Data Centre Infrastructure

  • Partnership provides ‘next generation’ colocation services

    DCIM expert Nlyte Software has made an agreement with DATA4, a European specialist in the design, construction and operation of ultra-secure data centres, to provide real-time information on its data centre infrastructure, reduce operational risks, and provide value-added services for colocation customers. With Nlyte, DATA4 will progress its vision to be the global leader in colocation services, it is claimed.

  • Plans to build the world's largest data centre made public

    The facility is planned for the Norwegian town of Ballangen, which is located inside the Arctic Circle. The firm behind the project, Kolos, says the chilled air and abundant hydropower available locally would help it keep its energy costs down. Kolos says it is 'changing the paradigm in data centre infrastructure, moving away from dense high-cost, fossil fuel-driven areas, to an area abundant in clean, renewable energy'.

  • Power switches on at £200 million data centre

    One of UK’s largest data centre developments has been switched on and is on target for practical completion in December, it has been announced. The KAO Data Campus in Harlow, a £200m science and technology data centre development at the heart of the London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor, has announced the full start up of its data centre campus nearly two months ahead of schedule.

  • Rack ready system addresses the need for flexibility and speed in IT deployment

    Schneider Electric used the occasion of the DatacenterDynamics Zettastructure event, held in London this week, to launch its HyperPod, a rack ready system designed to deploy IT in increments of 8 to 12 racks. In launching this product, the company claims it is addressing the demand for greater compute capacity and flexible data centre architectures in today’s fast paced digital world. 

  • Real time ethernet for industrial applications

    Harting has added EtherCAT connectivity to its Modular Industrial Computing Architecture (MICA) system, which is anopen source platform for industrial applications.

  • Reducing risk for data centre operation

    Data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) software from Stulz Digitronic has been written to monitor and optimise data centres, helps reduce operating expenditure and maximise performance.

  • Ryanair closes data centres in switch to AWS databases

    Ryanair will close much of its data handling capacity and move most of its operations to the public cloud. The airline has signed a contract with Amazon Web Services and plans closing the vast majority of its own data centres by 2021

  • Security outweighs cost in future colocation considerations

    As the demand for colocation data centres continues to grow, the role of a colocation provider has never been more important. According to a newly commissioned 451 Research global study, commissioned by Schneider Electric, 64% of customers thought that colocation will play a role in their data centre strategy during the next two to three years.

  • ServerFarm buys London data centre to break into Europe

     US-headquartered ServerFarm has entered the European data centre services market with the acquisition of an 8MW data centre located in Feltham, near London. The capture adds another 120,000 square feet to its existing data centre portfolio of more than one million square feet. The acquired facility was once used by a Deutsche Telekom subsidiary as ServerFarm continues to buy sites previously used by major technology vendors.

  • Sky rolls out DCIM solution

    Broadcaster and telecoms giant Sky has rolled out a data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) solution across its UK data centre estate. The project was awarded to and led by leading data centre specialists Keysource, who were chosen in partnership with Schneider Electric.

  • Slimline motor controllers create space in enclosures

    Small drives for machines and equipment are typically powered up to 9.0 A and are protected by conventional motor circuit breakers. However, when space in the enclosure is limited, it is very difficult to find room for significant numbers of protective components. 

  • Software revision enhances user experience

    DCIM specialist Nlyte Software has released Nlyte 9.0 which, the company suggests, has been extensively redesigned ‘from the ground-up’ to personalise the user experience in data centres and colocation facilities. Nlyte’s CEO and president, Doug Sabella, elaborated: “We continually learn from our customers, who are among the leading infrastructure operators, and incorporate their feedback for the benefit of our entire customer base. 

  • Solar-only tower sites – a recipe for success or failure?

    Riana Donaldson explains how the mobile telecommunications landscape has been changing over the past few years, particularly in the world’s developing economies.  With customers demanding expanded rural network rollout and cost competition putting pressure on capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operating expenses (OPEX), mobile network operators (MNOs) have been looking for ways to reduce their costs – particularly at tower sites where the cost of powering the active telecoms equipment can be prohibitively expensive. 

  • The action is out on the edge

    In all the excitement over the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the domain of computing activity that may do most to translate the technology into lasting business value has been somewhat overlooked. David Laurello, President and CEO of Stratus Technologies is talking about Edge Computing.

  • The most efficient data centre is the one you don’t have to build

    Broadcaster and telecoms giant Sky operates a multi-channel and multi-platform television service in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria. It covers 20 million households and extending from TV to mobile devices, on linear and On Demand. It also offers a range of broadband and telephone services.

  • Training powers future skills at Sellafield

    Around 21% of the UK’s power consumption is currently supplied by nuclear energy but much of our nuclear capacity is due to be decommissioned by 2025 due to the age of the reactors and the possibility of replacing older technologies with newer, safer and more efficient nuclear generation. However, nuclear power plays an even greater role in the Government’s energy strategy going forward, with plans to increase resilience in our energy supply through the new reactors currently being planned, designed and constructed. These proposals include new nuclear facilities at Hinkley Point C, Sizewell C, Wylfa Newydd, Oldbury and Bradwell B, along with the decommissioning of existing nuclear plant at Sellafield and development of new reactors on the site.

  • University boosts IT efficiency with integrated system

    The United Kingdom’s sixth largest university is upgrading its main data centre using the latest infrastructure equipment and management software. Schneider Electric said it is supplying the equipment to maximise the availability, reliability and efficiency of IT services.

  • Vertiv in push for next-generation networks

    In what Vertiv has termed a global vertical partnership aimed to boost telecom access networks in the race towards 5G, the company has been selected to join the Ericsson Energy Alliance, a competitive ecosystem and management interface that aims to increase market share and top-line growth while evolving access networks towards 5G.

  • Virtus opens London’s largest data centre campus

    Virtus Data Centres, one of the UK’s fastest growing data centre providers, has announced that its Stockley Park campus is now live, with the first pre-let customer to go online imminently. Virtus LONDON5 and LONDON6 are the first two data centres to open on the campus, delivering 40MW of IT capacity between them.

  • zColo to launch data centre near London

    Colo, Zayo Group’s colocation subsidiary, is planning to expand its European presence with a data centre in the UK capital. The facility will be located in Feltham about 20 miles from central London and around 11 miles from Slough, the UK’s largest colocation, cloud and interconnection hub. Slough hosts service providers including Equinix, Infinity SDC, VIRTUS Data Centres and the London Internet Exchange (LINX).

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