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,...

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’...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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;...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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,...
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...