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Infographic: What is hyperconvered infrastructure?
If You Are Struggling to Contend with Disparate IT Architectures, You’re Not Alone  Varying proportions of private, public and hybrid cloud consumption are becoming the norm for enterprise, which creates a new set of infrastructure management challenges. Costs and complexity can increase without a robust strategy of coordination and control. Hyperconverged infrastructure unites; Storage, Servers, Virtualisation and Management into a... Read More

UK data centre operators urged to do more to address climate change impact

TechUK has called on the UK data centre sector to ramp up efforts to tackle climate change and help the UK Government meet its target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

According to the trade body’s latest data centre report, operators from all sectors need to do more to improve energy efficiency and use of renewables.


DCW Frankfurt 2019: Conspicuous cloud consumption in the digital era

With the proliferation of 5G, AI, Big Data, IoT and social media, all of which reside in the cloud, there is an ever-increasing demand for energy in data centres.

Take popular consumer data storage platforms, which for the majority of society constitute the cloud. At the Data Centre Re-transformation Conference held last month in Manchester, Uptime Institute revealed it requires 666GWh/year on average to store a selfie on the cloud (assuming the photo is 2.5MB and 6.5kWh/GB is required for annual storage, and given that on average each of the UK’s 41M cloud users store 1000 photos per year).


‘World’s first’ ocean-powered data centre planned for Scotland

Green developer SIMEC Atlantis Energy has announced plans to construct the world’s first sea-powered hyperscale data centre in the north of Scotland.

The site in the Caithness region of Scotland will be powered by electricity generated from MeyGen, a tidal energy project SIMEC Atlantis launched 2010 at an offshore site between Scotland’s northernmost coast and the island of Stroma.


Delivering Green Edge Data Centres: Addressing the Power Consumption Challenge
According to Gartner by 2025 75% of all enterprise data will be created and processed outside a traditional centralised data centre or cloud – in other words at the edge. As edge infrastructure proliferates and the environmental impact of the ICT industry comes under ever-increasing scrutiny, it is essential that edge facilities make use of... Read More


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