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Back in 1999 when everyone else in the IT world was worrying about the Millennium Bug, David Barker was launching a new hosting business. Never mind that he was not quite 14 years old – David had a vision, time on his hands and a keen geek streak.
Working from home for VFX companies wasn’t an option in 2019, but a few months into 2020, it was the norm. And with the other impacts of the pandemic, VFX companies need to be building computer systems that can support their new ways of working.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the EU-US Privacy Shield is “invalid”, making it hard for companies to transfer personal data across the Atlantic. Since the UK is still subject to EU laws, this has an immediate impact on UK businesses, and will change the future data landscape for data transfer negotiations.
Everyone is frustrated by IT problems, you want it sorted as soon as possible and knowing the best practice for submitting a ticket can help. Communicating effectively with your support engineers is the most effective way of speeding up the fix.
HPC comes with a high energy demand, which has both a financial and environmental cost. For those housing HPC, the challenge is twofold: to meet and manage this energy requirement, and to do so as efficiently as possible.
Reducing computer system downtime should be a top priority for every company. Understanding the difference between redundancy and resilience and working with a colocation data centre can be a cost-effective safety net to protect your system.
Hybrid cloud is a sophisticated computer system that combines the advantages of public cloud, private cloud, and other IT platforms. A company has a lot to gain from deploying hybrid cloud, but building hybrid cloud architecture can be a complicated process.
HPC comes with particular considerations, energy consumption is high, both for powering and cooling the machines, and this has an impact on cost, whether you are storing on-premises or colocating in a data centre.
Running an in-house computer system puts serious limitations on your short and long-term flexibility, transitioning to a private cloud will provide you with a new level of flexibility, allowing your computer system to keep up with changing business demands.