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Building a modern data centre by the book

Three award-winning authors and technologists have published a new book, Building a Modern Data Center: Principles and Strategies of Design, that provides practical advice on how to use new technologies such as hyperconvergence, software-defined data centres and the cloud to meet the business challenges facing today’s IT organisations.

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Finnish city using Yandex data centres to heat its hot water

M?nts?l? to halve gas consumption, reduce C02 emissions by 40% and cut heating costs by 5% by re-using heat generated by Yandex servers.

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The impact of raising data centre temperatures

Raising IT inlet temperatures to improve data centre efficiency might not produce the desired outcome. To optimise energy usage, a holistic approach to temperature management is required taking into consideration all of the various cooling equipment deployed, ambient climate, the size of the load and the operation of the IT equipment itself. 

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Modular DCs: It can be the answer, but take the right approach

Chris Wellfair, Projects Director at Secure I.T. Environments, gives his view on the challenges of planning modular data centres, and some key considerations for those starting the journey.

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Nearly half of European data centres have no energy efficiency objectives in place

Research, commissioned by The Green Grid, has found that while the majority of organisations are facing growing pressures to improve the efficiency of their data centres, 43 per cent of those surveyed have no energy efficiency objectives in place. Furthermore, 97 per cent felt that they could improve their monitoring capabilities.  This disconnect between goals and an understanding of the measures needed to make effective change, puts the ability of organisations to manage their IT (Information Technology) resources at risk.

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Despite progress with efficiency gains, the rate of outages remains high as operators struggle with change and complexity.
Nominations reflect Schneider Electric’s innovation in edge computing systems, UPS and next-generation DCIM.
Uptime Institute has announced the availability of new remotely-enabled versions of its globally recognized Tier Standard Certifications, Accredited Educational curriculum, Data Center Risk Assessment, Management & Operations Stamp of Approval, and Facilities Management and Operations services. These new services can be utilized by clients globally today, even with non-traditional business operating plans in effect due to the COVID-19 epidemic, in order to reduce the service delivery risks associated with digital infrastructure design, operations, risk assessment and education.
Partnership offers customers a reliable, turnkey, and secure micro data centre solution for cutting edge industrial environments.
First of its kind cooling system powered by waste heat could significantly reduce data centre carbon emissions.
Free Online Roundtable with ENEL X, DCA & Host in Ireland, 12th November 2020 at 14:00 GMT.
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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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