• Equinix adds 13 Canadian datacentres to its portfolio as $178m Bell acquisition completes

    Colocation giant Equinix has added an additional 500 new companies to its Canadian customer base following the closure of its $780m acquisition of local datacentre operator Bell.

    The deal, initially announced in June 2020, will see Equinix increase the number of datacentres it operates in the country by 13, which equates to another 1.2 million gross square feet of datacentre capacity being added to its overall server farm portfolio.

    In total, it now means the company operates 15 datacentres in Canada, including two in Toronto that have been operated under the Equinix brand since 2010 and 2015 respectively.

    Through the

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  • Forging a security culture in the NHS

    Earlier in 2020, with the first wave of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic raging, the security community was quick to warn of the risk to healthcare organisations from cyber criminals, and they were right to do so.

    The risk was very real and had an incident similar to WannaCry befallen the health service at the height of the first wave of the pandemic, the results for the NHS, where the risk of IT failure carries the risk of death, could have been catastrophic.

    In a speech delivered in September 2020, the outgoing CEO of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC),

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