DCN December 2016 - Page 3

contents Vol. 5 | Issue 6 December 2016 data centre news SPECIAL FEATURE: w w w. d a t a c e n t r e n e w s . c o . u k Modular systems 19” CABINETS, RACKS & ENCLOSURES Quality… Reliability… 16 Clive Partridge of Rittal Affordability… @Attock networks @all_rack INSIDE… Vol. 5 | Issue 06 | December 2016 SPECIAL FEATURE: MODULAR SYSTEMS Attock Network Products Ltd w w w. allr ack . c o. uk OPINION: ATTITUDES TOWARDS SECURITY COULD BE PUTTING ORGANISATIONS AT RISK sales@attock.co.uk PRODUCTS & INNOVATIONS: 100G TECHNOLOGY FOR HYPERSCALE DATA CENTRES explains why making the switch to a modular facility doesn’t necessarily mean disruption 20 Laurence Baker of Keysource discusses the rise of the modular solution and the benefits it can bring 04 Welcome 32 Cooling Martin Passingham of Daikin UK looks at the benefits of a two-step cooling system Looking back, looking forward 06 Industry News All the latest news, views and industry information 12 Centre of Attention Owen Ashby of Cognisco discusses at an organisation’s security can be put at risk by employees’ behavior 14 Meet Me Room Tate Cantrell of Verne Global talks about his excitement at the prospects of Artificial Intelligence and High Performance Computing 34 Backup-as-a-service Rob Garbutt of LDeX Group discusses critical back up solutions and why he believes companies are losing sight of the basics 36 Projects & agreements Who’s been doing what, where, and with whom 42 Products & innovations The latest and greatest products and systems designed for the data centre 30 2017 predictions 48 Final Thought Seven industry experts give us their thoughts on what’s going to be big in 2017 Adrian Barker of RF Code highlights the need for a reliable data centre 22 Wendy Torell of Schneider Electric looks to find a balance between redundancy, cost and speed of deployment 26 Lex Coors of Interxion explains why an adjustable design philosophy is crucial to the future of IT innovation 28 Chris Wellfair of Secure IT Environments examines the dilemma of building or cohosting a data centre 3