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  • Africa needs more data centres

    Every day people around the world generate 500 million tweets, post 4.3 billion Facebook messages and make 6 billion Google searches.  And these numbers are growing, driven not least by Africa’s relatively young population which, in the last 18 months, has seen a huge 47% increase in active mobile social users, Sybrand Pretorius explains.

  • Data centre keeps its cool

    Ambient cooling and plenty of low-carbon hydro power is making the Arctic a viable site for data centres. Alan Beresford explains how EcoCooling is taking advantage of the climate at the award winning Hydro66 data centre in Boden, Sweden

  • 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

  • Hybrid power for Burkina Faso

    Flexenclosure, a Sweden-based designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centre buildings and hybrid power systems for the ICT industry, has announced an order for more than 100 power systems, to be deployed across the West African nation of Burkina Faso.

  • Rittal to participate in London event

    Rittal is planning to exhibit and speak at the forthcoming DatacenterDynamics Converged Europe Conference and Expo being held in November at Old Billingsgate, London. The company says it will be showcasing its range of solutions that address the needs of companies who design, install and operate data centres, whatever their size or scale. These solutions are designed to provide users with efficient, flexible and scalable responses to meet the challenges their customers may face in the future.

  • Summer sun or Winter snow, these machine just want to go

    In summer, most us look forward to longer days, holidaying abroad and eating endless amounts of ice cream without feeling guilty. However, spare a thought for plant managers, who fill with dread when the temperature gage begins to increase. Here Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU Automation explains how plant managers can keep electrical enclosures running efficiently during the summer months.

  • The data centre opportunity for cable landing stations

    The first ever submarine cable – laid in the English Channel in 1851 – heralded a new era of communication. And nearly 170 years later the world’s oceans are now crisscrossed by hundreds of thousands of kilometres of cable – long enough to get to the moon and back, and with plenty to spare, Shalini Lagrutta reports.