heatload.co.uk is the new name for Mafi Mushkila’s data centre testing operation

Mafi Mushkila’s data centre testing division has been renamed heatload.co.uk in a move designed to better reflect its activities in this area. As an established and respected supplier of monitoring tools and state-of-the-art heat load, load banks and server emulators within the IT space, Chichester based heatload.co.uk will continue to provide equipment to projects around the world and educate end users about the vital role of data centre testing.

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Siemens delivers operational and cost benefits to its data centre customers

Leading solutions provider, Siemens Building Technologies and Energy Management, are working closely with their customer base to deliver improved management of data centres and associated infrastructure. Two recent projects demonstrate how data centre owners and managers can achieve greater cost savings and efficiencies.

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Indian data centre infrastructure market to reach $2 billion in 2016

The Indian data center infrastructure market will total $2 billion in 2016, a 5.2 percent increase from 2015, according to Gartner, Inc

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Tech Data - Dell's EMEA Distribuor of the Year

Tech Data Europe has been named Distributor of the Year – Best Newcomer 2015 at a ceremony held as part of the EMEA Dell Solutions Conference 2015.

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Cannon heard in Tasmania

Cannon Technologies, has been commissioned to commence a brand new project for Perth-based Red Cloud Ltd – a project that will see the firm create state-of-the-art data cabinets and metal enclosures for a brand new Tier 3 data centre in Hobart, Tasmania, located 150 miles from mainland Australia.

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Emerson Network Power identifies five key data centre trends for 2016

Emerson Network Power has released five data centre trends to watch for in 2016.

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'Easy to add' power source redundancy

Power management company Eaton has introduced two new automatic power transfer switches (ATS) that said to offer an easy and inexpensive way of implementing dual-source redundancy for new and existing IT and networking installations.

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Code of Conduct

Steve Hone, CEO of Data Centre Alliance, writes: It is with deep regret and sadness that I bring you the news that Simon Campbell-Whyte, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Data Centre Alliance (DCA) died on Sunday 25th Oct following a short but valiant fight against cancer. He passed peacefully in his sleep and our thoughts and best wishes go out to his wife Lynn and his family.

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Cloud traffic to quadruple by 2019

The fifth annual Cisco® Global Cloud Index (2014-2019)  forecasts that global cloud traffic will more than quadruple by the end of 2019, from 2.1 to 8.6 zettabytes (ZB), outpacing the growth of total global data center traffic, which is forecast to triple during the same time frame (from 3.4 to 10.4 ZB).

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Sudlows named favourite By bet365

Data centre and communications infrastructure specialist Sudlows, has secured a major IT infrastructure project with online gambling specialists, bet365.

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Specialist support from Keysource

Keysource, the expert in business critical environments, has appointed a senior industry specialist to head up its fast growing Critical Facilities Management Division. The appointment is in response to increasing demand from organisations who recognise the need for a specialist approach to engineering and operations in business critical environments.

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Trade-off tools for data centre design

Based on the input of customer requirements, the tools will aid in the design and deployment of prefabricated or traditonal build data centres, highlighting potential PUE levels, carbon emissions and cost savings to ensure project teams make sound decisions in the early planning phase.

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Finland’s CSC turns to CommScope for rapid data centre expansion

As a non-profit, state-owned company tasked with promoting the operational framework of Finnish research, education, culture and administration, Finland-based CSC – IT Centre for Science Ltd. (CSC) has an obligation to provide its growing customer base with competitive computing resources for research. To quickly meet the increasing customer needs for data centre capacity, CSC deployed the Data Centre on Demand™  (DCoD) modular, purpose-built data centre solution from CommScope.

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Eaton-Williams becomes part of Nortek Global HVAC

Eaton-Williams Group Limited is now part of Nortek Global HVAC in Europe with immediate effect.

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Winter is coming, and data centres really must be prepared

Power shortages could cost businesses if back up power supplies fail.

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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.
Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.
Mickey Bresman, Co-Founder and CEO and Ran Harel, Senior Security Product Manager, both at Semperis, discuss the findings of the company’s recent Microsoft Active Directory security survey, and also explain how the Semperis Purple Knight security assessment tool not only highlights AD security gaps, but also provides recommended fixes.
Imply has recently launched the Polaris cloud database service. Imply’s Vice President of Product Marketing, David Wang, puts the launch in context as he details the company’s Project Shapeshift work around Apache Druid, going on to explain how today’s analytics opportunities require the very latest and best database solutions.

Expert Opinions

By Daniel Spicer, Chief Security Officer at Ivanti.
By Nathan Howe, VP Emerging Technologies, 5G at Zscaler.
By Bhushan Patil, Chief Growth Officer for Network Services for APJI & EMEA,
Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland The data centre sector skills shortage has been documented by industry publications and research firms for almost a decade. In fact, a report published by Gartner in 2016 found 80% of firms expected to find their growth held back due to a lack of new data centre skills, with the McKinsey Global Institute predicting a global shortage of 1.5 million qualified data centre managers as early as 2015.