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Enterprises are accelerating Edge adoption to get ahead of the competition

NTT’s Edge Advantage Report surveyed 600 enterprises leveraging Edge to enable data-driven decision-making. The findings reveal the industries tapping into Edge and reaping the benefits are manufacturing, healthcare, transportation and logistics, energy and utilities and financial services. NTT, a leading global IT infrastructure and services company, has launched its Edge Advantage Report, which found that […]

First impressions – from sustainability and AI to the talent shortage, how will today’s challenges affect the data centres of the future?

In this opinion article, Mark Yeeles, VP for Schneider Electric’s Secure Power Division in the UK and Ireland shares his first impressions of the data centre industry and its key challenges including the sustainability and the energy crisis, increased demands for digitisation, and the need to both attract and retain talent. Data centres are undoubtedly […]

Grid instability continues to jeopardise energy security for European data centres

A new research report has mapped out temporary opportunities for facility stakeholders in major European data centre markets to maintain site resilience in a challenging climate. Titled Uptime on the Line, the new two-part whitepaper from Aggreko, interviewed 700 data centre professionals consulting for large businesses in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway […]

Aggreko invests £150 million into European fleet over 2022-23

Following the announcement of its One Europe strategy late last year, global provider of modular power, temperature control and energy solutions, Aggreko, has confirmed a £150 million investment into its European fleet this year. The majority of this investment is centred on the business’ ongoing Greener Upgrades portfolio, comprising of new boilers, Stage V generators, batteries […]

Africa Data Centres and Distributed Power Africa work together to reach sustainable development goals

Africa Data Centres, a business of Cassava Technologies group, has signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with DPA Southern Africa Pty Ltd (DPA SA), a joint company of Distributed Power Africa and the French utility company, EDF. Under the terms of the agreement, DPA SA will supply 12MW of renewable solar energy for Africa […]

Will the UK grid provide the secure energy supply you desire?

Bob Collinson, MD – Noveus Energy, considers the UK grid’s available capacity and the situation with new connections. He then looks at the on-site self-generation of energy through renewable options to mitigate the risk of not getting connected. He concludes with a look at related pressures on data centres, including hedging market costs, tenant expectations […]

Eaton announces distribution partnership with Madar Electrical Materials in Saudi Arabia

Intelligent power management company Eaton announced a long-term distribution partnership with leading industrial electrical distributor Madar Electrical Materials Company, a subsidiary of Al Fozan Holding Company, that will increase the national availability of its electrical distribution and control components range in Saudi Arabia. Under the new partnership, Madar Electrical, with 18 showrooms across the Kingdom, […]

Facing up to the energy and climate crises with colocation

Mark Pestridge, Senior Customer Experience Director at Telehouse, discusses why data centre leaders – particularly in Europe – should tackle the energy and climate crises head on with outsourced services such as colocation, which offer cost savings, efficiency and scalability in times of economic pressure.  Previously unseen levels of volatility in the energy market has created […]

Research reveals UK organisations with the most servers are still unlikely to prioritise energy efficiency

Latest research from ASUS Servers has found that companies with fewer IT facilities or younger IT managers are up to twice as likely to prioritise energy efficiency, while less affluent vertical sectors seem unaware of the impact of energy efficiency on Total Cost of Ownership. Despite the consumption by data centres of around 1% of […]

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