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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 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

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 the full article

Vocus data centre front door left broken for ‘six months’

Vocus has been left red-faced after a video showing a broken front door at one of its data centres went viral on Twitter Twitter user Liam Farr has embarrassed Oceanic data infrastructure firm Vocus after a video he posted on Twitter showed the security gate and front door at one of its NZ data centres could… Read the full article


Amazon brings AWS hardware and services direct to the data centre

Amazon is coming for those unable or unwilling to shelve on-premise infrastructure by bringing AWS hardware and services to the data centre Amazon Web Services’ encroachment into enterprise IT went one step further yesterday with the cloud giant announcing the hardware it uses to power its own cloud is available to purchase. Unveiled at re:Invent… Read the full article