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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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Cloud adoption continues to be undermined

Veritas Technologies has published the findings of new research highlighting the damage that workplace blame cultures are having on the success of cloud adoption. Veritas found that UK businesses are losing critical data, such as customer orders and financial data, because office workers are too scared or too embarrassed to report data loss or ransomware issues when using cloud applications, such as Microsoft Office 365.

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Rackspace Technology helps Awaze achieve record performance with AWS project

Europe’s leading managed vacation rentals group, Awaze, says its support from Rackspace Technology is already paying dividends as it celebrates a record year and looks forward to further growth.

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Cloud on the increase, but cost concerns remain

O’Reilly has published the findings of the global 2021 Cloud Adoption Survey. The report explores the latest trends in cloud, microservices, distributed application development, and other critical infrastructure and operations technologies. Similar to last year’s results, cloud adoption has continued to grow, but cost and regulatory requirements are two major challenges cited by respondents.

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89% of UK tech operations to be hosted off-premise

Plans for hybrid working and future tech investment are calling into question the need for businesses to maintain or rely on their on-premise data centres, according to new research from Zen Internet.

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Black & Veatch collaborates with Future Facilities

Black & Veatch and Future Facilities will work together to offer assessments, analysis and modelling as financial industry seeks to modernize data center infrastructure.

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Keysource launches State of the Industry Report 2021

Keysource has revealed the key findings of this year’s industry survey which is designed to give an insight into the decisions and considerations that UK IT directors and senior decision makers in the data centre industry are making, which in turn are influencing the market. It is titled “The New Normal & It’s Green!” as it acknowledges that much of the developed world has taken the decision to ‘live with the virus’ and look to the future, embracing the increasingly important sustainability criteria for all businesses.

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Microsoft Azure introduces new Dasv5 and Easv5 VMs

AMD has detailed its continued momentum and collaboration with Microsoft Azure, who is offering the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ processor in the latest generation of Dasv5 and Easv5 Azure Virtual Machines (VMs).

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Schneider Electric calls for urgent action to accelerate Net Zero

Innovation Summit World Tour 2021 urges rapid acceleration of carbon emission reduction to reach 2050 net zero ambition.

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Flexible data centres can reduce grid carbon emissions

Lancium™, a technology company focused on the energy transition, has published a Company-sponsored report “Impact of Large, Flexible Data Center Operations on the Future of ERCOT.” The report assesses the energy and environmental impact of deploying 5,000MW of flexible data center capacity in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid by 2030. ERCOT manages the flow of electric power to more than 26 million Texas customers, representing approximately 90 percent of the state’s electric load.

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European cloud providers double in size but lose market share

New data from Synergy Research Group shows that since the beginning of 2017 the European cloud market has grown almost fourfold, reaching EUR 7.3 billion (US$8.8 billion) in the second quarter of 2021.

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Cloud migration plans surge

Equinix has found there has been a significant year-on-year leap in UK companies planning to move business-critical applications to the cloud, despite cybersecurity concerns.

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IDC forecasts worldwide "Whole Cloud" spending to reach $1.3 trillion by 2025

Over the past decade, cloud computing has become the foundation for the delivery of mobile and content services as well as an alternative to traditional enterprise computing environments. As businesses pivot to a digital-first economy, cloud will continue to play an ever greater, and even dominant, role as the IT industry focuses on delivering greater efficiency, flexibility, and faster innovation. Given its central role in the future enterprise, International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts "whole cloud" spending – total worldwide spending on cloud services, the hardware and software components underpinning the cloud supply chain, and the professional/managed services opportunities around cloud services – will surpass $1.3 trillion by 2025 while sustaining a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.9%.

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Data centre survey highlights sustainability, outage and efficiency challenges

The results reveal gaps in sustainability tracking, fewer outages with more grave consequences, staffing and supply chain concerns, stalled efficiency gains, and more.

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Videos

Interview with Samantha Humphries, Head of Security Strategy EMEA, Exabeam. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Interview with Krista Griggs, Head of Financial Services & Insurance at Fujitsu. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Marc Garner, VP of Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits team in the UK and Ireland, covers Electricity 4.0, eConversion technology and the Schneider Electric Research Institute’s work, as part of a wide-ranging data centre sustainability discussion. Marc believes that a new way of thinking, and radical solutions, are the only way to meet Net Zero ambitions.
Brad Ascar, Principle Product Manager – Kubernetes ecosystem at Redis - cuts through the hype surrounding containers to explain the many benefits they offer. The importance of education and training, optimised orchestration and how to get started with containers and Kubernetes are all covered.

Expert Opinions

By David Wilson, global offering director for telecom and solar energy solutions at Vertiv.
By Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits Team, Schneider Electric, UK & Ireland.
By Scott Massey, Managing Director International Markets, Pantheon.
Storage is one of the areas where an IT department can deliver very substantial cost savings, without sacrificing availability, reliability, performance, or cyber resilience. By Richard Bradbury – SVP EMEA & APJ at Infinidat.