TNP becomes Fortinet cyber security elite partner

16 November 2018

Global cyber security expert Fortinet has appointed TNP (The Networking People) as a ‘Security Fabric Expert Partner’.

Lancaster-based TNP focuses on high capacity users of the internet and networking across the public sector, including local government, healthcare and education.

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Clarification from the Data Centre Alliance

15 November 2018

Following our September issue article about data centres (‘The centre of attention, pp11-13) Steve Hone, CEO of the Data Centre Trade Association, has asked us to publish the following clarification regarding some of the points that were attributed to him:

“Whilst London is still a popular data centre location, the quality and quantity of power in the city is starting to become an issue, resulting in data centre providers opting to build further into the commuter belt. The attraction of these out of town locations is simple – lower land/real estate costs, and more power availability.”

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BT first to offer Riverbed’s Visibility solution ‘as a service’

14 November 2018

The new managed service is said to help reduce the risk of shifting key business applications to the cloud.

The new managed service is said to help reduce the risk of shifting key business applications to the cloud.

BT has become the first network services provider to offer Riverbed’s SteelCentralVisibility solution ‘as a service’ to enterprises globally.

The new BT Connect IntelligenceRiverbed Visibility-as-a-Service aims to give customers more timely information about how application data crosses their WANs. Riverbed claims it gives users “the most comprehensive, integrated and unified solution” for monitoring and managing the entire digital experience.

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Multi-cloud adoption is a ‘must’ for enterprises

13 November 2018

Report contributor Eric Marks says the multi-cloud ramp-up is a “wake-up” call for internal IT teams to “get their act together”.

Report contributor Eric Marks says the multi-cloud ramp-up is a “wake-up” call for internal IT teams to “get their act together”.

Organisations that delay multi-cloud adoption will become “increasingly irrelevant”, according to a new study from F5 Networks.

In its Future of Multi-Cloud (FOMC) report, the cloud security and solutions provider aims to highlight game-changing trends and chart adaptive best practice over the next five years. The study was conducted by Foresight Factory which drew on its proprietary bank of more than 100 trends and original research across 25 regional markets.

Citing RightScale’s State of the Cloud Report released earlier this year, the FOMC says 81 per cent of global enterprises claim to have a multi-cloud strategy in place.

“The multi-cloud ramp-up is one of the ultimate wake-up calls in internal IT to get their act together,” says FOMC report contributor and VP of cloud consulting at CloudSpectator, Eric Marks. “One of the biggest transformative changes is the realisation of what a high performing IT organisation is and how it compares to

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Feature

Lock up your data! New hardware and software for network security.

Feature, pp10-13, October issue

News

Government agrees phased rollout for Emergency Services Network

Top story, p1,October issue

Training news

The card game designed to change the way cyber security is taught.

Network knowledge, p15, October issue