DCN April 2017 - Page 3

contents WWW.DATACENTRENEWS.CO.UK in this issue… April 2017 data centre news April 2017 UK sales manager Rob Platt discusses Penn Elcom’s current 19in racking products and the company’s plans for the future see page 14 inside... SPECIAL FEATURE: Cabling, enclosures, cabinets & racks OPINION: The role of data centres as smart city enablers INTERVIEW: David Griffi ths of Tintri talks exclusively to DCN 04 Welcome 40 Hybrid cloud The stuff that makes IT work Indonesia poised for data centre growth Dr Malcolm Murphy of Infoblox highlights the importance of intelligent network automation in controlling, securing and analysing next generation data centre and cloud environments 16 Centre of Attention 42 Projects & agreements Martin Brown of Dell EMC Commercial discusses how back end infrastructure will need to be tailored to support artificial intelligence and machine learning Ascent acquires data centres in Atlanta and Toronto 07 Industry News 20 Meet Me Room David Griffiths of Tintri talks about the biggest changes he has seen in the data centre industry 49 Products & innovations Brocade extends Gen 6 Fibre Channel portfolio SPECIAL FEATURE: Cabling, enclosures, cabinets & racks 25 Neil Staley of Excel discusses the importance of a solid airflow strategy within the data centre 36 Smart cities 55 Final Thought Jocelyn Paulley of Gowling WLG discusses the role of data centres as smart city enablers Jon Leppard of Future Facilities considers how the Investigatory Powers Act might affect the data centre 26 Luca Rozzoni at Chatsworth Products explains how to select the best infrastructure for your data centre 28 Liesbet De Soomer at Dymo highlights the importance of cable labelling within the data centre 31 Oene-Wim Stallinga of Nexans discusses why infrastructure design and cabling must adapt in order to keep up with the times 34 Lee Griffiths of APC by Schneider Electric explains why digitalisation and the IoT require a forward thinking approach for reliabilty, security and delivery of business critical IT services March 2017 | 3