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EcoCooling: What’s happening in the data centre right now?

DW talks to Alan Beresford, Managing Director, EcoCooling, about some of the trends and technology developments impacting on a data centre near you right now and into the future.

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Data centres have a role to play in the Smart Grid. How to convince the data centre manager.

DW talks to Jason Yates – Technical Services Manager, Riello, looking at the practicalities of the Smart Grid and how data centres have a role to play – just as soon as data centre managers become comfortable with the idea!

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Schneider Electric - How will more traditional industries get to grip with the edge?

Digitalisation World's Philip Alsop interviews Kevin Brown, Senior Vice President of Innovation and Chief Technology Officer for the €3.7 billion IT Division at Schneider Electric, about how the edge data centre market is developing, with particular emphasis on the importance of the local edge – the interface between an enterprise and its customers.

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Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends 2019

Blockchain, artificial intelligence, empowered edge, privacy and ethics, quantum computing, immersive experiences, augmented analytics, autonomous things and digital twins drive the Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019. David Cearley, Gartner Vice President, presented the trends at Gartner 2018 Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Florida.

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The most secure data centre in Scandinavia?

Hidden deep in a mountain, Green Mountain’s data centre is cooled by the cold waters of a Norwegian fjord. Working with nature, Green Mountain is saving energy and protecting the environment — leading the way to cutting data centre energy use by a third.

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World Class Wiki Enables Rackspace Data Center Excellence

"This source of truth, along with our adherence to lean manufacturing principles, enables continuous improvement and helps elevate Rackspace data center operations into best in class industry leadership." - Rackspace

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Increasing operational and cost efficiencies

Robert Kruthaupt, Senior Technological Team Lead at Cincinnati Bell, sits down with Park Place to describe the positive impact ParkView has had for Cincinnati Bell.

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Australian fish farm undergoes IT upgrade by investing in edge infrastructure

Australian fism farming company Tassal looked at harnessing IT to make its business of growing salmon more sustainable and cost-effective. It invested in an integrated IT solution powered by Vertiv and Dell EMC for its business in Tasmania.

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Can Your Data Center Cooling System Do This?

Just how flexible is your data center cooling system? The incredibly agile and efficient Liebert DSE Free-Cooling system is designed around a single platform that can be configured in many ways for placement indoors or outdoors. With more than 5,000 installations globally and growing each day, it’s the most popular cooling system in the Vertiv stable of offerings.

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Andy Power Discussing Data Economy

Is your company’s data getting the care and attention it needs? Find out from Andy Power, Digital Realty’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), how smart firms are getting the most from their data – and changing their data centre needs as a result.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a top IT priority for global organisations for the next 12 months. But while the vast majority (92%) agree that they need to invest in IoT technologies in order to remain competitive, IT complexity and proven ROI are creating challenges. Delays and budget cuts due to the global pandemic have also had a more recent impact on project implementation.
BUPA is harnessing Nutanix solutions to address performance, scalability and management issues impacting its business-critical Citrix environment that supports over 5,000 users. These issues were quickly resolved by migrating from a legacy infrastructure to the Nutanix Cloud platform and Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV). Beyond this initial phase, BUPA has also begun using Nutanix Calm to fully automate management of its DaaS computing system and allow for rapid deployment of this and other workloads to any cloud in accord with long term multicloud strategy.
Dun & Bradstreet reveals businesses are increasingly concerned about protecting customer data, with leaders citing concerns around supply chain risk and data privacy in a new era of regulation.
The extension of Interxion’s London Metro Connect solution enables customers to improve performance and reduce costs.

Expert Opinions

By Sharon Einstein, General Manager, Customer Engagement Analytics, NICE.
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.
By Davide Villa, Director of Business Development EMEAI, Western Digital.
By Drew Firment, VP of Enterprise Strategies at Pluralsight.