Latest Data Centre Whitepapers


Optimising data centre performance within the healthcare sector
To discuss healthcare’s increasing reliance on data and associated challenges, ABB has written a white paper with a particular focus on optimising data centre performance. It offers practical advice for data centre transformation and draws on a case study from the University Hospital of Basel, exploring the benefits they derived from the implementation of ABB’s... Read the full article

Data centres’ digital journey
Power is the lifeblood of data centres, and with 100MW facilities the new normal for top-tier facilities, managing it has become even more essential. Digital technologies offer the means to reduce energy costs and increase flexibility, making the given facility more competitive in an increasingly competitive market. Download this white paper and learn how you... Read the full article

UPS energy storage options: One technology does not fit all
There is only one area of universal agreement regarding UPS systems in data centres – you most likely need one. How that solution looks, however, can vary from data centre to data centre. There is no real agreement as to what works best because there is no one answer. The good news is that there... Read the full article

Whitepaper: Intel Data Center Manager Reduces Consumption, Satisfying Social Demands for Energy Conservation

Intel DCM monitors and controls power and temperature in real time at Kyoto University’s HPC environment, achieving a 5-8% reduction in power consumption through allocation to nodes with high power efficiency.  The Kyoto University Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies (ACCMS) introduced Intel® DCM in its High Performance Computing (HPC) environment to monitor and control power… Read the full article


Whitepaper: Intel Data Center Manager Reduces Energy Consumption

A multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company recently sought to optimize the data center environment of its development laboratory. The development lab is the innovation engine of the company where they manage servers for various business units. As the R&D and testing workloads of the development lab continues to increase, the number and… Read the full article


Whitepaper: Key elements of a successful data center cabinet ecosystem

Understanding the cabinet ecosystem is a key part of supporting the availability and efficiency of the IT equipment in your data centre. This whitepaper explores, in detail, everything you need to know about the cabinet ecosystem so that you can make the best decisions for your data centre and in turn, the businesses it supports…. Read the full article


SD-WAN e-book: A buyers guide

SD-WAN addresses a relatively new problem. It wasn’t that long ago that corporate networks were clearly separated from the rest of the internet. The recent rise in software-as-a-service offerings like Salesforce and Office 365 has changed that. It is now an expectation that enterprise networks will support multiple types of traffic – that which is within… Read the full article


Cutting carbon emissions in the data centre

Electricity is a data centre’s single biggest operating cost, accounting for anything from 25-60% of its total overheads. With the need to power both its ICT equipment and provide the constant cooling to keep all their servers and support systems running safely, for the mega-sized facilities fairly commonplace these days, that’s a yearly energy bill… Read the full article


FNT: The truth about connectivity

The colocation market is growing. As more and more businesses move towards the cloud, hyperscale data centre providers are becoming increasingly dominant. As multi-tenant data centre firms now have to compete in an ever-more competitive market, it’s essential that they find a further way of differentiating themselves. In the past, the way that colo providers would… Read the full article


Riello UPS: Power continuity for Industry 4.0

It’s one of the most exciting challenges – and opportunities – that data centre managers face. The unrelenting rise of Industry 4.0 and the untapped potential of the ‘Internet of Things’, ‘Big Data’, and everything ‘Smart’. In this whitepaper, leading power protection specialist Riello UPS outlines how the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) sector is well-prepared… Read the full article


Data centre design best practices: Efficiencies beyond power and cooling

Efficiency is a key objective when designing a data centre. Yet efficiency gains are typically focused entirely on power and cooling. This latest white paper from Legrand explains how key efficiencies can be realised in many other areas including performance, time, space, experience, and sustainability. Focusing on these elements can not only deliver additional cost savings,… Read the full article


How to Increase Data Center Density and Capacity Without Increasing Risk

As demands on data center needs grow for increased compute output and storage size, so too does the need to better plan for the unknown. However, adding capacity to meet future compute needs can be expensive, and enterprise workloads are not always predictable. Yet data centers need to ensure there is sufficient capacity for potential… Read the full article