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contents data centre news www.datacentrenews.co.uk Vol. 5 | Issue 8 February 2017 SPECIAL FEATURE: 19” CABINETS, RACKS & ENCLOSURES Quality… Reliability… Aff ordability… Infrastructure management 24 Andreas Haas at Siemens highlights the importance Vol. 5 | Issue 08 | February 2017 INSIDE… @Attock networks @all_rack SPECIAL FEATURE: INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT Attock Network Products Ltd www.allrack.co.uk sales@attock.co.uk SHOW PREVIEW: DATA CENTRE WORLD CASE STUDY: DIMENSION DATA AT THE TOUR DE FRANCE of having the correct infrastructure management systems in place to protect a data centre’s assets 28 Steve Beber of Trackit explains the benefits of data centre auditing 04 Welcome On your bike 06 Industry News All the latest news, views and industry information 12 Centre of Attention Richard Agnew of Veeam assesses the enterprise argument for hybrid cloud 15 Meet Me Room Nathan Owen of Blue Medora looks back at the time the Internet was the ‘next big thing’, and explains what annoys him about industry ‘buzzwords’ 18 Data Centre World A look ahead to the London event 40 Case study A detailed look at Dimension Data’s work behind the scenes at the Tour De France 44 Intelligent systems Robert Farmer of Ipswitch discusses the intelligent systems IT complexity paradox 46 Information security Steve Mulroy of Kodak Alaris explains why organisations should adopt a holistic approach to information security 49 Mainframe technology John Procter of Rocket Software asses why, years after their introduction, we are still heavily reliant on mainframes 52 Projects & agreements Hyve and Delete deliver a Premier League digital platform 58 Products & innovations Crestchic launches new trailered loadbanks 62 Final Thought Shaun Lynn of Agilitas examines the changing data centre environment 32 Dennis O’Sullivan of Eaton encourages a more holistic approach to data centre infrastructure management 34 Rich Fenton of Nimble Storage takes an application centric approach to infrastructure management 38 Matt Lane of Geist assesses the growth of SaaS infrastructure management systems 3