E.ON integrates Fraport AG emergency power generators into virtual power plant

E.ON's virtual power plant continues to grow. Four emergency power generators for Fraport AG are now linked to E.ON's energy platform. This means that,...

Issue of ‘Zinc Whiskers’ risks data centre outages 

The issue of 'Zinc Whiskers' in data centres isn't improving and some are still failing to recognise the dangers posed by these tiny zinc...

JCB wins £10m contract for gas powered generators

JCB has secured a deal worth £10 million which will see the company’s first major entry into the gas powered generator sector. The company’s Power...

Microsoft’s Dublin data centre forced to build own power station

Microsoft is being forced to build its own powerstation in Dublin for its data centres because the local electricity grid is unable to cope,...

Fuel cell efficiency put to the test by consortium

European fuel cell manufacturer Elcogen will supply its technology for a groundbreaking new project demonstrating how reversible solid oxide cells can be used in...

Promoting a culture of learning, not blame

Shared learning from data centre incidents could help reduce risk across the sector, but can the industry overcome a culture of secrecy? Louise Frampton...

Tiers of joy: how risk reduction can save data centres money

A survey of data centre operators showed that one quarter experienced a data centre outage in the past 12 months. However, Tier certification can...

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...

Rittal offers free cooling equipment survey

Users of Rittal enclosure cooling technology are being offered free on-site inspection surveys to ensure that their production and process critical equipment is being...

Working smarter: creating new revenue from your assets

Consumers and businesses alike are increasingly demanding that their suppliers operate responsibly, says Ashley Phillips, from Ørsted (formerly Dong Energy). He discusses energy strategies...

ABB circuit breaker technology helps ensure resilience for major bank

A major EU economy’s central bank has installed Emax 2, ABB’s smart circuit breaker, to upgrade the backup power at its Rome headquarters, increasing...

How to prove the business case for energy resilience

  There’s usually a strong commercial case for investing in energy resilience, says Centrica Business Solutions. But how do you convince your Board to make...

Renewables will be key to Ireland’s data centre growth

Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, has released a report...

Smart grid evolution: potential of a dynamic capacity market

Gareth Spinner at Noveus offers an insight into the smart grid and explores some of the key issues and considerations for data centres that...

Protecting against future outages in the aftermath of Hurricanes Maria and Irma

Fairbanks Morse has announced that it has delivered its PoweReliability-as-a-Service platform to a Fortune 500 company in Puerto Rico. The installation provides a dual...

Equinix announces new cloud security service to manage encryption keys

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has announced the launch of Equinix SmartKey, a global key management and encryption Software as a Service (SaaS) offering that simplifies...

The changing face of energy: The Energyst Event

New event taking place 17th to 18th of April at National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham The full conference line-up has been officially announced for the inaugural...

Dodge damaging downtime with Riello UPS: why UPS maintenance should be on your mind

81% of organisation have suffered a damaging power-related failure in the last year. Those figures should raise alarm particularly for mission critical sites such...

Fit for the future: new modular UPS

Uninterruptible Power Supplies Limited (UPSL), a Kohler company, has recently launched the PowerWAVE 9250 DPA – the latest addition to its range of premium,...

Eaton joins research campus to drive energy innovation

Eaton has joined the Low-Voltage (LV) Consortium of FEN Research Campus as a new industrial partner dedicated to innovative energy projects. Eaton will contribute...