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contents WWW.DATACENTRENEWS.CO.UK in this issue… September 2017 data centre news September 2017 WHICH DATA CENTRE WOULD YOU CHOOSE? • Tier 3 Data Centre • Tier 3 Data Centre • 24x7 Support • 24x7 Support • Carrier Neutral • Carrier Neutral • Security • Security 100% Uptime 99.999% Uptime Colocation and Cloud services. 100% uptime guaranteed and up to two data centre services free for 12 months. 01582 211 530 getintouch@oni.co.uk or visit www.oni.co.uk/coloplus for our latest offers. inside... Opinion Special Feature Colocation and Outsourcing. Chris Proctor of Oneserve on the combination of IoT and Big Data. 04 Welcome 40 Service Providers Colo considerations. What should you expect from your service provider? Michael Brooks of MPower answers our FAQs. 07 Industry News Meet Me Room Ian Holford of GCHQ on the biggest changes in the industry. Will GDPR render 75% of UK data useless? 42 Big Data and IoT 14 Centre of Attention Chris Proctor of Oneserve on why businesses need to take advantage of a combination of IoT and Big Data. One of the main drivers for data centre expansion is currently an unrelenting need for speed. Alex Guillen of Insight UK explains how to handle it. 16 Meet Me Room Ian Holford of GCHQ talks big data centre changes, pet peeves and tells us about his ‘CDO’ – we’ll explain later. 36 Case Study Aquilar walks us through its leak detection solution for a Dublin data centre. 46 Data Centre Traffic Faisal Dada of Xilinx, discusses scalable and secure solutions to help manage data centre traffic. 48 Projects and Agreements Sudlow and Indectron team up to create a state-of-the-art digital hub. 52 Company Showcase DiskShred is helping companies recover the value of retired IT equipment. 38 Cloud Management 54 Final Thought According to Ann Maya of Quest Software, when you get cloud management right, there shouldn’t be a (proverbial) cloud in sight. When it comes to GDPR, many companies appear to be just sticking their heads in the sand. Mike Simmonds, of Axial Systems explains why it’s time for the board to stop living in denial. SPECIAL FEATURE: Colocation & outsourcing 20 With today’s data worth its proverbial weight in gold, Greg McCulloch of Aegis Data discusses what this means for the next generation of colocation. 22 John Volanthen of Hub Network Services (HNS) explains why we should be making network diversity a priority. 24 Let’s face it, colocation can be confusing. Steve Davis of Next Generation Data breaks down what to consider when it comes to colocation in a cloud world. 28 Five things to consider when choosing the right colocation partner, according to Darren Watkins of Virtus Data Centres. 32 Steve Whatling of Keysource discusses the challenges data centre operators should be prepared for when it comes to edge data centres. 34 How can colocation providers hope to compete in the ever changing data cloud arena? Robert Neave of Nlyte gives us some much needed advice. September 2017 | 3