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contents WWW.DATACENTRENEWS.CO.UK in this issue… data centre news October 2017 october 2017 04 Welcome 32 Hyperconvergence Green sleeves. Graham Jarvis of Trudy Darwin Consulting finds out whether hyperconvergence really is key to an enterprise’s data centre cloud strategy. 06 Industry news When it comes to security, are insiders really causing the most damage? 10 Centre of Attention Timothy Arnold of Six Degrees Group on why the humble data centre is the unsung hero of the digital age. 13 Meet Me Room Jon Lucas of Hyve talks business, kayaking and Cornwall. 16 Case Study Zenium and Eaton team up to bring us the pinkest data centre we’ve ever seen. 28 Case Study ONI helps bring the Science Museum Group’s IT strategy out of the dark age. 30 Thermal Imaging Andrew Baker of FLIR Systems, discusses what to watch out for when investing in thermal imaging. 34 GDPR Matt Smith of Software AG explains why GDPR should be viewed as an opportunity, not a threat. 36 Automation Leon Adato of SolarWinds tells us how to optimise automation and why failure to respect the process could spell disaster. 39 Projects and Agreements Huawei and Internet Matters team up to help improve online child safety. 44 Company Showcase The latest industry innovations, including Fluke’s new microsite designed to help support data centre personnel. 46 Final Thought Anurag Kahol of Bitglass discusses the security solutions available when it comes to the BYOD conundrum. Tickled Pink Zenium and Eaton’s latest collaboration brightens up our day. inside... Opinion Special Feature Green IT Why GDPR should be seen as an opportunity, not a threat. Meet Me Room Jon Lucas of Hyve talks business, kayaking and Cornwall SPECIAL FEATURE: Green IT 18 Gisle Eckhoff of Digiplex on how the Nordics are where it’s at when it comes to sustainability. 20 Eric Schwartz of Equinix, explains how we should be approaching sustainability. 23 Mattias Ganslandt of Multigrid discusses the benefits of adopting a GREEN strategy. 26 Chris Wellfair of Secure I.T. Environments, explains how the EU Ecodesign directive impacts the data centre and why January 1 is a date to be mindful of. October 2017 | 3