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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 […]


Taking data centres from power hungry to energy efficient

With the African data centre market expected to top US$3 billion by 2025 and considering the mounting pressure to reduce carbon emissions around the world, Craig Blankers, Regional Director, WSP in Africa, addresses whether it’s possible to build net zero data centres across the continent. The acceleration of technologies including cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) […]


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 […]


Combatting grid strain with decentralised energy solutions

With demand for data in Europe on the rise, data centre operators are under increased pressure to ensure that the continent’s digital appetite continues to be met. However, with these facilities now consuming more energy than ever before, many nations are beginning to place restrictions on data centre connections in order to ward against grid […]


Are we witnessing an Edge explosion?

Edge Computing is a transformational reality and will be responsible for shaping technology operations well into the future. Andy Connor, EMEA Channel Director, Subzero Engineering, outlines the ‘Edge explosion’ and examines the crucial role of the modular, micro data centre in delivering Digital Transformation. The idea of delivering IT resources close to the point of […]


Sustainable power adoption in data centres starts with Demand Response

Ed Ansett, Chairman and Founder, i3 Solutions Group, discusses the sustainability benefits of Demand Response (DR) and how it provides data centre technical leaders with a method to generate additional revenue from their operations. Demand Response offers the opportunity to generate new data centre revenue streams while supporting the utility grid and its use of […]


Is your lighting compromising your data security?

Steve Mansell, Divisional Director Critical Facilities, Zumtobel Group, discusses how building services, such as lighting and controls, could be increasing your risk of compromised data security. If you’re in the business of data, you’ll know that it’s a valuable asset that must be protected. You’ll also be acutely aware that wherever there is data, there […]


Edge data centres under stress: How to keep networks up and running in the ‘hybrid’ working age

Edge Computing is an area of technology that has experienced rapid growth since the pandemic. Alan Stewart-Brown, VP EMEA, Opengear, discusses how Edge Computing is capable of transforming the data centre landscape. The traditional data centre has been a mainstay of computing and connectivity networks for decades, with most processing transactions being carried out in […]


The rise of the hyperscalers and how they’re setting benchmarks for future performance expectations

Steve Hone, CEO – The DCA, discusses the benefits of hyperscale data centres and how they are set to dominate data centre spending. The number of hyperscale data centres currently stands at just over 700 worldwide – a figure which represents a doubling in both the number of hyperscale data centres and capacity in just […]


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