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How the edge will drive data centre change in 2019

Vertiv has released its top five data centre trends for 2019, and unsurprisingly it predicts edge computing to have the biggest impact  Data centre solution provider Vertiv has shared its top five trends for the year ahead, predicting the edge of the network to be the epicentre of innovation in the data centre space. Vertiv experts… Read More


How robotics is shaping and shifting the next generation of data centre

We are at the beginning of a long and exciting journey, where robotics can complement humans to improve data centre operations, says Giuseppe Leto, Global Data Centre Portfolio Manager at Siemens For everyone involved in data centres, the evolution of robotics is of great interest. It is a topic that is getting relevant visibility in all kinds of… Read More


Amazon brings AWS hardware and services direct to the data centre

Amazon is coming for those unable or unwilling to shelve on-premise infrastructure by bringing AWS hardware and services to the data centre Amazon Web Services’ encroachment into enterprise IT went one step further yesterday with the cloud giant announcing the hardware it uses to power its own cloud is available to purchase. Unveiled at re:Invent… Read More


Global ad fraud scheme cashed in $7 million using data centre methbot

Criminal group’s methbot scheme rented more than 1,900 computer servers hosted in Dallas data centres to load ads on fabricated websites A major fraud operation which caused businesses millions of dollars in losses from falsified ad revenue has been dismantled by US authorities. Two global cybercrime rings were uncovered resulting in the indictment of eight men on… Read More


AWS first major cloud provider to sell ARM servers as a service

AWS has launched EC2 cloud instances powered by its new ARM-based AWS Graviton processor At AWS re:Invent on Monday night, it was a new processor announcement that drew the loudest cheers from the Las Vegas crowd. In his opening keynote, AWS VP Peter DeSantis announced that Amazon has designed 64-bit ARM server processors in-house. The energy-efficient… Read More


Hyperscaler capital expenditure on track for record year

As 2018 comes to a close, all indicators suggest it will be another record-breaking year for the major cloud providers According to new Q3 data from Nevada-based Synergy Research Group, the capital expenditure of the hyperscale operators topped $26 million last quarter, maintaining the level recorded in Q2. This means hyperscale capital expenditure for the first three… Read More


Data centre automation is no longer the preserve of hyperscalers

Any organisation facing constrained budgets and resources, while trying to deliver a hybrid cloud service offering, should now be looking at data centre automation. It’s not “whether to adopt it”, but “how far to take it” If you want a taste of what network automation can achieve, take a look at the data centres powering… Read More


BA to sue CBRE over data centre outage tragedy

British Airways is taking property specialist CBRE to court over last year’s data centre failure which cost the airline almost £60 million  The outage plunged Gatwick and Heathrow’s busy bank holiday schedule into chaos when 672 flights had to be cancelled leaving thousands of passengers stranded. According to the Mail on Sunday, BA is suing CBRE in London’s High… Read More


HPE brings AI cloud management direct to data centre servers

HPE has announced that InfoSight – its cloud-based AI management tool – is being extended to HPE ProLiant Servers, Synergy compute modules, and Apollo systems How to manage an increasingly complex hybrid environment? Well, like most other IT challenges, a combination of sensors and AI analytics is proving capable of handling the challenge, as HPE… Read More


The edge is forcing us to rethink data centre management

Chi Sen Gay, head of data centre software solutions, APJ & EMEA, at Schneider Electric argues a cloud-based management system is required to manage today’s complex and distributed IT ecosystems With the exponential growth of data, the rise of IoT and the increasing adoption of cloud applications, the data centre industry is experiencing tremendous disruption. We… Read More


Plans unveiled for largest data centre in Ireland

Towns in Ireland are scrambling to compete for a slice of the data centre pie, viewing centres as a quick route to transforming the economic fortunes of their areas The latest proposition is an eye-watering €400m, 51-hectare, 90mw, site in Clare, presented to councillors this week, one year after the council earmarked Clare’s potential as a… Read More


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



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