According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, data center physical infrastructure revenues grew 11 percent in 2021, despite supply chain constraints limiting growth in the second half of the year. As those supply chain constraints are forecast to remain throughout 2022, unit growth is forecast to be limited, with rising ASPs supporting revenue growth in 2022.
Ensuring viable green energy technologies and alleviating risks from fluctuating power and unplanned downtime remain vital priorities for data centre professionals building hyperscale and edge data centres, according to new insights from temporary utilities specialist Aggreko.
These are exciting, yet challenging times in the industry, as we move away from the direct disruption of the Covid 19 pandemic into bow wave of supply shortages of materials and labour plus hyperinflation and the ongoing sustainability and efficiency drive. Business Critical Solutions (BCS), the specialist business dedicated to optimising digital infrastructure across the globe, has started recruiting for this year’s apprenticeship programme.
Ramboll has acquired the data center consultancy EYP Mission Critical Facilities (EYPMCF). With the strategic acquisition Ramboll will strengthen its position in the international premier league of data center consultancies and add fuel to its important mission of contributing to lowering the carbon footprint of the industry which is a key component in our digitalized society.
Are the differences between net zero and carbon neutral well understood by those with an interest in the data centre sector? I doubt it. There are of course those more technically minded or interested individuals who do understand, but in the broad sweep of things the fundamentals are not and this can create considerable confusion.
By Simon Harris, Head of Critical Infrastructure, BCS.
A large surge in data centre supply across the FLAP market and an anticipated record-breaking year overall means facility operators must explore distributed energy solutions to avoid potential disruption from under-strain power grids.
As the world increasingly turns its attention to the action required to limit the damage being done to the environment by human activity, the data centre sector is getting to grips with the role it must play in reducing carbon emissions. Energy consumed by data centres is attracting more attention as a matter of concern, as global computing capacity continues to rapidly increase. Already, data centres use an estimated 200 terawatt hours (TWh) each year, more than the national energy consumption of some countries.
With the spotlight firmly on sustainability following COP26, Inspired Energy has launched an industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) Calculator to highlight the energy efficiency of data centres. The brand new tool has been designed to help energy intensive data centres simply and quickly identify the potential energy, carbon and financial savings they could make through energy efficiency measures.
Brad Ascar, Principle Product Manager – Kubernetes ecosystem at Redis - cuts through the hype surrounding containers to explain the many benefits they offer. The importance of education and training, optimised orchestration and how to get started with containers and Kubernetes are all covered.
Interview with Krista Griggs, Head of Financial Services & Insurance at Fujitsu.
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.
Ayelet Elstein, VP EMEA at Lakeside Software, positions the Digital Employee Experience (DEX) within the wider context of the customer experience (CX), emphasising the critical importance of data as a prerequisite for any company-wide approach to improving and optimising end-to-end hybrid IT infrastructure performance and the resulting business benefits.