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MAY – JUNE 2021 ISSUE

It appears that the long, wet, dark and dispiriting winter is finally over. Out of the bleak and sombre months of winter, spring managed to briefly materialise, and all of a sudden we are in summer. Of course, it helps that lockdown measures here in the UK are beginning to lift and, along with the sun that has at last come out to play, we are all beginning to feel a lot more positive. But, as we emerge from the confines that the pandemic thrust upon us, are we discovering that our work, home and social life has been changed forever? 

While some of us may be contemplating the return to the workplace, reluctantly leaving behind the sweatpants and the sofa, others are embracing getting back to ‘normal’ – whatever that currently looks like for you. In fact, the last few months seem to have been incredibly busy for the industry. There have been lots of partnerships, transactions, mergers, new appointments and product launch announcements crossing our news desk, indicating that, just like the spring that made a short but welcome appearance last week, these are new beginnings. Many of you have also taken full advantage of lockdown 3.0 and been busy writing for us. This issue is a bumper one with no less than 17 feature articles. We thank each and every one of you for spending your time in helping to make Networks Europe the quality publication it is renowned to be.

Our editorial programme for this issue features the focus themes of UPS/power, sustainability and structured cabling systems and we have plenty for our readers to mull over. We have articles on cyber-resilience, data security, business continuity and mission-critical digital servicing. We also look at edge environments, liquid cooling, remote telemetry units, optical networks and mobile device management. 

We have three articles on sustainability. Alan Hayward, SEH Technology, looks at how organisations are aligning their long term business strategy and green efforts, while Andy Connor of Subzero Engineering considers a three-step strategy to drive performance and sustainability. Ian Mills at Nuvias looks at how organisations are ramping up their commitment to environmental considerations.

And if you’re not done reading by then, we also look at smart city scalability, whether progress on digital transformation is too slow, 5G connectivity reliability and the current trends of structured cabling.

Enjoy the read, let’s hope the sun stays out and the positivity that we are all beginning to feel continues. 

Stay safe and well.

Laura Vallis

Editor

Networks Europe magazine

THE FEATURES INCLUDE:

EDITOR’S NOTE

NEWS

The news desk highlights some of the latest industry stories.

FIRE, FLOOD, MALWARE, OR ACTS OF GOD – IF YOUR DATA IS GONE, IT’S GONE

Users of data centres, cloud and SaaS providers believe that their data is secure and will come back online quickly in the event of a disaster. However, Stephen Young, Director of AssureStor, says many of these only provide a ‘best endeavours’ service if data is lost, and that’s frequently hidden away in their Ts & Cs.

FOUR COST-EFFECTIVE STEPS TO GREATER CYBER-RESILIENCE, ON AND OFF-SITE

Jon Fielding, managing director EMEA, Apricorn looks at how cyber-resilience can be developed in just four steps.

WE NEED TO PLAN FOR LONG-TERM OFFSITE WORKING

Duncan Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Enreach UK, believes that proper investment in ensuring the quality of service, as well as quality of life, will be critical to long term remote working success.

THE EDGE IS A FLUID CONCEPT

Traditional IT requirements with edge environments are already creating barriers to efficient and effective long-term deployment. David Craig, CEO, Iceotope looks at the fluid future.

WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF LIQUID COOLING?

Nigel Gore, Global Offerings, High Density and Liquid Cooling at Vertiv investigates liquid cooling innovations for the data centre.

CHECKING-IN ON REMOTE ASSETS

Philippe Aretz, Channel Sales Director at Ovarro, explains why the deployment of remote telemetry units (RTUs) and SCADA systems have been essential to support the roll-out of mobile communications and broadcasting mediums, especially those in remote locations.

RE-IMAGINE OPTICAL NETWORKS WITH A SMARTER APPROACH

Optical networks need to dynamically respond to changing demands and unpredictable traffic requirements. Jürgen Hatheier,  CTO for EMEA at Ciena believes a smarter approach to leverage predictive analytics is needed to change the way optical networks are built, operated and monetised.

DIGITAL DEVICES ARE THE BACKBONE OF EVERY ORGANISATION?

Nadav Avni, Marketing Director at Radix Technologies discusses why digital devices are the backbone of every organisation, exploring the benefits of Mobile Device Management (MDM).

THE EVOLUTION OF MISSION-CRITICAL DIGITAL SERVICING MODELS

Prevention of data centre and edge computing downtime is far better than a reactive cure. Wendy Torell, Senior Research Analyst, Schneider Electric Data Centre Science Centre asks what steps can operators take in the quest to mitigate downtime.

DELIVERING BUSINESS CONTINUITY THROUGH SD-WAN CONNECTIVITY

Covid-19 significantly accelerated the shift to digital platforms and, as a result, Ollie Wallington, Head of Business Development at Wireless Logic says businesses are considering SD-WAN to help manage an increasingly distributed workforce.

ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY IN A DIGITALLY CONNECTED WORLD

Sustainability is the buzzword of our generation. Alan Hayward, SEH Technology looks at how organisations are aligning their long term business strategy and green efforts.

A THREE-STEP STRATEGY TO DRIVE PERFORMANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY

Andy Connor, Channel Director, Subzero Engineering, EMEA investigates innovative engineering from hyperscalers taking data centre performance to entirely new levels.

IT AND THE CHANNEL: TAKING THE LEAP TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Many organisations are ramping up their commitment to environmental considerations. Ian Mills, Director of Business Operations at Nuvias discusses how by working closely with vendors, best practices can be redefined and higher standards set within the supply chain.

SCALABILITY IS THE KEY TO SMART CITY GROWTH

Phil Beecher, President at Wi-SUN Alliance, looks at how smart cities are evolving and incorporating new ideas and applications for today and in the future.

HITTING ‘PAUSE’ ON DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WILL DELAY SUCCESS

Before Covid-19 threw the world into disarray, many IT professionals were under immense pressure to increase the speed to deliver digital transformation. However, Simon Reynolds, Associate Director, Coeus Consulting believes that in many cases, progress since then has remained slow.

CREATING RELIABLE 5G CONNECTIVITY THROUGH EFFECTIVE FIBRE CLEANING

As 5G connectivity rolls out, network providers must ensure fibre is installed and maintained correctly with all connections kept perfectly clean for optimal performance and reliability. Jay Tourigny, Senior Vice President, MicroCare, LLC looks at cleaning procedures to guarantee optimal network operation.

TRENDS IN STRUCTURED CABLING

Matthias Gerber, Market Manager LAN Cabling Reichle & De-Massari explores a number of trends in today’s structured cabling market.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

We take a quick look at some of the industry’s movers and shakers, including new appointments, promotions and personnel changes.

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JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2021

Data Centre of Tomorrow
Power Distribution
Smart Energy

Copy deadline – 18th January
Publication date – 8th February

MARCH / APRIL 2021

Racks and Enclosures
Cold Aisle Containment
Security

Copy deadline – 12th March
Publication date – 6th April

MAY / JUNE 2021

UPS/Power
Sustainability
Structured Cabling Systems

Copy deadline – 14th May
Publication date – 8th June

JULY / AUGUST 2021

Containerised Data Centres
Zero Carbon
Cooling

Copy deadline – 16th July
Publication date – 10th August

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2021

Smart Buildings
Data Erasure
Power Management

Copy deadline – 17th September
Publication date – 5th October

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2021

Cable Management Systems
Future Proofing the Data Centre
Energy Management

Copy deadline – 19th Nov
Publication date – 7th December

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