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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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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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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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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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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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Rack, Stack, Deploy

Hyperconverged infrastructure is essential when embracing the demands of the IoT. By Lee Griffiths, Infrastructure Solutions Manager, IT Division, APC by Schneider Electric.

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Vertiv anticipates advent of Gen 4 Data Centre

Increased reliance on the edge, importance of colocation providers driving developments.

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Three critical components of every good DR plan

When it comes to weathering a disaster, preparation is 9/10 of the law. But how DO you prepare yourself, exactly? asks Tim Mullahy at Liberty Center One, a data centre in Royal Oaks, MI.

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Videos

Retrospect has been very busy in recent weeks, launching Retrospect Cloud Storage, Retrospect Backup 19 and Retrospect Virtual 2022. JG Heithcock, General Manager at Retrospect, talks us through these new storage solutions and the pain points they will help to address.
Christoph Berentzen, Divisional Head API & Open Banking at Commerzbank, provides a fascinating insight into the organisation’s decision to move away from the traditional IT approach of batch processes, file transfers and the like to an API-powered architecture as a crucial part of its digital transformation roadmap.
Aoife Foley, IEEE Senior Member and Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, provides valuable insight into a whole range of technology, social and political challenges and opportunities which are shaping the quest for Net Zero.
Matt Howard, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Virtru, provides some great insights into the Trusted Data Format (TDF) and explains why the time is right to launch the OpenTDF Project – giving the developer community the opportunity to address the many security complexities of the digital data ecosystem.

News

Evolution Data Centres (EDC) has entered into a programmatic joint venture with affiliates of Warburg Pincus for the development of sustainable hyper-scale data centres in the fast-growing cloud markets within Southeast Asia. As part of the Venture, WP will be committing capital from its maiden asset-level Asia real estate Fund, which successfully closed with committed capital of $2.8 billion in late 2021.
Although progress has been made, organisations are still paying out.
New research from Forcepoint exposes how CNI cybersecurity professionals need greater support to prevent burnout from the pressure of securing high-threat, high-complexity environments.
Atempo Tina software and Quantum servers and storage combine to offer comprehensive data protection solutions to strengthen cybersecurity and reduce business risk.