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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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Data centre downtime adds to data loss concerns

As businesses grow and expand, so too do their data needs - along with the necessary infrastructure. By Jonathan Arnold, Managing Director, Volta Data Centres.

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The Future of Data Centers: How Tech is Forcing Change

Data centers are the glue that holds the internet and the World Wide Web together. We take the huge server racks that hold the cloud and the internet together for granted, but without data centers, all of the services that we use on a daily basis just couldn’t function. By Chris Hinkle, CTO of TRG datacenters.

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Adapting to a changing wholesale market

As 2019 kicks off, organisations are increasing the pace of digital transformation, as well as the rate at which they are moving workloads to the cloud. There’s also a rise in their use of data and data analytics to run their business processes. By Andrew Edison, Vice President, Wholesale, Colt Technology Services.

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Imagining the Data Center of Future Today

What will the data center look like in 2019 and beyond? That’s one of the most pressing questions facing data center managers as the new year approaches. The IT environment continues to evolve rapidly to support changing business requirements, making it difficult to conceptualize a data center infrastructure that can meet tomorrow’s demands. By Marcus Doran – VP & GM at Rahi Systems Europe.

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Look beyond the surface for effective facilities planning and design

When undertaking a data centre planning project – whether consolidating company infrastructure following a merger or acquisition, relocating facilities into a pre-existing building, or even constructing a new data centre – the primary consideration lays in the project meeting the business requirements with optimised performance one of the key motivator. By Jon Leppard, Director at Future Facilities.

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Data centre design and build is evolving – here’s why:

With new data centre capacity needed at an ever-accelerating pace, rushing the delivery of a new facility significantly increases risk. Find out how off-site construction, integration and testing prior to final on site commissioning can deliver a fully customised data centre, on budget, with greatly reduced risk and in a fraction of the time required for a traditionally constructed facility. By Jos Baart, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Flexenclosure.

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Why agility is a key differentiator for today’s future-proof data centre

Digital transformation continues to be a key priority for executives today that are looking to future-proof their business, and also tap into the capabilities of emerging technologies to positively impact operations. In fact, digital transformation is seen as a key differentiator for organisations, as a recent survey revealed that 85% of organisations experienced significant disruption in their field in the last year, and more than a third of businesses (35%) find digital transformation key to keep up with competitors. By John Morrison, VP EMEA Sales and Services, Extreme Networks.

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Different by design - innovation starts in the data centre

It’s no secret that technology is the fundamental driving force in creating scientific discoveries, powering financial innovation, improving healthcare - and developing the latest in product design. We also know that the application of information technology is in no way slowing down. By Darren Watkins, managing director for VIRTUS Data Centres.

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Getting hot under the collar?

Chris Wellfair, Projects Director at Secure I.T. Environments talks through some of the key aspects of a good maintenance regime and one of the most forgotten areas.

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Different by design - why innovation starts in the data centre

It’s no secret that technology is the fundamental driving force in creating scientific discoveries, powering financial innovation, improving healthcare - and developing the latest in product design. We also know that the application of information technology is in no way slowing down. By Darren Watkins, managing director for VIRTUS Data Centres.

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Data Center Commissioning Saves Time and Money

There’s a concept in building design and construction known as “commissioning.” Most of us understand the word “commission” to mean a formal request for the building or making of something. A wealthy patron might commission a painting from an artist, for example. However, there’s also a second meaning of “commission”: to bring into working condition something newly produced, such as a factory or machine. By Marcus Doran – VP & GM at Rahi Systems, Europe.

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The benefits of location when choosing where to house your supercomputer

A broad spectrum of High-Performance Computing (HPC) users, whether they be research institutes, emerging entrepreneurs or corporate enterprises, recognise how the power and efficiency of their HPC applications can accelerate their computationally intensive workloads, providing research breakthroughs and unlocking competitive commercial advantages. By Spencer Lamb, director of research, Verne Global.

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Keeping waveforms in check

Whether a data centre is onshore or offshore, the universal electrical issue that affects them all is harmonics. Here, John Mitchell, global business development manager of supply, repair and field service specialist CP Automation explains the most effective way to mitigate harmful harmonics in a data centre.

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How “going natural” is transforming data centres

Just as computers generate heat, the data centres that contain the servers that power our emails and data sharing culture also generate a lot of heat. As a result, one of the primary sources of energy use in most data centres is cooling. Finding the right solution is important, not least because of the effect of overheating on performance and potential damage to hardware. By Lorenzo Giuntini, Head of Engineering at Aruba S.p.A.

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Videos

Interview with Franki Hackett, Head of Audit & Ethics, Engine B. 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.
Interview with Krista Griggs, Head of Financial Services & Insurance at Fujitsu. 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.
Interview with Dr Kiri Addison, Threat Detection and Efficacy Product Manager, Mimecast. 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.
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.

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90% of sustainability program directors say companies cannot reach sustainability goals without significantly reducing energy usage of technology infrastructure.
Kaspersky research identifies new techniques and emerging groups.
Growth and innovation stifled by limited ability to create value from data.
Equinix has revealed its commitment to reducing its overall power use by increasing operating temperature ranges within its data centres – the first such commitment by an operator of colocation data centres.