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Pressing data centre challenges necessitate immediate actions

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.

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BCS launches 2022 apprenticeship programme

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.

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Ramboll acquires leading data centre consulting company

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.

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Know your carbon

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.

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Surging supply necessitates contingency power for under-strain FLAP markets

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.

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Sustainability and climate actions dominate

Mainstream adoption of artificial intelligence and increased equipment integration also likely, according to Vertiv experts.

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The top 10 project success factors for emissions reduction in the data centre industry

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.

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Inspired Energy steps up its support for data centres with launch of new PUE tool

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.

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Renewable energy powers Zscaler

Zscaler Zero Trust exchange cloud-based architecture enables superior green security capabilities compared to legacy on-premises hardware and appliance-based models.

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Machine Learning & AI power data centre sector’s first software-embedded thermal advisory capability

EkkoSense has launched Cooling Advisor – a powerful machine learning and AI-powered advisory software tool that helps data center operations teams to keep their critical facilities thermally-optimized.

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Skills shortages generates uncertainty for APAC data centres

Research reveals skills shortage is top concern for industry professionals.

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Keysource expands in the USA

Keysource Group Limited, the global critical environments organisation has announced the further expansion of its Digital Infrastructure Advisors brand into the USA with the establishment of Digital Infrastructure Advisors (Americas) LLC. Headquartered in Virginia, the company will be led by industry veteran, Mark Lambourne.

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Rolls-Royce and SDCL join forces

Improves access to more sustainable power solutions for communities and companies through ‘subscription’ energy service.

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Schneider Electric wins ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability and Efficiency’ at The DCS Awards 2021

Award reflects Schneider Electric’s leadership in energy efficient technologies and strategies that drive data centre sustainability.

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Videos

Interview with Deb Ashton, Founder of FinancialForce and now Senior Vice President of Strategic Customer Experience. 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 Karen Worstell, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist at VMware. 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.
Andrew Slater, Practice Director - Cloud, at Node4, discusses the company’s recent Future of Hybrid Cloud report, which finds that the majority of end users are beginning to understand which workloads belong in the public cloud and which don’t. Alongside the development of this ‘traditional’ hybrid approach, Andy highlights the emergence of a new hybrid cloud model, with public cloud provider software being introduced into end users’ own IT environments.
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.

Expert Opinions

A platform approach to APIs creates a digital core to flexible business outcomes. By Ricardo Diniz, Vice President & General Manager, Europe, WSO2.
With Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT firmly established, and similar initiatives for Income Tax & Corporation Tax to follow, the tax industry must embrace technology and digitalisation. To ensure compliance with MTD regulations, businesses must have a firm grasp on their data from start to finish – understanding it, knowing where commonalities should exist, and where it flows. Hence, the growing calls within businesses for Tax Technologists, argues Russell Gammon, Chief Solutions Officer at Tax Systems.
By Jon McKellar, UK Country Manager at F5.