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Deep Dive: Kevin Brown, Schneider Electric’s Senior Vice President of EcoStruxure Solutions


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. […]


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 […]


Is your lighting compromising your data security?

Steve Mansell, Divisional Director Critical Facilities, Zumtobel Group, discusses how building services, such as lighting and controls, could be increasing your risk of compromised data security. If you’re in the business of data, you’ll know that it’s a valuable asset that must be protected. You’ll also be acutely aware that wherever there is data, there […]


Designing the data centre with the client top of mind

Haitham Hussien, Senior Associate ELV/ICT Engineer, AE7, discusses his involvement in some major projects, how sustainability plays a part in the design and operation of a data centre compared to some years ago, and how he works to ensure quality and construction of facility design standards. Can you tell us how you work with clients […]


Five reasons why Edge is an essential component to future-proof computing

Business leaders are constantly looking for tools which enable them to operate more innovatively, and with Edge Computing this is possible. Fred Lherault, Field CTO, EMEA, Pure Storage, draws attention to some of the key benefits of Edge Computing, such as Business Continuity and increased reliability, and why they should invest to avoid being left […]


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