Simon Harris, Head of Critical Infrastructure at Business Critical Solutions (BCS) suggests that one of the fundamental themes emerging from their 2021 Summer Report is the race for space and power that is playing out across the thirty-eight European countries from which we have received insight.
For data centre providers, system failure can represent the worst possible scenario, with every minute of downtime leading to rising costs and reputational damage. This situation is usually a result of failing equipment, which can occur due to ineffective testing of critical infrastructure for periods of high demand. With this in mind, Greger Ruud, Sector Development Manager – Nordics Datacenters at Aggreko, discusses the importance and effects of carrying out loadbank testing at the commissioning stage.
The provision of new data centre supply is a vital component of the European data centre market, not just to ensure there is enough product to satisfy levels of demand, but to ensure that it is the right type of product aligned to changing IT strategies and practices.
By James Hart, CEO at BCS (Business Critical Systems).
There is increasing pressure on data centre Operators to make their facilities as energy efficient as possible with global drive towards carbon neutrality. To support this journey Graeme Shaw, Technical Application Manager at Zumtobel, explains how lighting can not only help data centres achieve their sustainability based objectives, but also make them more safe, secure and operationally efficient.
From risk mitigation to fighting the climate crisis, organisations that use a digital twin have an increased potential to address both practical and high-level issues on a global scale. But what is a digital twin, and how does it deliver on these benefits?
By David King, Product Manager, Future Facilities
The world jumps forward in times of crisis. World War One gave us stainless steel and wristwatches, World War Two gave us penicillin and duct tape. Whilst it is impossible to look back on the current crisis with any real clarity, it is clear that a huge amount of innovation has been initiated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
By David Bloom, partner at the Noé Group, founder of Goldacre and investor in KAO Data
Ahead of the upcoming UN climate conference COP26, hosted in the UK, the expectations on businesses to be at the forefront of the net-zero transition is growing, and it’s critical time for those operating in the technology sector to not only lead by example but help their customers bring about positive change too.
By Scott Balloch, Director of Energy and Sustainability at Colt Data Centre Services
As we become more environmentally conscious as a society, it is of paramount importance that we push for more sustainable business practices.
By Jack Bedell-Pearce, CEO & Co-Founder at 4D Data Centres.
Throughout the last decade the world has seen a sharp rise in carbon emissions. Digital transformation is growing at an unprecedented rate, connectivity demands are rising, as are the strains on data centres and our world is quickly-becoming a digital domain.
By Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK&I.
Brian Johnson, ABB Data Center Segment Head, explores how digitalisation is shaping the evolution of green data centres, and provides a range of sustainable growth tactics for delivering cost and energy efficiencies.
Timely advice and valuable technical insight can be the catalyst to realising the swift return on any investment decision. Richard Clifford, Head of Solutions at Keysource, the global data centre and critical environment specialist, explains.
Craig McLean, VP of Engineering at DAZN Group, a global sports entertainment platform, explains the importance of observability to the company as it delivers an over-the-top streaming service to millions of subscribers across the globe.
Florian Malecki, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Arcserve, discusses the findings of the company’s recent ransomware survey, which reveals that far too many organisations are still unprepared, not least in terms of recovering lost data. The good news is that businesses do have plans to increase their data resilience investments to meet the challenges of today’s hybrid, digital workplace.
Tim Richards, the new Hoptroff CEO, talks through the opportunities to grow the business as it continues to provide timestamping and synchronised time technology solutions for its core financial market, alongside significant growth in a whole series of automation applications – driverless cars, 5G-enabled and smart cities to name but a few – where accurate time is crucial.
Jim Hart, CEO of BCS, discusses the company’s Summer Report, which finds that the data centre industry continues to expand and innovate as it faces any number of challenges around sustainability, energy supplies and costs, skills shortage and supply chain volatility.
In their latest development, Bryland Fire Protection have teamed up with industry leaders Firechief to help their customers protect against the increasing risk of fires caused by lithium-ion batteries. As a new distributor partner, Bryland Fire Protection now stock a range of Firechief’s innovative Lith-Ex extinguishers, suppression kits and fire blankets all designed to put out battery fires….fast.