Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 54 - Page 15


atNorth has joined the Swedish Data Center Industry Association

“ We are pleased to join our data centre colleagues in this very important organisation for our industry , it is crucial to us that we are actively involved with influencing the industry ’ s development in the Swedish market ,” said Stefan JoforsaTribe , Nordic Sales Director , atNorth . “ We have an enormous number of important industry-wide issues to work on resolving . Of course , sustainability is at the core of atNorth ’ s operations and will always be our priority . We are also keen to understand how we can support the rapid digitalisation of society through the construction of a functioning infrastructure . atNorth , a leading high-performance colocation provider , has announced that it has joined the Swedish Data Center Industry Association ( SDIA ), which aims to bring together the entire ecosystem around the fast-growing data centre industry in Sweden .

The SDIA is proactive in supporting its members and the development of the growing data centre industry by making sustainability issues a priority , encouraging and supporting research and innovation projects and enabling the industry to grow .
“ atNorth ’ s existing sites have been designed to operate with the lowest carbon footprint possible , with 100 % renewable energy , making them extremely energy efficient ,” added Jofors-aTribe . “ So , with energy prices soaring in the UK and parts of Europe this is absolutely critical to the industry ’ s future and something that we are keen to influence .”

Cisco expands as an official technology partner of McLaren Racing

McLaren Racing , and Cisco , a leader in enterprise networking , video collaboration and security technology , have announced a multi-year global partnership expanding Cisco ’ s role with the Formula 1 team to become an official technology partner . Through the partnership , the two organisations will leverage Cisco ’ s solutions , innovation and expertise to enhance McLaren ’ s technological infrastructure on race day and at the team ’ s headquarters , as well as to connect with fans around the world .

With the expanded relationship , McLaren will have Cisco ’ s full portfolio of solutions at their disposal – across enterprise networking , Wi-Fi , digital signage , collaboration and more . Cisco ’ s decade-long leadership in developing purpose-built , innovative solutions in the sports and entertainment field will aid McLaren in its pursuit of the competitive edge needed to drive performance in a sport as lightning-fast as Formula 1 .
As part of the partnership , Cisco will collaborate with McLaren to explore and pilot new and emerging technologies , such as working towards upgrading its race day wireless deployment to Wi-Fi 6E ( Extended ), to ensure fast and reliable communications among all team members . Wi-Fi 6E offers more than twice the bandwidth of Wi-Fi 6 , the current standard solution , and is purpose-built to deliver reliable , secure and fast connectivity in flexible , remote locations .
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