Network monitoring in a hybrid world

06 May 2021

In 2021, we face more network vulnerabilities, security attacks and data breaches than ever before in the history of IT and communications. This has increased the demand for stronger network performance and the tools used to manage the network. Given this, it’s imperative businesses find a way to accommodate all of these systems and networks with the right network monitoring and security tools to protect our corporate assets and - of course - the bottom line.

Neil Collier, co-founder and technical director of GCH Test & Computer Services explains how using the internet for all users has changed significantly since March 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic spread across the globe.

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Optimisation is key as data centres come under new scrutiny

06 May 2021

The pandemic has driven awareness of the critical role data centres have in society. We are so reliant on online services they are as important as public utilities. Robust, reliable and high-speed connectivity everywhere, not just the office, is now the expectation as working and schooling from home continue. If the tip of the internet of things triangle is your mobile phone, the base is the data centre.

For every online shopping click or MS Teams school lesson, there is an energy and environmental impact. The data centre industry has a responsibility, especially when it comes to environmental impact to ensure we are being as efficient as we can be while maintaining utility levels of service.

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5G and micro data centres: the foundation of enterprise IoT

04 May 2021

The global pandemic has quickly brought the need for fast and reliable communications to the forefront of networks worldwide. 5G is a technology that enterprises are betting on to increase communication and enable new business models. Within the next few years, everyone will be affected by the new 5G networks' emergence, and rollout has already begun. Almost 110 operators have or are currently launching new 5G networks, reported GSMA Intelligence.

The power of O-RAN

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Proximity announces strategic relationship with ITS Technology Group

04 May 2021

Proximity in Chester 

Proximity in Chester 

Proximity Data Centres has signed a strategic marketing partnership with ITS, the UK wholesale provider of full fibre infrastructure.

The partnership follows the announcement of a joint venture between ITS, the Liverpool City Region (LCRCA) and construction partner NGE in February. The joint venture will deliver a 212km high-capacity dark fibre network across Liverpool City Region’s six local authority areas and is a programme that will support and accelerate digital transformation across the region. As part of the initial phase, a resilient fibre backhaul network is being built, connecting three transatlantic cables and major economic clusters in each of the local authority areas.

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