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Apprentices and the opportunity for the data centre industry

Building the ideal apprenticeship environment is a key component to closing the data centre skills gap. Steve Hayward, Senior Director European Operations, CyrusOne, offers a solution to how data centre operators and the wider community can respond to join untapped talent with growing businesses in need of support.  With recent UK Government data finding over 95% […]

How are data centres failing to connect the dots between cyber and physical security?

Nick Smith, Business Development Manager at Genetec, says that in order to secure an organisation against cyberattacks, it should approach security holistically – recognising it as both a business issue and an IT issue and both should work together collaboratively to address it.  As the use of data centres has grown in popularity, so has […]

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 […]

Knight Frank continues to invest in thriving data centre market

Stephen Beard, Global Head of Data Centres, Knight Frank, discusses how real estate and data centres marry up, data centre growth in the UK market compared to the global picture and why Manchester should be a top priority for data centre investment. What does your role entail and can you give an overview of what a […]

Expert discusses key challenges facing data centres this year

Honeywell’s Senior Data Centre Director, Alpesh Saraiya, has unveiled key challenges facing the data centre industry this year, centring on: mounting sustainability pressure, a skills gap exacerbated by senior experts retiring in the next decade and an acquisition-induced race to reduce operational costs. This comes as Australia’s data centre market heads towards circa A$13.5 billion […]

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 […]

The role of load banks in 2023

Paul Brickman, Group Commercial Director at Crestchic Loadbanks, explores the role of load banks as we move through 2023. His discussion centres around the importance of load bank technology in the energy and data centres sector and their role in the coming months. An increasing reliance on power, combined with the ongoing energy transition and current […]

Taking financial services to the Edge

Pascal Holt, Director of Marketing, Iceotope, considers how Edge Computing and other growing technology innovations such as AI are changing the landscape for financial service organisations. Edge Computing, cloud and AI are changing the competitive landscape for financial service organisations. In a highly sophisticated and digitally mature market, speed and efficiency have become paramount to […]

Regulation is coming to the data centre sector

John Booth, Chair DCA Energy Efficiency SIG & MD, Carbon 3IT, discusses who will be regulating the data centre sector and what the implications will be. The data centre has always been subject to regulation, but this is more by default rather than direct and targeted legislation. We fall under the Electricity at Work Regulations […]

Casting a wider net to land the right talent

Fay Thompson, VP Human Resources, EMEA, STACK Infrastructure, discusses the areas of focus when recruiting and retaining the correct talent in order to prosper in the data centre industry, as well as the skills involved in operating such a complex facility. It’s no secret that there is a battle for highly skilled talent in the […]

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