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Know your carbon

Are the differences between net zero and carbon neutral well understood by those with an interest in the data centre sector? I doubt it. There are of course those more technically minded or interested individuals who do understand, but in the broad sweep of things the fundamentals are not and this can create considerable confusion. By Simon Harris, Head of Critical Infrastructure, BCS.

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Surging supply necessitates contingency power for under-strain FLAP markets

A large surge in data centre supply across the FLAP market and an anticipated record-breaking year overall means facility operators must explore distributed energy solutions to avoid potential disruption from under-strain power grids.

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Sustainability and climate actions dominate

Mainstream adoption of artificial intelligence and increased equipment integration also likely, according to Vertiv experts.

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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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Renewable energy powers Zscaler

Zscaler Zero Trust exchange cloud-based architecture enables superior green security capabilities compared to legacy on-premises hardware and appliance-based models.

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Data shows that organisational leaders need to improve their understanding of IT downtime.
Are the differences between net zero and carbon neutral well understood by those with an interest in the data centre sector? I doubt it. There are of course those more technically minded or interested individuals who do understand, but in the broad sweep of things the fundamentals are not and this can create considerable confusion. By Simon Harris, Head of Critical Infrastructure, BCS.
Keysource, a specialist in data centres and critical environments, has successfully completed a management buyout (MBO), led by Stephen Whatling. The transaction was backed by Tosca Debt Capital (TDC) and Shawbrook Bank, who provided equity finance and debt funding respectively. Terms of the deal are undisclosed.
Against the backdrop of the rise of the remote workforce and the growing prevalence of sophisticated attacks such as ransomware, zero day malware and supply chain attacks, CISOs have been forced to rethink their security architecture. Today, with the need for distributed applications to support their business and security needs, organisations are leveraging hybrid data centres and security architectures. By Ian Porteous, Regional Director, Security Engineering, UK&I at Check Point Software Technologies.
The Schneider Electric University will help data centre professionals upskill by offering free guidance on the latest technology, sustainability, and energy efficiency initiatives.
With sustainability being at the forefront of industry across the world, CNet has reviewed and updated the content of its Certified Data Centre Sustainability Professional (CDCSP®) program to reflect the latest sector needs and innovations.
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Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends 2019

Blockchain, artificial intelligence, empowered edge, privacy and ethics, quantum computing, immersive experiences, augmented analytics, autonomous things and digital twins drive the Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019. David Cearley, Gartner Vice President, presented the trends at Gartner 2018 Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Florida.

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