Play it cool with the digital twin

Streaming movies, playing computer games or finding the latest hidden musical gems are getting easier with each passing year. Just look at the last two months of 2019. We’ve seen the launch of Disney Plus, Google Stadia and Spotify providing its 248 million users with custom made playlists. Powering all of this and more is the hidden force in our internet age – the data center. However, while being a booming industry, all is not quite so rosy for data center businesses. The growth in usage coupled with the 3.6 billion people who are now connected is putting pressure on the internet infrastructure like never before. By Jonathan Leppard, Director at Future Facilities.

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How will data centre infrastructures be affected by the 5G rollout?

The continued growth of the Internet of Things (IOT) depends on ICT infrastructures that can support its data processing and communications bandwidth requirements. Accordingly, 5G, with its ultra-low latency and high transmission rates, has a vital role as an IoT enabler. However, implementing the new standard has major implications for data centres in terms of their size, distribution and internal ICT hardware. In this article, Alex Emms, Operations Director at Kohler Uninterruptible Power (KUP), looks at this data centre evolution, and discusses how modern UPS technology can be deployed to meet the challenges it presents.

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Data centres in a 5G era

When it comes to 5G, we’re just getting started. Entire industries are simultaneously planning for a new era of connectivity, bracing themselves for what is set to be one of the most influential roll-outs in technological history. Enabling higher speeds, lower latencies, and more machine-to-machine connections, the arrival of fifth generation networking is already sparking a revolution amongst data centres. And there’s more to come. By Eric Law, Vice President Enterprise Sales Europe at CommScope.

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Chris Wey, President of the Power Systems Business Unit, Rocket Software, talks through the tell-tale signs of a DevOps programme that isn’t delivering, before outlining the key components of a truly ‘modern’ DevOps solution, with some major benefits for end users.
Andre Azevedo, CEO at Ancoris, explains how the company’s new GreenLab Google Cloud service helps organisations to understand the actions they can take around their IT infrastructure to achieve their sustainability goals, with cloud migration a high priority for many.
The coming together of Arcserve and StorageCraft means an expanded solutions portfolio, offering both simplification and agility to Channel partners, designed to provide end users with a comprehensive approach to the backup and recovery challenges of the digital world. SDC Channel talks to Arcserve’s Vice President Sales, EMEA, Richard Massey and Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Florian Malecki.
Piers Wilson, Head of Product Management at Huntsman Security, discusses the importance of carrying out a ransomware readiness assessment to discover any potentially costly security gaps within an organisation’s IT infrastructure. The company’s recently launched SmartCheck for Ransomware is designed to help companies fortify their cyber risk management.


Award-winning data discovery solution accelerates PII scanning and data compliance with new enhancements.
The Kao Academy was created to help engage children aged 7-11 (Key Stage 2, Years 3-6) about the growing importance and relevance of data centres to our everyday lives.
Applause has published the 2022 results of its third consecutive, annual global survey on digital accessibility to coincide with Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022 (19.05.22).
Vivacity Labs sensors deployed to monitor the change in pedestrian footfall in retail areas and the change in vehicle yield rates at informal crossings.