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Equinix and wpd sign one of the largest corporate PPA deals in French history

Equinix and renewable energy developer wpd have signed seven 20-year Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) that will provide over 100 MW in capacity, and more than 300GWh per year of green energy output in France. The Power Purchase Agreement, which is one of the largest of its kind signed in France, was facilitated by Schneider Electric […]

Telehouse Germany combines growth, performance and sustainability at new Frankfurt data centre

Global colocation provider, Telehouse, has officially opened a fifth data centre at its Frankfurt campus in Germany. ‘Building M’ launched in October and has increased capacity at the digital hub of continental Europe by a total of 4.5 megawatts. The building adds a further 2,200 square metres of data centre space across three floors to […]

Vertiv introduces timber solution to deliver on its sustainability goals in North America and EMEA

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has introduced the innovative Vertiv TimberMod variant of its Vertiv Power Module and SmartMod families, featuring mass timber as a key structural component instead of steel for prefabricated modular (PFM) data centre solutions. Available in North America and in Europe, Middle East and Africa […]

Deep Dive: Gerber Markus, Sr. Business Development Manager, nVent

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 […]

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