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Latest Data Centre Opinions


IoT and the hyper-sensed data centre dividend
With the introduction of a new generation of IoT enabled sensors, the fully-sensed data centre is on the horizon, bringing with it indispensable improvements in monitoring, management and maximisation of facility performance, writes Dean Boyle, CEO of EkkoSense Despite the best efforts of their operations teams, even the best run data centres will inevitably end... Read More

Data protection in a cyber-sensitive world
Proper IT asset disposal (ITAD) is increasingly becoming a vital enterprise consideration and is an industry growing in sophistication, writes John Shegerian Electronic devices are being switched out at a faster pace than we have ever seen before in history. At the rapid rate that technology is improving, businesses, government agencies, and individuals are all... Read More

Modular reasoning: why DC standardisation makes sense
Data centre builds will increasingly comprise standardised, modular building blocks configured to address special power and thermal requirements Much like snowflakes, no two data centres are identical. Although they may be home to similar IT equipment, the business needs of the owners and operators of the equipment along with legal requirements, financial considerations and business... Read More

Tackling the data centre skills gap
The data centre industry needs to promote the education of their staff, move away from a small niche of specialists, and promote cross-disciplinary working through knowledge, writes Robert Tozer The data centre skills gap refers to both the knowledge gap (lack of training and experience) and the numbers gap (lack of people to fill positions).... Read More


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