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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...
More data centre consolidation, says quinix UK managing director Russell Poole

Equinix boss sees more consolidation

Further M&A activity is likely within the data centre sector, according to its biggest player Equinix. The market has already undergone significant consolidation in recent...

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...

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;...

Provisioning the digital transformation of Newcastle City Council services

Newcastle City Council Turns to Schneider Electric and their partner Advanced Power Technology for Data Centre Resilience and System Visibility Newcastle City Council has recently...

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...

Let them eat bandwidth: Ian Bitterlin on optimisation or bust

Data growth continues to outstrip Moore’s Law. A paradigm shift in network photonics and devices will be required to accommodate the ever-increasing bandwidth hunger,...

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,...

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...

Sudlows Open New European Office in Dublin

Sudlows are pleased to announce the opening of its new European office in Dublin. Sudlows have been working with an increasing number of key clients...

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...

Data centre temperatures to rise and London demand to fall?

Data centres will become warmer over the next five years as industry adopts Ashrae standards, according to Global With’s Derrick Allen. “Lukewarm aisles” could...

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...

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...

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...
The Green Grid's Roel Castelein says data centres should adopt mobile developer mindset

Green Grid: Data centres ‘must become like mobile app developers’

Data centre operators must adopt the mindset of mobile phone software developers or risk the wrath of regulators for wasting energy. That was the message...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...