Siemon offers free ‘WheelHouse Interactive Data Centre Guide’

Siemon has launched a free ‘Interactive Data Centre Guide’ as part of its WheelHouse™ portfolio.  Focusing support for data centre professionals, this online educational resource centre provides comprehensive data centre guidance for selecting, designing and deploying the business-critical infrastructure upon which the entire data centre relies.  Its aim is to ‘connect the world to a higher data centre standard’ by offering comprehensive resources in one immediately accessible and easily navigable interactive guide.

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JLL expands alternatives capabilities with new data centres team

JLL is expanding its alternatives capabilities to provide specialist data centre advice to occupier, investor and developer clients across EMEA.

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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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Data centre 2016 predictions

Nigel Oakley, Director EMEA Cloudbuilding Centre of Excellence at Juniper Networks, offers some thoughts on the year ahead.

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Data and power on a collision course

Data and power are on a potential collision course according to a new report released by Peter Kelly-Detwiler of Northbridge Energy Partners.

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Schneider Electric introduces EcoBlade

Smart and scalable energy storage system for all customers needs

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Eaton and Nissan to develop energy storage and control systems

Power management company Eaton and leading automotive manufacturer Nissan have signed an agreement to explore the feasibility of jointly developing, industrializing and commercializing energy storage and control systems, leveraging the expertise and industrial assets from both companies.

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Romonet enables per customer margin management

CFO using patented platform for ongoing P&L customer, IT hall and data center analysis.

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Report identifies four emerging data centre models

Cybersecurity, cloud and fog computing, and sustainability spark new archetype trends in the data centre landscape.

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Equinix joins the American Business Act on Climate Pledge

Outlines plan to demonstrate commitment to reducing company impact on global climate change.

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EC’s RenewIT Project launces free tools and research

Tackling data centre energy use and reducing CO2 emissions.

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Videos

Surya Varanasi, Storcentric’s CTO, talks through the launch of the Nexsan Unity NV10000 enterprise class platform, which supports block, file and object storage protocols and addresses data security, including ransomware, and regulatory compliance concerns.
Nick Smith, Business Development Manager at Genetec, discusses the changing role of physical security as it impacts IT infrastructure, identifying some key trends. He also details the company’s recent Streamvault Edge launch and highlights the particular physical security challenges faced by the data centre sector.
Mike McAdam, Data Centre Director EMEA, and Simon Prichard, Product Strategy Manager, both at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, explain how real-time data visualisation and smart insights can help to optimise data centre power and cooling infrastructure, before discussing the wider sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the industry into the future. They also share the company’s plans to leverage its critical infrastructure expertise to expand its presence within the data centre sector.
Coeus Consulting, an independent IT advisory focused on delivering strategic change, recently published the findings of its report: ‘The critical role of technology leaders in delivering on sustainability targets’. Graeme Trevayne, Associate Director at Coeus Consulting, talks through the survey results, highlighting the progress which has already been made, whilst suggesting that there is much more that can be done, not least when it comes to the need for some commonly agreed, IT sustainability objectives and the accompanying metrics.

Expert Opinions

By AppDynamics EMEAR CTO, James Harvey,
By Daniel Spicer, Chief Security Officer at Ivanti.
Balancing the needs of employees in both the virtual and physical workplace. By Chris Lorigan, Surface Portfolio Product Manager, Microsoft UK.
By Drew Firment, VP of Enterprise Strategies at Pluralsight.