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Expert discusses air filters and air conditioning & handling units

Peter Dyment, Technical Manager – Camfil Ltd, discusses the purpose and function of air filters and how they should be best utilised to ensure optimum data centre performance. Data centre reliability is a top priority for data centre leaders and so must be acknowledged and ensured. Air filters must be best positioned to deal with […]


The data centre trends currently shaping the future of the industry

The past year has seen many of us working from home and spending a lot more time using streaming services and staying indoors. This has caused a greater demand on data centres worldwide leading to increased sales of equipment. Additionally, demand will also be driven by 5G data, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, the evolution […]


Industry expert discusses getting holistic with air-cooling control

Dr Jon Summers, DCA Advisory Board and Scientific Lead in Data Centres at Research Institutes of Sweden, offers his best practice advice and discusses holistic air-cooling control in depth. When it comes to data centre operation, the control system and strategy that is adopted to keep all the IT systems humming within their desired environmental […]


Six simple yet effective ways to optimise data centre energy efficiency

Operating sustainably is at the top of the agenda for data centre leaders as they aim to become climate-neutral by 2030. James Giblette, Director of Digital Infrastructure – UK & Ireland at Legrand Data Center Solutions, discusses the ways organisations can reduce energy wastage in the data centre and meet sustainability initiatives. In the current […]


Industry expert says not all burglars wear balaclavas when it comes to data centre security

Managing risk in the data centre space is crucial for protecting operations and keeping data safe. Steve Hone, CEO, The DCA, discusses data centre security from both a physical and cyber perspective and offers some best practice advice for covering all bases when it comes to security. I’d initially like to address the issue of […]


Serverfarm expert discusses the pandemic-driven Edge

As a result of the pandemic, online user behaviour has transformed. Arun Shenoy, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Serverfarm, explains why Edge Computing investments are expected to see a massive ROI by helping to maintain productivity as the use of Edge data centres increases. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for digitalisation coupled […]


Expert discusses how to get that little bit more out of your data centre

There are various ways to get the best out of your data centre. Zac Potts, Associate Director (Data Centre Design) – Sudlows, discusses what this means and why it is critical to invest in definition and design in order to lay strong foundations for reliable performance. What does it mean to you to be squeezing […]


Remaining hopeful for the data centre sector’s future after the big freeze

Steve Hone, CEO, DCA – Data Centre Trade Association, discusses some of the significant moments that have taken place over the course of 2020 in the data centre sector and why he is hopeful for its future development. Many businesses tend to impose some form of change freeze across all production systems during peak times […]


Fifty shades of green – The DCA’s aim to create a more sustainable future

The DCA explains the reason for its new Sustainability Special Interest Group (SIG), why it has been set up and what it will achieve as we consider the impact of data centres on the environment both now and into the future. The data centre remains the beating heart of our digital world. Businesses and society […]


Significant moments in 2019 for DCA Corporate Partners

As we move into a new year, the DCA looks at some of its Corporate Members’ significant moments from 2019.  We had so many contributions that we have been unable to include all the information – but we have provided some of the headlines and links to the rest of the details. The DCA’s membership […]


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