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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.
It’s perhaps an understatement to say that remote working is top of mind for many of us right now. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced most businesses to send their staff home for the foreseeable future, hoping to delay the spread of the illness and keep those around them safe.
By Darren Watkins, managing director for VIRTUS Data Centres.
Today, the digitalisation of almost everything we see and touch is transforming many industries including banking, retail, manufacturing as well as enabling the rise of social media and more. What many people don’t know is that data centres, the infrastructure behind connected technology, sit at the heart the digital revolution. And as more of our lives become digitally led, the data centre industry continues to grow rapidly.
By David Watkins, special projects director for VIRTUS Data Centres.
The rapid growth of the data centre sector has caused a worsening crisis in staffing levels. The situation means it is also becoming more difficult to find skilled employees for open infrastructure positions, according to the Uptime Institute global data centre survey 2020.
By Ryan Hogg, Senior Hardware Product Manager, Opengear.
Alberto Zucchinali of Siemon highlights key data centre design points that managed service providers should follow so IT infrastructure meets clients’ shifting demands of the modern 24/7, 365 business.
John Banks, Head of Product Management and Marketing at HellermannTyton examines the requirements of data centres in the ‘new normal’, illustrates the key role of cable management and addresses the issues that impact operational effectiveness.
Over the course of the past year, the number of tech giants that have taken a more aggressive stance on climate change and their own environmental impact has seen a significant increase. Among others, Microsoft has pledged to become carbon negative, Amazon is aiming for carbon neutrality by 2040, and Intel has plotted a path to carbon neutral computing by 2030.
By Ian Whitfield, CEO of RED, an ENGIE Impact company.
Kunal Kaul, Cisco Managing Director, Partner Managed Services & SP RTM, EMEA, discusses a recent Cisco/Canalys report, which reveals that IT Channel partners anticipate significant growth in 2023, with the main driver being managed services. Technology-wise, the cybersecurity focus remains a major driver, alongside managing IT complexity, the AI opportunity and sustainability.
Dan Hoy, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Egress, explains why companies need to understand today’s heightened cyber security risk and implement intelligent email security solutions as part of a defence-in-depth strategy and goes on to outline how Egress, working through its channel partners, is experiencing significant growth thanks to its ‘best-of-breed’ solutions.
Sujata Kukreja, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Expereo, discusses the company’s recent CIO survey results, which reveal that ESG and climate change is the most significant factor influencing attitude towards technology investment in 2024. Sujata explains just why CIOs are prioritising ESG ahead of other influences, such as supply chain issues, the increasing security threat landscape, and automation advances.
Ed Bissell, Sales Director, Stellium Data Centres, discusses the company’s recent OCP Ready Certification, bringing it many new opportunities to work with the Open Compute Project Foundation community. He explains what this means in terms of the data centre design itself, building on Stellium’s major focus on providing a highly connected, sustainable environment for customers.
Versa Networks has been selected to provide SD-WAN, Zero Trust access and Customer Edge Security Stack (CESS) functions for Thunderdome, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) zero trust network access (ZTNA) and application security architecture. Versa products within the Thunderdome architecture provide conditional Zero Trust access at the network edge for DISA users.