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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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’...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...