Hello and welcome to the March/April issue of Networks Europe Magazine where we explore some of the trends and developments taking place across the data centre and networks industry. 

The latest trends in data centres, LAN and network management are explored by R&M and SolarWinds, while Custodian looks at the design of the data centre for MSPs and IT service providers.

Aggreko’s article discusses the importance of decentralised energy solutions on-site. Co-location is considered in features from Aruba and Proximity Data Centres, and Pulsat looks at the benefit that application aware networks give to Enterprise Cloud.

zsah discusses DevOps, and we have articles from Datto, Axonius, Delinea and SEH Technology looking at security and risk management. Flexicon considers fire protection performance.

We also have a piece from Apricorn on backup strategies, Aerospike writes about real-time data management strategies, Virtus Data Centre considers the sustainable digital infrastructure and Hexagon’s feature looks at why fibre optic networks will rely on advanced GIS technology.

Supply chain issues are considered in an article from Alcatel-Lucent, Netscout considers how CSPs can protect 5G expanded services and Opengear discusses the various approaches to delivering network resiliency.

To round off this issue we have the latest industry news, company announcements and recent industry movers and shakers, including new appointments, promotions and personnel changes.

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Enjoy the read!

Laura Vallis
Networks Europe magazine




The news desk highlights some of the latest industry stories.

Selected Trends In Data Centre, LAN And Public Networks

R&M share some insights from its annual research into developments in Data Centre and Local Area Networks.

Designing Data Centres For MSPs And IT Service Providers

As the post-pandemic business landscape begins to take shape, Amy Young, Sales Director at Custodian Data Centres looks at why it’s critical for MSPs and ISPs to choose the right data centre partner to support growth. 

Grid Strain: Secure Your Supply

Billy Durie, Global Sector Head for Data Centres at Aggreko, discusses the importance of incorporating decentralised energy solutions on-site, both to secure current supply and future-proof against legislative changes.

Why Your Business Success Is In The Hands Of Development And Operations 

Alex Lane, Revenue Growth Manager at zsah discusses why it is crucial to implement DevOps into your business not only to survive but to thrive.

Future Trends In Network Management

Sascha Giese, Head Geek, SolarWinds asks, two years into the pandemic, what does the future of network management look like?

Cyber Protection Starts By Thinking Like A Hacker

Effective risk management. means identifying which cyber security events would have the greatest impact on the organisation and prioritising defence measures accordingly.  Ryan Weeks, CISO at Datto looks at how to achieve this level of protection.  

Why Backup Strategies Must Combine Cloud With Hardware 

Companies have comprehensively bought into the need for a solid backup strategy to protect their data in a world where a breach can simply never be off the cards. Jon Fielding, Managing Director EMEA, Apricorn looks at the options for backup strategies. 

Building A Reliable, Resilient And Responsible Digital Infrastructure

Across all sectors, taking responsibility for your environmental impact has become an undeniable business imperative. David Watkins, Solutions Director for Virtus Data Centres says sustainability now sits at the top of the data centre industry’s agenda.

Four Criteria For Fire Performance – Protecting Network Cabling Infrastructure

Alex Smith, Technical Director, Flexicon explains some of the common myths around fire protection performance and the variety of differing standards in place.

Navigating The Components Shortage 

Rasheed Mohamad, EVP Global Operations, Business Technology and Quality, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise says there are measures that can be put in place to ensure businesses are prepared for future supply issues. 

The Only Way Is Up… For The Colocation Market!

In the wake of the global pandemic, Giancarlo Giacomello, Aruba Enterprise’s Data Centre lead Technical Project Manager, speaks to us about the current colocation market trends, the importance of power and density to customers and why now it’s colocation’s time to shine.

Fibre Optic Networks Will Rely On Advanced GIS Technology

Jean-François Allard, Director, EMEA Utilities & Communications, Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division looks at why fibre optic networks will rely on advanced GIS technology. 

Latent Tendencies – The Missing Link

John Hall, Managing Director – Colocation, Proximity Data Centres looks at why regional edge colocation data centres are key to reducing latency, backhaul costs and bandwidth bottlenecks. 

Why It’s Important To Build A Cybersecurity Asset Inventory  

Fabian Libeau, VP Sales EMEA at Axonius looks at why cybersecurity asset management is a foundation stone of any security program and fundamental when regulations need to be met. 

What Do Leaders Need To Consider When Evaluating On-Premise And Cloud Data Security?

Alan Hayward, Sales and Marketing Manager at SEH Technology looks at why many organisations are now contemplating the move to cloud applications to better achieve their business goals in the longer term.

Application-Aware Networks Give A Much-Needed Edge To Enterprise Cloud

Changes in the way enterprises function are only made possible by the effectiveness of today’s ever-expanding range of well-known business applications and collaboration tools. Daniel Blackwell, Pulsant discusses. 

How CSPS Can Protect 5G Expanded Services

Ted Curtis, Senior Engineer at Netscout looks at how CSPs can protect 5G expanded services.

Cybersecurity Has Changed And Identity Is The New Perimeter 

Cybersecurity has focused on creating a secure perimeter designed to keep adversaries out, however, a new security perimeter is here. Joseph Carson Chief Security Scientist and Advisory CISO at Delinea, asks what does this mean for organisations?

Four Real-Time Data Management Strategies Organisations Must Embrace To Remain Competitive

Lenley Hensarling, Chief Strategy Officer, Aerospike, looks at four real-time data management strategies organisations must embrace to remain competitive in 2022.

The Hidden Cost Of Downtime: The Impact On Staff Wellbeing

Critical to driving network uptime and business continuity, Alan Stewart-Brown, VP EMEA, Opengear discusses the various approaches to delivering network resiliency. 

Movers And Shakers

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



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.


Data Centre Trends of Tomorrow
Racks and Enclosures
Data Management

Copy deadline – 18th January
Publication date – 9th February


Data Centre Service Providers
Structured Cabling

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

MAY / JUNE 2022

Zero Carbon / Recycling
Power Distribution

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


Smart Buildings
Heat Recovery
Training and Development

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


The Remote Data Centre
The Hybrid Data Centre

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


Energy Management
Connectivity and Cables
Data Recovery

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

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