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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
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
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.
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.
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.
Torbjørn Laursen, Inventor of Inergen, discusses the environmental and cost-saving benefits of the Inergen fire extinguishing system, and also explains how Fire Eater’s Inergen System offers several special advantages for data centre owners and operators.
Jon Kane, Channel & Alliances Director EMEA, Gigamon, explains the recent introduction of Gigamon Precryption technology as part of several cybersecurity focused innovations featuring in the latest 6.4 version of the GigaVUE software release. Jon also highlights the opportunity Gigamon’s combined networking, security and observability solutions offer to the Channel as more and more end users look for strategic technology trusted advisors.
Shareef Alshinnawi as VP of Strategic Accounts at Iceotope, explains the benefits of the company’s Precision Liquid Cooling solution - recently demonstrated with partner Etisalat at GITEX – with a particular focus on the telecoms sector, where reducing costs and sustainability are key drivers. Iceotope’s technology is also creating significant interest in the hyperscaler/cloud market, and is well-placed to meet the specific demands of the impending AI explosion.
Danny Quinn, MD of DataVita, explains how the company, working with Posetiv, examined the carbon intensity of Europe’s major data centre markets, highlighting how this carbon intensity could be massively reduced by moving data centres to greener energy locations.
Coromatic, part of the E.ON group and the leading provider of robust critical infrastructure solutions to secure continuous power supply and data communication, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the leading colocation data center provider, Green Mountain. The two companies intend to design and build new sustainable data centers in the Nordic market.
One year on from the launch of Chat GPT, new data from Slack based on 10,000 global workers (including 1,000 the UK) reveals that UK companies believe there is greater urgency to adopt Generative AI at work than US companies - yet uptake remains cautious in both markets.