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Exclusive: NTT planning one of UK’s biggest data centres

Japanese telecom giant NTT Communications is planning two data centres that will span 53,000 sq. metres in the London borough of Dagenham, The Stack has found. The proposed data centres, if built, would become one of the largest sites in the UK. Planning documents suggest it would be ready by late 2019 and employ 108 full-time… Read More

The role of the UPS in data centre efficiency

Data centre efficiency is an often-discussed and sometimes maligned subject. To quote Emma Fryer quoting Donald Rumsfeld – there are ‘known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns.’ Not only is there a lack of reliable information, constantly differing figures, and a lot of different agendas, there are also terms and measurements that have become accepted… Read More

Lessons learned from Monzo’s Kubernetes outage

Monzo engineers suffered a very unenjoyable day in October last year when the online bank experienced a total outage for an hour and 21 minutes. At KubeCon in Copenhagen, Oliver Beattie, Monzo’s head of engineering, talked through the outage and discussed some of the lessons he learned after experiencing every engineer’s worst-case scenario. A full… Read More

Artificial intelligence in the data centre

People are realising, now more than ever, the benefit of intelligent, connected, and data-driven business strategies. It doesn’t matter what business you are in, it’s clear that big data, the Internet of Things, automation and machine learning are changing the way we work – and artificial intelligence is the next stage of that trend. Though… Read More

Public cloud on the rise, says State of the Cloud report

Enterprise businesses are increasing their use of public cloud and are increasingly focussed on optimising cloud costs, according to the seventh annual State of the Cloud survey. The report, carried out by RightScale, found that 26% of businesses with more than 1000 employees spend more than $6 million (approx. £4.3 million) a year in the… Read More

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