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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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The Watchers on the Wall

Human Error – How Can You Limit Mistakes with your Critical Infrastructure? By Mark Gaydos is Chief Marketing Officer for Nlyte Software.

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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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Service availability and resilience: why it needs to start with skills

By Steve Weiner, Senior Lead Product Manager, Global Colocation Services, CenturyLink.

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Outdated data centre remote monitoring systems can threaten uptime

By Victor Avelar, Director and Senior Research Analyst, Schneider Electric Data Center Science Center.

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Mashing it up on a connected data centre campus

By Dale Green, Marketing Director, Digital Realty.

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Sausage making and digital remote monitoring platforms

UsingEnglish.com explains the “watching sausage being made” idiom in this way: “If something is like watching sausages getting made, unpleasant truths about it emerge that make it much less appealing.  The idea is that if people watched sausages getting made, they would probably be less fond of them.”[1] By Patrick Donovan, Sr. Research Analyst, Data Center Science Center, IT Division, Schneider Electric.

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Data centres: the future – Self-healing applications will pave the way for the future of data centres

By Kevin Linsell, Director of Strategy & Architecture at Adapt, a Datapipe company.

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How data centres enable Business Intelligence

By Dale Green, associate marketing director at Digital Realty.

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Data centre predictions

By Jonathan Arnold, Managing Director of Volta Data Centres.

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Brexit & GDPR impact on cloud and DC strategy

Changing data flows and the impact on the IT sector tackled by tech experts at DCD Europe?s ZettaStructure on 1-2 November at the Old Billingsgate Market in London.

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Videos

John Parlee, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Park Place Technologies, discusses the importance of being able to demonstrate to customers, and employees, that your company recognises the importance of IT security, through a combination of standards, Zero Trust and, increasingly, cyber insurance.
Marc Garner, VP of Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits team in the UK and Ireland, covers Electricity 4.0, eConversion technology and the Schneider Electric Research Institute’s work, as part of a wide-ranging data centre sustainability discussion. Marc believes that a new way of thinking, and radical solutions, are the only way to meet Net Zero ambitions.
Ayelet Elstein, VP EMEA at Lakeside Software, positions the Digital Employee Experience (DEX) within the wider context of the customer experience (CX), emphasising the critical importance of data as a prerequisite for any company-wide approach to improving and optimising end-to-end hybrid IT infrastructure performance and the resulting business benefits.
Interview with Franki Hackett, Head of Audit & Ethics, Engine B. 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.

News

Growth and innovation stifled by limited ability to create value from data.
90% of sustainability program directors say companies cannot reach sustainability goals without significantly reducing energy usage of technology infrastructure.
54% of organisations cite employees clicking on phishing links as the number-one avoidable cause.
Only 22% of global IT decision-makers claim to be ‘fully confident’ their organisation is leveraging the potential of their cloud infrastructure, presenting an opportunity for zero trust.