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Africa Data Centres unveils 10MW data centre in Lagos

The new facility will pave the way for Africa Data Centres hyperscale customers to deploy digitisation solutions to West Africa.

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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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SUPERNAP Italia delivers hyperscale data centre on Milan Campus

Overcoming global construction and supply chain constraints, SUPERNAP Italia shows what’s possible in Milan.

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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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European data centre market on course for a record-breaking year

CBRE forecasts 394MW of new supply will be added to the Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, and Paris (FLAP) markets in 2021. That is more than double the new supply brought online in 2020.

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CyrusOne to expand Frankfurt capacity

CyrusOne has purchased land in Hanau, East of Frankfurt, for the construction of a state-of-the-art data center facility with incoming power of 90MW and a critical power capacity of 63MW. This will be its fifth data center in Europe’s digital capital.

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Kao Data expands leadership team

Appoints Matthew Harris as Chief Financial Officer.

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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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CyrusOne partners with UTC Heathrow and techUK

CyrusOne tackles long-term shortages for UK STEM skills pipeline in the data center sector.

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Sigma2 chooses national data centre provider

Sigma2 AS will sign a contract with Lefdal Mine Datacenter AS for data centre capacity for future national supercomputers and storage systems. The systems will be placed in a vacated mine that has now become a data centre. The contract has a value of tens of millions NOK.

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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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Newcastle meets London

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) and Newcastle Internet Exchange (NCL-IX) have announced a new partnership for the good of the internet and interconnection services in the UK.

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Custodian Data Centres to build 10MW Data Centre in Dartford, Kent

New data centre will meet demands for growth and support customers across a wide range of industries and sectors.

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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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iomart provides test environment for carbon reducing technology in partnership with Katrick Technologies

First of its kind cooling system powered by waste heat could significantly reduce data centre carbon emissions.

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Videos

Surya Varanasi, Storcentric’s CTO, talks through the launch of the Nexsan Unity NV10000 enterprise class platform, which supports block, file and object storage protocols and addresses data security, including ransomware, and regulatory compliance concerns.
Mike McAdam, Data Centre Director EMEA, and Simon Prichard, Product Strategy Manager, both at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, explain how real-time data visualisation and smart insights can help to optimise data centre power and cooling infrastructure, before discussing the wider sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the industry into the future. They also share the company’s plans to leverage its critical infrastructure expertise to expand its presence within the data centre sector.
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.
Nick Smith, Business Development Manager at Genetec, discusses the changing role of physical security as it impacts IT infrastructure, identifying some key trends. He also details the company’s recent Streamvault Edge launch and highlights the particular physical security challenges faced by the data centre sector.

Expert Opinions

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.
By Daniel Spicer, Chief Security Officer at Ivanti.
By Davide Villa, Director of Business Development EMEAI, Western Digital.
By AppDynamics EMEAR CTO, James Harvey,