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How can the data centre sector develop a greener approach to operations?

As the abundance of data increases and data centres are expected to operate at a higher level, the importance of doing so with a green approach cannot be ignored. Alan Conboy, Office of the CTO at Scale Computing, says that data centres are used by almost all businesses in some way or another and some […]


Expert predicts the next generation of data centres

From the confluence of major IT trends to the increasing social demand to halt climate change, green energy is again, top of the agenda. Major changes in this area are expected to be introduced by the government, energy generation and energy distribution companies. They are the major forces that construct the energy market and will […]


New Swiss Data Center Label to decarbonise nationwide digital infrastructure

At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, an alliance of academia and industry representatives announced the Swiss Data Center Efficiency Label with the initial goal to decarbonise data centres in Switzerland and significantly reduce their overall energy consumption. Initiated by industry association, digitalswitzerland, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), the alliance has founded the Swiss Datacenter Efficiency […]


Experts discuss importance of a collaborative approach to sustainability

On November 11, 2019, BRE Global announced the release of the Data Centre Annex Pilot which is to be used alongside the BREEAM New Construction International manual. Developed with feedback from several key stakeholders, the Annex provides data centre buildings with the ability to assess and improve their sustainability and environmental performance against the current BREEAM […]


Thales boosts biometric matching performance while halving environmental impact

With Gemalto’s commercial off-the-shelf FPGA solution, Thales allows the number of servers used to be cut in half and dramatically limit the overall carbon footprint. Thales, a world leader in digital security, is using innovative assets from the aerospace industry to boost its Biometric Matching System (BMS) performance while reducing the environmental impact. The BMS […]


Sparkle continues its commitment to environmental sustainability for its Istanbul data centre

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top 10 global operators, has completed the expansion and renovation of its Istanbul data centre with the adoption of state-of-the-art energy efficient equipment. Today, data centres consume more than 2% of the world’s electricity, requiring the implementation of more efficient technologies able to meet […]


Plans announced to build world’s largest ocean powered data centre in Scotland

SIMEC Atlantis Energy Limited (‘Atlantis’), a global developer, owner and operator of sustainable energy projects, has announced ambitions for a tidal-powered data centre in the Caithness region of Scotland. The power supply for such a data centre would include electricity supplied via a private wire network from tidal turbines at the existing MeyGen project site. This […]


Amazon continues investments in renewable energy with project in Ireland

Amazon has announced one of the company’s newest renewable energy projects. The tech giant’s newest renewable energy project in the EU will be located in Cork, Ireland, and will be the second Amazon Wind Farm in the Republic of Ireland. Once complete, the new Amazon Wind Farm will provide 23.2 megawatts (MW) of renewable capacity, with expected generation of 68,000 megawatt hours […]


SSE Enterprise Telecoms and Synaptec to enable real-time analysis of UK energy networks

SSE Enterprise Telecoms, one of the UK’s leading connectivity suppliers, has announced a technical partnership with Synaptec, an innovative provider of monitoring technology for electrical power networks. Deploying Synaptec’s unique passive sensor networks into existing fibre infrastructure means SSE Enterprise Telecoms will be ideally positioned to deliver greater visibility and control of increasingly complex and distributed […]


Acronis releases major update to provide cyber protection at the Edge

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, has announced the availability of Acronis Cyber Infrastructure 3.0, a major update to its universal software-defined infrastructure solution that uses industry-standard hardware and combines compute, software-defined network, block, file and object storage workloads. With this release, Acronis enables partners and customers to improve the performance and stability of […]


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