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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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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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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Videos

Interview with Mallory Beaudreau, Customer Portfolio Director – EMEA at Apptio. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Interview with Dr Kiri Addison, Threat Detection and Efficacy Product Manager, Mimecast. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Interview with Camilla Winlo, Head of Data Privacy at Gemserv. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Ciarán Forde, Segment Leader, Data Centre and IT, Electrical Sector, EMEA, Eaton, discusses the findings of the company’s recent report: The Intersection of Digital Transformation and the Energy Transition, which highlights an apparent gap between digital transformation and energy transition efforts in four power critical sectors, including the data centre industry. Ciaran highlights the progress the industry has made to date, as well as explaining how a new type of digital toolkit can help companies in their quest for truly sustainable operational optimisation.

Expert Opinions

By Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits Team, Schneider Electric, UK & Ireland.
By Geoff Dornan, Group Chief Technical Officer at CMC Networks.
By Michelle Grafton, Regional Head of Solution Specialists ESA, Iron Mountain.
Storage is one of the areas where an IT department can deliver very substantial cost savings, without sacrificing availability, reliability, performance, or cyber resilience. By Richard Bradbury – SVP EMEA & APJ at Infinidat.