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Open to all, time for the data centre sector to end the skills issue

As the electric and digital worlds converge, talent acquisition and team management are among the biggest challenges faced by data centre and technology businesses today. By Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, UK&I.

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Gaining a competitive edge

With the increasing application of the Internet of Things, the impending global rollout of 5G and more enterprises increasing their need for SaaS and IaaS applications and infrastructure services, digital data is going into overdrive. Ciarán Flanagan from ABB looks at how colocation and multi-tenant data centers can achieve faster deployments and realize their assets quickly through modularization.

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Play it cool with the digital twin

Streaming movies, playing computer games or finding the latest hidden musical gems are getting easier with each passing year. Just look at the last two months of 2019. We’ve seen the launch of Disney Plus, Google Stadia and Spotify providing its 248 million users with custom made playlists. Powering all of this and more is the hidden force in our internet age – the data center. However, while being a booming industry, all is not quite so rosy for data center businesses. The growth in usage coupled with the 3.6 billion people who are now connected is putting pressure on the internet infrastructure like never before. By Jonathan Leppard, Director at Future Facilities.

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How will data centre infrastructures be affected by the 5G rollout?

The continued growth of the Internet of Things (IOT) depends on ICT infrastructures that can support its data processing and communications bandwidth requirements. Accordingly, 5G, with its ultra-low latency and high transmission rates, has a vital role as an IoT enabler. However, implementing the new standard has major implications for data centres in terms of their size, distribution and internal ICT hardware. In this article, Alex Emms, Operations Director at Kohler Uninterruptible Power (KUP), looks at this data centre evolution, and discusses how modern UPS technology can be deployed to meet the challenges it presents.

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Data centres in a 5G era

When it comes to 5G, we’re just getting started. Entire industries are simultaneously planning for a new era of connectivity, bracing themselves for what is set to be one of the most influential roll-outs in technological history. Enabling higher speeds, lower latencies, and more machine-to-machine connections, the arrival of fifth generation networking is already sparking a revolution amongst data centres. And there’s more to come. By Eric Law, Vice President Enterprise Sales Europe at CommScope.

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Democratizing Data

ABB’s Dave Sterlace examines the case for digitalization by exploring how the IT sector can benefit from greater automation and take cues from other industries to enhance business efficiency and help navigate the data highway.

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Why the public sector needs a smarter approach to digital transformation

By Darren Watkins, managing director for VIRTUS Data Centres.

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Maintaining the maintenance regime

Chris Wellfair, Projects Director at Secure I.T. Environments Ltd, outlines the key maintenance areas that should be covered in a maintenance programme, so data centre managers can think about whether it’s time to update their regime.

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Choosing the right data centre solution for your business

The pace in which technology is advancing makes it near impossible to predict what the business landscape will look like in five years’ time. One thing is for certain: IT requirements are changing and will continue to do so for the unforeseeable future. By Tom Adams, Director of Product Marketing at Cogeco Peer 1.

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What’s next for HPC and the future of research innovation?

From big data analytics to genomics, complex science and education research is typically reliant on sophisticated technology to speed up processing times, enabling larger and more ambitious projects while at the same time reducing development costs. BY Spencer Lamb, Director of Research, Verne Global.

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Data Centre Efficiency 101: How Digital Transformation and Climate Change are Directly Linked

We’ve all heard it before: “Digital Transformation.” It’s the buzzword of the 21st century, but as our personal and working lives continue to be centred around/impacted by technology, digital transformation will continue to be a part of our vocabulary, and more importantly, our business strategies. One market that has seen considerable growth thanks to digital transformation is data centres. By Peter Westwood, Data Centre Director at SPIE UK.

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Megacities in the digital age - and how the data centre is the key to their survival

Experts agree that megacities - cities with populations of ten million or more - present challenges and opportunities in equal measure. By Neil Cresswell, CEO for VIRTUS Data Centres.

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Videos

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.
John Parlee, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Park Place Technologies, discusses the importance of being able to demonstrate to customers, and employees, that your company recognises the importance of IT security, through a combination of standards, Zero Trust and, increasingly, cyber insurance.
Andrew Hollister, CISO at LogRhythm, discusses the findings of the company’s recent report, produced in association with Ponemon Institute – covering the current threat landscape, the need for clear communications between the CISO and the CEO/board level executives, and the importance of using a security framework to help build an optimised, end-to-end and resilient cybersecurity infrastructure.
Brad Ascar, Principle Product Manager – Kubernetes ecosystem at Redis - cuts through the hype surrounding containers to explain the many benefits they offer. The importance of education and training, optimised orchestration and how to get started with containers and Kubernetes are all covered.

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Awards reflect Schneider Electric’s leadership in addressing the data centre industry skills gap and in delivering innovative data centre and edge computing solutions for UK NHS Trust, with partners.
The new data centre will begin with 5MW of IT load and will be built in the company's leading-edge modular design.
Microchip has successfully completed compatibility testing of Toshiba’s new 20TB, 3.5-inch MG10ACA Series. The operation of these hard disk drives (HDDs) is now confirmed on all Adaptec® 31xx and 32xx redundant array of independent disk (RAID) controllers from Microchip.
Expands Italy’s largest data centre campus by 17MW and erects Aruba Auditorium, a new high-tech events space.