Crystal balls to the ready!
Moving into the new year, and particularly when we start to see the Spring ousting the Winter, we look forward with anticipation to not only the year ahead, but also those far beyond.
Over the last few months, I have asked some of our regular contributors what they think the future might hold for our industry with regard to the approach to networking, the needs of the industry, energy costs, the significant changes vertical markets are expected to face, the evolution of 5G and cyber security issues.
This issue also has articles on the predictions and trends from industry experts. 2022 left us with valuable learnings and investments fundamental to lifting the economy. Rob McKernan, Schneider Electric looks at what lies ahead. Danel Turk of ABB explains why this year marks a change in direction for many data centres. Ciaran Forde of Eaton says that although much of last year’s outlook was concerned with balancing digitalisation with sustainable practices, the unexpected disruption to the geopolitical landscape and severe energy crisis has impacted the industry greatly.
Energy efficiency is also on Vertiv’s Karsten Winther and Giordana Albertazzi’s radar. They look at ways to manage consumption and carbon footprint, the trends toward regulation standardisation and the search for generator alternatives.
Jon Selway, Aryaka, believes that 2023 is set to be a year for embracing change. His article shines a light on the key channel challenges and opportunities in 2023, while FTTx and LAN and DevSecOps are both priority considerations for Andreas Rüsseler of Reichle & De-Massari and Michael Smith, Neustar Security Services, respectively.
NordLocker’s Tomas Smalakys outlines his predictions for what is threatening in the cyber security field. Nick King of Orange Cyberdefense makes data protection a priority in 2023. In other articles, Dan Middleton, VP UK&I, Veeam, looks at why data recovery must always start with backup and Gary Roethenbaugh of Prodinity, explores how trade associations are pivoting to harness the value of the latest data pooling trends for their members.
Nick Sacke of Comms365 looks at the importance of ensuring resilient warehouses through the use of high-performance bonded internet and we debunk the misconceptions about women in tech. Kura says it’s crucial we debunk misconceptions and begin having valuable conversations about women in tech. Not only will it encourage diversity and inclusivity but motivating more women to seek careers in STEM will create a better work culture, foster innovation, and improve results.
2023 is also a year of change for me personally. This is my last editor’s note for Networks Europe magazine. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all my connections, contributors and, of course, my colleagues without whom this magazine could not be published. I wish you all the very best going forward and hope our paths will cross again sometime soon.
THE FEATURES INCLUDE:
The news desk highlights some of the latest industry stories.
From AI and robotics to sustainability, the evolution of 5G to network security, we head into 2023 with a look at what the future might hold for the networks and data centre industry.
Revealed: The Six Trends we’ll see in the Data Centre Sector in 2023
Danel Turk, ABB Solution Portfolio Manager for Data Centres, explains why this year marks a change in direction for many data centres and outlines some of the trends influencing priorities.
Ciaran Forde, Data Centre Segment Leader, Eaton, says that much of last year’s outlook for the data centre sector was concerned with balancing the growth in digitalisation with more sustainable practices. However, there was no way of knowing about the impact that the ongoing massive disruption to the geopolitical landscape would have – not least that we’d be facing a severe energy crisis.
Energy Use Efficiency Looms Large as Data Centre Industry Turns to 2023
Karsten Winther, Vertiv President for EMEA and Giordana Albertazzi, Vertiv COO and President, Americas, looks at energy use efficiency as the data centre industry turns to 2023.
Shining Light on Key Channel Challenges and Opportunities in 2023
Given the global economy and increasing financial and political tensions, Jon Selway, Vice President of Channel Sales in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Aryaka, believes that 2023 is set to be a year for embracing change.
FTTx and LAN – the Trends for 2023
At the turn of the year, Andreas Rüsseler, CMO of Reichle & De-Massari researches the technology and market trends in the Data Centre, FTTx and LAN areas.
Three months into 2023, what lies ahead for the IT and data centre sectors?
2022 left us with valuable learnings and investments fundamental to lifting the economy. Rob McKernan, Schneider Electric looks at what lies ahead.
DevSecOps is a ‘business priority’ for 2023
A recent report conducted by Neustar International Security Council (NISC) found that organisations plan to invest in DevSecOps in 2023. The level of urgency for them to do so has grown significantly. Michael Smith, Field CTO, Neustar Security Services looks at why DevSecOps is a ‘business Priority’ for 2023.
Seven cybersecurity trends to watch in the upcoming year
From new strains of potent malware to major policies that threaten privacy and encryption, NordLocker’s Tomas Smalakys outlines his predictions for what is waiting for cybersecurity in 2023.
Making data protection a priority in 2023
Nick King, Head of Solutions at Orange Cyberdefense looks at the lessons learned from 2022, making data protection a priority in 2023.
Why Data Recovery Must Always Start With Backup
Dan Middleton, VP, UK&I, Veeam, looks at why data recovery must always start with a backup.
Data Outlook: trade associations are shaping the data pooling drive
Gary Roethenbaugh, Head of Data Pooling at Prodinity, explores how trade associations are pivoting to harness the value of the latest data pooling trends for their members in 2023.
Ensuring resilient warehouses with high-performance bonded internet
Nick Sacke, Head of Operations and Pre-Sales at Comms365 looks at the importance of ensuring resilient warehouses with High-Performance Bonded Internet.
Separate fact from fiction: debunking the misconceptions of women in tech
Kura says we must debunk misconceptions and begin having valuable conversations about women in tech. Not only will it encourage diversity and inclusivity but motivating more women to seek careers in STEM will create a better work culture, foster innovation, and improve results.
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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MARCH / APRIL 2023
Sustainability and Zero Carbon
Modular Data Centres
Copy deadline – 6th March
Publication date – 28th March
MAY / JUNE 2023
Hybrid Data Centres
Data Centre Providers/Supply Chain
Copy deadline – 8th May
Publication date – 30th May
JULY / AUGUST 2023
Micro Data Centres
People/Training and Development
Copy deadline – 10th July
Publication date – 1st August
NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2023
Cabling and Connectivity
Copy deadline – 6th November
Publication date – 28th November
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2023
Remote Data Centre
Copy deadline – 11th September
Publication date – 3rd October