Over the past few months the impact of Covid-19 has meant we have had to make many changes to our day to day lives. However it’s becoming more and more apparent that the adjustments being made are developing into a permanent way of life, rather than of the temporary.
Almost overnight, COVID-19 has shifted entire facets of our lives online. While the data centre industry has helped to keep loved ones and business networks connected enabling us to both converse and work remotely, this has pushed the data centre into overdrive. Add in gaming, streaming and not to forget mission critical operational connectivity, the demand for bandwidth has surpassed never before seen levels.
In this issue we feature articles on how much the data centre has had to change in a post-Covid world. We take a look at why Network Functions Virtualisation is perhaps more relevant today than in recent times. We also consider why UPS maintenance should not be seen as a service ‘add-on’ and how network operators can thrive in a content-heavy environment.
One thing that Covid-19 hasn’t changed is of course the sustainability issue. Always a pertinent question. For years, data centres have contemplated their carbon footprint and investigated how to reduce it. As climate change escalates, vendors and operators are noticing an increase in the energy efficiency output of data centres. We take a look at what a green data centre is beginning to look like.
Click on the links below to read more about these topics, plus many more.
THE FEATURES INCLUDE:
The news desk highlights some of the industry stories.
WHY NFV IS MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER
Don’t believe what you’ve heard, NFV is still on the radar for service providers – and for good reason.
THE FUTURE IS HYPERSCALE
It is no secret that the past few years have been a period of massive growth for not only the data centre industry but also for technology and IT services in general.
ZEN AND THE ART OF UPS MAINTENANCE
Zen…that wonderful state of mind, of calmness, stability, and clarity; a mind free of delusions and confusions; a mind at peace! So, what has that got to do with UPS maintenance I hear you ask?
HOW ENTERPRISE-GRADE WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT INDUSTRY
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, improving connectivity on public transport has moved from an objective to a strategic imperative.
HOW WILL THE DATA CENTRE MARKET CHANGE IN A POST-COVID WORLD?
Almost overnight, COVID-19 shifted entire facets of our lives online, pushing the data centre market into overdrive.
WHAT GOING ‘GREEN‘ MEANS FOR THE DATA CENTRE INDUSTRY
As climate change turns into a “hot“ topic, vendors and operators are noticing an increase in the energy efficiency output of data centres and in particular, a focus on reducing their environmental impact.
Ciena takes a look at how network operators can thrive in today’s content heavy environment.
DEPLOY MODERN DDI IN THE DATA CENTRE TO SPEED UP DEPLOYMENT AND ENHANCE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
The evolution of physical hardware and software has had a considerable impact on the development of applications.
CHOOSING AN EXTREME TEMPERATURE CONNECTOR
How picking the right connector first time can make the difference.
WHY SD-WAN NEEDS TO EVOLVE TO REACH MASS-MARKET
Today’s communication systems are fundamental to business success and, as a result, customers of both service providers and managed service providers are putting pressure on networks.
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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SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2020
Cold Aisle Containment
Pre-terminated Cable Systems
Test & Measurement
NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2020
Data Erasure / Recycling