Performance, availability and efficiency in IT infrastructure often seem to be a contradiction in terms. Data centre availability crucially requires a secure power supply, which begins with the feed-in and distribution. Whether core, cloud or edge data centre - the current market drivers require three attributes from data centre infrastructures: To be smarter, more efficient and more secure.
By Dipl.-Ing. MBA Martin Kandziora, Senior Manager Marketing, Panduit EMEA.
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.
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.
In any one enterprise organisation right now, there may be four or five separate asset management tracking systems or, more likely, several separate spreadsheets with different naming conventions and probably some overlaps and out-dated information. Many data centers are still managing their assets on spreadsheets, which is, in our opinion, sub-optimal.
By Venessa Moffat, Head of Product Marketing, RiT Tech.
Data centres comprise a complex and changing collection of IT and communications equipment housed within an environment that’s also multifaceted and challenging. Yet a host enterprise’s viability often depends critically on its data centre’s uninterrupted availability as a resource. Accordingly, the centres’ managers must have sophisticated tools to give them visibility and control of equipment and environment status at all times, even when they’re remote from the equipment.
By Alex Emms, Operations Director at Kohler Uninterruptible Power
Water leak detection is commonly installed in datacentres, communications rooms and other information technology dependent structures. After all it is crucial to protect these critical assets from both fire and floods by receiving the earlier possible notification of an incident, allowing action to be taken quickly to take preventative measures. Leaking water from HVAC, AC units, water pipes, drainage or even ground water can cause significant disruption.
By Graham Jarvis, Freelance Business and Technology Journalist.
With greater connectivity, comes increasing complexities. Today’s consumers expect business to provide us with a secure and seamless connectivity experience. This means that IT departments must ensure they have the right tools for successful network monitoring. For success, we must embrace change – or risk falling behind.
By Martin Hodgson, Head of UK and Ireland, Paessler.
Richard Stevenson, CEO of Red Box, discusses the results of the company’s recent ‘Being Human’ report, which provides some valuable insights into the Conversational AI market – how its use is already helping to improve customer and employee experiences, as well as contributing to fraud prevention. Richard also discusses the roadblocks that need to be overcome before the technology becomes pervasive.
Charles Hunsucker, General Manager Americas and Data Centers at Kohler Uninterruptible Power, explains how its entire range of mission critical diesel generators is now compatible with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) – the latest development in the company’s sustainability focus.
David Craig, Iceotope CEO, shares the company’s exciting development plans, following a recent £30 million funding round. The key investment partners bring with them a range of business and technology skills which will help Iceotope to continue to innovate in the liquid cooling market.
BSH Home Appliances Group, the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe, will leverage Twilio Flex, a cloud-based contact centre, to revamp its entire digital infrastructure within their customer service organisation. Deloitte Consulting Spain is a consulting partner and advisor for this project to help roll out Twilio Flex in several regions, tightly integrating the cloud-based service solution within their customer care journey serving the needs of its customers worldwide.