Hidden deep in a mountain, Green Mountain’s data centre is cooled by the cold waters of a Norwegian fjord. Working with nature, Green Mountain is saving energy and protecting the environment — leading the way to cutting data centre energy use by a third.
Blockchain, artificial intelligence, empowered edge, privacy and ethics, quantum computing, immersive experiences, augmented analytics, autonomous things and digital twins drive the Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019. David Cearley, Gartner Vice President, presented the trends at Gartner 2018 Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Florida.
DW talks to Jason Yates – Technical Services Manager, Riello, looking at the practicalities of the Smart Grid and how data centres have a role to play – just as soon as data centre managers become comfortable with the idea!
DW talks with Marc Marazzi, Vice President International Sales and Global Accounts at Server Technology, about the latest intelligent PDU from the company, as a starting point for a look at high density, hyperscale, edge and AI data centre trends.
New battery alternatives will present opportunities for the broad adoption of UPS systems capable of more elegant interactions with the grid. In the short term, this will manifest in load management and peak shaving features. Eventually, we will see organizations using some of the stored energy in their UPS systems to help the utility operate the electric grid. The static storage of all of that energy has long been seen as a revenue-generator waiting to happen.