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How the data centre could support a more sustainable grid
Ehsan Nasr at Microsoft and Janne Paananen at Eaton EMEA spoke to DCR about how the humble UPS could help bring stabilisation and sustainability to the grid.
Prevention is better than cure: What your preventative maintenance visit should cover
With summer maintenance season in full swing, Chris Cutler of Riello UPS explores what a preventive maintenance visit should cover and explains how they help data centre operators get the most out of…
Grand designs: Key considerations
Clinton Noble, sector manager for data centre power solutions at Finning UK & Ireland, outlines the key considerations when designing generator packages for data centre standby power. In November 2020, a telecommunications company…
Blowing the roof off conventional
“A gale of creative economic destruction is blowing the roof off the conventional data centre economic model, revealing something altogether different”, says Alan Beresford, MD of data centre cooling experts EcoCooling. We asked…
Stop testing, you might find something wrong
Is a ‘Zero Testing’ environment the holy grail of software engineering or a viable reality? Anbu Muppidathi, president & CEO (Designate) at Qualitest Group elaborates. The pinnacle of Quality Engineering (QE) is not…
Could ‘used’ actually mean better?
There has long been speculation that buying something previously owned carried risk, or that buying used and second hand negatively connoted the ‘cheap’, less reliable option. But, there is a new model in…
Demanding resilience (and sustainability)
These days if you’re operating a data centre, if you can’t offer your customers the levels of resilience and sustainability they require, then you might as well get out of the race. Here,…
Cooling a hyperscale
With power densities among the hyperscalers continuing to snowball, how do operators go about meeting the cooling challenges of these ever-growing and varied power densities? Phil Smith, construction director UK at Vantage, tells…
Cybersecurity: Meeting the challenge
The cybersecurity challenge is evolving, but there are a number of simple tips for a CISO to meet that challenge, as explained by Rob Allen, European director of marketing and technical services, Kingston…
Accidents happen: Make sure your data is protected when they do
It’s a fact of life, accidents happen, and we humans are not infallible. Here Philip Bridge, president at Ontrack, explores how to protect your data should the worst happen. Today’s virtual IT environments…