As the global data explosion and resulting data gravity further impact IT operations, accredited training is launched to help the industry prepare for the ubiquitous deployment of liquid cooling solutions.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
The University of Leicester has appointed Keysource, the datacentre and critical environment specialists, to lead the transformation of its Computer Centre Data Centre located on campus. It follows an increase in the need for high performance computing driven in part by the growth in research initiatives such as DiRAC, ALICE and space exploration projects.
Meeting today’s data centre stand-by power operational requirements, Natural Gas (NG) generators are becoming cost competitive with diesel generators and maintain a better emission profile to help meet GHG abatement ambitions.
The UK’s cornerstone Smart Buildings Show returns for its largest event to-date. The free-to-attend conference and exhibition takes place at London’s iconic ExCel, on 6-7th October 2021, with more exhibitors and content than ever before. Covid-safe practices continue to be followed in line with venue and government guidelines, ensuring visitor safety.
A phased replacement of near end-of-life condensers with new improved energy efficient technology at a mission critical data centre. Main data centre space reclaimed with the construction of a brand new UPS facility.
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.
Chris Wey, President of the Power Systems Business Unit, Rocket Software, talks through the tell-tale signs of a DevOps programme that isn’t delivering, before outlining the key components of a truly ‘modern’ DevOps solution, with some major benefits for end users.
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.
Simon Spring, Operations Director of EMEA at WhereScape, discusses some of the common misconceptions surrounding data warehouses, data lakes, and data hubs, and why a proper understanding of each is key to building effective data infrastructure.