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Interxion France qualifies new synthetic fuel

By replacing the diesel in its generator sets with hydrotreated vegetable oil, HVO100, Interxion France aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked to this carbon emission item by 90%.

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Subzero Engineering appoints new UK/EMEA Channel Manager

Leading data center containment provider appoints new UK/EMEA Channel Manager, with 25 years IT Channel and data center industry expertise.

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Precision cooling

Airedale by Modine has launched its new precision cooling range, SmartCool ONETM, designed specifically to answer the efficiency and scale challenges faced by colocation and hyperscale data centres.

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Riello UPS to showcase range at Data Centre World

Leading manufacturer of uninterruptible power supplies Riello UPS will showcase its comprehensive range of data centre solutions at the industry’s biggest trade event of the year.

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Ramboll acquires leading data centre consulting company

Ramboll has acquired the data center consultancy EYP Mission Critical Facilities (EYPMCF). With the strategic acquisition Ramboll will strengthen its position in the international premier league of data center consultancies and add fuel to its important mission of contributing to lowering the carbon footprint of the industry which is a key component in our digitalized society.

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Four cooling launches in one day!

Airedale, the critical cooling specialists, has announced the forthcoming launch of four ground--breaking data center cooling solutions, all to be unveiled at their virtual Cooling Innovation Day event, to be held on 1st February 2022.

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Know your carbon

Are the differences between net zero and carbon neutral well understood by those with an interest in the data centre sector? I doubt it. There are of course those more technically minded or interested individuals who do understand, but in the broad sweep of things the fundamentals are not and this can create considerable confusion. By Simon Harris, Head of Critical Infrastructure, BCS.

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Surging supply necessitates contingency power for under-strain FLAP markets

A large surge in data centre supply across the FLAP market and an anticipated record-breaking year overall means facility operators must explore distributed energy solutions to avoid potential disruption from under-strain power grids.

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Equinix opens co-innovation facility

Equinix has opened its first Co-Innovation Facility (CIF), located in its DC15 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centre at the Equinix Ashburn Campus in the Washington, D.C. area. A component of Equinix’s Data Centre of the Future initiative, the CIF is a new capability that enables partners to work with Equinix on trialling and developing innovations. These innovations, such as identifying a path to clean hydrogen-enabled fuel cells or deploying more capable battery solutions, will be used to help define the future of sustainable digital infrastructure and services globally.

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Sustainability and climate actions dominate

Mainstream adoption of artificial intelligence and increased equipment integration also likely, according to Vertiv experts.

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The top 10 project success factors for emissions reduction in the data centre industry

As the world increasingly turns its attention to the action required to limit the damage being done to the environment by human activity, the data centre sector is getting to grips with the role it must play in reducing carbon emissions. Energy consumed by data centres is attracting more attention as a matter of concern, as global computing capacity continues to rapidly increase. Already, data centres use an estimated 200 terawatt hours (TWh) each year, more than the national energy consumption of some countries.

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Inspired Energy steps up its support for data centres with launch of new PUE tool

With the spotlight firmly on sustainability following COP26, Inspired Energy has launched an industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) Calculator to highlight the energy efficiency of data centres. The brand new tool has been designed to help energy intensive data centres simply and quickly identify the potential energy, carbon and financial savings they could make through energy efficiency measures.

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Caterpillar launches hydrogen fuel cell project

Caterpillar has launched a three-year project through a collaboration with Microsoft and Ballard Power Systems to demonstrate a power system incorporating a large-format hydrogen fuel cell to produce reliable and sustainable backup power for data centers. The project is supported and partially funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under the H2@Scale initiative and backed by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL).

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Schneider Electric forms Chilldyne partnership

Schneider Electric will offer the Chilldyne Negative Pressure Liquid Cooling Solution to enhance data centre sustainability and efficiency.

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Machine Learning & AI power data centre sector’s first software-embedded thermal advisory capability

EkkoSense has launched Cooling Advisor – a powerful machine learning and AI-powered advisory software tool that helps data center operations teams to keep their critical facilities thermally-optimized.

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Videos

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.
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.
Steve Donovan, atNorth’s recently appointed Chief Development Officer, is looking forward to his new role in growing the company’s data centre footprint and profile across the Nordics and, in time, beyond. He believes that atNorth is ideally placed to meet the ever-increasing demand for sustainability within the data centre industry.
Andrew Slater, Practice Director - Cloud, at Node4, discusses the company’s recent Future of Hybrid Cloud report, which finds that the majority of end users are beginning to understand which workloads belong in the public cloud and which don’t. Alongside the development of this ‘traditional’ hybrid approach, Andy highlights the emergence of a new hybrid cloud model, with public cloud provider software being introduced into end users’ own IT environments.

Expert Opinions

By Zeki Turedi, EMEA CTO, CrowdStrike.
By Jon McKellar, UK Country Manager at F5.
The real benefits of cloud are only slowly becoming clear, says database expert Martin Gaffney. But it can’t realise it’s full potential until one last architectural bottleneck is solved--database. By Martin Gaffney, Vice President EMEA at Yugabyte.