For those working in technology, it’s long been recognised that data centres are the backbone of the digital economy, but Coronavirus saw the industry thrust into the public eye on a much wider scale. We’ve seen data centre operators deemed to be critical workers, and witnessed debate into whether all data centres should be classed as Critical National Infrastructure.
By Darren Watkins, Managing Director for VIRTUS Data Centres
According to the 2020 Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index, 7 out of 10 U.K. businesses accelerated their adoption of transformational technology programs due to the pandemic.
By Stephen Gilderdale, Senior Director, Dell Technologies
Choosing the right service cloud provider for your organisation is sometimes a confusing task. But doing the right due diligence upfront will help reach IT budget goals in the long term.
By Justin Augat, VP of Marketing at iland
In this article, we’ll take a look at the growing trend toward digital transformation, how it’s been accelerated in the past eighteen months or so, and how businesses can walk the tightrope of cloud adoption.
By Jon Lucas, Co-Director of Hyve Managed Hosting
The cloud is a model that has cost-efficiencies designed into it. With the proper attention to these details, increased margins and new digital value can be created.
By Geoff Clark, General Manager, EMEA, Aerospike.
Chair of the Data Centre Alliance’s Thermal Management Special Interest Group (SIG), Jon Summers, looks at some of the topics and technologies under scrutiny as the current sustainability focus turns up the heat on the data centre sector to improve its environmental performance. Liquid cooling, legacy data centres, the PUE metric, geography and climate, waste heat reuse and the role of AI are all covered during the discussion.
Mohan Naidu, FPT UK Managing Director, outlines Vietnam’s digital maturity, hence the skills companies such as FPT can offer organisations across the globe facing significant IT human resource challenges as they seek to deliver on their own digital transformation objectives. As Mohan explains, FPT’s unique outsourcing model has already attracted major global customers ahead of its planned European expansion.
Mike West, CEO of Digital Infrastructure Advisors Ltd (DIAL), outlines the company’s comprehensive data centre service – business advice, legal services, technical and design – alongside what he believes is an overdue, major focus on cybersecurity. In simple terms, Mike thinks that there needs to be more industry-wide understanding and planning around ‘what happens if a data centre goes down thanks to a cyber attack’.
Richard Clifford, Head of Innovation at Keysource, talks through some of the company’s recent customer success stories, its new cybersecurity focus, and goes on to provide some great insights into the data centre sustainability debate – with Scope 3 emissions and supply chain collaboration a major focus, alongside hybrid cooling and the edge. Richard also suggests that it might be time to move beyond the PUE metric as a measure of data centre energy efficiency.
MLL Telecom has successfully transitioned more than 150 Portsmouth City Council sites to Full Fibre as part of an initial five-year network services contract awarded in 2019. This milestone concludes the first phase of a major ongoing project to consolidate the Council’s previous network solutions onto a single 132 km high speed network deployed by CityFibre and forms part of The Solent Network Framework contract.