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The Edge is Now

Edge computing delivers information at the moment it is needed. Edge computing, simply said, is about reducing the information located in a centralized server, so it is freed up from the issues surrounding latency, bandwidth and geographic distance, making applications such as AI, IoT and 5G much easier to successfully accomplish. By definition, edge computing is moving user data away from a server of origin and closer to the user who needs it – at the edge. By Laura Roman, CMO at EDJX

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Edge infrastructure models – solving the architectural challenges of 5G and Edge Computing

It’s no secret that edge computing and 5G are intrinsically linked. 5G networks can be up to 500% faster than 4G and support a 100x increase in traffic capacity, but edge computing is central to realising this promise, providing compute and storage power that eliminates backhaul latency issues inherent to a reliance on a central data centre. By Jon Abbot, EMEA Telecom Strategic Clients Director for Vertiv

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An edge explosion?

Andy Connor, EMEA Channel Director, Subzero Engineering, outlines this edge explosion and examines the crucial role of the modular, micro data center in delivering digital transformation.

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Why diversity, inclusion, and education can unlock the data centre skills shortage

Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland The data centre sector skills shortage has been documented by industry publications and research firms for almost a decade. In fact, a report published by Gartner in 2016 found 80% of firms expected to find their growth held back due to a lack of new data centre skills, with the McKinsey Global Institute predicting a global shortage of 1.5 million qualified data centre managers as early as 2015.

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SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS 19

Big data, big energy consumption? Each photo we post on social media or email we send is saved into servers that are stored in physical data centres around the world. This process consumes a significant amount of energy, raising sustainability issues in the data centre industry. To help overcome this challenge, Marcin Bala, CTO of telecommunications networks specialist Salumanus Ltd, explains how to create a more sustainable data centre infrastructure.

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SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS 11

The hidden cost of data Zero-carbon cooling systems revolutionise data centre energy efficiency. Data underpins every aspect of modern life, with more information generated now than ever before. Keeping data centres cool is crucial for their safe and effective function, but due to the large amounts of waste heat they generate, this requires significant power consumption. To tackle this issue, Glasgow-based green energy pioneer, Katrick Technologies, has developed and patented a unique passive cooling system that removes waste heat without external power required. Here, Katrick Co-CEO Vijay Madlani examines the costs of data centre cooling and how new systems can revolutionise efficiency.

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Kicking the carbon habit

The transition to a net zero carbon industry requires a shift in the way data infrastructure is planned, designed and built. By Callum Faulds, Director at Linesight

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Videos

Interview with Frankie Malpass, Product Lead at rent-tech company Goodlord. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Alex Brew, Regional Director, Northern Europe at Vertiv., shares the company’s predictions for the data centre industry in 2023. Expect energy efficiency-related legislation and innovation - with alternatives to diesel generators and the final ‘arrival’ of liquid cooling on the horizon – alongside the excitement and uncertainty of 5G, edge and the metaverse!
Cesar Cid de Rivera, INTL VP of Systems Engineering at Commvault, discusses the cybersecurity landscape in depth, as well as outlining Commvault’s Metallic ThreatWise solution, an innovative approach to combatting the bad actors.
Mark Guntrip, Senior Director, Cybersecurity Strategy at Menlo Security, discusses his company’s recent ransomware research report, highlighting the ways in which the cybercriminals are getting smarter, and outlining some of the ways in which end users can optimise a multi-layered cyber-defence strategy.

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NTT leads the way for green technologies in data centres with first deployment of Liquid Immersion Cooling (LIC) and Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) technologies in India.
Six Degrees welcomes Chris Dunning-Walton to its advisory team, as the company strikes new ground in the cyber security landscape.
The library is training state-of-the-art AI models on a half-millennium of Swedish text to support humanities research in history, linguistics, media studies and more.
NAKIVO makes the latest 10.8 version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication available for download, with expanded MSP services and enhanced cloud backup capabilities.