Networks Europe Issue 13 January/February 2018 - Page 3

CONTENTS 06 News 03 32 Fire performance Networks Europe helps you to understand the art of the possible as the news desk highlights some of the stories currently catching their attention. 12 Welcome to the future What it will take to power today’s smart cities tomorrow without becoming a drain on the world’s finite resources A look at the changes in British Standards relating to fire performance and telecommunications cables 36 The changing data 14 centre The impact of networking costs and how the industry is evolving to make the impossible, possible 14 Power failure simulations In the years to come businesses will require services from faster and more complex data centres to support their customers 38 It's show time Data Centre Summit 2018: the essential conference event for data centre professionals 16 Cable volume solutions Practical solutions for dealing with high cable volumes in cabinets as demand increases 26 40 Critical power protection Power Control delivers high-efficiency uninterruptible power supply system to Datatech data centre 20 Comparing chillers How to compare chillers for data centre applications using technical data that can be easily verified 42 UPS communication Some UPSs need just simple communications capability to warn their critical load of an impending failure while more complex systems benefit from network-based solutions 24 Building success Three BICSI DCDC courses that serve as a career path for those seeking advanced knowledge and exam preparation 38 46 Accounting for the future Global accounting firm adds intelligent tools to manage new high-density colocation site 26 Extreme data centres Seven of the most astonishing data centre installations taking design principles to the extreme… 49 Directory 28 Data centre security Discover four hidden data centre security challenges you may have overlooked and how to overcome them 46 NETWORKS EUROPE 10 St Thomas Place, Cambridgeshire Business Park, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4EX Tel 01353 771460 www.networkseurope.com Published by: LGN Media LTD CEO: Ian Titchener Creative Director: Andrew Beavis Editor: James Abbott Director of Events: Rachel Titchener Advertising Sales Executive: Lloyd Vella Financial Controller: Samantha White The views expressed in the articles and technical papers are those of the authors and are not endorsed by the publishers. The author and publisher, and its officers and employees, do not accept any liability for any errors that may have occurred, or for any reliance on their contents. All trademarks and brandnames are respected within our publication. However, the publishers accept no responsibility for any inadvertent misuse that may occur. This publication is protected by copyright © 2016 and accordingly must not be reproduced in any medium. All rights reserved. Networks Europe stories, news, know-how? Please submit to james@lgnmedia.co.uk including high resolution (300dpi+ CMYK) images. www.networkseuropemagazine.com