Siemon has launched a free ‘Interactive Data Centre Guide’ as part of its WheelHouse™ portfolio. Focusing
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.
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.
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.
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
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
of organisations to manage their IT (Information Technology)
resources at risk.
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.
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.