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Data Centre content from The Stack


How data will build the factories of the future

With the continuing rise of robotics and automation on the factory floor, it’s not just UK manufacturing that needs to get to grips with these technological advances. Leo Craig, General Manager of Riello UPS, explains impact Industry 4.0 will have on the data centre and power protection sectors too. ‘Made Smarter’, the Government’s industry-led review… Read More


Anger as Apple pulls plug on Athenry project

Galway residents have lashed out at the Irish government after Apple finally decided to call an end to its Athenry data centre project. The California tech giant first announced that it would be building a large data centre in the Irish town of Athenry, in Galway, in 2015. Since then it has faced setback after… Read More


Telefonica and Equinix partner on subsea cable improvements

Telefonica’s infrastructure arm and Equinix are working on landing station projects for two of the world’s highest capacity internet cables. Telxius, the infrastructure subsidiary of Spanish telecom giant Telefonica, is working with Equinix on cable landing station architecture in Virginia Beach, where the cables terminate. The two subsea cables connect large parts of the Americas… Read More


Facebook expands Swedish hyperscale data centre

Facebook has announced that it is expanding its hyperscale data centre in Lulea, which will become one of the world’s largest when work is complete. On the fifth anniversary of the initial construction, which was the social media giant’s first data centre outside of the U.S., Facebook has announced that it will be adding a… Read More


The role of the UPS in data centre efficiency

Data centre efficiency is an often-discussed and sometimes maligned subject. To quote Emma Fryer quoting Donald Rumsfeld – there are ‘known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns.’ Not only is there a lack of reliable information, constantly differing figures, and a lot of different agendas, there are also terms and measurements that have become accepted… Read More


Netherlands power shortage disrupting data centre industry growth

The Dutch Data Center Association (DDA) warned the government of the Netherlands that the power grid is growing too slowly to support technological developments, and is putting the country’s data center industry at risk. In a letter to Eric Weibes, Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate, the DDA alerted the government to capacity issues in the… Read More


Dell unveils modular data center products for AI workloads

Dell Technologies, at the Dell Technologies World Conference in Las Vegas, rolled out a new line of modular data center products, focused on workloads involving AI, machine learning, and big data. The company unveiled Dell EMC PowerMax storage systems, engineered with end-to-end NVMe all-flash arrays and a built-in machine learning engine. The PowerMax has a capacity… Read More


Three UK signs SSE Enterprise for 5G development

Three, a mobile operator in the United Kingdom since 2003, has signed a contract with SSE Enterprise Telecoms to improve capacity on the company’s existing 4G network, and prepare for a future 5G rollout. SSE Enterprise will be responsible for creating fiber optic connections to Three’s core data centers, located throughout the United Kingdom. In… Read More


Tencent constructs bomb-proof data centre in rural China mountain

Shenzhen-based Tencent Holdings, one of the largest technology companies in the world, is building out a data center inside a mountain in rural Guizhou. The new data center will house tens of thousands of servers and provide secure storage for WeChat data, among other Tencent data requirements. Construction on the Guian Seven Stars Data Centre… Read More


Rackspace and VMware launch private cloud as a service

Rackspace is hoping to help businesses create more private cloud environments through its new Private Cloud as a Service (PCaas) offering. The firm has worked with VMware to create a service that can put cloud servers and storage in ‘most’ data centres – whether that’s Rackspace sites, a business’s own data centre, or a colocation… Read More


How a data centre cut energy bills by £335,000

As data centre managers face up to the delicate balancing act of meeting calls for increased capacity with the pressing need to reduce their environmental impact, Chris Cutler, account manager and data centre efficiency expert at Riello UPS, explains how the power protection specialist has helped one facility cut their annual carbon footprint by almost… Read More


Fears for data centre sector over Climate Change Agreement ban

Industry body TechUK has questioned the UK government’s decision to ban data centre operators from joining the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) programme after October. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will not allow new operators or new sites from existing companies to join the programme after 31 October 2018, in order to… Read More