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BCS makes key appointment

BCS Group (Business Critical Solutions), the specialist services provider to the digital infrastructure industry, has appointed an experienced Head of Cost Management, to support its continuing growth. James Carmillet joins the business and will head up the Commercial Management Team, overseeing the Group-wide Cost Management service for clients across the world, ensuring optimum commercial value.

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Increasing investment in private cloud and multi-site data centre network transformation

Research conducted in late Q121 shows conventional thinking around mass migration to the public cloud is overstated, with private clouds continuing to fuel global expansion of more agile and automated data center sites.

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Improving network performance; reducing CAPEX and OPEX

MultiLane, Inc, has independently verified that Legrand's Infinium Quantum Fiber System increases network performance—beyond IEEE’s industry-standard fiber connectivity loss—to provide greater network efficiency. In addition, Infinium Quantum was shown to achieve significant Bit Error Rate (BER) improvement with a notable reduction of Forward Error Correction (FEC) codewords. For more test information, please access MultiLane’s report, “The Quantum Effect.”

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Vertiv introduces plug and play micro data centre

Vertiv™ VRC-S integrates rack PDU, UPS, cooling and monitoring systems in a highly efficient IT solution that simplifies and quickens installation.

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Siemon enables cost-effective physical network security with new LockIT patch cords

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced its new LockIT™ category 6 and category 6A patch cords that prevent unintended or unauthorised disconnections in a network.

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Schneider Electric 'industrial' micro data centres arrive in Europe

Ruggedized, pre-integrated edge computing systems address the needs of Industry 4.0 applications by making IT more reliable on the factory floor.

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Leviton expands Copper Trunk Cable portfolio

New make-to-order options include additional cable constructions and bundle sizes.

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Bridging the energy gap critical for data centre delivery and growth in APAC region

Data centres facing longer lead time for sufficient grid capacity.

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Siemon launches UniClick enabled LC BladePatch fibre jumper

Siemon has introduced an innovative enhancement toits proven LC BladePatch duplex fibre optic jumper. Equipped with Siemon’s new space-saving, one-piece UniClick housing, the enhanced jumpers build upon LC BladePatch’s patented push-pull latch design to provide unmatched accessibility and ease of operation in ultra high density fibre patching environments.

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Bureau Veritas joins EUDCA

The European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) has revealed that Bureau Veritas has joined the trade association as members, bringing with it significant knowledge and expertise in Classification, Inspection, Testing and Certification for mission critical industries. Bureau Veritas has recently extended its focus to cover the complete data centre lifecycle through the acquisition of Primary Integration Commissioning Company (now BVPI) and Secura Cybersecurity Conformity Assessment Services.

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Uptime Institute releases 3rd Annual Outage Analysis

Uptime Institute has published the findings of its Annual Outage Analysis, an important industry indicator, noting that while improvements have been made with technology and better management of availability, outages remain a major industry, customer, and regulatory concern. The report also shows that the overall impact and direct and indirect cost of outages continues to grow.

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Data centre infrastructure market to reach $100 billion by 2027

According to a recent study from market research firm Global Market Insights, The need for data center infrastructure market management among organizations to offer higher energy-efficiencies will be positively driven by the influx of cloud computing, Big Data, and AI solutions. The surge in internet infrastructure activities has led to the generation of large quantities of data by individuals and connected devices.

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Siemens invests in ongoing technical training

Siemens Smart Infrastructure intelligently connects energy systems, buildings, and industries to adapt and evolve the way we live and work. Integrated data centre solutions from Siemens deliver maximum uptime, highest energy efficiency, full scalability, and utmost security and safety. Siemens do this with a comprehensive portfolio of integrated data centre solutions and global services for optimised sustainability, security, fire safety, and reliable performance.

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Advanced Power Services offers 20-year warranty on 3M Jointing Products

Advanced Power Services says that it is the first company in the UK to have been awarded the QECC – Qualified Electrical Construction Contractor Accreditation from 3M.

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Videos

Piers Wilson, Head of Product Management at Huntsman Security, discusses the importance of carrying out a ransomware readiness assessment to discover any potentially costly security gaps within an organisation’s IT infrastructure. The company’s recently launched SmartCheck for Ransomware is designed to help companies fortify their cyber risk management.
Mike McAdam, Data Centre Director EMEA, and Simon Prichard, Product Strategy Manager, both at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, explain how real-time data visualisation and smart insights can help to optimise data centre power and cooling infrastructure, before discussing the wider sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the industry into the future. They also share the company’s plans to leverage its critical infrastructure expertise to expand its presence within the data centre sector.
The coming together of Arcserve and StorageCraft means an expanded solutions portfolio, offering both simplification and agility to Channel partners, designed to provide end users with a comprehensive approach to the backup and recovery challenges of the digital world. SDC Channel talks to Arcserve’s Vice President Sales, EMEA, Richard Massey and Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Florian Malecki.
Andre Azevedo, CEO at Ancoris, explains how the company’s new GreenLab Google Cloud service helps organisations to understand the actions they can take around their IT infrastructure to achieve their sustainability goals, with cloud migration a high priority for many.

Expert Opinions

By Davide Villa, Director of Business Development EMEAI, Western Digital.
By Nathan Howe, VP Emerging Technologies, 5G at Zscaler.
By Jonathan Westley, Chief Data Officer, Experian UK&I.