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The Watchers on the Wall

Human Error – How Can You Limit Mistakes with your Critical Infrastructure? By Mark Gaydos is Chief Marketing Officer for Nlyte Software.

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The benefits of location when choosing where to house your supercomputer

A broad spectrum of High-Performance Computing (HPC) users, whether they be research institutes, emerging entrepreneurs or corporate enterprises, recognise how the power and efficiency of their HPC applications can accelerate their computationally intensive workloads, providing research breakthroughs and unlocking competitive commercial advantages. By Spencer Lamb, director of research, Verne Global.

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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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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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Why agility is paramount to the future of the data economy

Dealing with data centre demand, by Ulf Achenbach, Director of Construction at e-shelter.

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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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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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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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Videos

Brad Ascar, Principle Product Manager – Kubernetes ecosystem at Redis - cuts through the hype surrounding containers to explain the many benefits they offer. The importance of education and training, optimised orchestration and how to get started with containers and Kubernetes are all covered.
Interview with Krista Griggs, Head of Financial Services & Insurance at Fujitsu. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Interview with Camilla Winlo, Head of Data Privacy at Gemserv. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Interview with Mallory Beaudreau, Customer Portfolio Director – EMEA at Apptio. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.

News

Microchip has successfully completed compatibility testing of Toshiba’s new 20TB, 3.5-inch MG10ACA Series. The operation of these hard disk drives (HDDs) is now confirmed on all Adaptec® 31xx and 32xx redundant array of independent disk (RAID) controllers from Microchip.
Three quarters of business leaders are reducing ‘tedious tasks’ as part of digital transformation strategies.
The new ‘Skilled to Secure’ programme enables partners to build up their competencies and deliver the increased ROI on security investments that customers are demanding.
78% of IT decision makers (ITDMs) state that their company provides the right technology to enable people to do their jobs regardless of location.