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Navigating the 2024 data centre landscape

Approaching the new year brings optimism for some along with a sense of urgency for others, as talent issues and security concerns spill into the start of 2024. We hear from three industry experts who discuss their expectations for the year ahead, focusing on sustainability, infrastructure developments and compliance. Rami Jebara, CTO, Hyperview  As we […]

How can data centre managers foster an environment that encourages new talent and incentivise progression in the data centre space?

Recent research has highlighted the fragility of the digital infrastructure industry’s recruitment. As fewer young people are entering the data centre space despite growth in the sector, we get insight into the importance of new talent for the industry and how digital twins might be a solution. The data centre industry is in danger of […]

Data centre dilemma: Aiming for growth in a power-constrained market

Jacob Albers, Head of Alternatives Insights, Cushman & Wakefield, reflects on the data centre market in Northern Virginia and the issues set to face the landscape in the new year. While demand is continuing to grow voraciously for data centre space, the supply of new facilities has barely been able to keep pace – creating […]

Deep Dive: Steve Hollingsworth, Director, Covenco

We ‘Deep Dive’ with Steve Hollingsworth, Director, Covenco, who tells us about life inside and outside the office. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the data centre industry? I’m particularly proud of the length of time I have worked in the industry, and of course how over that time I have […]

Flue foresight: Stop design problems at the source

Dean Moffatt, Technical Sector Expert, Schiedel, describes how making an often-overlooked piece of data centre build a priority can help design out risk from a project, right from the beginning.  The need for more data centres could not be more apparent. From 2015 to 2021, data centre workloads increased by 260% – a trend that […]

Is it time to look at a new build strategy?

Data centre build requirements are driven by a number of factors – a major one being sustainability capabilities. Angela Vico Correas, Director, studioNWA, considers the pillars of an effective build strategy to ensure modern data centres continue to evolve. In an era dominated by digitisation, data centres have emerged as the essential backbone of the […]

Schneider Electric issues industry-first blueprint for optimising data centres to harness the power of AI

Schneider Electric, a leader in the Digital Transformation of energy management and automation, has introduced an industry-first guide to addressing new physical infrastructure design challenges for data centres to support the shift in Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven workloads, setting the gold standard for AI-optimised data centre design. Titled, The AI Disruption: Challenges and Guidance for Data […]

DC Byte launches London Market Spotlight revealing data centre dominance and challenges

Key findings from DC Byte’s London Market Spotlight report indicate that although there is extensive growth in the city, there are concerns about its future capacity to support this demand.   DC Byte, a leading provider of global data centre intelligence, has released its highly anticipated London Market Spotlight report, which takes a closer look […]

Deep Dive: Karsten Winther, President of EMEA, Vertiv

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the data centre industry? One of the things I am most proud of is Vertiv’s role during the pandemic when the data centre industry was key to keeping businesses running and societies functioning. The sudden shift to remote working put a huge strain on connectivity […]

Are you at risk of a cooling failure? Seven checks you can do today

Jo-Anne Garvie, Director at Secure I.T. Environments, offers seven tips for things you can do today to evaluate whether you might be at heightened risk over the summer. In early June 2023, it was reported that the El Niño planet warming weather effect had started in the Pacific and would lead to increased temperatures across the […]

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