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Vertiv and Upside partner to create value streams from UPS

Data centre hardware and service provider Vertiv has partnered with smart energy platform Upside Energy to allow UPS owners to sell surplus energy to the grid and cut energy costs The primary function of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) is to provide emergency back up power for users’ data centres and uptake has been swift by businesses… Read More


Chart: Singapore leading Asia Pacific in data centre capacity

See how Singapore compares to Hong Kong, Sydney and Tokyo for data centre investment in this JLL chart. The Asia Pacific data centre market is growing year on year, with primary markets now established in Sydney, Hong Kong, Toyko and Singapore. According to a report published by investment specialists JLL, the demand for data storage… Read More


The future tech enhancing physical security of data centres

The Stack met up with Phil Kempson, managing director, Europe & India at Southco to chat around the key trends he is identifying in data centre physical security. As MD at Southco, what developments are you witnessing around the physical security of data centres and critical IT equipment? In my role at Southco, I oversee a… Read More


Lenovo partner with Scale to provide edge solution for retail

Tech giant Lenovo and edge solutions provider Scale Computing have partnered to create a new edge infrastructure solution for retailers, distributed enterprises, and SMBs. Edge computing is poised to explode this year and take the data processing strain off core infrastructure. Processing at the edge reduces the need for compute to travel from geographically dispersed… Read More


What the edge can learn from hyperscale

The fifth edition of Data Centre World Asia Singapore took place at the Marina Bay Sands last week. On day two was a much-anticipated panel discussion on the future of edge data centres. In this article panellist and A*STAR Head of Data Centre Joshua Au explores in more detail the role of edge data centres in… Read More


Leaked document reveals exact locations of Amazon data centres

Wikileaks, the controversial publisher of highly classified information, has published a secret Amazon internal document that lists the addresses and operational details of over one hundred of the cloud provider’s data centres. The leak was published alongside a map detailing the exact location of the centres. Recent market research shows that Amazon owns and operates… Read More


Defending data centres requires an Artificial Intervention

Jonas Caino wonders whether AI is a data centre’s greatest ally against the increasing threat of attack. We don’t talk about it. If mentioned it’s a little over a whisper. The dirty little phrase that no CIO wants to ever hear but everybody knows is here to stay: ‘We’ve just been hacked’. The threat and… Read More


Azure adds data protection infrastructure to data centres

Azure has announced a public preview of data centre-based virtual machines in US and Europe that protect data confidentiality. The announcement is part of Azure’s “confidential computing” project. With the project, Azure hopes to become the first cloud platform to enable new data security capabilities that protect customer data while in use, rest, or in transit. Azure… Read More


A spotlight on GDPR: Is your data centre compliant?

The GDPR came into effect in May of 2018, covering the United Kingdom and Europe with the world’s most stringent data protection regulation. The enforcement of GDPR comes in response to a series of high profile misuses of private data by global companies. Consumers need more autonomy over the huge data sets of their private… Read More


Azure data centres to power new Xbox streaming service

Microsoft has announced Project xCloud, a new game streaming service that allows gamers to play Xbox games on a range of compatible devices. Any content provider knows that making content available across a full range of devices is necessary in order reach to a wide user base. While cloud solutions that permit gaming outside of the… Read More


CyrusOne granted permission for €400mn Dublin data centre

According to a report in the Irish Independent, US data centre provider CyrusOne has been granted permission for its giant €400mn data centre in Dublin. The data centre will be located at Grange Castle Business Park in Dublin. Grange Castle and nearby Profile Park are already home to data centres from Microsoft, Equinix, Digital Realty,… Read More


Which is the best UPS bypass for a data centre?

In this video, Jason Yates, Technical Services Manager at power management specialist Riello UPS, explores the two main methods of transferring to UPS bypass and advises data centre managers how to choose which one to use. Uninterrupted electricity is vital to the success of modern data centres, where even minimal disruptions to a clean and… Read More



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