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Park Place Technologies bolsters Ireland tech investment

Park Place opens state-of-the-art Support and Operations Centre in the heart of County Cork.

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DCIM 3.0 addresses hybrid requirements

EcoStruxure IT modernises the monitoring and management of complex, hybrid IT infrastructure.

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Downtime costs and consequences are worsening

New research details latest digital infrastructure failure rates, increasing outage costs and impacts, top downtime causes, and more.

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Opengear launches CM8100 Console Manager

Opengear is launching its new family of console managers, the CM8100. As the latest addition to its award-winning Smart OOBTM Console Server family, the CM8100 delivers a comprehensive solution, adding NetOps capabilities to existing Smart OOB features that simplify connectivity to IT equipment. Moreover, it provides resilient and secure remote access to infrastructure devices while enhancing security and automation for better smart out-of-band management.

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Schneider Electric, Stratus and Avnet Integrated join forces

Partnership offers customers a reliable, turnkey, and secure micro data centre solution for cutting edge industrial environments.

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Schneider Electric introduces Grid Operations Platform as a Service on Microsoft Azure

Grid Operations Platform as a Service unlocks rapid innovation with agile cloud solutions managed as a service.

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Keysource helps with skills shortage

Keysource, the datacentre and critical environment specialist, has launched a new specialist service designed to help organisations that need are struggling to recruit candidates with the right experience. It has been designed to help address the current skills shortage across the datacentre, pharmaceutical and wider technology sectors, which is also making it challenging to retain people, often resulting in a lack of consistency and momentum for major transformation strategies, programmes and projects.

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Kao Data launches the Kao Academy

The Kao Academy was created to help engage children aged 7-11 (Key Stage 2, Years 3-6) about the growing importance and relevance of data centres to our everyday lives.

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Legrand introduces the Nexpand cabinet platform

Legrand has unveiled Nexpand, its new data center cabinet platform. The new platform is flexible, sturdy, and secure for housing data center devices. It provides the scalability and future-proof architecture needed to support the rise in digital transitions, Internet-of-Things (IoT) connectivity, 5G services, edge computing, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications.

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EkkoSense extends software-enabled data centre optimisation support to Edge sites

Active Edge site performance optimisation enables thermal, power and capacity management optimisation – supporting greater IT loads across Edge facilities.

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Ealing Hospital appoints Keysource

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) has appointed Keysource, the leading datacentre and critical environment specialist, to undertake a live upgrade of the datacentre at Ealing Hospital. It follows an extensive review of the mechanical and electrical infrastructure during which Keysource determined how best to solve the complex challenge of lifecycle replacement within a live environment, that needed to be more efficient and support the need for increased capacity.

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Business leaders are re-evaluating IT suppliers as a result of increased energy prices

Data centre provider ServerChoice has released new research, highlighting the widespread impact of the cost of energy increase and how it is leading businesses to re-evaluate their IT suppliers.

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Advice on digital infrastructure sustainability

In-depth series of reports gives both data centre managers and IT operating executives the playbook for building and operating sustainable, yet resilient digital infrastructure.

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Nokia to supply data centre switching portfolio for Microsoft’s data centre networks

Nokia’s solutions will deliver the additional networking scale and capacity Microsoft requires for its data center environments to support the bandwidth growth to its Microsoft Azure platform.

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Videos

Michael James and Terence Chabe, Capital Market Specialists at Colt Technology Services, discuss the implications for data centre infrastructure as some of Europe’s largest financial exchanges address the fallout from Brexit, with geography, latency, security, cloud services, software defined networks and the edge all in the spotlight.
Stéphane Estevez, EMEA Director of Product Marketing, Observability & IT Markets at Splunk, discusses the findings of the company’s ‘State of Observability 2022’ report. He outlines the three different stages of the observability journey, the main reasons why organisations adopt observability solutions and the main benefits of doing so. He ends up with some key observability recommendations.
Rob Elder, Vice President Data Centers, Bulk Infrastructure AS, discusses the current energy price spike and the impact it is already having on the global data centre industry - with a particular focus on how location is becoming an increasingly important factor for end users.
Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.

Expert Opinions

By David Watkins, solutions director for VIRTUS Data Centres.
By Drew Firment, VP of Enterprise Strategies at Pluralsight.
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.