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data centre news Editor Claire Fletcher claire.fletcher@allthingsmedialtd.com Group Advertisement Manager Kelly Byne – 01634 673163 kelly@allthingsmedialtd.com Advertisement Manager Michael Sheridan – 01634 673163 michael.sheridan@allthingsmedialtd.com Studio Manager Ben Bristow – 01634 673163 ben@allthingsmedialtd.com Designer Jon Appleton jon@allthingsmedialtd.com Business Support Administrator Carol Gylby – 01634 673163 carol@allthingsmedialtd.com Managing Director David Kitchener – 01634 673163 david@allthingsmedialtd.com Accounts 01634 673163 susan@allthingsmedialtd.com Suite 14, 6-8 Revenge Road, Lordswood, Kent ME5 8UD T: +44 (0)1634 673163 F: +44 (0)1634 673173 The editor and publishers do not necessarily agree with the views expressed by contributors nor do they accept responsibility for any errors in the transmission of the subject matter in this publication. In all matters the editor’s decision is final. Editorial contributions to DCN are welcomed, and the editor reserves the right to alter or abridge text prior to publication. © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. 4 | June 2017 W elcome to the July issue of DCN, where times, they are a changin’ not only in relation to the industry, but also here at DCN HQ. As some of our more perceptive readers may have noticed, I am not Russell, the man that has brought us DCN for the last five years. He has recently gone on to pastures new and I hope to do DCN just as much justice as he has done throughout his tenure as editor. Speaking of change, it is a known fact us humans don’t like it. But unfortunately for those involved in this industry, change seems to be the only constant, which is why it is so important for businesses to embrace it in order to stay ahead of the curve and combat the competition. Our special feature this month, Virtualisation and Cloud Computing, is one of the hottest trends in the industry right now. But is it really just a fad? Or is implementing this new Claire Fletcher, editor technology critical to business survival and longevity? Organisations may be reluctant to embrace these ‘modern’ changes, but in fact, virtualisation is by no means new, and was actually introduced by IMB way back in the 1960s. Despite this, many businesses still see it as a new entity and don’t yet fully understand how it works, or the benefits. In a similar vein, when it comes to migrating to the cloud, the ‘public or private’ argument rages on, and security fears are still rife. In this issue, we hope to make things that little bit clearer; with expert opinion helping to explain the advantages to your business, the importance of being prepared and quashing that inherent ‘fear of the cloud’. That’s all from me, thank you for reading, and should you have any questions or opinions on the topics discussed please write to: claire.fletcher@ allthingsmedialtd.com. @DCNMag www.datacentrenews.co.uk