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Durham University selects Rockport Switchless Network for breakthrough performance

Durham University, one of the UK’s leading HPC research facilities, has chosen 232 nodes of its COSMA7 DiRAC system for a test deployment of a new Rockport switchless network architecture which, based on codes, is seeing a performance improvement over InfiniBand. The Arepo cosmology code saw up to 28% performance improvement over a comparable EDR […]


Schneider Electric creates professional education platform to address the data centre skills gap

Schneider Electric, the leader in Digital Transformation of energy management and automation, has announced a series of updates to its vendor-agnostic and CPD-accredited digital education platform, the Schneider Electric University. Available in 14 different languages and accessible globally for free online, the dedicated professional development platform directly addresses the data centre sector skills gap, helping […]


Vertiv enables top UK university to continue educating the next generation

The University of Southampton wanted to enable high power computing (HPC) performance alongside more repetitive processing tasks, while maintaining maximum power control and efficiency across these varied load profiles. Mike Powell, Data Centre Manager at the university discusses how Vertiv offered an easily deployable, enterprise-class solution which met the institution’s requirements, meaning it is able […]


Uptime Institute launches Data Center Career Pathfinder 

Uptime Institute, with support from Google, Meta and Microsoft, has launched the Data Center  Career Pathfinder, a free online tool that uniquely lists hundreds of career possibilities in the fast-growing global digital infrastructure industry. Based on typical real-world job roles, the Career Pathfinder resource was designed to inform and raise awareness about career opportunities in the […]


BCS launches 2022 apprenticeship programme

These are exciting, yet challenging times in the industry, as we move away from the direct disruption of the pandemic into bow wave of supply shortages of materials and labour, plus hyperinflation and the ongoing sustainability and efficiency drive. Business Critical Solutions (BCS), the specialist business dedicated to optimising digital infrastructure across the globe, has […]


UTC Heathrow launches first data centre focused curriculum for 14-19-year-olds

The University Technical College in Heathrow (UTC Heathrow) has unveiled its much-awaited exclusive new Digital Futures Programme – an exciting curriculum aimed at giving students the best possible start to a career within the Digital Infrastructure Industry. Developed in collaboration with leading industry organisations, the Digital Futures Programme allows students to gain the essential knowledge and […]


Why the needs of the learner is CNet’s highest priority

Pat Drew, Instructor and Online Tutor at CNet Training, discusses the data centre industry’s move towards sustainability and why it’s so important, as well as revealing what he thinks sets CNet apart from other training/education providers. Pat Drew, Instructor and Online Tutor at CNet Training, joined the CNet team in 2017 with over 24 years […]


CNet expert discusses the benefits of remote learning

CNet Training’s President and CEO, Andrew Stevens, discusses the benefits of CNet Training’s Live instructor-led Remote Attendance capability. The way in which individuals can learn is constantly evolving. There are now more ways than ever to enhance skills and expand on knowledge that are easily accessible and convenient to the learner and employer. There is […]


CNet offers Masters Degree in association with Anglia Ruskin University

Andrew Stevens, President and CEO, CNet Training, discusses the leading education provider’s prestigious Masters Degree program in Data Centre Leadership and Management, informing us of its benefits, who it’s suitable for and how to apply. Data centres are complex facilities that are expected to deliver faultless service and financial results in a world of rapidly […]


Building your talent pipeline: How to engage with education

CNet Training’s President and CEO, Andrew Stevens, discusses how the data centre industry can work to tackle the skills shortage and future protect their organisations by engaging more with education.  Earlier this year, I worked alongside the Edge Foundation where I have been a Trustee since 2015, to create an Employer Engagement Guide to help […]


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