DCN April 2016 - Page 3

contents Vol. 4 | Issue 10 April 2016 SPECIAL FEATURE: data centre news INDUSTRY NEWS: LEADING THE WAY London reclaims top spot for best performing European data centre market Cabling 16 Valerie Maguire of Siemon INTERVIEW MEET… Allan Paton of Riverbed Technologies Vol. 4 | Issue 10 | April 2016 SPECIAL FEATURE: CABLING DATA CENTRE WORLD Why choice shouldn’t be an obstacle to your data centre evolution A LOOK AHEAD TO THE LONDON SHOW w w w. d a t a c e n t r e n e w s . c o . u k explains how data centre cabling can meet the demands of Big Data and the Internet of Things 21 Lee Stokes of Draka UC Connect explains why the launch of Category 8.2 cable systems is set to transform data centre infrastructures 44 Projects & agreements High profile installations and contract agreements 4 Welcome What to look out for in this issue 6 Industry News All the latest news, views and industry information 10 Centre of Attention Jason O'Conaill of Infinity SDC explains why London is the business capital of Europe 13 Meet Me Room Former RAF apprentice Allan Paton of Riverbed Technologies reveals his dream dinner guests 28 Data Centre World & Cloud Expo Europe A look ahead at the big industry events 36 Service continuity Claire Buchanan of Bridgeworks explains why IT service continuity is your best insurance policy against national disasters 40 Structured testing Dave Wolfenden of Heatload explains how thorough testing of the data centre will ensure a new facility meets up to expectations 24 Tony Robinson of Corning Optical Communications says choice should not be an obstacle to your data centre evolution 52 Products & innovations The latest and greatest products and systems designed for the data centre 58 Final Thought Paul Todd of Outsourcery says cloud providers must do more to highlight cloud benefits for the public sector 3