Leicester University appoints Keysource

Keysource, the expert in business critical environments, has been appointed by the University of Leicester on a three-year extendable contract to provide critical data centre facilities management (FM) services. It builds on a seven-year relationship which started in 2009 when Keysource designed and built the University’s’ award winning data centre which they then expanded in 2011, almost doubling it in size.

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Minkels releases ROI Calculation Tool on data centre aisle containment

Minkels releases a white paper on ROI calculation for investments in aisle containment – for enhanced energy efficiency. The new Minkels white paper provides a well-substantiated calculation model and all the parameters required to calculate achievable returns of aisle containment investments.

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Keysource conducts health check

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has appointed Keysource, the expert in business critical environments, to review its data centre infrastructure. This will involve benchmarking the data centres at each hospital to ensure the significant investment the Trust has made in its IT infrastructure is protected.

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Anord unveils power distribution products

Anord Critical Power has unveiled the Anord Modular Product (AMP) Power Distribution Unit (PDU). The new offering is the most advanced power distribution solution available that enables mission-critical facilities to improve safety, performance, management and monitoring. The AMP PDU will be on display at AFCOM Data Center World, March 14-18, Las Vegas, NV (Booth #944). 

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Schneider Electric launched portfolio of Open Compute products and resources

New Open Rack, power supply unit and battery back-up unit concept designs, whitepapers and a reference design showcased at Open Compute Summit.

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ABB brings 'unprecedented' safety to mission critical electrical systems

A small device protects electrical equipment, saving millions of dollars by preventing unplanned or unforeseen outages.

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Siemon introduces PowerMax PDU line

Siemon has launched a new line of power distribution units (PDUs). The new PowerMax™ PDUs are initially offered in basic and metered versions and enable simple and reliable power distribution to rack mounted IT equipment at an affordable price.

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Lithium-ion battery options for 3-phase UPS solutions

Technology improvements and lower cost accelerating adoption by the data center industry.

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Comparing the costs of prefabricated versus traditional data centres

Prefabricated modular data centres offer many benefits including flexibility, predictability and speed of deployment. Cost can be seen as a barrier, but a systematic comparison provides detailed insights into the variance in capital expenditure between a prefab and a traditional purpose-built data centre. 

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Safeguarding crime data

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has awarded the management of two of its critical data centres to Keysource, the critical environment specialists, as part of the wider strategic implementation of the force’s technology transformation programme.

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David Purvis to power operations at RMD

One of the UK’s leading data centre infrastructure specialists has appointed a new head of operations to support the company’s growth in 2016 and beyond.

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Providing fresh insight into power capacity

Improve uptime and educe power consumption with intelligent branch circuit metering and monitoring.

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White paper examines the drivers and benefits of Edge Computing

As Internet usage becomes more bandwidth intensive and more devices become connected, processing power and data storage are moving from central locations to the edge of the network to shorten transport times and boost efficiency.

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City Lifeline supports Tech City start-up

Central London data centre City Lifeline is announcing its short-term partnership with tech start-up, SPARKL, taking into account the differing needs of start-ups compared to established players. With research showing half of UK businesses fail within their first five years, founders are naturally wary of long-term fixed commitments.

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Modular solution by Riello UPS wins top industry award

Power protection manufacturer Riello UPS has scooped a global award for its innovative new modular product, the Multi Power.

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Expert Opinions

Storage is one of the areas where an IT department can deliver very substantial cost savings, without sacrificing availability, reliability, performance, or cyber resilience. By Richard Bradbury – SVP EMEA & APJ at Infinidat.
Open Source (OS) is big business. Originally seen as the rebel of the IT industry, today not only does it command the attention of individual developers and small communities of programmers, but also that of large, global companies, organisations which now realise that it makes business sense to embrace this approach.
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