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Equinix to “adjust the thermostat” to optimise data centre energy use

Equinix has revealed its commitment to reducing its overall power use by increasing operating temperature ranges within its data centres – the first such commitment by an operator of colocation data centres.

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Ekinops selected by Bandwidth & Cloud Services Group

Ekinops has been selected by telecom infrastructure provider, Bandwidth & Cloud Services Group (BCS), for its network backbone upgrade, which will enhance connectivity throughout Africa.

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Schneider Electric wins ‘Cloud Transformation/MSP Project’ and ‘Futureproofing Initiative’ of the Year’ at the SDC Awards 2022

Awards reflect Schneider Electric’s leadership in addressing the data centre industry skills gap and in delivering innovative data centre and edge computing solutions for UK NHS Trust, with partners.

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Improving sustainability in data centres

Nutanix sponsored report examines potential impact of datacentre models on energy efficiency and carbon footprint.

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Panduit enhances OneMode capabilities

Panduit has extended the fibre capabilities of OneMode, its 1U rack mounted device that offers a passive media converter to leverage legacy multimode fibre backbone (100Mbps –1Gbps) and significantly increases bandwidth to 10Gbps, 50Gbps and up to 100Gps across already installed fibre infrastructure.

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New series of power products further expands Vertiv’s offering dedicated to IT channel partners

Vertiv has introduced the Vertiv™ Geist™ Rack Transfer Switch (RTS), a new line of transfer switches that provides redundant power to single-corded devices, and the highly-efficient Vertiv™ Liebert® GXT5 Lithium-Ion uninterruptible power supply (UPS), designed for rack or stand-alone installation. These space-saving devices are ideal for use in distributed IT networks and edge computing locations, and are now available and shipping from stock in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

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Siemon unveils LightVerse high-density fibre optic cabling system

Siemon has announced the European release of its innovative LightVerse high-density fibre optic cabling system that improves fibre network performance, manageability, scalability, and flexibility in data centre and LAN environments.

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HellermannTyton launches time-saving cable entry solution

Cable management and protection specialist HellermannTyton is bringing time and cost savings to the electrical, panel building and control cabinet construction sectors with its brand-new cable entry solution, the Vario Plate.

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Huawei Data Center Facility unveils Global Ecosystem Policy and Product Innovations

Under the theme "Fairness, Trust, Growth, and Win-Win", Huawei Data Center Facility Global Ecosystem Policy and Product Launch Event was held on November 11 at Huawei's Sanyapo Park in China. During the event, new partner policies and product innovations, including FusionModule2000 6.0, a small/medium-sized modular data center solution, and Small SmartLi UPS, were introduced to partners from across the world. This event demonstrated Huawei's commitment to building a fair and strong partner ecosystem based on mutual trust for shared success.

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Energy efficiency looms large for data centre industry

Managing consumption and carbon footprint driving trends toward regulation, standardisation, and the search for generator alternatives.

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Lumen to sell EMEA business to Colt Technology Services

Transaction will strengthen Lumen’s financial position and sharpen strategic focus.

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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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Vertiv makes EMEA sales changes

Vertiv has announced the evolution of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) sales teams to better serve expanding key markets and support future growth. The newly formed sales regions, in parallel with stronger account management focus, will help support the growing cloud and colocation, telecom and edge markets, while increasing synergies and best practices across teams.

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Videos

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.
John Parlee, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Park Place Technologies, discusses the importance of being able to demonstrate to customers, and employees, that your company recognises the importance of IT security, through a combination of standards, Zero Trust and, increasingly, cyber insurance.
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.
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 David Brakoniecki, Managing Director, BP3 Europe.