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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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How to streamline the deployment and management of your POP sites

In recent times, many organizations are building out their own Internet points of presence (POPs). Rapidly increasing IP traffic volumes are creating bottlenecks in the POP sites of traditional ISPs. In addition, most ISP POP sites are located in major cities, which could be far away from an organization’s users. By implementing their own POP sites in strategic locations, organizations can reduce latency by bringing applications and data closer to users. By Marcus Doran – VP & GM at Rahi Systems, Europe.

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Cable management and future rack developments

By Clive Partridge, Product Manager IT Infrastructure, Rittal.

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Network Performance Lagging? Your Cabling Plant May Be the Culprit

By Marcus Doran – VP & GM at Rahi Systems Europe.

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Super-fast IoT enabled 5G is right around the corner, or Is It?

By Steven Carlini, Sr Director, Data Center Global Solutions, Schneider Electric.

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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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Digitalisation and the IoT are driving change for physical infrastructure at the edge of networks

IT Managers need a forward thinking approach for reliabilty, security and delivery of business-critical IT Services, writes Lee Griffiths, Alliance Manager, EMEA, APC by Schneider Electric.

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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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Videos

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.
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.
Jim Hart, CEO of BCS, discusses the company’s Summer Report, which finds that the data centre industry continues to expand and innovate as it faces any number of challenges around sustainability, energy supplies and costs, skills shortage and supply chain volatility.
Kinesh Patel, the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of SevenRooms., explains how a combination of data, personalisation and automation is providing a digital dividend for the restaurant and wider hospitality sector as it seeks to optimise both the customer experience and post-pandemic flexibility and profitability.

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Atempo Tina software and Quantum servers and storage combine to offer comprehensive data protection solutions to strengthen cybersecurity and reduce business risk.
Four AHU units upgraded to deliver greater energy efficiency, along with electrical upgrades, and all original lighting upgraded to LED.
SailPoint Technologies Holdings has unveiled the findings of a new research report titled, ‘The Horizons of Identity.’ As hyper innovation and rapidly evolving technologies drive global organisations, mature identity programs are becoming business essential to secure and enable digital capabilities at scale. The survey data—based on insights from more than 300 global cybersecurity executives—reveals the current state of the identity security industry and assesses the maturity of enterprise identity programs.
According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, Data Center Physical Infrastructure (DCPI) revenues grew 9 percent year-over-year in 2Q 2022, driven by average selling price increases and marginal improvement in unit shipments.