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Exploring the possibilities of ‘green data centres’

Achieving sustainable status when it comes to running a data centre is a top priority across the industry. Astrid Wynne, Techbuyer Sustainability Lead, discusses the various ways in which data centre leaders can drive change and ensure green operations. Data centres are the engine rooms of the digital revolution and servers are the heavy machinery. […]

Editor’s Question: How will adopting an Edge Computing strategy benefit organisations?

Scale Computing, a market leader in Edge Computing, virtualisation and hyperconverged solutions, has announced a collaboration with IBM that will help organisations adopt an Edge Computing strategy designed to enable them to move data and applications seamlessly across hybrid cloud environments, from private data centres to the Edge. Scale Computing is delivering on-premises Edge Computing […]

The new data centre boardroom

Peter Hannaford, Senior Partner at Portman Partners, describes the data centre leaders of tomorrow and how they must be the embodiment of the solutions to today’s challenges. There is no doubt and possibly an excess of conversation about how the events of 2020 impacted people and industries across the board. Still, one industry that until […]

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 […]

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