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Data centres are failing to keep up with energy efficiency goals

Green gains suffer unwelcome slump and staffing shortage reaches critical level Data centre research specialist Uptime Institute has released its ninth annual data centre survey, revealing the latest practices and trends driving mission-critical infrastructure. In last year’s survey Uptime found that data centre operators were making progress in their efforts to cut energy waste, finding… Read More


Equinix outlines sweeping global expansion plans

Data centre operator to spend nearly $2 billion (£1.54 billion) building 12 data centres and expanding 23 existing facilities Equinix has detailed an extensive global expansion strategy for 2019, which includes plans to open 12 new data centres in major European and APAC metros. The colocation giant has already opened data centres in Paris and… Read More


Colocation providers benefiting from hyperscale dash to the edge

Revenue colocation providers pocketed from hyperscale customers outpaced revenues received from other customers and enterprises last year, new data shows Cloud and data centre market research company Synergy Research Group’s latest quarterly research on the global colocation market shows colocation providers are benefiting from a big boost in hyperscale business. Synergy’s data covers the world’s… Read More


Legacy to colo migration in 2019: what you need to know
Colocation providers allow for acceleration of business in ways that allow enterprises to move quicker and be more nimble There are a number of trends driving the migration from on-premises to colocation facilities. First there is a need for data management and storage as an extension of the customer’s business, rather than a separate entity.... Read More

Why simulation is key to smart data centre management

For the people that run data centres, the constant barrage of tools, technologies and processes designed to improve its running can be overwhelming. Specifically for colo facilities, managing these constant developments is a priority as businesses increasingly transition out of existing enterprise establishments. Simulation models represent one of these approaches. Perhaps seen by many as… Read More