Energy Efficiency

  • Goonhilly Earth Station to open green colocation data centre in 2018

    Plans are well underway to create a green energy-powered colocation data centre hub at the Goonhilly Earth Station in Cornwall later this year, as part of a push to expand on the site’s space satellite communications capabilities.

  • Green data centres: How to build a sustainable internet

    Russell Poole, managing director of global interconnection and data centre company Equinix, outlines the role data centre companies can play in building a sustainable internet and highlights some of the steps and design techniques Equinix has taken to make this possible.

  • Harmful harmonics: Keeping waveforms in check

    Whether a data centre is onshore or offshore, the universal electrical issue that affects them all is harmonics. Here, John Mitchell, global business development manager of supply, repair and field service specialist CP Automation, explains the most effective way to mitigate harmful harmonics in a data centre.

  • How to reduce data centre energy waste without sinking it into the sea

    Leo Craig, general manager at Riello UPS, outlines why we don’t have to follow Microsoft’s lead when it comes to reducing energy wastage.

  • Is the green truly in the grey?

    With data centres responsible for 2% of the world’s greenhouse emissions, their impact on the environment is no small feat. Janne Paananen, technology manager at Eaton EMEA, explores how data centres can adopt a greener approach to energy usage that will help the UK transition to a low carbon economy.

  • Lenovo achieves status as largest global provider of TOP500 supercomputers

    At the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Lenovo Data Center Group became the world’s largest TOP500 supercomputing provider, measured by the number of systems ranked on the TOP500 list.

  • Lenovo helps University of Birmingham cut data centre energy costs

    Lenovo is working with the University of Birmingham on a Water Cooling Technology (WCT) project, set to increase the compute power in its data centre, reduce its hardware footprint and cut cooling costs.

  • Meeting the requirements of innovative IoT solutions

    Companies employing machine-to-machine communication to streamline manufacturing require real-time capabilities. And having IT resources deployed in close geographical proximity to the plant ensure that latency is low and data is readily available. 

  • Microsoft announces two new data centre regions in Norway

    Microsoft has announced plans to further expand its cloud computing commitment in Europe by delivering the intelligent Microsoft Cloud from two new data centre regions in Norway – one in the greater Stavanger region, and a second in Oslo.

  • Minkels: Using the EN 50600 to design an energy-efficient data centre

    The effective use of the EN 50600, to design an energy-efficient data centre, remains a challenge for many data centre owners and ICT managers. But have no fear, this is precisely why data centre supplier Minkels – part of the publicly traded company Legrand - has launched a brand new white paper on this very topic.

  • Plans for Europe’s largest battery factory mature

    ABB and Northvolt have entered into a smart electrification partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a wide-ranging supply and technology agreement, which will include products and services for Northvolt’s state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery factory and close collaboration on development of battery solutions and R&D activities.

  • Save your energy

    Michael Akinla, TSE manager EMEA at Panduit outlines how a well-designed white-space can pay dividends when it comes to energy savings and efficiency.

  • Swiss data centre makes awards shortlist

    A new Tier 3, high-density data centre in Switzerland has been shortlisted as a finalist for the New Design/Build Data Centre Project of the Year at the renowned DCS Awards, 2018. DataHub Biel is a 4.5MW facility, which opens for business shortly, contains 3000m2 of technical space, with an average power density of 5kW/rack, which is high for the region. 

  • UPS maintenance: Prevention over cure

    A reliable UPS system is your first line of defence against the surges, sags and power outages that could have potentially devastating effects to your organisation, reliable being the operative word. The importance of UPS maintenance cannot be underestimated, and should the worst happen, can your business afford to have any chinks in its uninterruptable armour?

  • Vertiv & Atman create first IT infrastructure testing lab in Poland

    Vertiv has announced the opening of a new testing laboratory for IT infrastructure colocated in a data centre - the first such facility in Poland and the only one in the Central and Eastern Europe region (CEE).

  • World number two strengthens its global position with $2.6 billion acquisition

    ABB has announced the acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions, a global electrification solutions business, for $2.7 billion. The deal further strengthens ABB’s global standing in the global electrification market while offering improved access to the lucrative US market.

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