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The data centre skills shortage and how to rectify it

The skills shortage across the data centre space has long been considered one of the biggest challenges for the industry. Adelle Desouza – DCA Advisory Board and Founder HireHigher, offers her best practice advice for taking action to close the skills gap, whilst introducing The Rising Stars Programme of which The DCA is a supporting […]


Schneider Electric leading in sustainability strategies

The spotlight currently sits on data centres regarding their sustainability efforts and with the increasing pressure to take ESG goals seriously and a lack of usable metrics, it can be a difficult area to navigate. Natalya Makarochkina, Senior Vice President of the Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric tells us how organisations can best use […]


Should I stay or should I go… to a cloud provider?

Matt Edgley, Director, TeleData UK, discusses the relationship between cloud and data centres and explains why it’s better to consider all the factors that are relevant to your business, look for providers that meet those needs and make sure you ask the right questions. Moving to a cloud provider is a consideration that really came […]


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 […]


The future of cloud computing

Julian Critchlow, ANZ General Manager, Extreme Networks, predicts the future of cloud computing in the decade ahead. Since first appearing on the radar screens of CIOs and IT managers in the early 2000s, cloud computing has undergone a rapid evolution. Initially sold as a convenient and scalable place to store data, cloud computing has evolved […]


Assessing the current developments in the field of energy storage

Data centre leaders are discovering innovative ways to enable greater efficiencies when it comes to energy, and the battery storage sector plays a big part. Jason Koffler, MD and Founder, Critical Power Solutions, explores the latest developments in battery storage technology and how hydrogen cells contribute to this, as well as why Sodium-ion could be […]


Deep Dive: Kevin Brown, Schneider Electric’s Senior Vice President of EcoStruxure Solutions


Airsys expert on fresh air free-cooling as a likely solution to rising energy prices

Energy inflation has increased in every major economy, particularly Europe, and has been responsible for over half of the increase in Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation in advanced nations. As a result, it doesn’t matter if you are running a business or a household, no one is immune to the impact of rising energy prices. […]


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 […]


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