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Containerised data centres

We’re all aware of our dependence on technology, as exemplified by smartphones, automated booking systems, satnav and much else besides. However the depth of this dependence, and the scale on which we use technology, may not be quite so apparent. Consider a music festival, for example. An event of any size calls for highly competent… Read More


Schneider Electric Introduces Uninterruptible Power Supply for Harsh Industrial Environments

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced the availability of Gutor PXC, a standardised, fully industrial uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for harsh environments. Ideal for rugged and outdoor settings such as oil and gas exploration and production sites, marine and offshore environments and climates with extreme temperatures, the Gutor PXC… Read More


Schneider Electric Prefabricated and Micro Data Centre Solutions Wins Data Centre Power Product of the Year Award

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, has won the Data Centre Power Product of the Year category at the DCS Awards 2016. The company’s industry leading portfolio of Prefabricated and Micro Data Centre Solutions allows the rapid and cost-effective deployment of infrastructure in any location, unhindered by challenges of distance, space… Read More


Is a KeyBlock datacenter the key to success? Keystone NAP will find out

A new operator, Keystone NAP, has launched in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, at the former US Steel complex there. The site is near the border with New Jersey and 30 miles from Philadelphia, with a massive amount of power available at a tall former industrial building, plus land to expand on. Keystone NAP plans to fill… Read More


The Cost and Benefit Analysis of Prefabricated vs Traditional Data Centres

Prefabricated modular data centres offer many benefits including flexibility, predictability and speed of deployment. Cost can be seen as a barrier, but a systematic comparison provides detailed insights into the variance in capital expenditure between a prefab and a traditional purpose-built data centre.  Prefabricated data centres are growing in popularity, especially for smaller Edge of… Read More


How modern UPS topology contributes to scalable data centres

Since the financial crisis, capital for new projects has become much harder to obtain. Investing speculatively in projected future demand for IT capacity has become impossible in many circumstances. Businesses are instead starting to use a modular, scalable approach to their data centre requirements; starting from a minimal size and growing incrementally in pace with… Read More


Achieving Cost-Effective, Scalable UPS Solutions at the Megawatt Level

Rapidly growing demand for data capacity means that data centre power requirements are increasingly reaching megawatt rather than kilowatt levels. In this article, Kenny Green, Technical Support Manager at Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd, a Kohler company looks at how UPS providers can respond to this challenge while maintaining the availability and energy efficiency standards enjoyed… Read More



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