Data Centre Infrastructure

  • A second European data centre provides faster access to Google data centre

    Google has revealed it has built its second European data centre for the cloud computing services it rents to third parties. This latest facility is in London and after the company's Brussels centre promises to provide faster access times to nearby clients. In announcing the London centre, Google also disclosed plans to open facilities in Finland, the Netherlands and Frankfurt.

  • Achieving data centre-type UPS protection for mid-sized server rooms

    While data centres and other large-scale applications unequivocally require UPS power protection, the same is also true for smaller applications such as mid-sized server rooms, communications centres or industrial control rooms. The scale of their ICT activities may be reduced, but the consequences of a disruption could be just as severe for the users involved. Alan Luscombe discusses how to bring data centre-type UPS protection to server rooms and other smaller ICT installations.

  • Aircraft expert relocates its IT infrastructure to London

    GDC Technics, a leading aircraft modification centre providing maintenance on Boeing and Airbus aircraft, has announced that Volta Data Centres has been chosen as its data centre partner of choice for Europe. GDC‘s server infrastructure was previously hosted in Munich, at its German office. Following a streamlining of its engineering, the company wanted to move its IT infrastructure to the UK, with London being a prime location.

  • Analytics module meets US federal requirements

    Leading data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) software firm, Nlyte Software has released an analytics module, a new addition to the Nlyte DCOI solution which enables US federal agencies to share and roll-up key DCOI metrics to parent agencies.

  • And the winner is . . .

    HyperPod, a rack ready data centre system, has won ‘Data Centre innovation of The Year’ at the DCS Awards, 2018. The award, decided by popular vote, recognises the company for innovation and leadership, the organiser explained.

  • Are edge computing and IIoT changing the way we think about data?

    As we observe what’s happening in industrial enterprises, there’s an interesting evolution occurring—one that has important implications as companies make their first tentative steps toward the industrial Internet of things (IIoT), writes Jason Andersen.

  • Asset disposal company opens operations centre in Reading

    Wisetek Solutions UK has officially opened its new operations centre in Reading, Berkshire, the company carries out IT asset disposal, data destruction, technology reuse and manufacturing services, for several multinational organisations in the London and surrounding areas.

  • Assuring continuous availability for emergency services

    More people live in New South Wales than any other part of Australia, which leaves the state’s ambulance service with a very big job. In fact, the Ambulance Service of New South Wales (Ambulance) is the third largest in the world and responds to a request for assistance about every 28 seconds. That’s more than 1,133,000 emergency and non-emergency calls.

  • Automatic transfer switch has built-in sensors, controllers and connectivity

    ABB has released an all-new automatic transfer switch (ATS) for critical power applications at the Data Centre World event at London's Excel this March. With its connectivity and monitoring functions for critical power applications, the new product, named TruONE, is claimed to be the world’s first true ATS to package all the necessary sensors and controllers into a single easy-to-install device that helps improve protection and makes installation 80 percent faster.

  • Branch in a Box simplifies computing for the edge

    StorMagic has made available an integrated computing solution, which it has named Branch in a Box and operates as an integrated micro data centre solution designed specifically for hyperconverged and edge computing environments. The new system is a ready-to-deploy bundle that includes hardware from APC by Schneider Electric and Dell/EMC, with the virtualisation software needed to power, process and store mission-critical information. 

  • Cabinet ecosystem optimises cost, risk and availability

    Chatsworth Products (CPI) will be showcasing its latest data centre, enterprise networking and industrial enclosure solutions at this year’s Data Centre World (DCW) exhibition.

  • Celebrating the 48th annual Earth Day

    April 22nd marks the 48th annual Earth Day. And for the occasion, we join with folk from more than 190 other countries worldwide and by taking a close look at sustainability in the technical industries through the eyes of four tech industry experts who share their insider knowledge and advice on implementations and strategies. Annual Earth Day was founded to highlight the importance of environmental protection, and unification over one common goal – taking care of our planet.  

  • Centres combat critical threats avoiding infrastructure downtime

    Protecting the continuity of critical national infrastructure (CNI) sites such as data centres, utilities, mass transit and distribution hubs or communications networks is vital for a modern economy. In the case of a fire, it is essential to minimise any disruption and to avoid potential impact on businesses and consumers, as a blaze can spread quickly and totally wipe out network operations with very little warning.

  • Chinese giant cloud company has firm plans for growth

    Arguably China’s largest Internet provider, Tencent has opened another four cloud data centres - two in the US, one in India and one in Hong Kong. And planning to compete with the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Alibaba Cloud, the company has targeted key data centre metro markets such as Silicon Valley, Virginia, Mumbai and Hong Kong, bringing its overall facilities count to 42.  


  • Colo hall opened in Stockholm data centre

    Nordic data centre operator DigiPlex has opened a new server hall in its Stockholm data centre to meet increasing customer demand.

  • Colocation company plans Dockland's upgrade

    Reigate-based Comtec has won a contract to provide start-up colocation company IP House with a critical data centre upgrade at its new London Docklands premises.

  • Colocation services provider relies on Cloud-based monitoring

    London startup IP House is a new entrant to the UK colocation market, having officially opened its Canary Wharf facility earlier this month. The company has selected EcoStruxure IT, the cloud-based data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) platform, to provide 24/7 monitoring of its ISO-accredited facility.

  • Colocation startup deploys future proof cabling system

    UK-based startup IP House is a supplier of high-performance data centre colocation services and has partnered with cabling company HellermannTyton to deploy its RapidNet hybrid cabling system throughout the IP House London facility.

  • Connected intelligence cloud expands to enable digital transformation

    Integration specialist TIBCO Software has announced the acquisition of Scribe Software, an innovative, cloud-based integration service that helps more than 10,000 businesses efficiently connect Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and automate data flows using an intuitive browser-based approach.

  • Consider moving key IT assets to the edge of the network

    Centralised data centres are a familiar concept today with most organisations buying into the idea that cloud computing, virtualisation and specialist expertise can combine to deliver resilient, scalable and cost-effective IT services from large remote data facilities.