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White paper recommends gas-powered backup generators for the data centre

A new white paper from Wartsila advocates the use of gas generators, rather than diesel-powered, as an option for emergency power in the data centre. The paper claims that state-of-the-art gas engines have a similar speed to startup in an emergency as the more prevalent diesel version, but unlike a diesel engine, a gas-fired engine… Read More


Managing effective service plans in the data centre

Alan Luscombe, director at Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd., a Kohler company, explains why professionally designed and fulfilled service contracts are so vital to UPS reliability… Any organisation that invests in an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) expects it to support their mission-critical ICT resource by supplying clean, uninterrupted power with 24/7/365 availability. There is very good… Read More


British Airways data centre outage a ‘tragedy’, says CEO

The British Airways data centre outage, which saw thousands of holidays disrupted over the three-day weekend, has been described by BA’s CEO as a ‘tragedy’. The IT failure, which has clipped £500 million off the value of parent company International Airlines Group (IAG), saw BA cancel 75,000 flights to global locations over the busy bank… Read More


Driving monitoring efficiencies in the data centre

Robert Faulkner of Server Technology argues why you can’t improve what you don’t measure in the data centre… There are many data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software packages available today, but very few have enjoyed significant success due to the bearish nature of monitoring every detail of a data center. Most organizations are demanding that… Read More


Smart home power management débuts through national grid

Data transmission across the national electricity grid is now a reality, using a newly-developed system from a UK company. The Grid Data and Measurement System (GDMS) allows for immediate and effective demand-side adjustments to power consumption by smart devices connected to the grid. Reactive Technologies created the GDMS as a way to send data to and from… Read More



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