Lead Designer, Space & Solutions, said: “We wanted to create a space where people love to be. We’re creating a fun, practical and multi-functional environment that will help PEER 1 Hosting continue its growth. The company’s success demonstrates the value of investing in the workplace – you always get the best from people when they are inspired by their surroundings.”

PEER 1 Hosting’s continued investment in its employees has been met with critical acclaim, as the company was recently named one of the Best UK Small Workplaces by the Great Place to Work Institute. The opening of the new office will only serve to help the company grow, attract and retain the best staff for the future.

About PEER 1 Hosting

PEER 1 Hosting is one of the world’s leading web hosting providers, specialising in Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers, Colocation and Cloud Services. Based in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK, the company has been serving commercial customer’ needs since 1999. PEER 1 Hosting is built on two obsessions: Ping & People. ‘Ping’ represents its commitment to best-in-breed technology, founded on a high performance 10Gbps FastFiber Network(tm) connected by 20 state-of-the-art data centres. ‘People’ represents its commitment to delivering outstanding customer service to its more than 13,000 customers worldwide, backed by a 100 per cent uptime guarantee. For more information visit: http://www.peer1hosting.co.uk

Source: PEER 1 Hosting Opens New Headquarters

 

PEER 1 Hosting, a global web hosting provider, has unveiled its brand new eco-friendly EMEA headquarters in Southampton, forming part of a regeneration project across its European offices in the UK and France. The new environment has been designed to realise the companyamp;rsquo;s commitment to powering human potential online and to strive for excellence.

Source: PEER 1 Hosting Opens New EMEA Headquarters

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