Data Centre Infrastructure

  • 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. 

  • Rapid assembly for secure power distribution in IT racks

    Four compact power distribution units (PDU) for professional power distribution in IT racks will halve assembly time, compared to screw-in PDUs, according to Rittal which developed the product.

  • 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.

  • Redefining the data team for data preparation success

    All data initiatives, whether machine learning, visualisation or reporting, rely on clean data. Megan Kierstead believes that means data preparation is essential to any data-driven organisation.

  • 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.

  • Rehauling your IT service desk management: No more tickets

    With nearly half of respondents of PWC's 2018 Global Consumer Insights Survey having already purchased or planning to purchase an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled device like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, Martin Linstrom thinks it’s clear that there is a growing acceptance and even approval of human-bot interaction.

  • Retailer benefits from containerised data centre

    Secure I.T. Environments has completed a range of works for one of the UK’s best-known retailers including the provision of one of its ModCel containerised data centres as a new primary data centre.

  • 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. 

  • Taking the digital leap

    ABB’s Henrik Palmgren reveals how digitalisation can support next generation IT managers in delivering scalable, flexible and automated solutions and take DCIM and data centre automation beyond the IT infrastructure.

  • 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 bottom line

    Forget everything you thought you knew about data centre management. Mark Gaydos, chief marketing officer at Nlyte Software discusses why managing your assets shouldn’t be a headache and shares some tips that could help make life a little easier.

  • 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.

  • Time to switch from OEM to compatible components

    As networking speeds increase, it is more important than ever for organisations to select the right technology for the job at the right price-point.

  • 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.