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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. […]


Powering the future of data centres with optical fibre

Gavin Faulds – Regional Sales Head-MEA, Sterlite, tells us how hyperscale data centres require reliable, high-bandwidth components to power their network’s physical infrastructure and discusses how investment in the UAE data centre space compares to the global picture. Gavin Faulds is a distinguished business development and marketing leader who has worked in Telecommunications, Oil & […]


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 […]


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 […]


Taking data centres from power hungry to energy efficient

With the African data centre market expected to top US$3 billion by 2025 and considering the mounting pressure to reduce carbon emissions around the world, Craig Blankers, Regional Director, WSP in Africa, addresses whether it’s possible to build net zero data centres across the continent. The acceleration of technologies including cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) […]


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 […]


Combatting grid strain with decentralised energy solutions

With demand for data in Europe on the rise, data centre operators are under increased pressure to ensure that the continent’s digital appetite continues to be met. However, with these facilities now consuming more energy than ever before, many nations are beginning to place restrictions on data centre connections in order to ward against grid […]


Are we witnessing an Edge explosion?

Edge Computing is a transformational reality and will be responsible for shaping technology operations well into the future. Andy Connor, EMEA Channel Director, Subzero Engineering, outlines the ‘Edge explosion’ and examines the crucial role of the modular, micro data centre in delivering Digital Transformation. The idea of delivering IT resources close to the point of […]


Sustainable power adoption in data centres starts with Demand Response

Ed Ansett, Chairman and Founder, i3 Solutions Group, discusses the sustainability benefits of Demand Response (DR) and how it provides data centre technical leaders with a method to generate additional revenue from their operations. Demand Response offers the opportunity to generate new data centre revenue streams while supporting the utility grid and its use of […]


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