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Data centre physical infrastructure market shows good growth

According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, data center physical infrastructure revenues grew 11 percent in 2021, despite supply chain constraints limiting growth in the second half of the year. As those supply chain constraints are forecast to remain throughout 2022, unit growth is forecast to be limited, with rising ASPs supporting revenue growth in 2022.

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EDGNEX selects JLL as Its facilities management partner

The strategic partnership supports EDGNEX’s mission to deliver data centre facilities across unique and diverse markets locally and globally.

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Critical contract for Keysource

Following a competitive tender, Cardiff University has awarded Keysource, the global datacentre and critical environment specialists, a multi-year critical facilities maintenance contract designed to minimise risk and disruption, whilst extending the life of the existing infrastructure for as long as possible.

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Help with finding a digital job

The first comprehensive taxonomy of digital infrastructure job roles launches to help expand and diversify the industry’s talent pipeline.

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Retailer reaches for micro data centres

Three new Micro Data Centres deployed at separate locations, containing complete environmental monitoring, air conditioning, power distribution and UPS, along with training, and an on-going maintenance programme.

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Custodian chooses Fireworks Fire Protection for new 10MW data centre

Custodian Data Centres has entrusted Fireworks Ltd with the fire protection for its latest 10 MW data centre. The new DA2 facility located in Dartford, is on track to open in Q2 2022 and will offer agile mission-critical infrastructure, alongside dynamic technical and service support, to support end-user applications.

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Johnson Controls acquires Envision Intelligent Solutions

Johnson Controls has acquired Envision Intelligent Solutions, a bespoke security solutions business, specialising in technology-enabled remote monitoring and perimeter protection services.

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Pressing data centre challenges necessitate immediate actions

Ensuring viable green energy technologies and alleviating risks from fluctuating power and unplanned downtime remain vital priorities for data centre professionals building hyperscale and edge data centres, according to new insights from temporary utilities specialist Aggreko.

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Best-in-class stadium fan experience backed by high-efficiency edge computing implementation

The new home of the 2020 MLS Cup champion Columbus Crew, Lower.com Field boasts one of the most digitally advanced fan experiences in modern sport, starting with a best-in-class entry system that allows fast, easy access for up to 20,000 fans every game. That system, along with others in the Crew’s digital toolbox, ensures a seamless fan experience and serves as a blueprint for additional stadiums and arenas around the world. Vertiv makes sure it all runs smoothly as a proud supporter and neighbor of the Crew.

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Varian Medical builds on long term partnership with Keysource

Varian Medical, the specialist company that develops, builds and delivers innovative cancer care technologies and solutions, has chosen to partner with data centre and critical environment specialist Keysource for the sixteenth year running. Varian Medical is part of Siemens Healthineers.

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BCS launches 2022 apprenticeship programme

These are exciting, yet challenging times in the industry, as we move away from the direct disruption of the Covid 19 pandemic into bow wave of supply shortages of materials and labour plus hyperinflation and the ongoing sustainability and efficiency drive. Business Critical Solutions (BCS), the specialist business dedicated to optimising digital infrastructure across the globe, has started recruiting for this year’s apprenticeship programme.

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Higher speeds drive data centre switch growth

According to a recently published report by Dell’Oro Group, the Ethernet Switch Data Center market is forecast to grow at a nearly double-digit CAGR between 2021 and 2026. 400 Gbps, 800 Gbps, and 1600 Gbps speeds are forecast to drive more than 50 percent of the market revenues towards the end of our forecast horizon.

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Keysight extends test portfolio

800G validation solution portfolio covers entire product lifecycle.

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Ramboll acquires leading data centre consulting company

Ramboll has acquired the data center consultancy EYP Mission Critical Facilities (EYPMCF). With the strategic acquisition Ramboll will strengthen its position in the international premier league of data center consultancies and add fuel to its important mission of contributing to lowering the carbon footprint of the industry which is a key component in our digitalized society.

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Videos

Mickey Bresman, Co-Founder and CEO and Ran Harel, Senior Security Product Manager, both at Semperis, discuss the findings of the company’s recent Microsoft Active Directory security survey, and also explain how the Semperis Purple Knight security assessment tool not only highlights AD security gaps, but also provides recommended fixes.
James Brodhurst, Principal Consultant at Resistant.ai, discusses the significant, increasing threat posed to consumers and businesses by ever more sophisticated and agile cyber-criminals. The good news is that there’s a range of technology solutions available to mitigate the risks posed by cybercrime, Resistant.ai’s identity forensics being one of them.
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.
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.

Expert Opinions

By Drew Firment, VP of Enterprise Strategies at Pluralsight.
By Nathan Howe, VP Emerging Technologies, 5G at Zscaler.
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.