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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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Schneider Electric appoints Karlton Gray as IT Channel Director for the UK & Ireland

Experienced professional with proven track record of managing IT channel growth takes charge of UK & Ireland business.

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CBRE’s Data Centre team makes two senior appointments

Appointments part of a strategic expansion across Europe.

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Aggreko launches greener upgrades

Global temporary power specialist Aggreko has reaffirmed its commitment to more sustainable data centre construction with the launch of its Greener Upgrades.

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Vertiv researches edge infrastructure

New models are designed to cut costs and streamline deployment.

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Data centres to double power demand in Europe

Hyperscale and colocation data centers can be an important source of flexibility in Europe’s power system, helping to integrate higher renewable energy penetrations.

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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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Subzero Engineering launches ‘Essential Micro Data Center’

Turnkey solution is building and infrastructure agnostic, providing 20%-30% cost-savings compared to other solutions in the market.

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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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ABB launches medium voltage UPS that 'delivers 98 percent efficiency'

HiPerGuard delivers 98 percent efficiency at voltages up to 24 kV, providing a more reliable grid connection while eliminating power outages and reducing car-bon emissions.

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Schneider Electric and the University of Birmingham Dubai build green, energy efficient data centre

Data centre will support learning and research for students and faculty cloud-based technology will optimize energy usage, promote cybersecurity, and provide remote management for the University’s operations team.

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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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ABB supports growth of Indonesian colocation market with IndoKeppel data centere project

ABB supports growth of Indonesian colocation market with IndoKeppel data center project

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Videos

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.
The coming together of Arcserve and StorageCraft means an expanded solutions portfolio, offering both simplification and agility to Channel partners, designed to provide end users with a comprehensive approach to the backup and recovery challenges of the digital world. SDC Channel talks to Arcserve’s Vice President Sales, EMEA, Richard Massey and Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Florian Malecki.
Michael James and Terence Chabe, Capital Market Specialists at Colt Technology Services, discuss the implications for data centre infrastructure as some of Europe’s largest financial exchanges address the fallout from Brexit, with geography, latency, security, cloud services, software defined networks and the edge all in the spotlight.

Expert Opinions

By Nic Sarginson, Principal Solutions Engineer at Yubico.
Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland The data centre sector skills shortage has been documented by industry publications and research firms for almost a decade. In fact, a report published by Gartner in 2016 found 80% of firms expected to find their growth held back due to a lack of new data centre skills, with the McKinsey Global Institute predicting a global shortage of 1.5 million qualified data centre managers as early as 2015.
By Gareth Meyer, Chief Operating Officer, Ultima.