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contents WWW.DATACENTRENEWS.CO.UK in this issue… July 2017 data centre news Perform Reward July 2017 Celebrate DATA CENTRE PROJECT OF THE : YEAR ENTRY DEADLINE 15 SEPTEMBER 2017 cibse.org/DCN @CIBSEAwards #BPA2018 | #build2perform inside... Meet me room SPECIAL FEATURE Virtualisation & Cloud Computing Andrew Fray of Interxion talks what makes a successful data centre. OPINION Axians on how organisations can combat the confusion of digital transformation 04 Welcome 34 Back Up Power Times are changin’. Alan Scrafton of Adler and Allen discusses the importance of emergency backup generators to keep data centres fully operational. 06 Industry News Have areas like London been knocked off the top spot when it comes to prime location for data centre hubs? 12 Centre of Attention Combating the confusion of the hyperscale data centre, Mark Gaydos, of Nlyte Software tells us how. 15 Meet Me Room Anderew Fray of Interxion talks industry changes, what makes a successful data centre and his love of London. 32 Design Meets FM Stephen Lorimer of Keysource explains why a connection between data centre design and facilities management is the key to meeting client needs. 36 Digital Transformation SPECIAL FEATURE: Russell Crampin of Axians on how organisations can tackle the potentially tangled web of digital transformation. virtualisation & Cloud computing 38 Projects & agreements 18 Chris Streete of Aspect Lenovo launches the largest data centre portfolio in its history. 44 Products & innovations New high speed migration platform from Commscope. 50 Final Thought Russell Poole of Equinix highlights the importance of embracing technological change in the financial services industry so businesses don’t fall flat. Software explains why an increase in cloud adoption could be critical to improving customer service. 20 Stuart Nielsen-Marsh of Pulsant, highlights the importance of assessing your readiness when it comes to cloud migration. 23 Is there a place for both an IaaS and DevOps approach to the cloud? Which is best? Lawrence Jones of UKFast gives us an insight. 26 Liviu Arsene of Bitdefender, discusses how businesses can defend their virtual environments against advanced attacks. 28 Cloud adoption and security concerns seem to come hand in hand. Mike Whelan of Teradata, discusses why businesses should put these fears to rest. July 2017 | 3