Networks Europe Issue 19 January/February 2019 - Page 3

CONTENTS 06 News 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 Network trends 3 big trends to expect in networking this year as new technologies and standards come into effect 14 No limits We spoke to Rob Coupland from Digital Realty about his views on the data centre industry both now and in the future… 18 Unlock potential Five steps organisations can take right now to maximise their data centre performance in 2019... 20 Beauty isn't skin deep When it comes to cabling what looks neat and tidy may not actually be the best for data transmission and performance 22 Why 5G won't kill LANs While 5G promises improved mobile performance, cable providers and LAN cabling installers shouldn’t panic just yet 26 Cloud vs Enterprise 03 34 Speed, ease & convenience Choosing preconfigured cabinet solutions for the evolving data centre 38 Working smarter not harder Rethink the role of your UPS and turn an underutilised asset into a valuable money- maker… 14 42 Ensuring service How the IoT and big data are driving holistic data centre services for London’s playmakers 46 Containing your preconceptions The containerised data centre and why it’s a serious contender for your precious workloads… 20 50 Business as usual IoT enabled UPS systems ensure their status can be monitored and are critical for business continuity 53 Backbone of the network Cabling is one of the unsung heroes of the data centre. Riccardo Weber discusses the data centre industry from a cabling perspective 26 Data centre networks need cabling systems that are future-proof and that can be upgraded with ease 30 Small and perfectly formed How micro data centres are facilitating the IoThings and help to tackle the challenges it presents 38 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 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 © 2019 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