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Modular design eases the commissioning and expansion of data centres

With demand for cloud services growing so rapidly, data-centre architects are looking for efficient, cost-effective ways to build facilities that enable them to match the level of capital investment to current demand, while providing a low-cost way to expand to meet future demand. By Ian Wilcoxson, Channel Manager (Data Centres) EMEA Power Solutions, Kohler

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Ranking of choice factors for new data centres

In this year’s BCS Summer report, which contains the views of over 3,000 senior level data centre professionals across Europe there were some particularly interesting findings around the most important factors for new data centres. By James Hart, CEO at BCS (Business Critical Solutions), the digital infrastructure specialists

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The top 10 project success factors for emissions reduction in the data centre industry

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.

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Why is engaging loadbank testing expertise important?

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.

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New data centres – the tap is still turned on

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).

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Flicking the switch - exhausted efficiency gains within your data centre design?

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.

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Access denied: why physical protection is key to data security

There are many different working parts to an effective physical security system. By Neil Killick, Leader of Strategic Business (EMEA), Milestone Systems

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Testing, testing

How mission-critical testing makes modern data centres possible By Jacky Pluchon, Vice President EMEA Power Solutions at KOHLER-SDMO

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Digital twin technology: an idea transformed to reality

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

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Data centres will become hubs for the medical research and development

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

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Can data centres be more sustainable than you think?

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

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Videos

Interview with Karen Worstell, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist at VMware. 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.
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.
Marc Garner, VP of Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits team in the UK and Ireland, covers Electricity 4.0, eConversion technology and the Schneider Electric Research Institute’s work, as part of a wide-ranging data centre sustainability discussion. Marc believes that a new way of thinking, and radical solutions, are the only way to meet Net Zero ambitions.
Steve Donovan, atNorth’s recently appointed Chief Development Officer, is looking forward to his new role in growing the company’s data centre footprint and profile across the Nordics and, in time, beyond. He believes that atNorth is ideally placed to meet the ever-increasing demand for sustainability within the data centre industry.

News

Datto has introduced its second-generation family of cloud managed switches, along with global expansion of the early access for its secure remote access solution, Datto Secure Edge. These new networking solutions complement Datto’s existing product lines of Wi-Fi 6 access points and integrated secure routers.
Civo has published new research, finding that 53% of developers are concerned about the security of Kubernetes.
The announcement means that Azure customers can now use and pay for New Relic through Azure portal.
94% of CIOs say extending a DevSecOps culture to more teams is key to accelerating digital transformation and driving faster, more secure software releases.