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Sustainability initiatives impact data centre infrastructure spend

According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, data center physical infrastructure (DCPI) revenues are forecast to grow at an 8 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2021 to 2026, to above $31 billion. Growth is forecast to remain resilient, driven by sustainability-minded data center expansion from cloud and colocation service providers, despite near-term supply chain constraints persisting and macroeconomic headwinds forming.

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Legrand Group expands data centre service with the acquisition of USystems Ltd

Legrand has strengthened its data centre solutions offering with the acquisition of Bedford-based infrastructure specialist USystems.

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Data centre switch market to approach $100 billion

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, approaching $100 B in cumulative spending over the next five years. 400 Gbps and higher speeds are forecast to comprise half of the spending, with 800 Gbps surpassing 400 Gbps by 2025.

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Education platform addresses data centre skills shortage

The Schneider Electric University will help data centre professionals upskill by offering free guidance on the latest technology, sustainability, and energy efficiency initiatives.

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Latency - the gamers' enemy

The first-ever survey of online gaming connectivity finds gamers quit in droves when experiencing latency issues.

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Schneider Electric wins ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability and Efficiency’, and ‘Power Innovation of the year’ at DCS Awards 2022

Schneider Electric wins ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability and Efficiency’ category for second consecutive year.

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Perle's Bielefeld University lustre

Out-of-Band network access is used to remotely manage Cisco and HP Switches, WLAN controllers, and VPN Servers for 24/7 Network Uptime.

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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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Schneider Electric launches Easy Modular Data Center All-in-One Solution for European customers

New Easy Prefabricated solution is standardised and pre-tested, offering reduced lead times and faster speed to market, with delivery in as little as 12 weeks.

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Resiliency remains elusive for many

71% of US companies cited supply chain disruption as the biggest issue; in the UK 73% Brexit remains the primary source of disruption.

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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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Vertiv signs channel distribution agreement with Tech First Gulf (TFG), covering East Africa

Vertiv will enhance TFG’s existing portfolio with its cost-efficient, high-performance power and infrastructure support solutions for edge applications.

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Chatsworth Products to manufacture ZetaFrame in the UK

New manufacturing capabilities in the UK ensure ability to fulfill orders more fluidly and consistently for UK and European region CPI customers and partners.

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Panduit launches FlexCore™ Optical Distribution Frame

Shallow-depth front-access cabling solution offers the ultimate in flexibility, manageability, scalability, and security.

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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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Videos

Darryl Brick, VP Partner Sales for Cradlepoint EMEA, and Lee Garrett, Head of Presales for Westbase.io, discuss the huge opportunity around enterprise wireless WAN, with 5G, edge and IoT bringing a new level of connectivity solutions alongside the more established LTE and 4G markets. The two organisations’ combination of Cradlepoint’s wireless connectivity solutions and Westbase-io’s Value Added Distribution provides UK and European Channel organisations with a powerful digital transformation proposition for their customers.
Retrospect has been very busy in recent weeks, launching Retrospect Cloud Storage, Retrospect Backup 19 and Retrospect Virtual 2022. JG Heithcock, General Manager at Retrospect, talks us through these new storage solutions and the pain points they will help to address.
Robert Belgrave, CEO of Pax8 EMEA, shares his plans for the company, following a recent $185 million investment round - with ongoing geographical and technology solutions expansion very much on the agenda. Robert also provides some fascinating insights into the post-pandemic Channel and end user business worlds.
Richard Hoptroff, Founder and CTO (Chief Time Officer) of Hoptroff, discusses the importance of developing the accurate time solutions on which more and more digital applications rely. The company’s pedigree in the financial sector means it is well placed to meet this demand across many industry sectors, including IoT, aerospace, defence, media, autonomous vehicles and smart cities.

Expert Opinions

By Graham Jarvis, Lead Journalist – Business and Technology
By Hugo Fonseca, Head of Development at Rufus Leonard
By James Hunnybourne, Cloud Solutions Director, Ultima
Under pressure from big merchants and watchful regulators, the two mega app stores Apple and Google made concessions last year that gave merchants monetisation options outside of their stores. For example, in June 2020, the European Commission opened an anti-trust investigation to “assess whether Apple's rules for app developers on the distribution of apps via the App Store violate EU competition rules.”