Partners and Affiliates

CNet are proud to work with the following partners throughout the digital infrastructure industry.

7x24 Exchange

7×24 Exchange International is a not-for-profit organization that provides an educational forum focusing on challenges faced by mission critical industry professionals. Founded in 1989 by a group of industry visionaries, 7×24 Exchange International has grown to include over 375 member companies and 27 chapters. Members are as diverse as the industry itself and include firms within industries such as aerospace, energy, financial services, government, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, media, technology, and more. Read more here.

Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

CNet has pledged to support the armed forces community by signing the national Armed Forces Covenant and receiving the silver award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). Read more here.


BrightTALK provides online events for professionals and their communities.

Every day thousands of thought leaders are actively sharing their insights, their ideas and their most up-to-date knowledge with professionals all over the globe through the online event technologies that BrightTALK has created. Read more here.

British Forces Resettlement Services

BFRS is a Community Interest Company (CIC), a Social Enterprise that was created to work in support of the Armed Forces Community. We support them by working with companies across the UK that are looking to hire, re-train, and offer career advice to the Armed Forces Community. Read more here.


BroadGroup is an Information Media Technology and Professional Services company providing a value chain of research, publications, consulting and conference services to fast growing niches in the IT and Telecoms sector.

BroadGroup serves a unique customer base comprising of operating companies, technology innovators, investment and financial principals, government investment agencies, regional development authorities and professional and transactional intermediaries. Read more here.


BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Comprising over 3,000 staff - of which 58% are outside of the UK - BSI is led by Chief Executive Howard Kerr from its headquarters in London. BSI helps its clients drive performance, reduce risk and grow sustainably. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and over a century later is globally recognized as champions of best practice. BSI is responsible for originating many of the world’s most commonly used management systems standards and publishes over 2,700 standards annually. These standards address the most pressing issues of today from clear billing to energy management and disability access to nano-technology; spanning domains including Aerospace, Automotive, Built Environment, Food, Healthcare and ICT. Read more here.


CBRE Data Centre Solutions (DCS) delivers fully integrated real estate, facilities and technology solutions for data centre owners, occupiers and investors across the globe. Through a strategic alliance with CNet Training, CBRE are working towards certifying 100% of their technicians with the highly respected Certified Data Centre Technician Professional (CDCTP®) program. Read more here.

The CPD Certification Service

All of the programs in the Global Data Centre Education Framework are approved by the CPD Certification Service providing support, advice and recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD principles (Continuing Professional Development. Read more here.

The Career Transition Partnership (CTP)

The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) is a partnering agreement between the Ministry of Defence and Right Management Ltd, who are global career development and outplacement specialists and part of the ManpowerGroup. The CTP provides resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines. Regardless of time served, all members of the Armed Forces can benefit from CTP support when leaving Service. Read more here.


Credly empowers organisations to officially recognise individuals for demonstrated competencies and skills. Credly believes in making meaningful achievements visible and unlocking access to a more diverse and qualified population. Credly's platform is the world's largest network of individuals and organisations using verified achievements to unlock opportunities. Read more here.

Data Centre Alliance

The DCA is an international Industry association based in Europe, which represents the Data Centre Industry to the business world, the media, governments and the general public. DCA not only encourages collaboration between the 27 member states of the EU, but also to widen participation to both new and growing markets. The objective of the DCA is also to provide members with exclusive access to advice, guidance and academically peer reviewed documentation. Read more here.

DataX Connect

DataX Connect is a global data centre recruitment specialist. They work with the leading data centre organisations across the globe and have a network of the best talent in the industry. Read more here.

Inside Data Centre Podcast

Andrew Stevens, President & CEO, CNet Training
Leaving a legacy to the data centre sector. Listen here.

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ECA offers membership to businesses across the electrotechnical and engineering services industry achieving the highest industry standards and certifications. We also offer a number of Associate schemes for other industry stakeholders in our efforts to improve standards, professionalism and commercial opportunity. Read more here.


EcoVadis is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business-to-business sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 90,000+ rated companies. Founded in 2007 in Paris, EcoVadis envisions a global marketplace where sustainability intelligence influences every business decision – improving economies, people’s lives, and the planet we all depend on. Read more here.


Educon offers CNet Training's world leading data centre education programs in Sweden. Educon comprises a team of Business analysers, Developers and Hardware specialists with focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI), and deep learning solutions based on a modular cloud infrastructure. The company’s products provide standardised processes that integrate large quantities of transactional data allowing to monitor, control, manage, and optimise processes, ensuring revenue assurance and risk management in real time. The team are now offering CNet’s world renowned data centre technical education programs as part of its portfolio, each program provides industry recognised qualification and certification. Read more here.


G.Network is London’s full fibre broadband provider. The company are installing brand new, fibre optic connections directly to residents and businesses across London. With G.Network infrastructure, residents and businesses are able to access reliable 100% fibre connections with guaranteed download and upload speeds. CNet is working with G.Network to certify their installation teams. Read more here.


IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organisation dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Read more here.

Infrastructure Masons

CNet is pleased to be named by iMasons as Official Global Training Partner. Read full details here.

Established 2016 - Infrastructure Masons is where technical professionals connect, grow and give back. Infrastructure Masons – Uniting the Builders of the Digital Age. Read more here.

Ipswich Town Football Club

CNet is proud to be the sponsor of the Ipswich Town Football Club under 21 team and an Academy Partner for the next three years.’
“We are delighted to be working with CNet Training over the next three years,” said the Club’s director of sales, Rosie Richardson. “Not only will they feature on the front of the U23s’ team shirts, CNet will have branding located around the stadium and will also feature on the Club’s Honesty Flags, a new initiative where we will supply children in the Family Enclosure with a flag to wave to support the team at home games.”
CNet Training has a long association with local football and this is an extension to our commitment to supporting the game. Read more here.


The International Qualification Framework (IQF, levels 1 to 8) is used by all awarding bodies that are appointed by national governments. CNet Training has been a Pearson centre for over twenty years, accredited to design and offer qualifications and the corresponding training programs by Pearson, the largest education company in the world. Read more here.

Platform Markets Group

Platform assembles important actors in digital infrastructure with investors, owners, enterprises and technology experts. The global forum series focuses on data centre, digital infrastructure and connectivity and power as successful investment propositions, with insightful conversations about markets, acquisitions, finance, real estate, risk, emerging drivers, subsea connectivity, sustainable and regenerative energy infrastructure and future outlook for data centres and digital infrastructure. Read more here.

Royal Signals

The leaders in IT and Communications in the Digital Age for the British Army, the Royal Corps of Signals, have entered a collaborative agreement with CNet Training to internally deliver the Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) program. Read more here.

Stem Learning

STEM Learning Ltd operates the National STEM Learning Centre and Network; providing support locally, through Science Learning Partnerships across England, and partners in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; alongside a range of other projects supporting STEM education. Read more here.

Suffolk FA

Suffolk FA is the not-for-profit, governing body of football in Suffolk. They grow participation, promote diversity and regulate the sport for everyone to enjoy. With 332 clubs with diverse players of all ages and abilities playing in the county, Suffolk FA is proud to support football for all.

CNet Training is proud to sponsor the Suffolk FA’s Senior Cup, the oldest football competition in Suffolk, first played in the 1885-86 season. Read more here.


TechTarget is the online intersection of serious technology buyers, targeted technical content and technology providers worldwide. With more than 100 technology-specific websites and a wide selection of custom advertising, branding, and lead generation solutions, TechTarget delivers unparalleled reach and innovative opportunities to drive technology marketing success around the world. Read more here.


TIA seeks to catalyse a connected world in which technology and innovation enable a better life for every person. Leading the industry, TIA operates at the intersection of technology, standards, advocacy and business performance. Read more here.

The Green Grid Association

The Green Grid Association is a non-profit, open industry consortium of end users, policy makers, technology providers, facility architects, and utility companies that works to improve the resource efficiency of information technology and data centre throughout the world. With more than 175 member companies around the world, The Green Grid seeks to unite global industry efforts, create a common set of metrics, and develop technical resources and educational tools to further its goals. Being a member with the Green Grid means we get to participate with fellow industry stakeholders in the quest to improve data centre resource efficiency. Our specifically created training courses are designed to focus on key industry challenges, and the best practices in how to deal with those challenges on a daily basis. We also have opportunity to influence both product developers, those who work inside and run data centres, and the end users of data centre and information technology. Read more here.

University Technical College (UTC) Heathrow

CNet is working with the University Technical College (UTCs) Heathrow to deliver the first programme dedicated to the Data Center Sector. The Digital Futures Program offers 14-19 year olds the chance to start learning about data centers. The UTC delivers technical education as well as core curriculum subjects, in partnership with local employers and universities. They are publicly funded academies with a longer school day to cover Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related GCSEs as well as technical qualifications. UTCs teach one or more technical specialisms that meet the skills shortages in the region, they provide high-quality education, focusing on closing the skills gap and providing a credible technical pathway for students to a valuable technical career. ]

Read more about CNet’s involvement here. Read more here.

Vipa Digital

Industry Affiliate
Working closely together to connect experience and expertise, strengthen knowledge and unite critical thinking. Read more here.

West Suffolk College

West Suffolk College is one of the country’s leading further education and apprenticeship providers. Read more here.

Media Partners

CNet are proud to work with the following media partners throughout the digital infrastructure industry.

Cabling Installation & Maintenance Magazine

For 20 years, Cabling Installation & Maintenance has provided useful, practical information to professionals responsible for the specification, design, installation and management of structured cabling systems serving enterprise, data centre and other environments. Read more here.

Civvy Street

Founded in 2004, the magazine boasts over 10 years of industry experience and is still going strong, as one of the UK’s leaders in military resettlement. Civvy Street is owned and operated by former service men, who truly understand the issues faced by those who are looking to readjust to life after the Force. Read more here.


The DATACENTRE.ME website (DCME) and events were developed by Owner & Founder Caroline Hitchins, with a specific focus on providing an excellent service that caters for the needs of both vendors and end users within this specialised industry. Understanding the various personalities within this sector has enabled DATACENTRE.ME to deliver highly respected quarterly end user networking events since 2013. These events are attended by high level decision makers and influential industry experts. These closed quarterly events have become hugely influential within the data centre calendar and are by personal invitation only. The DATACENTRE.ME team liaise with every invitee to ensure that each and every attendee qualifies to attend. In this manner, DATACENTRE.ME events facilitate valuable new relationships by bringing the right people together in a relaxed and informal environment. Read more here.

Easy Resettlement Magazine

Easy Resettlement provide informative insights in to various industries that armed forces leavers may consider as their next career path, as well as job vacancies, training providers, Colleges, Universities and Franchises that are keen to assist armed forces leavers through their resettlement process. Read more here.


Back in 2010 Inside_Networks became the first online magazine dedicated to IT network infrastructures and today it continues to push the boundaries of this exciting and innovative format. Inside Networks brings the highest quality information about this fast moving sector direct to the inboxes of data centre owners and managers, ICT directors, consultants, installers and integrators, as well as anyone else involved in this exciting business sector. Each month Inside_Networks offers its global readership a broad range of high quality editorial content, including the latest industry developments, standards, white papers, green issues and technology, as well as in-depth articles from renowned industry experts on a whole host of hot topics. From small to medium sized enterprise LANs to colocation data centres, Inside_Networks covers every aspect of the modern IT network infrastructure. Read more here.

Interglobix Magazine

Interglobix Magazine offers a unique platform to our partners and clients to showcase their exclusive products and services to the coveted and elite high-net-worth individuals from the data centre and connectivity industry. Read more here.

Lynchpin Media

Lynchpin Media provides essential input to your organisation’s marketing activities. We can support all of your media activity in the Middle East, offering expert guidance within the region and wherever your business is based. Read more here.

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Mission Critical

Mission Critical has been connecting data centre and critical facility buyers and sellers for more than 12 years. The print and digital versions provide must-read editorial content that data centre owners/managers/designers/engineers, IT managers, network systems integrators, cloud/IT specialists, and power and cooling professionals all require in this multibillion-dollar market. Read more here.


Networking+ was launched in 1994 and remains unique as the only print magazine still available in the UK for all those involved in the business of building, running and maintaining voice and data networks for enterprise users.

While other IT publications try to cover all things computer-related, Networking+ pride themselves on sticking to the core areas of networking, giving around 20,000 readers each month an in-depth focus on the issues and technologies that really matter to them. Read more here.


QUEST – established for almost two decades as the go-to resettlement guide to careers and training opportunities for those leaving HM Armed Forces – now also incorporates COURSES 4 FORCES, its sister publication providing in-depth information on courses and funding for those still serving. Published bi-annually, QUEST brings readers the best of both worlds – so, whether they are still in uniform or have already started preparing for life ‘on the outside’, it’s the only guide they’ll need to funding, courses, training, careers and transition. Read more here.

Salute My Job

SaluteMyJob is on a mission is to better connect ex-military people with supportive employers and the opportunities they offer by offering a variety of ex-military recruitment services. Soldiers, sailors and airmen have transferable knowledge, skills and experience that add value to any organisation. SaluteMyJob provides access to this 1m strong community and helps jobseekers plan their job search and undertake the right training to adapt or develop relevant skills. Read more here.

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