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CFD and digital twin technology optimises data centre design

DCS talks to Alex Dorn, Engineering Manager at Future Facilities, about the work Future Facilities carried out with Kao Data and JCA Engineering, to help design the UK’s first 100% free cooling, wholesale colocation facility. The use of both CFD analysis and digital twin technology played a major part in the success of the project and, indeed, continues to deliver benefits as IT resources are deployed within the facility.

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DCA Anti-contamination, Filtration and Cleaning Special Interest Group

DCS talks to the SIG Chair, Gary Hall, about the work the group has achieved to date – including the publication of the Anti-Contamination Guide and Risk Register – and looks at future plans for a project focusing on the link between a clean data centre and an energy efficient one, as well as Gary’s suggestion that data centres will eventually be regulated in much the same way as clean rooms are now.

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Data Centre Alliance Sustainability Special Interest Group Spotlight

DCS talks with Astrid Wynne, Chair of the DCA’s Sustainability SIG, to find out more about the work the group is doing to educate the industry on sustainability issues such as materials usage, energy at the point of use, renewable energy and energy efficiency and innovation more widely, the circular economy and Scope 3 emissions.

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Driving the data centre industry agenda

DCS talks to Steve Hone, Co-Founder and CEO of the Data Centre Alliance (DCA), finding out more about the work it does to promote and shape the industry via its strong membership base.

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Data Centre Alliance Workforce Capability and Development Special Interest Group Spotlight

DCS talks with Steve Bowes-Phipps, Chair of the DCA’s Workforce Capability & Development SIG, to find out more about the work the group is doing to address the industry’s skills shortage, as well as to encourage a more diverse workforce.

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Data Centre Alliance Energy Efficiency Special Interest Group Spotlight - Part 2

Part 2 of 2. DCS talks with John Booth, Chair of the DCA’s Energy Efficiency SIG, about the work the group contributes to data centre standards, the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres, as well as energy efficiency technology innovation.

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Data Centre Alliance Energy Efficiency Special Interest Group Spotlight - Part 1

Part 1 of 2. DCS talks with John Booth, Chair of the DCA’s Energy Efficiency SIG, about the work the group contributes to data centre standards, the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres, as well as energy efficiency technology innovation.

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Thought leadership on data centre sustainability

i3 and EYP Mission Critical Facilities have just published their first data centre sustainability white paper. DCS talks about the publication’s focus and findings with Ed Ansett, Founder and Chairman of i3 Solutions Group, and finds out about the i3/EYP GHG Abatement Group’s future plans.

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Data centre sustainability - Part 2

How do you balance ever-growing demands of digital consumers with the need to ensure that data centres are not just energy efficient, but focus on making a very real difference when it comes to the environment? DCS talks with Marc Garner, Vice President of Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division in the UK and Ireland. Part 2.

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Data centre sustainability - Part 1

How do you balance ever-growing demands of digital consumers with the need to ensure that data centres are not just energy efficient, but focus on making a very real difference when it comes to the environment? DCS talks with Marc Garner, Vice President of Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division in the UK and Ireland.

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A liquid asset at the edge

Digitalisation World talks with David Craig, CEO of Iceotope, about the data centre and wider IT challenges which have led to the development of the ku:l micro data centre, which features a liquid-cooled chassis.

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UPS – points to ponder - DCS talks to Power Control

DCS talks to Rob Mather, Solutions Director at Power Control Ltd, looking at the role of UPS systems within the data centre. The conversation focuses on energy efficiency, with demand response, peak shaving, lithium-ion batteries and hydrogen fuel cells in the spotlight. Rob finishes with some valuable advice for organisations looking to purchase UPS technology.

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Datacentre Solutions Magazine talks to BCS about disaster recovery plans and data centre trends

Datacentre Solutions Magazine talks to Jim Hart, CEO of BCS Integrated Solutions, focusing on the company’s recently published summer report, where disaster recovery plans and data centre trends come under the spotlight.

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Energy transformation in the data centre - Interview with Andrew Toher from ENEL-X

Phil Alsop, Editor of Digitalisation World talks to Andrew Toher, ENEL-X’s Head of Customer Insights, about the opportunities available to the data centre industry to move on from what might be termed the ‘low-hanging fruit’ of energy efficiency, to address the challenges around issues such as true sustainability, decarbonisation and good grid citizenship.

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Digitalisation World talks to BCS about disaster recovery plans and data centre trends

Digitalisation World talks to Jim Hart, CEO of BCS Integrated Solutions, focusing on the company’s recently published summer report, where disaster recovery plans and data centre trends come under the spotlight.

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