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Schneider Electric expands ruggedised EcoStruxure Micro Data Center offer

Turnkey solution & ruggedised for fast and simplified deployment in wide range of environments.

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Kao Data joins UTC Heathrow’s ‘Digital Futures Programme’

Kao Data joins the founding partners at the UK’s first dedicated University Technical College for data centre and engineering professionals.

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Keysource launches data centre 'state of the industry' report

Keysource has launched its State of the Industry Report 2022 which gathers the views and insights from over 250 IT Directors in UK & Europe. This is the fifth year of the report and it showed once again that the datacentre and technology sectors continue to grow with no signs of slowing, with investment growth being driven by continued digitalisation, IT transformation and data growth. This is despite the current global economic and political uncertainties.

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Data centres feel the crunch of escalating costs and labour race with advanced manufacturing

Data centre clients are facing project costs which are 15 percent higher than last year on average, with escalating prices for energy and key materials squeezing margins.

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Telehouse set to achieve a 461 tonnes reduction in carbon emissions with EkkoSense

Initial EkkoSense data centre optimisation software trial results in a potential 10% cooling power reduction at the Telehouse North site.

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Siemon launches Data Centre Industry Insight Series

Leading global network infrastructure specialist Siemon has launched a series of data centre focussed tech briefs, designed to help data centre infrastructure professionals gain a better understanding of how the value derived from their data centre is changing in light of digital transformation and newly emerging technologies and applications.

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Research reveals sustainability action gap

Reports by 451 Research and Forrester indicate most of the IT and data centre industry is at the beginning stage of a sustainability journey.

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13 – lucky for data centres

Minkels has created a standard rack and cabinet portfolio, with 54 product solutions ready for delivery within 13 working days, and available with a range of accessories and optimised airflow management as required.

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Vertiv launches Enhanced Partner Programs

Critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions provider, Vertiv is introducing enhancements to its Vertiv Partner Program (VPP) and Vertiv Incentive Program (VIP), which focus on rewarding its network of expert distributors and resellers. The VPP and VIP are available to partners in select countries across Europe and the Middle East, including the UK and Ireland.

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SD-WAN security risks misunderstood and ignored

Certes Networks has released the findings of its international research survey, Assurance v Security: Understanding SD-WAN Risks in High Assurance Industries, which examined how SD-WAN security is being approached by regulated organisations and service providers. The study identified a widespread complacency over SD-WAN security and data assurance - despite an acknowledgment of regulatory shortfall - as well as failure to take into account the long-term business significance of a data breach.

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Outages cause financial 'ouch'

New research uncovers increasing costs of downtime, with lengthy resolution times, creating financial and reputational damage for organisations.

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Data centre infrastructure demand remains resilient

According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, Data Center Physical Infrastructure (DCPI) revenues grew 9 percent year-over-year in 2Q 2022, driven by average selling price increases and marginal improvement in unit shipments.

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Partnering to protect against lithium-ion battery fires

In their latest development, Bryland Fire Protection have teamed up with industry leaders Firechief to help their customers protect against the increasing risk of fires caused by lithium-ion batteries. As a new distributor partner, Bryland Fire Protection now stock a range of Firechief’s innovative Lith-Ex extinguishers, suppression kits and fire blankets all designed to put out battery fires….fast.

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Keysource provides Datum due diligence

Keysource was part of the team behind Datum Datacentres’ acquisition of Teledata UK, a colocation data centre in Manchester. This represents the first bolt-on regional acquisition for Datum Datacentres as part of its regional expansion strategy.

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Videos

Interview with Asha Ramakrishna, VP of Engineering, Runtime Security at Sysdig. 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 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 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.
Marc Garner, VP of Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits team in the UK and Ireland, covers Electricity 4.0, eConversion technology and the Schneider Electric Research Institute’s work, as part of a wide-ranging data centre sustainability discussion. Marc believes that a new way of thinking, and radical solutions, are the only way to meet Net Zero ambitions.

Expert Opinions

The real benefits of cloud are only slowly becoming clear, says database expert Martin Gaffney. But it can’t realise it’s full potential until one last architectural bottleneck is solved--database. By Martin Gaffney, Vice President EMEA at Yugabyte.
A platform approach to APIs creates a digital core to flexible business outcomes. By Ricardo Diniz, Vice President & General Manager, Europe, WSO2.
By Jon McKellar, UK Country Manager at F5.