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Delivering UPS solutions that the data centre demands

David Bond, Director of Centiel SA, Chairman of Centiel UK Ltd., Director of Centiel Asia Pacific, discusses the company’s significant achievements to date as an innovative manufacturer and supplier of UPS systems. He highlights Centiel’s market-leading approach, which has seen it first to introduce transformerless technology, modular UPSs and, most recently, a sustainable solution with a 30-year design life.

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AI adds to sustainability pressures on the data centre

Gisli Kr., Chief Sales Officer at AtNorth. discusses the carbon footprint AI explosion, suggesting that finding the right sustainable data centre to host these AI applications can help contribute to the circular economy. He also provides updates on the company’s third Icelandic data centre, some new hires, and record revenue levels – which in part can be contributed to atNorth’s strong sustainability credentials.

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Building a sustainable digital economy - setting the scene

Max Schulze, Founder of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, explains why the organisation is transforming into a global think tank, before discussing the current digital transformation landscape – the good, the bad and the ugly! As ever, he shares some great insights as to what needs to happen to ensure that sustainability is front and centre of the digital world.

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Xavier Gaillard, Milexia CEO, outlines the company’s very ambitious growth target to double sales over five years, explaining how this will be achieved through a mixture of acquisitions, partnership development and the introduction of new technology solutions and services. Xavier also provides some insight as to how Milexia is helping the semiconductor industry supply chain adjust to life post-Covid.

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Expert Opinion Series - Episode 1 - DCS Talks to Centiel

In the first of a series of interviews with leading industry experts, David Bond, from our series sponsor company, Centiel, shares valuable thoughts on and insights into current data centre industry challenges and opportunities – with sustainability and skills very much the focus. He also reveals what keeps him busy away from the workplace.

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DCS talks to NKA about the innovative @RACK MDDS

Sergio Afonso, Sales Director at NKA Tech, discusses the innovative @RACK Mobile Data Destruction System - which recently won the DCS Awards’ Data Centre ICT Security Innovation Award - explaining the many advantages it offers over the existing alternatives. He also shares some exciting future plans in terms of expanding both the @RACK portfolio and market coverage.

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Time for a data centre sustainability revolution

James Rix, Project Director, Global Lead for Data Center & Mission Critical CoP, Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd, provides a detailed, nuanced and expert analysis of the opportunities and challenges facing the data centre industry when it comes to the supply chain, skills and, crucially, sustainability. He argues that it is time for the industry to abandon its ‘softly, softly’ environmental evolution in favour of a strategic thinking and technology revolution.

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Best practice data centre optimisation

Dean Boyle, CEO and Co-Founder of Ekkosense, discusses the importance of AI and VR driven thermal optimisation for live data centre environments – helping organisations to address their sustainability objectives as part of an overall corporate ESG strategy.

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Lack of skills threatens data centre disruption

Mike Meyer, Managing Director, Portman Partners (Executive Search), provides some fascinating and expert insights as to why the data centre and wider digital infrastructure sectors are facing an imminent skills shortage, suggesting that innovative thinking and actions are required to address the situation before it becomes a significant bottleneck to ongoing digital transformation in both the business and consumer worlds.

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Decentralised data centres offer sustainability edge

Richard Clifford, Director of Solutions at Keysource, discusses ways in which the data centre industry can address its Net Zero obligations with a range of technology and strategy innovations. In particular, he believes that next generation edge, with data centres being constructed and integrated into local communities, offers some significant sustainability benefits, so long as all the stakeholders understand the opportunity.

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Looking under the covers at the ‘legacy problem’

Robert Reuben, Managing Director of Proceed Group, provides some fascinating insights into ‘the legacy problem’ – how many companies struggle to understand the various interdependencies of their existing IT infrastructure, applications and data, at a significant financial and operational cost to the business; and proving a potentially significant obstacle to upgrading and optimising their IT environment for the demands of the digital age. Robert explains that it doesn’t need to be this way!

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Promoting a powerful data centre industry proposition

Mark Yeeles, Vice President of Schneider Electric’s Secure Power division in the UK and Ireland, shares his enthusiasm for his new role as he seeks to bring many years’ experience (including most recently within the company’s Industrial Automation division) to bear on the data centre industry. He believes that the sector has an important, positive role to play in both enabling and implementing digital solutions.

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News

Infinidat has enjoyed another successful night of industry recognition at this year’s prestigious SDC magazine awards.
Qarbon Technologies announces the production launch of its much-anticipated Qarbon LATTICE™ platform. This innovative solution is poised to radically transform how digital infrastructure is managed across the globe, marking a new era of efficiency, automation, and connectivity in the data center space.
Relocation encourages and develops the collaboration and teamwork between Subzero Engineering’s data center containment and Simplex modular cleanroom solutions product lines.
Unique partnership builds upon Kao Data’s industry-leading high performance colocation capabilities, providing public sector, academic and scientific research organisations with access to immediate, sustainable, and scalable data centre capacity.

Expert Opinions

By Kai Wawrzinek, CEO & Co-founder, Impossible Cloud.
By Wayne Carter, VP Engineering, Couchbase.
Datacentre operators and owners are facing a huge challenge when it comes to energy prices as despite the so called ‘energy crisis’ being over, many are still being charged more than double the normal cost for their next electricity contract. In this article Mark Callaway, Consultant at Noveus Energy, will look at the reasons why and also what companies can do to bring these costs down.
By Michael Rendell, Partner, Monstarlab.