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Do we really need Icelandic data centres?

Asks Kate Craig-Wood is MD of cloud hosting provider, Memset.

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Minkels launches its MatrixCube mini data centre solution in Europe

After the successful initial launch of the MatrixCube in Belgium this past year, Minkels will now extend this offering to the Netherlands as well. The Dutch market launch will then be followed by other countries including Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom and global export regions. The European launch will be accompanied by Minkels’ presentation of the MatrixCube at Infosecurity (15 and 16 June 2016, Brussels, Belgium).

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Green Experts reach consensus on ICTFOOTPRINT.eu innovative approach for measuring energy efficiency

Energy consumption in the ICT sector accounts for almost 10% of electricity consumption in the European Union. By decreasing emissions by just 15%, the ICT sector can make savings of ˆ600 billion by 2020.

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Renewable energy for Scottish data centre

DataVita, a Scottish datacentre provider, has selected SSE as its chosen energy supplier, meeting the objective of powering the Fortis datacentre using 100% renewable energy sources. This will allow customers to reduce carbon emissions by 95% for their IT services hosted in the facility.

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Virtual power distribution

Nlyte Software has announced the Virtual Power Distribution Unit (V-PDU) availability as part of the company’s leading Data Center Service Management (DCSM) Solution.  The V-PDU offers equivalent capabilities and functionality of   hardware-based PDU’s but at a 90 percent cost savings.

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ZTE and Tencent construct 'world’s most energy-efficient' mobile modular data centre

ZTE Corporation has joined leading Internet company Tencent to successfully build Tencent West Lab, a fully mobile containerised data center with world-leading levels of energy efficiency.

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Schneider Electric has introduced an enhanced version of eConversion (formerly known as ECOnversion), the company’s generally-recommended protection mode to provide increased sustainability for its Galaxy V Series 3-phase UPSs. After years of field tests, effective May 31, 2022, all Galaxy V Series UPSs will be shipped to customers with eConversion as the default.
According to a recent study from market research firm Global Market Insights, The need for data center infrastructure market management among organizations to offer higher energy-efficiencies will be positively driven by the influx of cloud computing, Big Data, and AI solutions. The surge in internet infrastructure activities has led to the generation of large quantities of data by individuals and connected devices.
The Norwegian leased data centre market is set to grow by nearly 100MW by 2024, according to a new report released by CBRE Data Centre Solutions Consulting.
Data centres are being overhauled, revamped and modernised to support digital transformation and the power-hungry cloud deployments they contain.
Many data centres are in danger of experiencing significant downtime during a power failure as it’s revealed that one quarter of UK energy decision makers do not have a contingency plan in place.
New Easy Prefabricated solution is standardised and pre-tested, offering reduced lead times and faster speed to market, with delivery in as little as 12 weeks.
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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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