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Can data centres be more sustainable than you think?

Ahead of the upcoming UN climate conference COP26, hosted in the UK, the expectations on businesses to be at the forefront of the net-zero transition is growing, and it’s critical time for those operating in the technology sector to not only lead by example but help their customers bring about positive change too. By Scott Balloch, Director of Energy and Sustainability at Colt Data Centre Services

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Green data centres: the key to driving sustainable strategies

As we become more environmentally conscious as a society, it is of paramount importance that we push for more sustainable business practices. By Jack Bedell-Pearce, CEO & Co-Founder at 4D Data Centres.

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A strategy for Net Zero data centres

Throughout the last decade the world has seen a sharp rise in carbon emissions. Digital transformation is growing at an unprecedented rate, connectivity demands are rising, as are the strains on data centres and our world is quickly-becoming a digital domain. By Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK&I.

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Unlocking your full investment potential

Timely advice and valuable technical insight can be the catalyst to realising the swift return on any investment decision. Richard Clifford, Head of Solutions at Keysource, the global data centre and critical environment specialist, explains.

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Your data centre may not be dead, but it's morphing

As interconnected services continue to proliferate, with increases in cloud providers, edge services and SaaS offerings, the rationale to stay only in a traditional data centre topology has limited advantages. This is not an overnight shift, but a change in thinking how we deliver services to our customers and to the business. This trend, coupled with the new reality that external factors might limit physical access to data centres (such as emergency quarantine), is driving new thinking on how I&O leaders need to plan their infrastructure. By David Cappuccio, Distinguished Research VP at Gartner.

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WAN Confusion: Why WAN Data Acceleration isn’t

WAN optimisation or SD-WAN WAN optimisation and SD-WAN vendors tend to talk about cost-efficiencies, scalability, virtual flexibility, their ability to accelerate any application despite the limitations of TCP/IP, being cloud-ready, industry-leading. In addition, it’s about being able to accelerate any application despite the inhibitions created by latency and packet loss. They are indeed great technologies, and each one has their purpose, but they often fail to live up to expectations – particularly regarding their vendors’ often touted claims that they enable more efficient usage of bandwidth. By Graham Jarvis, on behalf of Bridgeworks.

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Outside the four walls of the data centre

Almost four in 10 people in the EU began working remotely in the first few months of 2020, according to a study carried out by Eurofund. This is a seismic shift considering that the amount of people who regularly worked remotely before the pandemic took hold ranged from as low as 6% to as high as 23%, depending on country. By Michael Cade, Senior Global Technologist, Veeam.

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Building resilient industrial edge computing systems

Today, increased levels of automation, advanced robotics, AI and machine learning are driving unprecedented change inside factory environments. With growing levels of complexity, these applications demand secure, on-site computing systems that offer the user high-levels of resiliency, security and ultra-fast connectivity. By Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK&I.

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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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Keeping connected in the age of SD-WAN

By Alan Stewart–Brown, VP of EMEA at Opengear.

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2020: A new era of edge computing and HCI

In 2019 the IT infrastructure market saw notable growth in the adoption of edge computing and hyperconverged solutions as higher numbers of industries realised the potential of the technologies. Now in 2020, the demand from businesses who want to harness the power of edge computing with hyperconverged infrastructure is only forecast to increase. By Alan Conboy, Office of the CTO, Scale Computing.

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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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Angus Shaw, Sales Director at Brigantia Partners Limited, outlines the company’s unique approach to Value Added Distribution as it focuses on both consolidating and expanding its highly successful cybersecurity solutions portfolio, and its key vendor and Channel partner relationships.
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.
Owen Rogers, Uptime Institute Research Director for Cloud Computing, discusses the findings of his recent report – Public Cloud Costs versus Resiliency: Stateless Applications, which outlines the importance of cloud service resiliency as it can impact on application availability.
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.

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