Why data centre providers can no longer afford to ignore DCIM

David Watkins, Service Delivery Director, VIRTUS Data Centres,  discusses the growth of Data Centre Infrastructure Management systems and the need for widespread adoption.

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Fibre for facilities management

Facilities departments need to support fast-moving business and IT processes, whilst also improving and innovating security and accommodating fast changes in IT and their own business areas... How can this be done in a safe, coordinated and managed way? By Andrew Cliffin, Manager Public Networks, Western Europe, R&M.

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The battle between the fibres

Over the years different fibres have been used in networks. Some have won and some have lost. The question is, what is currently being used and how can this affect your data centre?Willy Rietveld, TE Connectivity, writes.(

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Michael James and Terence Chabe, Capital Market Specialists at Colt Technology Services, discuss the implications for data centre infrastructure as some of Europe’s largest financial exchanges address the fallout from Brexit, with geography, latency, security, cloud services, software defined networks and the edge all in the spotlight.
Michael O’Hara, Group Managing Director of DataSolutions, a distributor of transformational IT solutions, talks through the results of the company’s Channel sustainability stock-take survey, revealing how companies are losing out on contracts if they can’t demonstrate their environmental credentials, how the Channel is beginning to address its sustainability responsibilities and highlights the success of DataSolutions’ Techies Go Green initiative.
Prysmian Group’s Executive Vice President of Telecoms, Philippe Vanhille, discusses the company’s focus on the importance of sustainability as a key consideration in the design, production and installation of fibre cables, giving examples of what’s been achieved to date and what we can expect over the coming years.
Neil Cornish, Ecosystem Development Manager at Tech Data UK, discusses the collaboration between the UK Fashion & Textile Association, IBM, the Future Fashion Factory and Tech Data UK, to develop a new technology platform designed to help drive both sustainability and profitability within the fashion supply chain.


Nutanix has published the financial services findings of its global 2022 Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report, which measures enterprise progress with cloud adoption in the industry. The research showed that fewer financial services organisations have adopted multicloud than any other industry surveyed, trailing the global average by 10%. However, adoption is expected to nearly double from 26% to 56% in the next three years, in line with the global trend of evolving to a multicloud IT infrastructure that spans a mix of private and public clouds.
NetApp® has announced the general availability of Spot PC, the managed cloud Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution — with security, automation, observability and optimization designed for the public cloud and for the needs of today’s remote and distributed working environments.
Innovation enhances efficiency and functionality for Dev-Ops real-time analytics.
The Kao Academy was created to help engage children aged 7-11 (Key Stage 2, Years 3-6) about the growing importance and relevance of data centres to our everyday lives.