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Sustainability a top concern for businesses looking for data centre services

Businesses from a wide range of sectors are fuelling demand for “greener” data centres, bringing environmental issues to the forefront of the data centre industry.

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The energy conundrum

Latest industry survey highlights key data centre challenges.

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Future Facilities helps with France’s First Tier IV Colocation Data Center – Thésée DataCenter

Future Facilities has worked in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), New Generation and Watt Design on Thésée DataCenter’s new colocation facility. The 6Sigma Digital Twin has been used to test the proposed data center’s design using CFD simulation. In addition, the Future Facilities solution has been embedded into the Data Center Management System (DCMS) to enrich end-customer experience and help Thésée DataCenter maximise operational efficiency of its data center.

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Manchester data centre provider reduces carbon output

Manchester data centre operator Teledata, has reported a 551 tonne annual carbon saving following a £1.5 Million investment into energy efficiency projects. Working closely with the Manchester Business Growth Hub, the Wythenshawe based data centre operator has intelligently reduced carbon emissions in a range of areas, including energy storage and cooling consumption.

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The world’s largest land-based trout farm will use data centre waste heat

Norwegian colocation company Green Mountain and Hima Seafood have entered into an agreement on the reuse of waste heat from the data center in the world's largest land-based trout farm.

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UK’s first Green CHP offering: a vital ‘transition’ technology for data centre companies ?

An alternative to traditional CHP systems has been developed by EuroSite Power. The company’s Green CHP offering, which is powered by certified biomethane injection to provide a 100% zero carbon solution, is believed to be the first of its kind available in the UK.

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Nokia and KDDI trial Japan’s first liquid cooling innovation to promote sustainability

Nokia’s unique Liquid Cooling baseband solution cuts cooling energy consumption by more than 70 percent compared to traditional air conditioning systems.

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Meeting the demands of a digital-first future

To help mitigate the rise of emissions from digital devices, the new Digital Economy and Climate Impact report recommends continuing efforts to achieve efficiencies on IT and energy sides, at component and system levels.

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Host in Ireland launches initiative to plant 1000+ orchards in Ireland

“Orchards in the Community” created to encourage biodiverse habitats in local communities while protecting and feeding pollinators; Will enable pollination success tracking in Ireland for the first time.

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CyrusOne achieves 100% renewable energy in Europe

CyrusOne has achieved 100% renewable energy across its full European portfolio, nine years ahead of the 2030 target outlined in the self-regulatory Climate Neutral Data Center Pact, of which CyrusOne is a founding member.

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BCS makes key appointment

BCS Group (Business Critical Solutions), the specialist services provider to the digital infrastructure industry, has appointed an experienced Head of Cost Management, to support its continuing growth. James Carmillet joins the business and will head up the Commercial Management Team, overseeing the Group-wide Cost Management service for clients across the world, ensuring optimum commercial value.

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O2 cools down data centres to save energy as 4G and 5G hot up

Network upgrade set to save equivalent of 1m kilos of CO2 year-on-year.

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DC Byte accelerates growth plans

Supports demand for global data centre intelligence.

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Vertiv introduces plug and play micro data centre

Vertiv™ VRC-S integrates rack PDU, UPS, cooling and monitoring systems in a highly efficient IT solution that simplifies and quickens installation.

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Cooling shouldn't cost the earth

Hotter, denser IT equipment together with concerns about sustainability are shifting the way industry thinks about data centre cooling.

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Videos

Interview with Heather Dawe, UK Head of Data at UST. 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 Emily Nerland, Head of Global Sales at NS1. 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.
Steve Donovan, atNorth’s recently appointed Chief Development Officer, is looking forward to his new role in growing the company’s data centre footprint and profile across the Nordics and, in time, beyond. He believes that atNorth is ideally placed to meet the ever-increasing demand for sustainability within the data centre industry.
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.

Expert Opinions

By Lee Martin-King, North EMEA Commercial Sales Director, AMD.
By Jon McKellar, UK Country Manager at F5.
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.