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Dataracks launches Micro Data Centre

Dataracks – the pioneer of cold aisle containment – is set to 'revolutionise' the data centre industry again, this time with the launch of the Micro Data Centre (MDC). This innovative solution is designed to offer all the cooling, security and power supply options required for 19” racks in a compact, convenient and cost-effective package.

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Wind farm deal for Amazon

Amazon Web Services has contracted with EDP Renewables to construct and operate a 100 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Paulding County, Ohio, called the Amazon Wind Farm US Central.

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Micro data centres meet edge computing demands

New solutions address the growth of connected devices and data applications where latency and processing speed are concerns.

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Siemens delivers operational and cost benefits to its data centre customers

Leading solutions provider, Siemens Building Technologies and Energy Management, are working closely with their customer base to deliver improved management of data centres and associated infrastructure. Two recent projects demonstrate how data centre owners and managers can achieve greater cost savings and efficiencies.

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Tech Data - Dell's EMEA Distribuor of the Year

Tech Data Europe has been named Distributor of the Year – Best Newcomer 2015 at a ceremony held as part of the EMEA Dell Solutions Conference 2015.

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Emerson Network Power identifies five key data centre trends for 2016

Emerson Network Power has released five data centre trends to watch for in 2016.

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Code of Conduct

Steve Hone, CEO of Data Centre Alliance, writes: It is with deep regret and sadness that I bring you the news that Simon Campbell-Whyte, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Data Centre Alliance (DCA) died on Sunday 25th Oct following a short but valiant fight against cancer. He passed peacefully in his sleep and our thoughts and best wishes go out to his wife Lynn and his family.

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Sudlows named favourite By bet365

Data centre and communications infrastructure specialist Sudlows, has secured a major IT infrastructure project with online gambling specialists, bet365.

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Specialist support from Keysource

Keysource, the expert in business critical environments, has appointed a senior industry specialist to head up its fast growing Critical Facilities Management Division. The appointment is in response to increasing demand from organisations who recognise the need for a specialist approach to engineering and operations in business critical environments.

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Trade-off tools for data centre design

Based on the input of customer requirements, the tools will aid in the design and deployment of prefabricated or traditonal build data centres, highlighting potential PUE levels, carbon emissions and cost savings to ensure project teams make sound decisions in the early planning phase.

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Finland’s CSC turns to CommScope for rapid data centre expansion

As a non-profit, state-owned company tasked with promoting the operational framework of Finnish research, education, culture and administration, Finland-based CSC – IT Centre for Science Ltd. (CSC) has an obligation to provide its growing customer base with competitive computing resources for research. To quickly meet the increasing customer needs for data centre capacity, CSC deployed the Data Centre on Demand™  (DCoD) modular, purpose-built data centre solution from CommScope.

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CNet Training now offers CPDs

CNet Training offersCPDs (Continual Professional Development) to students on all of their qualification level 5 programs.

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Keysource completes Jaguar data centre

Keysource, the data centre and design build specialist, has completed the prestigious data centre for Jaguar Land Rover’s new Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton.

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Videos

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.
Piers Wilson, Head of Product Management at Huntsman Security, discusses the importance of carrying out a ransomware readiness assessment to discover any potentially costly security gaps within an organisation’s IT infrastructure. The company’s recently launched SmartCheck for Ransomware is designed to help companies fortify their cyber risk management.
Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.
Ragnar Agnell, Partner at Centigo and Sanjiv Sachdev, Director, Strategic Business Value Consulting at Serviceware, discuss how – through the right technology – CTOs and CIOs can lead the charge against climate change in their companies whilst also balancing the urgent need to optimise business costs amid a turbulent financial climate.

Expert Opinions

By Gareth Meyer, Chief Operating Officer, Ultima.
The success of environmental policymaking is inextricably linked to the deployment of high-frequency data and artificial intelligence (AI). Geoff McGrath, Managing Director of CKDelta, discusses the role of holistic, data-driven decision making in responding to the climate crisis and driving down carbon emissions.
By Bengt Johannes Lundberg , CEO of Disruptive Technologies.
By Nic Sarginson, Principal Solutions Engineer at Yubico.