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What does the Cloud really mean?

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Jul 13, 2016 5:30:56 AM

Tristan Gwinnell, Cloud Solutions EMEA, Avnet, takes a look at what cloud really means


The term cloud means different things to different people. For consumers the cloud might be where they store their music and photographs. For others it might be Google Apps or Office365. If you’re a business user it could be a cloud-hosted application. If you run a datacentre it could be a way of optimising hardware. The list goes on.

All of these are types of cloud – essentially a means of providing computer hardware and software via the internet. In ‘technology years’ the cloud has been around for a long time. Salesforce launched in the 1990s with a mission to end software. Recently the technology has come in to its own and there has been a rapid increase in the types and number of cloud services and suppliers.

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Topics: Cloud, Cloud Computing, Data Center Solutions, SaaS, AWS, Cloud Environment, IT Infrastructure, IT Software

The Software-Defined Data Centre Explained: Part I of II

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Sep 15, 2015 6:00:49 AM

Steve Phillips, CIO, Avnet Inc.

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Topics: Cloud, Data Analytics, Data Center Solutions, Information Technology, Gartner, Storage, Data Centre, Virtualization Technologies, Legacy Infrastructures, Software-Defined Data Centre, Virtualisation

Is converged infrastructure the answer to today’s data centre challenges?

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Aug 17, 2015 5:40:31 AM
Steve Phillips, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Avnet, Inc
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Topics: Cisco, Data Center Solutions, EMC, IDC, Information Technology, Networking, Virtualization, VMware, Converged Infrastructure, Storage, Data Centre, Enterprise Solutions, Vendors

Now is the time to consolidate corporate data

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Apr 3, 2014 7:51:16 AM
Miriam Murphy, senior vice president, enterprise business group at Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA
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Topics: Data Management, Data Center Solutions, Business Needs, Data Storage, IT Infrastructure

Managing the IT estate has never been so important

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Dec 11, 2012 4:59:00 AM
Simon Ellis, Director Estate Management Solutions and Services EMEA
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Topics: Cloud Services, Cloud Computing, Data Center Solutions, Data Storage, Estate Management, Commercial Management Improvement, Increased OPEX, IT Distributor Services, IT Infrastructure, IT Investments

The trends and technologies of today’s storage market

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Sep 27, 2012 4:58:44 AM


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Topics: Big Data, Data Center Solutions, Unstructured Data, Storage, Flash Storage, IT Infrastructure, IT Storage Solutions, Mobile Computing


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