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UK data centres failing to meet C-suite requirements research reveals

According to research released by Volta Data Centres, data loss and downtime are putting hybrid and edge computing strategies at risk. The research reveals that 56% of IT decision makers have experienced downtime over the past six months and 46% have experienced data loss in the last 12 months. The average downtime was 3h 45minutes… Read More


Researchers discover security flaws in leading IoT operating system

Researchers from IT security firm Zimperium have discovered vulnerabilities within leading IoT operating system FreeRTOS that could allow attackers to crash IoT devices used in smart homes and life-critical applications. FreeRTOS is a leading open source OS in the IoT and embedded systems market. In November 2017, stewardship of the FreeRTOS kernel (and its components) was… Read More


The future tech enhancing physical security of data centres

The Stack met up with Phil Kempson, managing director, Europe & India at Southco to chat around the key trends he is identifying in data centre physical security. As MD at Southco, what developments are you witnessing around the physical security of data centres and critical IT equipment? In my role at Southco, I oversee a… Read More


Leaked document reveals exact locations of Amazon data centres

Wikileaks, the controversial publisher of highly classified information, has published a secret Amazon internal document that lists the addresses and operational details of over one hundred of the cloud provider’s data centres. The leak was published alongside a map detailing the exact location of the centres. Recent market research shows that Amazon owns and operates… Read More


Defending data centres requires an Artificial Intervention

Jonas Caino wonders whether AI is a data centre’s greatest ally against the increasing threat of attack. We don’t talk about it. If mentioned it’s a little over a whisper. The dirty little phrase that no CIO wants to ever hear but everybody knows is here to stay: ‘We’ve just been hacked’. The threat and… Read More



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