iomart provides test environment for carbon reducing technology in partnership with Katrick Technologies

First of its kind cooling system powered by waste heat could significantly reduce data centre carbon emissions.

iomart announces the implementation of a prototype passive cooling system in its Glasgow data centre. Test results for the new cooling system indicate the potential for an up to 50 per cent reduction in electrical power consumption by the site’s cooling system, which could have a significant impact on the carbon footprint of the data centre industry as a whole and help the industry on its way to carbon neutrality.

Glasgow-based Katrick Technologies has designed, patented and manufactured a system that uses heat energy, in this case a by-product of a data centre’s day to day operations, to power the cooling systems for the data centre’s servers. The technology, which aims to replace the energy intensive condensers that account for around 45 per cent of a data centres’ electricity consumption, captures heat energy and, through the use of bi-fluids, converts it into fluid vibrations which, in turn, move specially designed fins to create the desired cooling effect.

The patented technology was installed at iomart’s Glasgow site in October 2021 and tests performed on the passive cooling system show that the system is performing better than expected.

Reece Donovan, Chief Executive Officer of iomart said: “Data centres are essential to a more connected, digital future, but the environmental impact of the sector is something the industry has to come to terms with. Through projects like this, we are able to play an active role in taking steps towards a greener future for the tech industry. We are delighted to have already seen the potential impact of this technology at our Glasgow data centre.”

Vijay Madlani, Co-CEO of Katrick Technologies added, “These tests show Katrick’s passive cooling system could reduce a data centre’s total energy consumption by up to 25% per cent. Innovation is essential in the fight against climate change, and these test results clearly show a major step forward in reducing the environmental impact of not just one data centre, but of the whole industry.”


Data from more than 1,300 global respondents combined with expert analysis to reveal goals, benefits, and challenges of cloud-native technology in 2022.
NetApp® has published the results of the annual Cloud Infrastructure Report based on a survey of public cloud business and IT decision makers. The report from Spot by NetApp, continuing the annual survey previously conducted by CloudCheckr following its acquisition by NetApp, highlights the current state of cloud management and how organizations are working to optimize their environments.
Five9, Inc., a leading provider of the intelligent cloud contact centre, has announced the general availability of two data centres located in Frankfurt and Amsterdam.
Nearly 20-year customer relationship spanning centralised IT procurement, self-service IT helpdesk support, Microsoft356 roll-out and hosted cloud environment.
The world’s leading enterprise Linux platform pairs hardened, trusted code with cloud-based services, powering traditional and next-generation production workloads.
Red Hat OpenShift API Management transforms education and training management platforms for electrical professionals, resulting in an adaptable and streamlined experience.
Capgemini has been selected by Airbus to implement a large-scale cloud transformation program driving innovation and sustainability.
Dell strengthens its APEX portfolio with managed services for cyber recovery and extends multi-cloud cyber recovery capabilities in public clouds.