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Protect Your Data Center Hardware by Increasing Cabinet-Level Security

With so much emphasis placed on securing data across the network, endpoints and the cloud, it’s easy to overlook the importance of physical security in the data center. Outside service technicians and internal IT teams will need access to data center equipment for maintenance and upgrades, but this activity needs to be managed and restricted. By Marcus Doran - VP and GM at Rahi Systems, Europe.

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Lighting the Way to Productivity Growth

The intelligent building is a sleeping giant, in terms of its capability to deliver productivity boosting advantages to technologically switched on organisations. Stuart McKay, Business Development Manager at Panduit Europe, one of the world’s largest physical infrastructure suppliers, discusses the benefits of smarter working environments. The theory has been with us for over 20 years, and in the same way that voice over IP (VoIP) drove exciting changes in enterprise telecommunications networks, PoE structured cabling is shaping up as the platform that defines new building capabilities. By Stuart McKay, Business Development, Enterprise, Panduit Europe.

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A compliance requirement

SOCOTEC – the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services – is pleased to be supporting a global data centre with their water treatment and cooling tower management.

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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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Plan for Scalability when Implementing A/V Systems

Scalability is a critical concern in today’s IT environment. Given the accelerating pace of demand for IT services, organizations must ensure that systems can scale in terms of performance and capacity without forklift upgrades. Organizations need a well-architected environment that makes it possible to implement new solutions rapidly and integrate them with the existing infrastructure. By Marcus Doran – VP & GM at Rahi Systems Europe.

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Data Migration Requires Careful Planning and Execution

A U.K.-based bank recently discovered the risks and challenges associated with data migration. When it was acquired by a Spanish banking group, the bank was faced with transferring customer data from one system to another. Many things went awry, resulting in disruption of some operations and the compromise of data privacy. Worse, some customers lost money due to fraud. The bank had to pay millions in costs, lost thousands of customers, and suffered massive reputational damage. By Marcus Doran – VP & GM at Rahi Systems Europe.

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Why Organizations Need a New Approach to the Campus Network

The campus network, both wired and wireless, has never been more important. Users rely on the campus network for ready access to productivity-enhancing applications and services, both on-premises and in the cloud. In an increasing number of organizations, Internet of Things (IoT) devices also attach to the campus network, collecting and transmitting large volumes of data that drive operational processes and aid in decision-making. Unfortunately, many campus networks are struggling to keep pace with these growing demands. By Marcus Doran – VP & GM at Rahi Systems Europe.

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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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Why agility is a key differentiator for today’s future-proof data centre

Digital transformation continues to be a key priority for executives today that are looking to future-proof their business, and also tap into the capabilities of emerging technologies to positively impact operations. In fact, digital transformation is seen as a key differentiator for organisations, as a recent survey revealed that 85% of organisations experienced significant disruption in their field in the last year, and more than a third of businesses (35%) find digital transformation key to keep up with competitors. By John Morrison, VP EMEA Sales and Services, Extreme Networks.

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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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Data Center Commissioning Saves Time and Money

There’s a concept in building design and construction known as “commissioning.” Most of us understand the word “commission” to mean a formal request for the building or making of something. A wealthy patron might commission a painting from an artist, for example. However, there’s also a second meaning of “commission”: to bring into working condition something newly produced, such as a factory or machine. By Marcus Doran – VP & GM at Rahi Systems, Europe.

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Keeping waveforms in check

Whether a data centre is onshore or offshore, the universal electrical issue that affects them all is harmonics. Here, John Mitchell, global business development manager of supply, repair and field service specialist CP Automation explains the most effective way to mitigate harmful harmonics in a data centre.

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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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New design and installation practices for fibre cabling

Demand for cloud services is driving innovation in fibre and connectivity. As the hunger for bandwidth and services grows, the demand for fibre that can handle external and internal traffic in today’s hyperscale data centres is increasing. As new installation practices challenge designers and installers, innovations in cable design, fibre construction and connectivity are rapidly taking place. Transmission speeds and formats are also changing the way fibre is managed in data centres, with many systems using parallel-optic transmission to reach required speeds. Dieter Studer, Marketing Manager. R&M USA Inc.

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Videos

Marc Garner, VP, Schneider Electric UK and Ireland, outlines the features and benefits of the recently launched Easy Modular All-in-One Data Center, before discussing the growing applications for modular data centres – not least the edge computing market.
The opening of Telehouse South at its London Docklands campus might represent something of a change for Telehouse, as it represents an ‘ambitious and aesthetic’ refurbishment of an existing data centre, as opposed to a new build, but it continues the company’s focus of providing high level colocation facilities, where latency, cloud, connectivity and sustainability all have key roles to play. Mark Pestridge, Senior Customer Experience Director, Telehouse Europe, explains all.
Retrospect has been very busy in recent weeks, launching Retrospect Cloud Storage, Retrospect Backup 19 and Retrospect Virtual 2022. JG Heithcock, General Manager at Retrospect, talks us through these new storage solutions and the pain points they will help to address.
Darryl Brick, VP Partner Sales for Cradlepoint EMEA, and Lee Garrett, Head of Presales for Westbase.io, discuss the huge opportunity around enterprise wireless WAN, with 5G, edge and IoT bringing a new level of connectivity solutions alongside the more established LTE and 4G markets. The two organisations’ combination of Cradlepoint’s wireless connectivity solutions and Westbase-io’s Value Added Distribution provides UK and European Channel organisations with a powerful digital transformation proposition for their customers.

News

32 percent of manufacturing companies have achieved cloud leader status, compared to 18 percent across all other industries.
Konesh®, a company that provides managed services for accounting and tax procedures, has selected Rackspace Technology to develop its cloud services infrastructure.
Trained on the world's richest threat intelligence, new detection and response capabilities proactively protect organizations against emerging adversary techniques.
According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, global data center capex is on track to reach $377 billion by 2026, with the hyperscale cloud service providers accounting for more than half the market total. We predict increasing the adoption of accelerated computing will generate market growth opportunities.