The future of data centres

Tier 4 availability will become the norm and not the exception, predicts Centiel chairman David Bond. He argues that the demand for clean energy,...

NGD keeps its cool

Stulz UK and Transtherm Cooling Industries have delivered a substantial package of temperature management and plant cooling technology for the expansion of a high...

Hospitals must improve resilience of IT infrastructure

Chris Wellfair of data centre solutions specialist Secure IT Environments says that hospital IT infrastructure, in many cases, requires significant improvement to ensure energy...

Costing the earth? Energy waste is on the decline…

Equinix’s Michael Winterson says the industry does not deserve its bad image when it comes to energy use. He discusses innovation and sustainability with...

EU’ve spelled out fears

A UPSL survey of the IT industry highlights concerns over Brexit and rising energy costs, but investment in London is still booming...  Rising energy costs and...

DSR: is the juice worth the squeeze?

Policy and regulatory decisions made in the past 12 months will have a significant impact on demand-side response (DSR) economics, while National Grid’s changes...

Data centres and DSR: could they, should they?

Ian Bitterlin examines whether data centres are ready for demand-side response and considers the risks  Demand-side response (DSR) and Short Time Operating Reserve (STOR) are...

Why data centres can’t afford to drift

Vertiv’s Giordano Albertazzi speaks to Louise Frampton about the challenges ahead for the sector and the need to keep data centre infrastructure ‘in shape’...

Why are data centre outages on the increase?

Incidences of IT downtime or severe service degradation have increased in the past year, an Uptime Institute survey of operators and IT practitioners reveals....

On the edge of a new era?

Ian Bitterlin makes some predictions on what the ‘edge’ will mean for jobs, energy consumption and where the ‘edge’ will be located Wherever you look...

Can you bank on your back-up power?

How do you know your back-up power will kick in when it is needed? A recent report suggests there is unrealistic optimism about resilience....

How is the data centre responding to IIoT demands?

The rapidly developing edge data centre industry has an important role to play in the manufacturing sector, as production lines become increasingly reliant on...

Hyperscale inspired: getting ready for OCP

The Open Compute Project (OCP) is seeking to adapt hyperscale innovation and roll this out across the data centre sector. Sharing efficiency and cost-saving...

Opening the water industry flood gates

There is increasing uptake of demand-side response in the mission critical water industry. Irish Water and Northern Ireland Water are paving the way by...

Shaping data centre leaders of the future

Andrew Stevens, CNet’s CEO, speaks to Louise Frampton about the qualities required to lead data centres in an era of rapid growth and technological...

Protecting your assets: the importance of battery testing

Megger’s Antony Wills discusses the need for battery testing to ensure the resilience of mission critical facilities as sites cannot afford to become complacent  Standby batteries...

Reducing unplanned downtime at the edge

With the increasing adoption of edge-based systems and Internet of Things  technologies, there is a growing need for simplified infrastructure that can be remotely...

Rise of the robots and the global war on talent

The data centre industry has changed at a rapid pace in the past 10 years and will continue to change during the  next decade....

How are the data centres that support the UK manufacturing sector changing?

The rapidly developing edge data centre industry is having an important role to play in the manufacturing sector, as production lines become increasingly reliant...

Why UPS needs to be Li-ion ready

Centiel sales and marketing director Mike Elms provides an insight into lithium-ion battery technology and predicts that it will become mainstream for UPS applications...