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The boom and bust challenge of storage management

Live today Today at 11:00 GMT we're broadcasting live from our St Paul's studio with a program, and some experts, that look at the challenges of storage management. You can join us for free from the comfort of your desk – just make sure you bring your questions along because we've got a top drawer set of presenters for you. Jon Collins …
Phil Mitchell, 03 Nov 2011
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The storage boom and bust cycle

Broadcast Tomorrow at 11:00 GMT we'll be broadcasting live from our St Paul's studio with a program, and some experts, that look at the challenge of improving storage management without just throwing money at it. You can join us for free from the comfort of your desk – just make sure you bring your questions along because we've got a top …
Phil Mitchell, 02 Nov 2011
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The data boom and bust cycle

Broadcast More data more often than not means more disks. It was ever thus - but in these cash-strapped times, just buying more kit is no longer an option. But is it really that easy to stop the growth/spend cycle and make what you’ve already got work harder? Could you solve everything by throwing a bit of elastic cloud storage into the …
Phil Mitchell, 01 Nov 2011
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University of Colorado

SCC Team Profile The Colorado Buffaloes are one of five teams returning to the fifth annual Student Cluster Challenge in Seattle next month during SC11. Like Purdue, Colorado has participated in every challenge but has yet to take home the gold medal. (There aren’t any gold medals awarded. Pity.) The Buffaloes have won some awards and plaudits …
Phil Mitchell, 01 Nov 2011
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Still got too much Information

Part 2 Welcome back to Reg Ltd, where Graham finally has his trousers on. But there's crisis in the air: ahead of the annual meeting, Ronald's slashing budgets and threatening to take the company bowling. How can Microsoft cloud technologies smooth the process of planning the budgets? How can Emily hang on to her share? We can't do …
Phil Mitchell, 25 Oct 2011
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The rise of the modular Cloud?

Broadcast Dr Phil Richards from Loughborough University heads into The Reg studios on October 20th at 10am (BST) to tell us how he's building modular hybrid clouds. Dr Richards has recognised numerous challenges with ageing data centres, some of which you'll recognise and some of which you won't. One of them was that doing things the old …
Phil Mitchell, 11 Oct 2011
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Cloud on the rise (Love JANET)

Broadcast Dr Phil Richards from Loughborough University heads into The Reg studios on October 20th at 10am (BST) to tell us how he's building modular hybrid clouds. Dr Richards has recognised numerous challenges with ageing data centres, some of which you'll recognise and some of which you won't. One of them was that doing things the old …
Phil Mitchell, 07 Oct 2011
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El Reg drives Cloud Summit

Event On December 5, London's increasingly popular annual Business Cloud Summit features a Technology and Developer stream helmed by The Register’s own Tim Phillips. For you, dear reader, that means finely tuned, guff-free content. The theme for this year is ‘The Practical Cloud', so expect techies in suits, talking about real …
Phil Mitchell, 07 Oct 2011
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HPC and its growing reach

El Reg's Tim Phillips talks High Performance Computing with Gordon Graylish who is the VP and GM for enterprise solutions sales. They run through the definitions of HPC, where HPC is being used as a default, and also the potential for HPC in broader markets – particularly with HPC becoming much more accessible and affordable …
Phil Mitchell, 03 Oct 2011
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Doing big stuff in the cloud

Live webcast At 11am today we're broadcasting live with a show that takes a different angle on cloud. Over the last few months our broadcasts have focussed on the use of cloud for delivering internally facing services such as email and collaboration. We've also looked at how cloud can be used to achieve reach. Now we're switching our …
Phil Mitchell, 03 Oct 2011
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El Reg drives Cloud Summit

In December, the increasingly popular annual Business Cloud Summit will feature a Technology and Developer stream that is driven by The Register’s own Tim Phillips. Why, you might ask, does that matter? Well, it virtually guarantees the tech stream will be largely guff free and that, if nothing else, it will be a perfectly tuned …
Phil Mitchell, 29 Sep 2011
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Big data and the cloud

Broadcast Peter Elleby is the IT Director at natural search specialists Hydra. It’s a company that, in layman's terms, tells its client how well they perform on the web and how to improve that performance. In order to do this it’s got to crunch and parse huge volumes of unstructured data. As a start-up that would have meant a significant …
Phil Mitchell, 28 Sep 2011
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Can SaaS improve your efficiency?

SaaS might give you more availability, it might cut your capital costs, and it might give you a big empty server room in your basement where you can play ping pong after work, but will it make your business more efficient? That's the question IT support manager and Reg reader, Geoff Stone asked himself when DORMA UK decided that …
Phil Mitchell, 26 Sep 2011
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Consumerisation of IT: What do the end users think?

Survey We’re hearing lots of stories about the ‘consumerisation’ of IT – in other words giving users freedom to choose the equipment and online services they need to do their jobs well – and this is the topic of our latest Reg Reader survey. We have already had a ton of responses from IT professionals - hardly surprising, given Reg …
Phil Mitchell, 12 Sep 2011
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Is using your own kit at work a good thing?

One of the latest buzzwords to contaminate this great language of ours is ‘consumerisation’. According to many marketeers, it defines the future of end user computing. As with all good marketing terms, various definitions exist because ambiguity leaves more room for creative product positioning. Fundamentally, however, employees …
Phil Mitchell, 08 Sep 2011
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Finding the black-spots in service delivery

Today at 17:00BST/ 9:00PDT Reg Editor Tim Phillips is hosting a live event with Freeform Dynamics’ analyst Andy (ding ding) Buss and CA Technologies’ Patrick Ancipink. Together they'll try and help you spot, diagnose and fix the service black-spots in your business. IT nowadays is so complex that even the best systems, operated …
Phil Mitchell, 08 Aug 2011
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Finding the black-spots in service delivery

Regcast IT nowadays is so complex that even the best systems, operated by the best people in the game, can have black-spots when you bring them together to deliver a service to your customers. You've no doubt experienced the problem. You're sitting in IT looking at your systems management dashboard admiring the green lights, whilst the …
Phil Mitchell, 05 Aug 2011
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Virtualising your critical apps

Broadcast: 1500BST Today at 3pm UK time we have a team of experts in our studio to talk about how and why you would virtualise your mission critical apps. The Register’s Tim Phillips is your host for the hour. With him are Andrew Buss from our friends at Freeform Dynamics, Andrew Fryer from Microsoft and Alun Rogers from Risual. Between them, …
Phil Mitchell, 12 Jul 2011

How to virtualise critical apps

Broadcast Tomorrow, 12th of July, at 15:00BST we have a team of experts in our studio to talk about how and why you would virtualise your mission critical apps. The Register’s Tim Phillips is your host for the hour. With him are Andrew Buss from our friends at Freeform Dynamics, Andrew Fryer from Microsoft and Alun Rogers from Risual. …
Phil Mitchell, 11 Jul 2011
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Going Critical

Regcast The first wave of virtualisation projects are done and dusted, with many applications consolidated and running (reasonably) well. But in a lot of cases the business is still looking for more - faster response times, better availability, quickfire provisioning and on-demand capacity. Creating a dynamic infrastructure is becoming …
Phil Mitchell, 07 Jul 2011

What's the point of data centre orchestration?

Flipping the script on the 80/20 rule is the idea of data centre orchestration. It promises to take 80 per cent of the time IT departments spend fire-fighting and reallocate it to service delivery – putting big smiles on board members' faces and increasing job satisfaction in the IT department. Good luck with that, you might …
Phil Mitchell, 04 Jul 2011
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The Co-operative on application migration

Broadcast 11:00 When Reg reader Ian Cawson, technical architect for the Co-operative, was given some new projects to tackle - including CRC targets, reducing IT complexity to minimise M&A impact and a move of headquarters - he grasped the challenge with both hands and charged down to Vulture Towers to tell us all about it. Today at 11am BST Ian …
Phil Mitchell, 01 Jul 2011
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Does Office365 keep its promises?

Broadcast 13:00 BST The end of June marks the launch of Microsoft's biggest cloud initiative so far: Office 365. Some of you will have been playing with the beta, some of you will have it scheduled for the future, and some of you will see it implemented over your dead bodies. Today at 13:00 BST (8AM EST) we've got Penman Designs - who have been …
Phil Mitchell, 29 Jun 2011
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The Royal Mail tells us about its private cloud projects

Broadcast: 11am Recently we brought you the feelgood tale "Royal Mail Moves to the Cloud" , in which intrepid Adrian Steel and his trusty sidekick Glyn Knaresborough migrated 30,000 desktops into the cumulus - and lived to tell Reg readers their heartwarming story. They were so good, we had to give them easter eggs and make them answer all the …
Phil Mitchell, 29 Jun 2011

El Reg talks chips with Intel server strategist

Video Danny Bradbury from The Register heads down to Intel to talk about the new 2nd Gen chips, the E7 family of Xeon chips, with Dylan Larson, director of server technology initiatives for Intel. ® Watch Video var MediaPlayerVars = { '_': { 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pW-YXNSpt4': { screencolor: '000000 …
Phil Mitchell, 28 Jun 2011