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Data centres under the spotlight – why experience matters

For those working in technology, it’s long been recognised that data centres are the backbone of the digital economy, but Coronavirus saw the industry thrust into the public eye on a much wider scale. We’ve seen data centre operators deemed to be critical workers, and witnessed debate into whether all data centres should be classed as Critical National Infrastructure. By Darren Watkins, Managing Director for VIRTUS Data Centres

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Bryland Fire Protection designS 1,000 fire detector system to safeguard 10MW data centre

A global leading data centre company has recently enlisted the support of Bryland Fire Protection Limited to design and install an engineered solution to safeguard their 1,600-rack facility in Slough.

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New data centres – the tap is still turned on

The provision of new data centre supply is a vital component of the European data centre market, not just to ensure there is enough product to satisfy levels of demand, but to ensure that it is the right type of product aligned to changing IT strategies and practices. By James Hart, CEO at BCS (Business Critical Systems).

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Flicking the switch - exhausted efficiency gains within your data centre design?

There is increasing pressure on data centre Operators to make their facilities as energy efficient as possible with global drive towards carbon neutrality. To support this journey Graeme Shaw, Technical Application Manager at Zumtobel, explains how lighting can not only help data centres achieve their sustainability based objectives, but also make them more safe, secure and operationally efficient.

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Single-Pair Ethernet expands IoT infrastructure capabilities

Power and data to remote devices over single twisted pair up to 1000-metres; compact cable (18AWG) and connector format increases flexibility and ease of use; converging corporate, factory and distribution information networks increases productivity, By Stuart McKay, Panduit

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Access denied: why physical protection is key to data security

There are many different working parts to an effective physical security system. By Neil Killick, Leader of Strategic Business (EMEA), Milestone Systems

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Testing, testing

How mission-critical testing makes modern data centres possible By Jacky Pluchon, Vice President EMEA Power Solutions at KOHLER-SDMO

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The role of liquid cooling in the world of data centres

At Keysource we have been able to assist many customers with the challenges and demands of deploying liquid cooling into new and existing environments. By Steve Lorimer, Associate Director at Keysource

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Finding the Energy to Price Sustainability into Data Centre Location Decisions

There was never a time when considerations for a new data centre location didn’t extend beyond the availability of cheap land, abundant power and connectivity!

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Data centres and dirty fuel – the forces pushing facilities to back away from diesel

Customer demands, regulation and the outcry against GHG emissions may make a switch from diesel standby to gas generation a timely move for data centres. By Ed Ansett, Chairman, i3 Solutions

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Safeguarding Iceland’s financial services backbone

With solutions operated in multiple data centres and in a shared multi-bank environment, Reiknistofa bankanna sought a flexible technology partner that could ensure the highest levels of operational security, cost efficiency and resilience.

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Digital twin technology: an idea transformed to reality

From risk mitigation to fighting the climate crisis, organisations that use a digital twin have an increased potential to address both practical and high-level issues on a global scale. But what is a digital twin, and how does it deliver on these benefits? By David King, Product Manager, Future Facilities

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Data centres will become hubs for the medical research and development

The world jumps forward in times of crisis. World War One gave us stainless steel and wristwatches, World War Two gave us penicillin and duct tape. Whilst it is impossible to look back on the current crisis with any real clarity, it is clear that a huge amount of innovation has been initiated by the COVID-19 pandemic. By David Bloom, partner at the Noé Group, founder of Goldacre and investor in KAO Data

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Videos

Richelle Ahlvers, Chair of the SNIA Storage Management Initiative, discusses what’s new with Swordfish, the storage management standard, including the latest developments on work with industry partner organisations and the new Conformance Testing Program, as well as talking through the newly opened SNIA Storage Management Initiative’s Next-Gen Lab.
Rob Elder, Vice President Data Centers, Bulk Infrastructure AS, discusses the current energy price spike and the impact it is already having on the global data centre industry - with a particular focus on how location is becoming an increasingly important factor for end users.
Christian Gilby, Senior Director of Enterprise Product Marketing, Juniper Networks, talks through the recent updates to the Apstra intent-based networking platform, covering edge, Zero Trust and migration services. He also details a recent customer success story.
Neil Cornish, Ecosystem Development Manager at Tech Data UK, discusses the collaboration between the UK Fashion & Textile Association, IBM, the Future Fashion Factory and Tech Data UK, to develop a new technology platform designed to help drive both sustainability and profitability within the fashion supply chain.

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New research from Opengear has found that, while 90% of CIOs say they are involved in decision-making for their organisations’ digital transformation efforts, only 17% of those CIOs report that network managers are similarly involved, and only 13% indicate that network engineers play a role. That research – a survey of CIOs and network engineers in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and Australia – highlights the need for greater collaboration to deliver digital transformation and for CIOs to increase the involvement of network engineers.
A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute finds that 51% of industrial organizations believe that the number of cyberattacks on smart factories is likely to increase over the next 12 months. Yet nearly half (47%) of manufacturers say cybersecurity in their smart factories is not a C-level concern. According to the Capgemini report, ‘Smart & Secure: Why smart factories need to prioritize cybersecurity’, few manufacturers have mature practices across the critical pillars of cybersecurity. The connected nature of smart factories is exponentially increasing the risks of attacks in the Intelligent Industry era.
New research reveals majority of large businesses can’t replace unsupported hardware, leaving potential vulnerabilities exposed.
Healthcare professionals at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust are trialling an AI application designed to help detect lung cancers on chest x-rays sooner, in the first UK project set up using the Sectra Amplifier Service.