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New bite-sized power converter can shrink data centre energy waste

Lifecycle costs of data centres are dominated by energy expenses and there is growing backlash over the electricity consumption of centres worldwide One solution, vaunted by the likes of EcoDataCenter and DigitalRealty is to change energy sources to renewables. Other startups like Cloud&Heat are using hot water cooling technology to recycle waste heat into energy…. Read More


AWS opens GovCloud data centres on US East Coast

AWS has officially opened its latest high-security GovCloud data centres on the US East Coast Plans for the latest crop of government-catered data centres were announced by AWS last year, as part of plans to expand the existing GovCloud region launched in 2011. AWS is the leading cloud provider for US intelligence services. In 2013 details… Read More


Why simulation is key to smart data centre management

For the people that run data centres, the constant barrage of tools, technologies and processes designed to improve its running can be overwhelming. Specifically for colo facilities, managing these constant developments is a priority as businesses increasingly transition out of existing enterprise establishments. Simulation models represent one of these approaches. Perhaps seen by many as… Read More


Data centre hardware hit by US-China trade war

The recent tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on China in September included duties on a range of consumer and business tech that caused alarm among OEMs  In the escalating trade war, it was announced that $200 billion worth of Chinese imports were to be subject to ten percent tariffs, with warnings of further duties if… Read More


AMD unveils next generation of data centre GPUs

AMD has unveiled the world’s first 7nm data centre GPUs offering up to six times faster data transfer speeds The Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50 accelerators are aimed at supporting the latest in deep learning, HPC, cloud computing and rendering applications. The new accelerators are able to process workloads such as rapidly training complex neural… Read More


Schneider Electric announces Uptime Institute TIER-ready designs

Schneider Electric has announced new EcoStruxure Ready prefabricated modular power solutions and Uptime Institute TIER-Ready reviewed reference designs  The data centre industry is seeing a surge in demand for faster and easier ways to deploy power, especially among cloud and service providers, fuelling growth in the prefab modular data centre market. Cloud and service providers… Read More


How retail digitalization is driving date centre expansion

A new report from Vertiv has revealed how digital transformation has impacted the data centre requirements of major international retailers The rapid evolution of digitalization has left consumers expecting an enhanced and flawless service when interacting across retail channels, prompting retailers to rush to leverage IoT, cloud, and big data to get ahead of competitors… Read More


Security and budget concerns delaying data centre automation

A new report from Tech Pro research indicates around 60% of organisations have yet to automate any data centre functions Not only have the majority of organisations yet to automate any data centre functions, a quarter also say they have no plans do so “in the near future”. Respondents – surveyed online in September – say… Read More


Your hotel room might soon contain its own edge facility

Ian Bitterlin, visiting professor at Leeds University, former Emerson CTO and data centre evangelist, offers his take on the some of the most important and unanswered questions about the edge, and explains why hotels are the perfect sites for powering the new edge ecosystem Who is going to own the edge? I would bet on… Read More


Interxion to construct new data centres in Frankfurt and Marseille

Leading European data centre service provider Interxion has announced it will construct new data centres in Frankfurt and Marseille to meet continued customer demand Interxion’s Frankfurt campus is one of Germany’s largest cloud and connectivity hubs and has the densest concentration of networks in Frankfurt, with over 20 cloud deployments from big-name global cloud platforms and over 200… Read More


Building a green data centre: the key ingredients

John Booth, MD of Carbon 3IT and chair of DCA Energy Efficiency SIG, looks at what is needed when putting design pen to paper for green data centres. According to TechTarget a “green data centre” is a repository for the storage, management and dissemination of data in which the mechanical, lighting, electrical and computer systems… Read More


UK data centres failing to meet C-suite requirements research reveals

According to research released by Volta Data Centres, data loss and downtime are putting hybrid and edge computing strategies at risk. The research reveals that 56% of IT decision makers have experienced downtime over the past six months and 46% have experienced data loss in the last 12 months. The average downtime was 3h 45minutes… Read More



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