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Data centre industry buoys Ireland's economy

New biannual report from Host in Ireland highlights €117B in computer service exports as data centre industry continues key role as essential workers during ongoing pandemic.

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ABB expands intelligent energy monitoring technology

ABB is embedding its innovative energy monitoring technology and SaaS into more of its essential power distribution technologies.

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Gen2 battery for data centres: 40% more power

Second generation Li-ion battery system provides up to 220 kW per cabinet, answering the need for high power performance.

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Echelon and SSE in joint intiative

New deal announced for shared grid infrastructure to jointly serve 520MW offshore renewable energy site and 100MW data centre.

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Focusing on data centre fundamentals

The 8-hour Data Centre Fundamentals program is now improved with expert Instructor narration.

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Schneider Electric invests in Planon Beheer

Schneider Electric and Planon solutions will significantly enhance building value and access to new sectors.

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Making the most of microgrids

Schneider Electric has published a new White Paper #289, “How Microgrids for Data Centres Increase Resilience, Optimise Costs, and Improve Sustainability,” available for immediate download.

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Online roundtable: Data centres: The energy innovation opportunity

Free Online Roundtable with ENEL X, DCA & Host in Ireland, 12th November 2020 at 14:00 GMT.

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Legrand enjoys the rule of six!

Legrand Data Center Solutions, powered by experts Minkels, Raritan, Server Technology and Starline, has revealed that multiple new products from their portfolio had been shortlisted as finalists by the 2020 DCS Awards assessment panel.

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How AI helps Huawei build green data centres

Data centres are being overhauled, revamped and modernised to support digital transformation and the power-hungry cloud deployments they contain.

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Report examines efficiency and sustainability

Findings from interviews with 800+ data centre service providers worldwide to determine current state of strategic sustainability initiatives.

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Making remore operations more secure, efficient and reliable

Schneider Electric is advancing the remote management and monitoring of data centres and edge computing deployments with a trifecta of innovations for more efficient and secure operations. Schneider Electric has enhanced its management platform EcoStruxure™ IT Expert with AI-supported UPS battery health assessment, an industry breakthrough of predictive capability.

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Keysource launches state of the data centre industry report

The Keysource 2020 State of the Industry Report is, unsurprisingly, dominated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – in particular the technology changes and challenges that it has brought to business and its effect on people’s ability to work, their priorities and decision-making processes.

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CyrusOne partners to research heat re-use in Amsterdam

The Municipality of Haarlem, SADC’s PolanenPark and CyrusOne Inc., a premier global data center REIT, have signed a unique Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly examine the economic and technical feasibility of a heat re-use project in the region.

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Videos

Neil Cornish, Ecosystem Development Manager at Tech Data UK, discusses the collaboration between the UK Fashion & Textile Association, IBM, the Future Fashion Factory and Tech Data UK, to develop a new technology platform designed to help drive both sustainability and profitability within the fashion supply chain.
Imply has recently launched the Polaris cloud database service. Imply’s Vice President of Product Marketing, David Wang, puts the launch in context as he details the company’s Project Shapeshift work around Apache Druid, going on to explain how today’s analytics opportunities require the very latest and best database solutions.
Thor Johnsen, Head of Triple Point's Digital 9 Infrastructure plc., discusses the organisation’s recent data centre acquisitions in London and Finland, as it seeks to develop a multi-site, multi-location strategy with sustainability as a central focus.
Michael O’Hara, Group Managing Director of DataSolutions, a distributor of transformational IT solutions, talks through the results of the company’s Channel sustainability stock-take survey, revealing how companies are losing out on contracts if they can’t demonstrate their environmental credentials, how the Channel is beginning to address its sustainability responsibilities and highlights the success of DataSolutions’ Techies Go Green initiative.

Expert Opinions

Simon Spring, Operations Director of EMEA at WhereScape, discusses some of the common misconceptions surrounding data warehouses, data lakes, and data hubs, and why a proper understanding of each is key to building effective data infrastructure.
By Jonathan Westley, Chief Data Officer, Experian UK&I.
By Davide Villa, Director of Business Development EMEAI, Western Digital.
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.