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…data centre – and it might not be what you think. The UPS may be critical, but the battery that powers it is the...

Why lead acid trumps lithium for data centre batteries

https://youtu.be/Ws0O__5TYJc Lithium ion batteries may be gaining traction in the automotive world, but for datacenters, advanced lead acid technology can deliver lower costs – even...

Data centre batteries: Think smaller for optimum efficiency

Advances in generator technology mean that batteries within uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) are increasingly being specified to provide power for shorter periods, boosting efficiency...

Beyond PUE: Tackling IT’s wasted Terawatts

The Uptime Institute's analysis of data centre energy efficiency trends over the past decade, supported by detailed power usage data from over 300 data...

The Catalyst for change…

An EU funded project has developed a ‘Green Data Centre Assessment Tool’ and is seeking to remove barriers to participation in grid services, such...

Delving into the data centre of the future

Equinix’s David Hall says we must build data centres not only to power the immediate global data demands but to anticipate and meet sustainability...

Comparing costs of prefab data centres with traditional build

SchneiderElectric has introduced a Prefabricated vs Traditional Data Centre Cost Calculator, providing users with a cost analysis for considering the optimum approach to deploying...

Schneider Electric expands cloud-based DCIM portfolio

Schneider Electric has introduced EcoStruxure IT Advisor, further expanding its cloud-based DCIM portfolio of solutions. EcoStruxure IT Advisor delivers a simplified way to deploy data...

The future impact of the hyperscale data centre

There will be more than 600 hyperscale data centres worldwide by 2020, which could have a beneficial impact on the cloud market,...

Data Centre World: are data centres missing out on energy efficiency savings?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYeASfaVPNw   The impact of 5G, the evolution of the Edge and rising energy costs were among the major topics for discussion at Data Centre...

Data Centre World: digital transformation and why we need to rethink resilience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHi1UVeerHw   Resilience at the Edge must be made a priority, as data centres move away from traditional, centralised models. However, there will be significant...

‘Too many data centres operate in reactive mode’ warns consulting firm

Nils Gerstle from Collaboretix Enterprise Consulting warns that failures are all too often due to a reactive approach to data centre management.  Data centre failure can...

Understanding causes of data centre failures

Nils Gerstle from Collaboretix Enterprise Consulting warns that too many data centres operate in a ‘reactive mode’ Data centre failure can be described as a critical...

How IP House delivers on uptime goals

IP House provides high performance colocation data centre services to customers for whom uptime and availability are essential. Adopting a pay-as-you-grow approach to deployment,...

Five steps to improve data centre performance in 2019

Much more accessible data centre infrastructure management (DCIM), tighter ‘edge’ integration, fully-sensed data centre environments, ditching subjective optimisation insights and greater input from other...

Ensuring safe control of backup power

There is a more effective way of managing power than using PLCs, argues Deif’s René Kristensen. He builds the case for multi-master controlled power...

Schneider announces cloud-based DCIM solution

Schneider Electric has announced the continued roll out of EcoStruxure IT Expert, its cloud-based data centre infrastructure management solution, with its release in Europe. ...

APT and Schneider deliver power upgrade to the University of Stirling

Set in the shadow of the Ochil Hills, the University of Stirling’s magnificent 330-acre campus encompasses a loch, a golf course and the 18th-century...

Is ambient cooling overtaking compressor technology?

Tim Bound, director at Transtherm Cooling Industries, explores the evolving role of ambient cooling technologies in keeping energy costs low in data centre applications As...

Does AI hold the key to reducing cost?

Schneider Electric’s Patrick Donovan discusses the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in increasing reliability and efficiency Schneider Electric’s Data Centre Science Centre recently...