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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


Moving to a colocation data centre? How DCIM software can reduce the risks

Herman Chan, president of Sunbird Software, shares three little-known ways that Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software can simplify moves to colocation data centres Managing the risks and complications involved in a colocation data centre is a challenge even for experienced data centre professionals. Resources such as checklists to manage the tasks required are a… Read More


Why data centre infrastructure standardisation benefits everyone

Patrick Donovan, senior research analyst at the Data Center Science Center at Schneider Electric, explains the benefits of standardisation, both in terms of availability and cost. Standardisation is a key factor driving growth and user acceptance across most industries, particularly in emerging technologies where fear of becoming locked in to a minority product line can… Read More


Data centre resilience: mitigate against the cost of downtime

Mike Elms, national sales manager, Socomec Power Conversion, discusses optimising your data centre for ever-changing requirements The resilience of a data centre – the ability to remain operational even when there has been a power outage, hardware failure or other unforeseen disruption – is becoming increasingly critical for today’s data centre manager. Combined with spiralling… Read More


The acoustic impact on HDDs: risk mitigation measures

Alan Elder, Tyco fellow, Tyco Fire Protection Products, looks at the research conducted on the impact of acoustics on HDDs and risk mitigation measures Data centres are relied upon to store and distribute valuable information for customers across many industries, from the investment banking to the healthcare sector. This valuable information is primarily stored on hard… Read More



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