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What next for data centres?

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.

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Your data centre may not be dead, but it's morphing

As interconnected services continue to proliferate, with increases in cloud providers, edge services and SaaS offerings, the rationale to stay only in a traditional data centre topology has limited advantages. This is not an overnight shift, but a change in thinking how we deliver services to our customers and to the business. This trend, coupled with the new reality that external factors might limit physical access to data centres (such as emergency quarantine), is driving new thinking on how I&O leaders need to plan their infrastructure. By David Cappuccio, Distinguished Research VP at Gartner.

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Too much power capacity in data centres is going to waste

Data centers exist to deliver IT workloads in a manner that is both capital and energy-efficient, in this way both data center and customers benefit. Yet the power delivery method remains rigid, inflexible and usually misaligned with IT SLAs, which has a significant negative impact on performance and infrastructure capital efficiency. By Ed Ansett, Chairman, i3 Solutions.

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Beyond the basics of sustainability

We all know that protecting the environment is important. Our growing awareness of the damage that humans are collectively doing to the planet will only be beneficial to the cause. It is heartening to see consumers and businesses alike taking on small changes in their daily behaviour in an attempt to minimise the harmful effects on the environment. By Carmen Ene, CEO of 3stepIT.

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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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Connecting the world’s greenest data centre

Built into the mountains of Stavanger, Norway, in what was formerly a NATO ammunition storage facility, is now one of the world’s most secure and energy efficient data centres.

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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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Changing perceptions: How Li-ion battery technology is carving a bigger niche in the UPS market

As 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies transform how we live in the coming decade, data centre operators are preparing for fast growth to meet the need for increased data processing capacity. At the same time, the industry is under pressure to improve its energy efficiency in reaction to climate change, as well as needing to optimize its assets for the best possible return on investment (ROI). Switching to lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries can help operators balance these priorities while improving backup power performance. By François Danet, Global Business Development Manager, Data Centres, Saft.

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What’s fuelling our data? ~ Improving energy efficiency in data centres ~

In 2018, Chinese data centres produced 99 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) — generating the equivalent environmental footprint of around 21 million cars. With global data traffic more than doubling every four years, it’s no surprise that the environmental impact of data centres is coming under scrutiny. Here, Simone Bruckner, managing director of power resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors, investigates the efficiency of our data centres.

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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

Michael James and Terence Chabe, Capital Market Specialists at Colt Technology Services, discuss the implications for data centre infrastructure as some of Europe’s largest financial exchanges address the fallout from Brexit, with geography, latency, security, cloud services, software defined networks and the edge all in the spotlight.
Neil Cornish, Ecosystem Development Manager at Tech Data UK, discusses the collaboration between the UK Fashion & Textile Association, IBM, the Future Fashion Factory and Tech Data UK, to develop a new technology platform designed to help drive both sustainability and profitability within the fashion supply chain.
Surya Varanasi, Storcentric’s CTO, talks through the launch of the Nexsan Unity NV10000 enterprise class platform, which supports block, file and object storage protocols and addresses data security, including ransomware, and regulatory compliance concerns.
Imply has recently launched the Polaris cloud database service. Imply’s Vice President of Product Marketing, David Wang, puts the launch in context as he details the company’s Project Shapeshift work around Apache Druid, going on to explain how today’s analytics opportunities require the very latest and best database solutions.

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