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Verne Global goes public on sustainability metrics

Calls for greater transparency from data centre industry.

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Schneider Electric makes steady progress toward 2025 sustainability targets

Schneider Electric has detailed the results of its sustainable impact programme for the second quarter of 2022.

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The looming threat of regulation

Change or be changed is the warning from the latest BCS data centre industry report.

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Datum moves to renewable HVO fuel

Datum Datacentres, the business-critical data centre provider, will be transitioning from diesel to renewable HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) fuel for its backup generators at its flagship facility on the Cody Technology Park, Farnborough. Working in partnership with Keysource, the global datacentre and critical environment specialist, this move will enable Datum to reduce up to 90% of net CO2 emissions if its backup generators are used.

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Education platform addresses data centre skills shortage

The Schneider Electric University will help data centre professionals upskill by offering free guidance on the latest technology, sustainability, and energy efficiency initiatives.

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Kohler's HVO capabilities offer a pathway to Net Zero

Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel delivers significant carbon savings.

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Digital Realty celebrates sustainable gigawatt achievement

With the publication of its fourth annual ESG Report, Digital Realty reveals progress towards environmental goals – hitting the milestone of securing one gigawatt of IT capacity in accordance with sustainable building standards.

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Schneider Electric wins ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability and Efficiency’, and ‘Power Innovation of the year’ at DCS Awards 2022

Schneider Electric wins ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability and Efficiency’ category for second consecutive year.

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Colt Group launches its first Sustainability Report

Highlights commitment to delivering a positive impact from its ESG pledges.

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Downtime costs and consequences are worsening

New research details latest digital infrastructure failure rates, increasing outage costs and impacts, top downtime causes, and more.

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Schneider Electric launches Easy Modular Data Center All-in-One Solution for European customers

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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Vantage Data Centers enters Power Purchase Agreement with SolarAfrica

Investment enables Vantage to expand access to renewable energy for customers and ensures energy price security.

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Schneider Electric, Stratus and Avnet Integrated join forces

Partnership offers customers a reliable, turnkey, and secure micro data centre solution for cutting edge industrial environments.

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Keysource helps with skills shortage

Keysource, the datacentre and critical environment specialist, has launched a new specialist service designed to help organisations that need are struggling to recruit candidates with the right experience. It has been designed to help address the current skills shortage across the datacentre, pharmaceutical and wider technology sectors, which is also making it challenging to retain people, often resulting in a lack of consistency and momentum for major transformation strategies, programmes and projects.

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Kao Data launches the Kao Academy

The Kao Academy was created to help engage children aged 7-11 (Key Stage 2, Years 3-6) about the growing importance and relevance of data centres to our everyday lives.

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Videos

Stéphane Estevez, EMEA Director of Product Marketing, Observability & IT Markets at Splunk, discusses the findings of the company’s ‘State of Observability 2022’ report. He outlines the three different stages of the observability journey, the main reasons why organisations adopt observability solutions and the main benefits of doing so. He ends up with some key observability recommendations.
Marc Garner, VP, Schneider Electric UK and Ireland, outlines the features and benefits of the recently launched Easy Modular All-in-One Data Center, before discussing the growing applications for modular data centres – not least the edge computing market.
The opening of Telehouse South at its London Docklands campus might represent something of a change for Telehouse, as it represents an ‘ambitious and aesthetic’ refurbishment of an existing data centre, as opposed to a new build, but it continues the company’s focus of providing high level colocation facilities, where latency, cloud, connectivity and sustainability all have key roles to play. Mark Pestridge, Senior Customer Experience Director, Telehouse Europe, explains all.
Christoph Berentzen, Divisional Head API & Open Banking at Commerzbank, provides a fascinating insight into the organisation’s decision to move away from the traditional IT approach of batch processes, file transfers and the like to an API-powered architecture as a crucial part of its digital transformation roadmap.

Expert Opinions

Dr Nando de Freitas, a lead researcher at Google’s DeepMind, recently grabbed tech headlines with his claim that humanity is closer than ever to creating artificial general intelligence. Although hotly contested by many in the sector, this type of technology would have a profound impact on the business community, its operations and how it approaches customer interactions. Instead of training algorithms on existing data sets, super AI might be able to listen, read emotion and extract information in a way that mimics human understanding.
By Richard Melick, Director, Product Marketing for Endpoint Security at Zimperium.
By Hugo Fonseca, Head of Development at Rufus Leonard