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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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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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Videos

Interview with Laura Barrowcliff, Head of Strategy at GBG. 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 Deb Ashton, Founder of FinancialForce and now Senior Vice President of Strategic Customer Experience. 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.
Mark Guntrip, Senior Director, Cybersecurity Strategy at Menlo Security, discusses his company’s recent ransomware research report, highlighting the ways in which the cybercriminals are getting smarter, and outlining some of the ways in which end users can optimise a multi-layered cyber-defence strategy.
Cesar Cid de Rivera, INTL VP of Systems Engineering at Commvault, discusses the cybersecurity landscape in depth, as well as outlining Commvault’s Metallic ThreatWise solution, an innovative approach to combatting the bad actors.

News

Digital transformation has reached a turning point. Businesses have now added so many new applications and need so much data consistently available, that accessing sufficient capacity in data centers is becoming a challenge.
Nearly half of workers are using new technology for workplace collaboration, but only 1 in 3 have found it helpful.
94% of CIOs say extending a DevSecOps culture to more teams is key to accelerating digital transformation and driving faster, more secure software releases.
Infosys is bridging technology and purpose at the Australian Open (AO) 2023, with empowering technologies for fans, players, coaches, media and the surrounding ecosystem.