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Kyndryl completes separation from IBM

Kyndryl has completed its previously announced spin-off from IBM and began trading as an independent company on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “KD”. Kyndryl celebrated becoming an independent, publicly-traded company by ringing the Opening Bell at the Exchange.

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Schneider Electric appoints Karlton Gray as IT Channel Director for the UK & Ireland

Experienced professional with proven track record of managing IT channel growth takes charge of UK & Ireland business.

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Wipro partners with National Grid to drive data centre consolidation

Sustainable data centres will streamline National Grid’s digital transformation journey.

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Vertiv researches edge infrastructure

New models are designed to cut costs and streamline deployment.

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Schneider Electric calls for urgent action to accelerate Net Zero

Innovation Summit World Tour 2021 urges rapid acceleration of carbon emission reduction to reach 2050 net zero ambition.

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Flexible data centres can reduce grid carbon emissions

Lancium™, a technology company focused on the energy transition, has published a Company-sponsored report “Impact of Large, Flexible Data Center Operations on the Future of ERCOT.” The report assesses the energy and environmental impact of deploying 5,000MW of flexible data center capacity in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid by 2030. ERCOT manages the flow of electric power to more than 26 million Texas customers, representing approximately 90 percent of the state’s electric load.

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Bend-insensitive fibres significantly reduce bend losses and extend the expected network lifetime

Prysmian Group highlights the impact of leveraging bend-insensitive fibres across the entire wavelength spectrum used by current and future PON technology.

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Console Connect’s on-demand Network-as-a-Service expands to mainland China through DCConnect

Console Connect by PCCW Global has extended its collaboration with DCConnect, a Hong Kong-based innovator of on-demand connectivity to data centers and cloud service providers, to offer businesses extensive reach to data centers across mainland China using on-demand, high-performance connectivity.

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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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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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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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Vertiv I introduces a Remote Power Panel and a Busway System

Vertiv has introduced two new power distribution systems to simplify data centre management and scalability. The Liebert® RXA remote power panel (RPP) is a flexible and safe solution for high-density power applications in one of the industry’s smallest footprints, while the Liebert® MBX busway system allows reliable overhead power distribution in data centres of any size, leaving floorspace available for equipment. Both products are now available across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

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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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Videos

Surya Varanasi, Storcentric’s CTO, talks through the launch of the Nexsan Unity NV10000 enterprise class platform, which supports block, file and object storage protocols and addresses data security, including ransomware, and regulatory compliance concerns.
Park Place Technologies has been on quite some journey, as the company has grown from its core Third Party Maintenance focus to today’s data centre network optimisation specialist organisation. Ian Shearer, Managing Director, APAC & EMEA, Park Place Technologies, discusses recent developments at the company, which include several acquisitions, technical solution and professional services innovations.
Michael James and Terence Chabe, Capital Market Specialists at Colt Technology Services, discuss the implications for data centre infrastructure as some of Europe’s largest financial exchanges address the fallout from Brexit, with geography, latency, security, cloud services, software defined networks and the edge all in the spotlight.
Coeus Consulting, an independent IT advisory focused on delivering strategic change, recently published the findings of its report: ‘The critical role of technology leaders in delivering on sustainability targets’. Graeme Trevayne, Associate Director at Coeus Consulting, talks through the survey results, highlighting the progress which has already been made, whilst suggesting that there is much more that can be done, not least when it comes to the need for some commonly agreed, IT sustainability objectives and the accompanying metrics.

Expert Opinions

The success of environmental policymaking is inextricably linked to the deployment of high-frequency data and artificial intelligence (AI). Geoff McGrath, Managing Director of CKDelta, discusses the role of holistic, data-driven decision making in responding to the climate crisis and driving down carbon emissions.
By Daniel Spicer, Chief Security Officer at Ivanti.
By Bhushan Patil, Chief Growth Officer for Network Services for APJI & EMEA,
By Mohammed Rupawalla – Vice President and CTO – Digital & Data, Mphasis.