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Can we keep the lights on, power cars and run data centres?

Rich Kenny, MD, Interact, believes that we can’t keep the lights on, power cars and run data centres just with business as usual, but change is coming whether we like it or not. The current acute energy crisis means that governments are doing everything they can to prevent a worst-case scenario of shortages and blackouts. […]


The data centre skills shortage and how to rectify it

The skills shortage across the data centre space has long been considered one of the biggest challenges for the industry. Adelle Desouza – DCA Advisory Board and Founder HireHigher, offers her best practice advice for taking action to close the skills gap, whilst introducing The Rising Stars Programme of which The DCA is a supporting […]


Should I stay or should I go… to a cloud provider?

Matt Edgley, Director, TeleData UK, discusses the relationship between cloud and data centres and explains why it’s better to consider all the factors that are relevant to your business, look for providers that meet those needs and make sure you ask the right questions. Moving to a cloud provider is a consideration that really came […]


Experts discuss how data centre demands are shaping the APAC market

DC Byte, a leading data centre research and analytics platform, has shared insights from its Q1 2022 data centre report, published in partnership with Knight Frank, a leading global property adviser. For 2022, DC Byte and Knight Frank have adopted a fresh approach for the report, focusing on a larger number of markets, reflecting the dynamic […]


How to improve performance in the data centre

Simon Harris, Head of Critical Infrastructure at BCS (Business Critical Solutions), explores how organisations can improve the performance of their data centres and meet the ever increasing economic, societal and legislative demands. As the world increasingly turns its attention to the action required to limit the damage being done to the environment by human activity, the data centre sector is getting […]


Deep Dive: Venessa Moffat, DCA Advisory Board Member

Venessa Moffat, DCA Advisory Board Member, tells us how she landed in her role and how she relaxes and unwinds outside the office. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the data centre industry? I think keeping the DCIM topic alive is probably the main area over the years. It’s had such […]


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: Stephen Lorimer, Group Technical Director, Keysource

We get to know Keysource’s Stephen Lorimer, Group Technical Director, on a deeper level as we hear about how he landed in his role and how he likes to relax and unwind outside the office. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the data centre industry? In my relatively short time in […]


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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