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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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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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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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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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Videos

Alex Brew, Regional Director, Northern Europe at Vertiv., shares the company’s predictions for the data centre industry in 2023. Expect energy efficiency-related legislation and innovation - with alternatives to diesel generators and the final ‘arrival’ of liquid cooling on the horizon – alongside the excitement and uncertainty of 5G, edge and the metaverse!
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.
Guro Bakkeng Bergan, VP and GM EMEA at Fivetran, discusses a recent Vanson Bourne report, conducted on behalf of Fivetran, which reveals that almost all companies recognise the importance of AI and, therefore, have plans to invest in the technology, but at the same time do not completely trust it, and also experience difficulty obtaining the data sets which are the ‘raw ingredients’ of successful AI implementations.
Interview with Karen Worstell, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist at VMware. 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 Michael O'Donnell, Data Ecosystem Specialist at Quest.
By Eric Herzog, CMO, Infinidat.
By Simon Crocker, Senior Director, Systems Engineering, Palo Alto Networks.