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Meeting virtualisation power demands in the data centre

Mike Elms, technical manager at Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd., describes how modern, modular UPS topology can assist data centre managers and owners in meeting power challenges presented by virtualisation… Virtualisation is a powerful strategy that continues to enjoy steady growth within data centres. Its strength comes from making the IT process more productive and agile, delivering… Read More


Lithium-ion: The technology poised to transform uninterruptible power

Li-ion delivers the same amount of energy as VRLA batteries, whilst dramatically reducing footprint and cooling requirements, argues Matthew Baynes, Data Centre Development Director at Schneider Electric With prolonged life expectancy, reduced footprint, efficient cooling requirements, lighter weight and smaller size, Li-ion batteries are fast becoming the key to changing UPS technology for data centres. It… Read More


Data centre users offered full benefits of infrastructure management system

An online system to help colocation customers get the most value out of advanced infrastructure management software has been introduced by London-based data centre owner, Virtus. The Virtus Intelligent Portal (VIP) gives the customer access to the data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) system and “complete transparency into and control of their colocated data centre usage”…. Read More


Pulsant upgrades both its data centre and its investors

Cloud hosting specialist Pulsant, which was recently acquired by investment firm Oak Hill, has completed the latest set of improvements to its Tier III data centre in south London as part of an £18m investment programme. The upgrades, including building its own high voltage (HV) network on site, are intended to boost the site’s levels… Read More


Taking a logical approach to saving data centre energy

Once considered relatively inconsequential to IT management, energy costs have become more significant as the rise in consumption has been exacerbated by a steady – and in some years, substantial – increase in the cost of electricity.  Here, Emiliano Cevenini argues that managers are focussing on piecemeal reductions when what is needed a holistic approach… Read More



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