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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. […]


Assessing the sustainability impact of Lithium-ion batteries in data centre UPS applications

The battery which underpins any uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a major consideration for any data centre owner or operator. Traditionally, the market has utilised valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries to ensure power continuity and continuous operation of the IT equipment and services they support. However, there are challenges with this technology in terms of their […]


Deep Dive: Stuart Crump, Director of Sales, Iceotope

We ‘deep dive’ with Stuart Crump, Director of Sales, Iceotope, who tells us about life inside and outside the office.  What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the data centre industry?  Being asked to talk at DCD Mumbai was exciting as it showed people were genuinely interested in what I had to […]


From the grey space to the white space: How Starline’s High Power Busbar, or XCP, range goes further

Starline is a global leader in power distribution equipment and provides a revolutionary overhead power distribution system through its track/distribution busway products. Through its new High Power Busbar (XCP) complete solution, the company is meeting the demands of data centre teams by distributing power in both the grey and white spaces. Intelligent Data Centres spoke […]


A helping hand: How to show support this Mental Health Awareness Week

This Mental Health Awareness Week (9th- 15th May), we spoke to industry experts about how to best support employees and cultivate a culture of care An alarming 1 in 6.8 people experience mental health problems in the workplace and this figure is only increasing. The last two years have put a huge amount of stress […]


Deep Dive: Peter Donnelly, Director of Products at ATTO Technology

We ‘deep dive’ with Peter Donnelly, Director of Products at ATTO Technology, who tells us about life inside and outside the office. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the data centre industry? Making the jump from a sales position into product management is a pretty special memory. Understanding what customers needed was always important […]


Reaping the benefits of Smart City technology in Africa

As Smart Cities emerge across the globe, there is a ‘huge opportunity’ in Africa to embrace and evolve towards this concept. This is the view of Mahmoud El-Banna, Head of Digital Industries Sales for China, India and MEA at Nokia. He talks us through some of the existing and new initiatives in the region, as […]


Deep Dive: Aron Brand, CTO, CTERA

We ‘deep dive’ with Aron Brand, CTO, CTERA, who tells us about life inside and outside the office. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the data centre industry? Perhaps my most memorable achievement has been receiving my first patent on the concept of Edge-to-cloud storage. The patent describes a device for integrating […]


DCIM software: A must-have for dramatically increasing energy efficiency in the data centre space

Herman Chan, President, Sunbird Software, offers his best practice advice on how organisations can take steps to reduce their carbon footprint and why DCIM software is key to achieving this. What role does the data centre industry have in contributing to global energy usage and how are DC operators tackling this? The data centre industry […]


Giving women a seat at the table this International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, we spoke to 11 people in tech, from a variety of backgrounds and roles. They provided insight into their experiences of being a woman in a male-dominated industry and how the sector can continue to #BreakTheBias. The theme for this years’ International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias. “It challenges us to do […]


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