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Powering for the Future

Electricity is like air and water - something that we have all come to take for granted. But there is now clear evidence that we cannot assume our energy sources can be forever guaranteed. By Mark Guest, Rittal’s Product Manager for IT Power Distribution.

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Uncovering the hidden costs of cooling

STULZ UK’s Johnathan Attwood warns that environmental regulation is increasing the cost of conventional cooling approaches, widely used by the data centre sector. So how can operators reduce their OPEX and improve their green credentials?

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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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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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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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Adventures in data centre power and cooling

Data centre managers and engineers don't generally find ourselves the centre of attention at cocktail parties in the way fighter pilots, mountaineers, or storm chasers do. Nothing draws a crowd like adventure stories, but tales in technology lean more toward supporting roles or humorous interludes, as when an ill-fated weasel brought down the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.By Chris Adams, President & COO, Park Place Technologies.

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Ways of lowering energy waste without following in the footsteps of Microsoft’s data centre innovations

While many organisations are mindful of the effects they could have on the environment, the biggest energy drain of any organisation is the usage of data centres. Many start-ups are claiming responsibility by taking steps towards reducing their carbon footprints, but to what extent are businesses taking the time to consider measures they can take to reduce wasted IT energy? By Leo Craig, General Manage at Riello.

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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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Meeting the challenges of deploying IT equipment into small spaces

Towergate, Europe's largest independent insurance intermediary, employing more than 3,800 people in 100 offices, has taken the decision to deploy the Schneider Electric NetShelter CX in future offices as it expands.

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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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Videos

Coeus Consulting, an independent IT advisory focused on delivering strategic change, recently published the findings of its report: ‘The critical role of technology leaders in delivering on sustainability targets’. Graeme Trevayne, Associate Director at Coeus Consulting, talks through the survey results, highlighting the progress which has already been made, whilst suggesting that there is much more that can be done, not least when it comes to the need for some commonly agreed, IT sustainability objectives and the accompanying metrics.
Park Place Technologies has been on quite some journey, as the company has grown from its core Third Party Maintenance focus to today’s data centre network optimisation specialist organisation. Ian Shearer, Managing Director, APAC & EMEA, Park Place Technologies, discusses recent developments at the company, which include several acquisitions, technical solution and professional services innovations.
Christian Gilby, Senior Director of Enterprise Product Marketing, Juniper Networks, talks through the recent updates to the Apstra intent-based networking platform, covering edge, Zero Trust and migration services. He also details a recent customer success story.
Surya Varanasi, Storcentric’s CTO, talks through the launch of the Nexsan Unity NV10000 enterprise class platform, which supports block, file and object storage protocols and addresses data security, including ransomware, and regulatory compliance concerns.

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Crayon urges businesses to take control of their IT spend to unlock unrivalled innovation.
ThreatQ Platform and ThreatQ Investigations will be used by telecom conglomerate Comcast, parent of NBC Universal and SKY Group, to operationalise security intelligence across cybersecurity use cases.
Vivacity Labs sensors deployed to monitor the change in pedestrian footfall in retail areas and the change in vehicle yield rates at informal crossings.