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Q&A: Why the data centre industry needs a global database of operating incidents

We sat down with Dr. Dennis Cronin, CEO-Americas at the Data Center Incident Reporting Network, to understand why establishing a global database of data centre incidents has benefits for everyone involved in the sector.


Edge data centre operations challenged by exposure to the elements, ASHRAE bulletin warns

Data centre efficiency and reliability standards body ASHRAE has released a technical bulletin addressing the environmental and sustainability challenges of small edge data centres.

Edge computing is a rising and trend in the IT industry and refers to infrastructure that stores and processes data closer to its source, outside of the enterprise or cloud data centre.


Businesses have adapted to meet pandemic challenges, but are disaster recovery strategies keeping up?

In the last few months, almost every business will have evaluated and, where necessary, updated its technology strategy and processes. Getting as close to business-as-usual has been a huge priority and focusing on operational infrastructure, communications, and collaboration tools and services has delivered widespread benefits.

But what about disaster recovery (DR)? How many organisations have reviewed and updated their approach to DR in line with their current situation? These are important questions that deserve specific attention, as plans that were in place for the ‘old normal’ might not be appropriate for rapidly changing circumstances. So, what are the current drivers of DR strategy and how can businesses ensure they can identify and adapt to any gaps in their approach?


UK MoD adds Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to multi-cloud mix

The digital division of the UK Ministry of Defence has added Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to the suite of cloud services available to the UK defence community.

Defence Digital said the addition of OCI to MODCLOUD, a collection of approved public and private cloud services for application delivery and sensitive data processing and storage, will enable the MoD to meet the demand for a ‘real-time information advantage’ – a military term describing how information and IT is reshaping modern warfare.


The future workplace: 5 AI and analytics trends to build lasting resilience

Andrew Duncan outlines five ways that companies are embedding data-driven decision making to enable business resilience.


Amazon and Microsoft invest in producer of carbon-infused concrete

Amazon and Microsoft are among a group of technology and property developers that have invested in CarbonCure, a Canadian-based startup that injects re-captured CO2 into the concrete manufacturing process.


Q&A: Online gaming and cyber security, with Limelight Networks’ Steve Miller-Jones

As Vice President of Product Strategy at Limelight Networks, Steve Miller-Jones focuses on driving the long term product roadmap for the company with a focus on delivering the highest quality online experiences. In this Q&A, Steve explores the cyber threats brought into focus by online gaming.


On-demand Webinar: How can security keep pace, yet secure DevOps workflows?

How to integrate robust security measures in line with DevOps stages and how to ensure secure, yet faster product releases.


Data Centres: Shades of Green Enablement

Do data centres & ICT stand in the way of global environmental goals or are they already enabling our green future? Derek Webster says it’s time to look at the facts


Schneider Electric launches new APC Easy Rack PDU family

Schneider Electric has announced the launch of the APC Easy Rack PDU range, which it says provides an easy-to-install, easy-to-use and customisable power distribution unit for connected loads.

The new range aims to provide reliable power connection at a more competitive cost and caters to a range of environments, from network closets, to edge computing environments and to small and medium data centres.


SSE Enterprise Telecoms connects 8 new data centres to 100Gbps UK network

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has connected eight new data centres to its 100Gbps network and upgraded four existing facilities. 

The connectivity provider is now connected to more than 90 commercial data centres across the UK.

The newly-connected eight data centres are located in England, Scotland and Wales, including ASK4 in Sheffield, AQL DC2 and DC5 in Leeds, SCC and Six Degrees in Birmingham, DataVita and Pulsant in Glasgow and Next Generation Data in Newport.


Breach exposes data of every Covid-19 positive Welsh patient

Wales’ national public health agency has apologised after accidentally uploading the data of every citizen who tested positive for Covid-19 to a public-facing server.

Public Health Wales (PHW) confirmed the personal data of 18,105 Welsh residents was uploaded by mistake to the insecure server and searchable by anyone using the site.



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