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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 […]

Experts discuss how the cost-of-energy crisis is impacting the data centre industry

Almost eight-in-10 (79%) IT decision-makers state that the energy crisis has created concern for their future sustainability strategy, according to the latest research commissioned by Telehouse International Corporation of Europe. As a result of the currently turbulent geopolitical and economic climate, 86% of IT decision-makers have already altered their current business plans to minimise the […]

Future gazing – Five predictions for 2023

Astrid Wynne, Head of Sustainability at Interact, discusses the data centre industry’s responsibility to reduce environmental impact as well as outlining some of the more broader expectations of the industry in the new year. 1. Energy (in)security Data centre managers are going to have to understand a lot more about their IT hardware and how […]

Sustainable and renewable energy infrastructures critical to curbing impact of rising energy costs

As Europe looks to fire up coal power plants as an alternative to the increase in natural gas prices, atNorth’s Chief Commercial Officer, Gisli Kr, warns of the detrimental impact this will have on CO2 emissions globally and argues that this is not the answer, but merely plastering over the cracks without looking at the […]

Can we keep the lights on, power cars and run data centres?

Rich Kenny, MD, Interact, believes that we can’t keep the lights on, power cars and run data centres just with business as usual, but change is coming whether we like it or not. The current acute energy crisis means that governments are doing everything they can to prevent a worst-case scenario of shortages and blackouts. […]

Vertiv sees energy use and efficiency loom large as data centre industry turns to 2023

Managing consumption and carbon footprint are driving trends towards regulation, standardisation and the search for generator alternatives. Vertiv explores some of the developments we can expect across the data centre space in 2023. Data centres will experience increased regulation and third-party oversight in 2023 as the world continues to grapple with the industry’s rising energy […]

Earth Wind & Power and The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation sign joint declaration

The exponential growth in demand for electricity to power data centre operations is slowly becoming an important global megatrend – in parallel to the process of digitalisation in the public and private sectors. Developing technologies and practices to incentivise countries and businesses to develop sustainable digital infrastructure is therefore imperative. Earth Wind & Power (EWP), […]

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 […]

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