Energy Efficiency

  • Geo-exchange technology: The solution to zero carbon heating and cooling?

    Following extensive research and development, the benefits of Erda Energy’sunique geo-exchange technology have been proven in a four-year deployment with a UK food retail giant. Deployed at 25 stores nationwide, savings totalled 28,000 tonnes of carbon, and 160GWh of energy usage, in a solution that could potentially transform energy and carbon performance as we know it.

  • Google announces third ‘environmentally friendly’ Singapore data centre

    On Wednesday, Google announced it is building its third data centre in Singapore, likely adding another US $350 million to its investment here.

  • 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.

  • New head of data centre and cloud for Goonhilly Earth Station

    Data centre industry veteran Chris Roberts has joined the executive team of satellite communications innovator, Goonhilly Earth Station as head of data centre and cloud. The appointment comes as Goonhilly prepares to open a tier 3/4 data centre this Spring.

  • Pilot scheme for environmentally friendly data centre of the future opens

    A pilot site data centre was inaugurated earlier this month at Boden, Sweden funded by the European Comission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

  • 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.

  • Portal puts data centres back in control

    Data centre software experts Powerapp has launched a customer portal solution which accurately tracks and bills colocation customers’ power usage and promises to help save time and share information.

  • Q&A: Stefano Sordi of Aruba

    Technology is changing and it’s changing fast. With that in mind, Stefano Sordi,head of sales and marketing at the state of UK data centre landscape now, and in the future.

  • 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?

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