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Report finds cloud more complex to manage than on-prem

Thales report reveals Australian businesses find cloud privacy and data protection more complex to manage than on-prem. A report from Thales reveals Australian businesses find cloud privacy and data protection more complex to manage than on-prem.   Over half of Australian businesses (53%) believe cloud privacy and data protection is more challenging to manage than […]

The future of cloud computing

Julian Critchlow, ANZ General Manager, Extreme Networks, predicts the future of cloud computing in the decade ahead. Since first appearing on the radar screens of CIOs and IT managers in the early 2000s, cloud computing has undergone a rapid evolution. Initially sold as a convenient and scalable place to store data, cloud computing has evolved […]

Is loadbank testing necessary for containerised data centres?

Paul Brickman, Commercial Director for Crestchic Loadbanks, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art loadbank technologies, questions whether loadbank testing is necessary for containerised data centres. With an ever-expanding remit of applications, containerised, or mobile, data centres are rapidly becoming the go-to solution for meeting today’s dynamic, high-volume data processing and communication demands. But is the temporary […]

Data centre sustainability begins at the design phase

As organisations, particularly in the data centre sector, strive to meet their net zero goals, sustainability initiatives are crucial to implement into the design phase of a data centre. Niall Killeen, Global Director, Building Commissioning, CAI, discusses why this is so important and says that it is ultimately the responsibility of data centre designers to […]

Assessing the current developments in the field of energy storage

Data centre leaders are discovering innovative ways to enable greater efficiencies when it comes to energy, and the battery storage sector plays a big part. Jason Koffler, MD and Founder, Critical Power Solutions, explores the latest developments in battery storage technology and how hydrogen cells contribute to this, as well as why Sodium-ion could be […]

Deep Dive: Kevin Brown, Schneider Electric’s Senior Vice President of EcoStruxure Solutions

AEM expert on creating a data centre testing strategy to address increased infrastructure demands

With data centre infrastructure evolving to meet the changing needs of end users – including the incorporation of IoT devices – data centre managers can no longer rely on basic cabling testing. It’s critical that they have the tools available to be able to test and troubleshoot issues quickly, to ensure Business Continuity. Lisa Schwartz, […]

Taking data centres from power hungry to energy efficient

With the African data centre market expected to top US$3 billion by 2025 and considering the mounting pressure to reduce carbon emissions around the world, Craig Blankers, Regional Director, WSP in Africa, addresses whether it’s possible to build net zero data centres across the continent. The acceleration of technologies including cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) […]

Data centre combined heat and compute facilities – the future normal?

Astrid Wynne, Techbuyer Sustainability Lead and Chair of the Sustainability SIG at the Data Centre Alliance, explores in depth David Gyulnazaryan’s recent discussion about the practicalities of reducing carbon with effective heat management and why Techbuyer is particularly interested in how this can be applied to heat and energy as well as the IT hardware […]

How are data centre providers offering a solution to the widening skills gap?

Kao Data, the specialist developer and operator of high-performance data centres for enterprise, cloud, HPC and AI, has launched the Kao Academy – an industry-first science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) resource, designed to engage primary and early secondary school-aged children with the purpose and role of a data centre. Created in collaboration with Cambridge […]

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