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Schneider Electric and the University of Birmingham Dubai build green, energy efficient data centre

Data centre will support learning and research for students and faculty cloud-based technology will optimize energy usage, promote cybersecurity, and provide remote management for the University’s operations team.

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Leicester University appoints Keysource for critical FM

Keysource has been appointed by the University of Leicester on a 3-year extendable contract to provide critical data centre facilities management (FM) services. This latest contract builds on an 11 year relationship which started in 2009 when Keysource designed and built the university’s award winning data centre which they then expanded in 2011, almost doubling it in size.

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Data centre survey highlights sustainability, outage and efficiency challenges

The results reveal gaps in sustainability tracking, fewer outages with more grave consequences, staffing and supply chain concerns, stalled efficiency gains, and more.

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Starline expands Busbar offering

Starline has unveiled the XCP High Power Busbar, designed for data centre grey space. The new offering is ideal for installations that require 630-6300 amps for continuous duty at 1000V and ambient operating temperature up to 55 degrees—all while being deployed within extremely compact dimensions. Complementing the operational features, the XCP High Power Busbar’s proprietary software guarantees fast and accurate layout/REVIT development.

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Vertiv to acquire the E&I Engineering Group

Meaningfully completes Vertiv’s data center offering by adding a leading independent provider of switchgear, busway and modular power solutions.

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Siemon appoints global data centre and fibre specialists

Siemon has expanded its data centre and fibre expertise with the addition of two new experts that together bring 50 years of industry experience to the company.

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RiT Tech’s use of intelligent automation championed by Israel Innovation Authority

A RiT Tech project using transformative technology to futureproof the infrastructure management of data centres has received financial backing from the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA).

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Free data centre air contamination indicator

Technology Care LLC has announced an air contamination indicator which is free of charge for data centers and service providers.

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Panduit launches SmartZone Cloud DCIM Software

Azure based web application that combines power and environmental monitoring with asset tracking from any authorised device world-wide.

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EUDCA appoints new Chairman and Board of Directors

Following its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June 2021, the European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) proudly announces the appointment of a new Board of Directors. Michael Winterson, Managing Director at Equinix Services Ltd has been elected Chair to guide the association at this important stage of its evolution.

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BCS appoints Head of Critical Infrastructure

In response to the increasing requirement by organisations in the datacentre, commercial, media and high-tech sectors to upgrade, modernise and expand their mission critical facilities and infrastructure, BCS Group (Business Critical Solutions), the specialist services provider to the digital infrastructure industry, has appointed an experienced Head of Critical Infrastructure.

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Legrand introduces the Infinium acclAIM™ Fiber Solution

Legrand has unveiled its latest fiber breakthrough, the Infinium acclAIM Fiber Solution, at the BICSI Fall Conference and Exhibition, booth #6228. As part of Legrand’s fiber offerings, the new acclAIM Fiber Solution redefines fiber connectivity by replacing pre-terminated cassette-based solutions with direct connections—to deliver the lowest insertion loss available on the market.

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Becoming the world’s most sustainable data centre nation

“Norway has a unique foundation for becoming the world's most attractive data center nation. We have a surplus of renewable energy, low electricity prices, good digital infrastructure and a cool climate. The Government is now strengthening its commitment to a sustainable data center industry. This will create many new jobs in the regions and help develop new digital services throughout the country," says Minister of Regional Development and Digitalisation Linda Hofstad Helleland.

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Securing the hybrid data centre

Against the backdrop of the rise of the remote workforce and the growing prevalence of sophisticated attacks such as ransomware, zero day malware and supply chain attacks, CISOs have been forced to rethink their security architecture. Today, with the need for distributed applications to support their business and security needs, organisations are leveraging hybrid data centres and security architectures. By Ian Porteous, Regional Director, Security Engineering, UK&I at Check Point Software Technologies.

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University of Leicester makes sources Key HPC transformation

The University of Leicester has appointed Keysource, the datacentre and critical environment specialists, to lead the transformation of its Computer Centre Data Centre located on campus. It follows an increase in the need for high performance computing driven in part by the growth in research initiatives such as DiRAC, ALICE and space exploration projects.

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Videos

Interview with Franki Hackett, Head of Audit & Ethics, Engine B. 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.
Interview with Camilla Winlo, Head of Data Privacy at Gemserv. 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 Mallory Beaudreau, Customer Portfolio Director – EMEA at Apptio. 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.

Expert Opinions

By Mary Shea, VP, Global Innovation Evangelist at Outreach.
By Ciaran Forde, Data Centre Segment Leader, Eaton
By David Wilson, global offering director for telecom and solar energy solutions at Vertiv.