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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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. 

  • Cost and benefit analysis shows importance of micro data centre deployments

    Micro data centres allow small data centre facilities to be deployed rapidly and cost effectively in existing building space, according to Victor Avelar, director and senior research analyst at Schneider Electric’s Data Center Science Center.

  • Customer briefing centre opens in Schwalbach, Germany

    Data centre infrastructure specialist Panduit EMEA has opened a customer briefing centre in Schwalbach, Germany, which provides 100 square metres of server room infrastructure technology and conference areas. The facility has been designed to showcase the latest developments in the company’s data centre and industrial automation infrastructure solutions.

  • Cutting the complexity of the digital world

    Hyper simplification: The Art of simplifying complexity for a Google-Like data centre experience. Arun Shenoy, vice president IT & DC Business, Schneider Electric UK explains

  • Data centres will be the backbone of leading economies

    From server rooms that power SMEs, to server farms that host in the cloud, the data centres that support our corporations and public services are the backbone of the modern economy.  Big Data and the IoT are driving data centre expansion and data being created at an unsurpassed rate. Big data is big business.

  • Electrical transformers get smart

    A monitoring and diagnostic tool can help operators keep tabs on their aging transformers and optimise their maintenance costs, ABB claims. The company's recently launched transformer intelligence product is a new generation of sensor and diagnostics technology designed to monitor and manage the electrical transformers that are essential to power transmission and distribution networks. 

  • Enhanced energy-efficiency with Power over Ethernet

    Regulators and other stakeholders are calling for data centres to use energy in the most efficient way. Power over Ethernet (PoE), which makes it possible to provide current to Ethernet devices using data cables already in place, can contribute to greater energy efficiency. It may even help structurally lower DC power consumption. However, several factors must be taken into consideration. Dr Thomas Wellinger, market manager data centres, R&M, explains

  • Flexenclosure completes third data centre for Millicom group

    Data centre specialist Flexenclosure has completed its third data centre order from a Millicom group company. The construction of this eCentre in Bogotá was carried out for Colombian telecommunications company TigoUne. 

  • Flexenclosure to construct Fijian eCentre cable landing station

    The Fijian Government’s has commissioned Swedish Internet infrastructure specialist Flexenclosure for the construction of an eCentre cable landing station in Savusavu. As part of commitment to make high speed Internet services available on Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island. The cable will connect to the Tui-Samoa undersea cable, providing a high-capacity and high-availability fibre optic link between Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island, and Vanua Levu. 

  • Getting the data sets in line

    Nlyte Software expands its solution for the US federal data centre optimisation initiative (DCOI) with an analytics module that enhances the company’s DCOI solution with flexible and secure analytics capabilities. 

  • Global visibility from your mobile phone

    Schneider Electric has released EcoStruxure IT, the first Data Centre Management as a Service architecture. The package revolutionises data centre information management (DCIM) by delivering a cloud-based architecture purpose-built for hybrid IT and data centre environments, it is claimed.

  • High performance computing-as-a-service aids agility in financial markets

    Today’s financial firms rely heavily on data and technology in all aspects of their business. And in areas such as derivatives pricing, risk analytics, quantitative modelling, portfolio optimisation and bank stress-testing, the use of high performance computing (HPC) to rapidly perform highly complex calculations on large data sets is becoming increasingly prevalent, writes Stef Weegels. 

  • Hyperscale data centre due online by year end

    Reports from Hong Kong suggest that locally-based Chayora has broken ground on one of two hyperscaler data centres it has planned for mainland China as part of a $2bn investment. 

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