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Ian Bitterlin: Artificial intelligence in the data centre?

There's talk of artificial intelligence revolutionising data centres. Ian Bitterlin suggests some human intelligence would be a good place to start. This month I have...

Guidance issued on maintaining UPS

In a data centre, the UPS acts as the first line of defence, protecting against a range of power problems – from voltage spikes...

DataCentres North: full programme announced

Datacentres North’s educational programme will address both 'strategic issues' affecting the industry and the opportunities specific to the region, as well as the 'operational...

Data Centre Summit London: education, debate, and networking

Data Centre Summit London is a one-day conference event for data centre industry professionals. Taking place at the Barbican Centre in the heart of...

The pros and cons of eco-mode UPS: what does the future hold?

Ian Bitterlin discusses the potential risks and benefits of adopting eco-mode UPS technology, and considers the future impact of silicon carbide IGBTs. In the early...

Challenges in critical cooling discussed by experts

Many IT professionals are relying on small spaces for their ever-increasing business critical applications, such as branch office operations, telecoms and edge computing. Cooling...

Are data centres using their UPS estate efficiently?

The latest research suggests that many UPS systems are not operating efficiently and are being under-utilised. Louise Frampton spoke to Riello UPS general manager...

PUE: a flawed and inadequate metric or practically perfect?

PUE has its critics but it is neither flawed nor inadequate. In fact, for what it is intended to represent, it is nearly perfect;...

Optimising data centre assets for maximum efficiency

A staggering 80% of data centres fail to exceed 60% of their original design specification. Paul Rivett, group operations director, CNet Training,  identifies common poor practices...

Hyper security in a changing world: the hidden data centre

There have been some high profile power outages at data centres, political instability in the EU and suggestions that data centres could become the...

Adapting infrastructure following legislative change

From the IP Act and Brexit, to a new Green Grid performance metric, Future Facilities’ Jon Leppard discusss the potential impact on data centre...

The future of DCIM: remote, data-driven and Cloudy?

Experts at 451 Research point out that the value of data centre infrastructure management data multiplies when integrated, shared and analysed at scale. DCIM-based...

Protecting critical systems at the heart of UK’s cyber security hub

One of the most resilient and connected data centres in the UK is being constructed in Gloucester, by Indectron. Louise Frampton speaks to Sudlows’...

TCN Data Hotels upgrades to transformer-free technology

Providing 99.9999% availability, TCN Data Hotels runs two data centres in the north of the Netherlands, each with a capacity of approximately 50MW. However,...

IP House protects against downtime through DCIM solution

IP House, a London-based data centre startup and new entrant to the UK colocation market, has selected EcoStruxure IT, the next generation cloud-based Data...

Siemens to harness AI to improve cooling efficiency

The Siemens Building Technologies Division is expanding its existing Thermal Optimisation offering set for data centres to intelligently ensure both highly efficient cooling production...

Vertiv extends partnership with Russian data centre operator IXcellerate

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has announced at Datacloud Europe the extension of its partnership with IXcellerate. The Russian data centre provider recently launched...

CNet launches data centre sustainability programme

A new distance learning initiative, focused on sustainability, has launched by CNet in response to calls from data centre professionals for a programme to...

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...

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...