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Schneider Electric EVP on how data centres can balance reliability and sustainability

For Schneider Electric, sustainability has been a priority for many years and the company was recently ranked as the world’s most sustainable in the 2021 by Corporate Knights Global 100 Index. Now, as sustainability rises to the top of the agenda for many more organisations, Schneider Electric is playing its part in helping customers and […]


Conquering the next challenge for colocation providers: Speed

Ashish Moondra – Senior Product Manager, Power, Electronics & Software at Chatsworth Products (CPI), discusses the challenge that colocation providers are currently facing and suggests some best practice advice when looking to overcome this and get new customers up and running quickly. As the transition from the Information Age to the Age of Artificial Intelligence […]


Stay local, stay safe: Complying with EU data regulations

Investing in a local data residence, or partnering with a vendor that already has a local data storage facility, offers many benefits for organisations. Simon Godfrey, EMEA Senior Sales Director, Secureworks, explores why EU businesses prefer to have their security telemetry data stored locally so that it complies with GDPR and other regulations. The location […]


DC Byte: Reflections on 2021 and predictions for 2022

It’s been a turbulent year to say the least and data centre organisations must adapt to the technology demands thrust upon them by the pandemic, or risk being left behind. Will King, Managing Director, DC Byte, reflects on the past 12 months and predicts what the future has in store for the industry. The data […]


Data centre commissioning increasingly important to defeating digital downtime

We often tend to focus on the specific technology and infrastructure that makes up a data centre, paying less attention to the design and build of the data centre itself. Martin Williamson, Head of Commissioning – Middle East, AESG, outlines what a comprehensive data centre commissioning process should look like and why it is important […]


Huawei innovates to accelerate its customers’ progress on their digital journey

Achieving successful Digital Transformation is a complex task and data centre managers must implement innovative strategies which ensure availability, scalability and more importantly, sustainability. Sanjay Kumar Sainani, Global SVP of Business Development & Global CTO for the Digital Power Business at Huawei Technologies, discusses the tech giant’s strategy for successful data centre innovation and tells […]


Putting data centre sustainability into practice

John Booth, Chair DCA Energy Efficiency SIG and MD Carbon 3IT, discusses how the data centre sector can improve its operations to create a more efficient and sustainable business environment, and make the goal of being net zero neutral by 2050, a reality. There is no doubt that sustainability in terms of data centres is […]


It’s time for our whole industry to get behind the green data centre revolution

As global data centre capacity is expected to rapidly increase in the not too far distant future, Fabrizio Garrone, Aruba representative on the Board of Directors of Climate Neutral Data Center Pact, says the data centre industry must take steps towards becoming more sustainable. A silver lining of the pandemic is that environmental issues came […]


Loadbank testing – Surety in a shifting data centre market

The possibility of system failure is incomprehensible for data centre providers, with disruption from failing equipment subject to punitive fines, damaged reputations and worse. This situation can often arise from ineffective testing of critical infrastructure to ensure its resilience during peak times. Taking this into account, Greger Ruud, Sector Development Manager – Nordics Data Centres […]


Working in the Indian data centre market

In 2020, the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology announced its draft Data Centre Policy, designed to make the country more attractive for domestic and foreign investment into the data centre sector. In this article, Ed Cooke, Founder at Conexus Law, shares some of his experiences of working on Indian projects including some of […]


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