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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 […]


Data centre experts discuss how they’re demonstrating a commitment to greener data centre operations

Data centre executives are paying close attention to their management practices to ensure they meet their sustainability targets most effectively. A number of organisations across the industry are offering the opportunity to equip data centre leaders with the required skills to lead their teams with sustainability top of mind. Uptime Institute, the global digital infrastructure […]


Is your lighting compromising your data security?

Steve Mansell, Divisional Director Critical Facilities, Zumtobel Group, discusses how building services, such as lighting and controls, could be increasing your risk of compromised data security. If you’re in the business of data, you’ll know that it’s a valuable asset that must be protected. You’ll also be acutely aware that wherever there is data, there […]


The rise of the hyperscalers and how they’re setting benchmarks for future performance expectations

Steve Hone, CEO – The DCA, discusses the benefits of hyperscale data centres and how they are set to dominate data centre spending. The number of hyperscale data centres currently stands at just over 700 worldwide – a figure which represents a doubling in both the number of hyperscale data centres and capacity in just […]


Beyond carbon-neutral and carbon-free energy targets

While carbon-free energy is crucial to reducing GHG emissions and water consumption, green energy alone is not enough to maintain sustainable operations and address the adverse environmental impact of data centres. Here, Nour Rteil, Lead Application Developer at Techbuyer, discusses the importance of implementing energy efficient servers, for example, to reduce carbon impact on the […]


How AI and Machine Learning are set to change the game for data centre operations

Tracy Collins, VP Sales – Ekkosense, discusses the ways automation tools like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can be used to enable organisations to act quickly in addressing challenges and deliver the results their customers and business require. Before joining EkkoSense, I led a regional colocation provider and prior to that spent over 21 years […]


Editor’s Question: What are data centre leaders’ priorities in the design and build of new facilities?

Data centre leaders’ priorities have changed somewhat over recent years, particularly when it comes to the design and construction of their facilities. Panduit is an example of an organisation which is keeping up with the ever-changing design and construction requirements of a data centre as it launches its new innovative product to better protect facilities. […]


Powering the future of data centres

Tony Whittle, Managing Director, Enel X UK&I, discusses some of the ways data centre operators around the world can satisfy the competing demands of alleviating pressure on the grid, particularly as they face the mounting pressure of operating sustainably. Overcoming challenges to enable the transition to renewable energy and address growing energy demand are priorities […]


Experts discuss: Automation changing the data centre industry in the next 12 months

Schneider Electric, a leader in the Digital Transformation of energy management and automation, has joined other industrial leaders and pioneers to form UniversalAutomation.org (UAO), an independent, not-for-profit association managing the reference implementation of a shared source runtime. For the first time, IT and OT software vendors, industrial end-users, OEMs and academics will share a common automation software layer across their automation technology — regardless of brand.  UniversalAutomation.org will drive […]


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