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MARCH – APRIL 2021 ISSUE

The first anniversary of the pandemic has now passed and while this is no celebratory achievement, maybe we should consider it a time of reflection on just how far we have come. 

While we don’t know for sure if the pandemic has transformed things for good, the last year has seen some major reshaping that the datacentre industry has had to consider. Has technology’s sharp learning curve seen a shift of priorities? And most importantly, have cyber attacks and malware outbreaks capitalised on these changes?

In this issue, we take a look at protection and security with articles from Rich Turner at CyberArk, Andrea Babbs at VIPRE Security Ltd, Daniel Warelow, Giacom and Kelvin Murray, Webroot, and Steve Cummins at Opengear, who all explore how to respond to ever-increasing cyberattack and malware issues.

Investment and security in the Edge are also covered in editorial pieces from Carsten Ludwig, Reichle & De-Massari and Stephane Cardot of Quantum, while we also take a look at AI’s impact in data centres with a feature from Oliver Goodman at Telehouse.

Just because we’ve transformed so much over the course of the past twelve months doesn’t mean we should rest on our laurels. We need to continue to plan for the future. We look at colocation and multi-tenant data centres in a feature from Brian Johnson at ABB, while Alan Hayward of SEH Technology looks at the top factors that businesses need to consider when building a network in order to maximise efficiency and productivity. Darren Watkins of VIRTUS Data Centres also considers the optimisation of the datacentre and how to prepare for an environmentally responsible future and Matthew Margetts, Smarter Technologies points out five steps towards environmental compliance.

But that’s not all. Craig Abbot of Ovarro explains why remote telemetry units (RTU) are vital for minimising congestion in intelligent power, utility, broadcast and transport.

We continue the subject matter of sustainability in our next issue, due out in early June. If you would like to contribute feature articles on sustainability or on our other focus themes of UPS/power and structured cabling systems, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Until next time, continue to stay safe and well.

Laura Vallis

Editor

Networks Europe magazine

THE FEATURES INCLUDE:

EDITOR’S NOTE

NEWS

The news desk highlights some of the industry stories.

GAINING A COMPETITIVE EDGE IN 2021 

Brian Johnson, ABB looks at how colocation and multi-tenant data centres are the future when it comes to speed and efficiency. 

TOP THREE METHODS TO PROTECT YOUR CORPORATE NETWORK

Rich Turner, CyberArk, discusses why of all victim types, large firms are the most frequent target of cyber-attacks

DATA SECURITY IN THE NEW BUSINESS WORLD 

Andrea Babbs, VIPRE Security Ltd asks if business continuity pressures have potentially put organisational data at significant risk.  

TAKE CARE NEAR THE EDGE

Darren Anstee, NETSCOUT suggests that ISPs will need a new chapter in their security strategy for 2021.

IT’S RAINING MALWARE 

Daniel Warelow, Giacom and Kelvin Murray, Webroot explain how to be cyber resilient in the face of malware.

KEEPING NETWORKS SAFE AND SECURE WITH AN INDEPENDENT MANAGEMENT PLANE 

Steve Cummins, Opengear takes a look at why engineers are increasingly using a separate, secure management plane.

SECURITY, SUSTAINABILITY AND EFFICIENCY

Oliver Goodman, Telehouse, breaks down the three main areas where AI can be most impactful within data centres   

SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTING EDGE SOLUTIONS

Carsten Ludwig, Reichle & De-Massari looks at how data transmission and processing is driving the creation of edge infrastructures. 

EDGE TO CORE TO CLOUD

Stephane Cardot, Quantum investigates how to strike the right data storage balance.

TOP FACTORS BUSINESSES NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN BUILDING A NETWORK

Alan Hayward, SEH Technology looks at how IT networks need to meet the needs of their business to maximise efficiency and productivity. 

PREPARING FOR A BETTER FUTURE

Darren Watkins, VIRTUS Data Centres discusses how to improve datacentre efficiency and performance.

SMART FM KNOW-HOW

Matthew Margetts, Smarter Technologies identifies five steps towards environmental compliance in your facility. 

THE IIOT JOURNEY STARTS WITH REMOTE TELEMETRY

Craig Abbot, Ovarro, explains why remote telemetry units (RTU) are vital for minimising congestion.

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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NETWORKS EUROPE reaches a readership of 26,000 network infrastructure professionals throughout Europe, landing on the desks of Data Centre Managers, Facilities Managers, CIOs, CTOs, ICT Directors, Consultants, Network Managers, Integrators and many others in the Data Centre industry. NETWORKS EUROPE features editorial contribution from worldwide industry figureheads, ensuring that it’s the world’s best publication for information on all aspects of this constantly evolving industry.

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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