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Sustainability, security and success stories - Keysource

Richard Clifford, Head of Innovation at Keysource, talks through some of the company’s recent customer success stories, its new cybersecurity focus, and goes on to provide some great insights into the data centre sustainability debate – with Scope 3 emissions and supply chain collaboration a major focus, alongside hybrid cooling and the edge. Richard also suggests that it might be time to move beyond the PUE metric as a measure of data centre energy efficiency.

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The top 10 project success factors for emissions reduction in the data centre industry

As the world increasingly turns its attention to the action required to limit the damage being done to the environment by human activity, the data centre sector is getting to grips with the role it must play in reducing carbon emissions. Energy consumed by data centres is attracting more attention as a matter of concern, as global computing capacity continues to rapidly increase. Already, data centres use an estimated 200 terawatt hours (TWh) each year, more than the national energy consumption of some countries.

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Inspired Energy steps up its support for data centres with launch of new PUE tool

With the spotlight firmly on sustainability following COP26, Inspired Energy has launched an industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) Calculator to highlight the energy efficiency of data centres. The brand new tool has been designed to help energy intensive data centres simply and quickly identify the potential energy, carbon and financial savings they could make through energy efficiency measures.

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Machine Learning & AI power data centre sector’s first software-embedded thermal advisory capability

EkkoSense has launched Cooling Advisor – a powerful machine learning and AI-powered advisory software tool that helps data center operations teams to keep their critical facilities thermally-optimized.

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Air conditioning in good health

Secure I.T. Environments Ltd has been awarded a contract to upgrade the air conditioning units at a Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust data centre.

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ABB and Rittal to provide industrial grade edge data center solutions for industrial customers who need to deploy robust IT capacity close to their operations.
With the data centre industry becoming one of the fastest growing and power-hungry sectors, The Green Grid has urged data centre operators to commit to energy efficient practices. Without such practices in place, providers will be unable to protect consumers from excessive data restrictions as data centres seek to satisfy customer demands against dwindling energy supplies.
The Keysource 2020 State of the Industry Report is, unsurprisingly, dominated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – in particular the technology changes and challenges that it has brought to business and its effect on people’s ability to work, their priorities and decision-making processes.
Equinix, Inc. has closed a transaction for the purchase of Switch Datacenters' AMS1 data center business in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in an all-cash transaction for €30 million ($34 million). The facility, which will be renamed Equinix AM11 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center, is in close proximity to Equinix's existing campus in southeast Amsterdam and will help meet growing demand for digital infrastructure connectivity in the Amsterdam and broader European markets, as businesses continue to build out their digital edge strategies.
Centre provides tenant-ready availability in area of high demand and constrained capacity £150m investment is first outside Ireland for Irish data centre owner and developer.
Kao Data has gained global recognition receiving the ASHRAE Technology Award for Industrial Facilities and Processes and recognises Kao Data for outstanding achievement in the design and operation of energy efficient buildings, across the global reach of the ASHRAE institution. The award demonstrates Kao Data’s commitment to the principles of responsible business, customer service, climate and environmental sustainability.
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Australian fish farm undergoes IT upgrade by investing in edge infrastructure

Australian fism farming company Tassal looked at harnessing IT to make its business of growing salmon more sustainable and cost-effective. It invested in an integrated IT solution powered by Vertiv and Dell EMC for its business in Tasmania.

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