Data centres

  • DatacenterDynamics Converged

    SDN, hyper converged, open architecture, NFV, web scale, disaggregation…. it’s getting confusing isn’t it?

    The data centre stack keeps on getting more complicated, that’s why the smartest crowd in town converges on London’s ExCeL every November.

  • Reference designs make planning easier - Schneider Electric Webinar

    Planning and designing a data centre can be a real headache. Data centres have come a long way, but the way most people design those data centres hasn’t. Historically we treated each data centre likea custom build, starting from scratch every time. True, each data centre has unique needs but we also know they have a lot in common. So, after decades of thought leadership in data centre design, Schneider Electric has put together a set of free tools that make planning and designing a business-wise, future-driven data centre easier, faster and predictable.

    How? Find out by listening to this webcast from Schneider Electric and Electrical Review. CLICK HERE

  • Comtec Enterprises promotes Nick Ewing to board of directors

    Comtec Enterprises, a leading provider of IT infrastructure, datacentre and communications solutions, has appointed Nick Ewing to its board of directors. Ewing will assume primary responsibility for Comtec's sales strategy and direction as the company sets ambitious targets to double annual revenues in the coming 24 months.

  • New white paper describes best methods for choosing IT rack power distribution

    Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has announced a new White Paper #202; How to Choose IT Rack Power Distribution, which discusses the criteria for selecting IT rack power distribution from the myriad of choices available, and outlines the practical decisions required to reduce downtime.

  • Schneider Electric shortlisted for four categories at DCS Awards 2015

    Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has been shortlisted for awards in four categories in the DCS Awards 2015. This follows on from its success in winning the Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Product of the Year for its StruxureWare for Data Centers software suite at last year awards.  

  • UPSL helps Scottish government prepare for any eventuality at Commonwealth Games

    Last summer, the eyes of athletics fans around the globe were firmly focused on Glasgow, as one of the world’s greatest sporting events took place in and around the historic Scottish city.

  • White paper offers guidance for calculation of efficiency (PUE) in data centres

    To gain maximum benefit from using Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) as a tool for data centre management, a clear understanding of what factors affect its calculation is essential, says White Paper 158 from Schneider Electric

  • Finance and Investment Forum for Datacentre, Hosting and Cloud

    • Finance and Investment Forum for Datacentre, Hosting and Cloud– London – 22 January 2015 – www.financeinvestmentforum.com - Twitter: @fif_london 


  • Evaporative cooling to drive down data centre energy usage

    Carel, technology sponsor of DatacenterDynamics Converged conference at ICC ExCel London in November, exhibited its impressive range of energy efficient environmental control and monitoring solutions.

  • Capgemini to use Schneider Electric prefabricated modular infrastructure for Merlin data centre upgrade

    Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers consulting, technology and outsourcing services, is to use Schneider Electric's  prefabricated modular data centre infrastructure  to upgrade the IT, power and cooling capacity of its Merlin facility.

  • Advanced fibre optic technologies enable power savings for data centres

    Network data communications has evolved rapidly from 'high-speed' gigabit (Gb) Ethernet local area networks (LANs) to the integration of cloud-based information technology (IT) and data streams demanding literally terabytes (TB) of data. Moreover, according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecast, internet protocol (IP) traffic on a global basis will triple over the next five years, reaching over 120 exabytes (EB) per month. Erin Byrne and Mike Tryson from TE Connectivity explain

  • Practical considerations for implementing prefabricated data centres

    Understanding the unique aspects of prefab vs traditional data centre deployments is vital to avoiding delay, cost and inefficiency, say Wendy Torell and Barry Rimmler of Schneider Electric’s Data Centre Science Centre

  • The perils of ignoring data centre load testing

    Dave Wolfenden, the director of Mafi Mushkila, a vendor agnostic leading provider of data centre related services, examines why - despite the fact that testing a data centre prior to formal handover to the client is a normal part of the construction process - few IT professionals tend to look at the testing process that ultimately can affect the reliability of the facility

  • Supplying mission critical power to data centres

    For any data centre, a reliable power supply is, of course, key. Without electrical power, transactions simply cannot take place and the cost of these lost transactions can escalate to many millions of pounds per hour. Clint Noble of Finning Power Systems explains

  • New white paper details practical considerations for implementing prefabricated data centres

    Implementing prefabricated data centres results in well understood benefits, such as speed of deployment, predictability, scalability and lifecycle cost. However, many of the practical considerations when deploying prefab infrastructure are less well known. Understanding the unique aspects of data centre projects is crucial to avoiding delays, unnecessary costs and, possibly, inefficient operations.

  • New prefabricated solutions are changing the data centre market

    Get the full story on the next evolution in design and procurement

    Today nearly all businesses depend on technology to enable day?to?day as well as critical operations. This combined with increasing economic pressures, sustainability concerns, and energy costs is driving changes in the way data centres are deployed. Our broad portfolio of prefabricated solutions delivers the speed and efficiency to relieve these pressures.


  • DataCentres Ireland is back with more content, ideas and opportunities

    DataCentres Ireland returns to the RDS on 11 & 12 November 2014 as the country’s largest and most attended event for all those involved in creating and managing the infrastructure requirements for data centres, server & and comms rooms.


  • A New Data Centre at MMU

    Manchester Metropolitan University has introduced a new high density data centre as part of a dual strategy to improve the reliability of IT services and reduce their environmental impact.


  • Critical Advantages in the Data Centre: Live Webcast: Why Modern UPS delivers Infrastructure Savings

    Critical Advantages in the Data Centre:

    Live Webcast: Why Modern UPS delivers Infrastructure Savings

    Thursday September 25th, 2014 from 11am to 11.40am GMT

    Register now!

    Data Centre TCO optimisation and rapid ROI are some of the key success elements for any data centre operator.  

    New UPS and backup technologies can now enable new ways of designing the secure power for your data centre overcoming any physical or electrical constraint, cutting the energy cost and also dramatically reducing the initial investment on the electrical infrastructure.

  • Data centre disaster recovery to support business continuity

    Recent adverse weather conditions across the UK have once again highlighted how factors we cannot control can disrupt business continuity. With 80% of businesses affected by a major incident, either never re-opening, or closing within 18 months, it is worrying to see that only 35% of SMEs have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in place. While Disaster Recovery (DR) is, at least theoretically, not a difficult process, it requires a sensible and diligent IT manager to devise a clear strategy and plan within the business.

    To learn how to plan disaster recovery for your organisation, visit IP EXPO Europe at the ExCel London on the 8-9 October 2014.


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