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The Data Center is the New Unit of Computing

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NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announces the NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU, the most powerful software-defined, hardware-accelerated data center on a chip. The datacenter is the new unit of computing and the BlueField-2 DPU is now available to offload and accelerate the networking, storage, and security tasks within overtaxed data centers. He also announces that the company’s first data center infrastructure software – DOCA 1.0 – for programming BlueField DPUs is now available.

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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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DIAL for data centre expertise

Mike West, CEO of Digital Infrastructure Advisors Ltd (DIAL), outlines the company’s comprehensive data centre service – business advice, legal services, technical and design – alongside what he believes is an overdue, major focus on cybersecurity. In simple terms, Mike thinks that there needs to be more industry-wide understanding and planning around ‘what happens if a data centre goes down thanks to a cyber attack’.

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Net Zero – the data centre ‘dilemma’

Rob Mather, Sales Director at Power Control Ltd (PCL), offers some thoughts on the role that UPS systems have to play in helping the data centre industry reduce its carbon footprint, as well as on wider sustainability issues such as renewables, waste heat re-use, micro grids and the supply chain.

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Global data centres - the foundation of NTT’s full stack, hybrid IT solutions portfolio

NTT’s John Eland, talks through the company’s global data centre expansion plans, which cover the US, UK, Spain, South Africa, Malaysia and, most notably, India. John also explains how NTT’s ability to provide almost any combination of colocation, connectivity and ICT solutions required fits perfectly with customers’ hybrid IT requirements.

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Edge takes centre stage for Proximity

John Hall, Managing Director Colocation, Proximity Data Centres, explains the company’s strategy as it builds out a network of 20 or so regional, or edge, UK colocation data centres. With the halfway point already in sight, he is confident that the company’s business model is an attractive proposition for a variety of customers. John also shares some fascinating insights as to how he sees the data centre industry developing over time, as it tries to reconcile increasing demand with its sustainability responsibilities.

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DW talks to Terry Storrar, Managing Director of Leaseweb UK. Terry covers his background inside (and out) of the IT industry, and shares his vision for developing the business as customers wrestle with digital challenges.
Thor Johnsen, Head of Digital Infrastructure at investment company Triple Point Digital 9 Infrastructure (D9) and Dominic Ward, CEO of Icelandic data centre operator Verne Global, discuss the investment company’s recent acquisition of the Icelandic data centre operator, with sustainability very much front and centre. Both provide valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities of sustainable investment, operating truly sustainable data centres and of responding to the wider focus on environmental issues ahead of the COP26 Summit.
Part 1 of 2. DCS talks with John Booth, Chair of the DCA’s Energy Efficiency SIG, about the work the group contributes to data centre standards, the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres, as well as energy efficiency technology innovation.
Digitalisation World talks to Marilyn Heward-Mills, an employment lawyer at Conexus Law – covering workplace advice for the data centre sector, as both employers and employees adjust to life after lockdown.
Automated vehicles record and process massive amounts of data daily with simulations and high capacity sensors. For Elektrobit, a global supplier of connected software for the automotive industry, the biggest challenge was how to securely store, transfer and process these large amounts of data. The interconnection-first approach, deployed on Platform Equinix®, provided Elektrobit the fastest and most stable option available. Find out how Equinix, with its global data centers and digital edge presence, boosted efficiency, performance, reliability and security for Elektrobit.
DCS talks data centres with Spencer Lamb, VP of Sales and Marketing at Kao Data, focusing on the company’s recently launched hyperscale offering and how best to meet the data centre needs of the rapidly developing HPC and AI markets.
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Automated vehicles record and process massive amounts of data daily with simulations and high capacity sensors. For Elektrobit, a global supplier of connected software for the automotive industry, the biggest challenge was how to securely store, transfer and process these large amounts of data. The interconnection-first approach, deployed on Platform Equinix®, provided Elektrobit the fastest and most stable option available. Find out how Equinix, with its global data centers and digital edge presence, boosted efficiency, performance, reliability and security for Elektrobit.

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