Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 63 - Page 18


Equinix to build new data centre in Barcelona

Barcelona to Ajaccio , Genoa and Marseille ; and the Medusa cable , due to link Barcelona with Lisbon and a number of important Mediterranean , European and African metros .
This substantial digital connectivity will be further bolstered by Equinix ’ s global platform of more than 245 data centres , which includes key Mediterranean metros such as Bordeaux , Genoa , Lisbon and Milan .

As Barcelona becomes an increasingly strategic hub for the terrestrial and subsea cable networks connecting our digital lives , Equinix , a digital infrastructure company , is building its second data centre in the metro .

The new site will serve as a strategic connection point for data communications between Europe , Africa and the Middle East , with Barcelona quickly becoming a vital subsea hub . Major cables include : 2Africa , connecting key coastal metros around the entire African continent and Arabian Peninsula ; Aqua Comms ’ Europe Middle East India cable , due to link Barcelona with Salalah and Mumbai ; Medloop by Sipartech , connecting
Equinix ’ s new facility , to be known as the BA2 International Business Exchange ( IBX ) data centre , will be located adjacent to the company ’ s existing BA1 site , forming a campus and dense digital ecosystem . It will add much-needed digital capacity to the city to enable local businesses to expand and grow , as well as encourage international businesses to land or expand on Platform Equinix in Barcelona – already an essential and strategically located hub for international communications .

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority funds search for next generation of cyber experts

Netcom Training is looking to support the next generation of cyber specialists through a series of courses fully funded by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority ( LCRCA ) devolved Adult Education Budget .

Cybersecurity can be a lucrative and longterm career , with senior engineers and technicians earning upwards of £ 55,000 per year . The courses , which are run by Netcom Training , are designed to give learners a better understanding of the industry and how threats such as malware and ransomware are impacting businesses , both in the region and worldwide .
Kevin Vashi , Managing Director at Netcom Training , said : “ We have seen the demand for skilled cyber experts increase dramatically over the last few years in response to the growing threats from hackers and online scam artists . We have ambitious targets to build an army of cyber specialists in the
Liverpool region to tackle the problem headon . These courses will give learners the tools they need to build careers in an industry where talent is scarce and job opportunities are vast .”
The part-time courses , which are delivered online over an eight-week period , are available to people aged 19 years and over living in the Liverpool City Region including Halton , Knowsley , Liverpool , Sefton , St Helens , or The Wirral . They are focused on supporting individuals from priority groups including low-paid and unemployed , exoffenders , veterans , ethnic minorities , people living with disabilities and those returning to work after a career break .
Once completed , Netcom Training will assist learners in finding a suitable role in the local area , helping them to apply those newly acquired skills to junior roles in software development , network engineering and penetration testing .
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