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Protecting data centres from Nordic humidity levels

Nick Osborne, Data Centre Manager – Northern Europe at Aggreko, tells us why humidity could cause potential issues for operators looking to build data centres in the Nordic region, and offers some solutions to controlling the humidity levels in a data centre. Combatting warm weather is not a challenge synonymous with the Nordics. Usually known […]

Why being green is at the heart of SpaceDC’s journey to success

Green data centre operations are at the core of sustainability strategies for data centre leaders as they aim to remain the ‘lifeblood’ of the IT sector. Carolyn Harrington, Chief Operations Officer at SpaceDC, tells us why being green really is at the heart of the company’s philosophy, and how cooling technology is a driving force […]

Forecasting energy consumption to drive sustainability at the Edge

As data centre leaders discover innovative ways to operate with sustainability in mind, Wendy Torell, Senior Research Analyst, Schneider Electric Data Centre Science Centre, offers some best practice advice on how to choose a more sustainable approach to Edge Computing. Despite the image of data centres as large, power-hungry facilities (i.e. cloud and colocation spaces), […]

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 […]

Sunbird president on the trends reshaping data centre management

Modern data centre managers find themselves in a new normal with unique challenges and opportunities. Herman Chan, President, Sunbird Software, tells us how the industry is pivoting to a remote data centre management model and how DCIM software enables teams to manage their sites remotely to enable Business Continuity. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, industry […]

Editor’s Question: How can business leaders apply the lessons learned from the pandemic to prepare for the next crisis?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, resiliency has become a business priority. But traditional approaches struggle to integrate business resiliency with the digital environment in which companies increasingly operate. A new report from International Data Corporation (IDC) presents a digital resiliency framework that shows CEOs, CIOs and other business leaders how technology can support […]

Editor’s Question: How are data centre leaders optimising their infrastructure to meet Digital Transformation demands?

Digital Realty, a leading global provider of carrier and cloud-neutral data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, recently announced the opening of its third data centre in Singapore. The multi-story, 50-megawatt facility, known as Digital Loyang II or SIN12, is Digital Realty’s largest data centre in the country and will bring the company’s total committed investment […]

Expert discusses data centre modernisation for transformation success

Modernising the data centre is about harnessing innovative capabilities to operate with a competitive edge. Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centres, discusses the importance of modernising the data centre for successful Digital Transformation, using automation tools such as Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to swap the rigid architectures of yesterday. As organisations across the […]

Make your data centre fit for purpose (and keep the CFO happy)

Mark Fenton, Product Manager at Future Facilities, tells us why the data centre must become a more financially predictable and manageable asset, and how a data centre Digital Twin could turn out to be the CFO’s favourite investment. A schism exists in the data centre. Too often there is a problematic gap between operational teams […]

Four reasons MSPs will help customers face a new battleground in 2021

Managed Service Providers can play a crucial role in providing the roadmap for continued business growth and success. Matthieu Brignone, Area Vice President EMEA Partners, Pure Storage, discusses the key factors MSPs should have in mind to help customers grow and succeed in 2021. In every industry, 2020 will be remembered as a year that […]

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