Data centres

  • Busbar trunking system market to exceed $3 bn by 2025

    The busbar trunking system market size is set to surpass 3 billion USD by 2025, according to Global Market Insights.

  • Intelligent grid connections

    Stephen Jones, ABB Power Grid’s head of business development for the Distributed Energy Sector, explains what makes a grid connection intelligent – and how this can help data centre operators.

  • Shifting gears

    Natalie Sauber, market intelligence lead at Arcadis, explores how autonomous and connected vehicles are driving a new generation of data centre requirements.

  • Political uncertainty and rising costs

    Political uncertainty and the challenges posed by rising costs are considered the biggest threats to the IT industry. This was revealed within the results of Uninterruptible Power Supplies Limited’s (UPSL) latest industry survey, which questioned over 800 senior IT and data centre professionals across the UK and Ireland.

  • VX25 enclosure transition made easy

    Rittal is supporting control and switchgear engineering as it transitions to Industry 4.0 and adopts its new VX25 large enclosure system.The new VX25 conversion assistant for parts lists provides free data and an intelligent selector and configurator, simplifying the transition from the TS 8 enclosure system to the new VX25 large enclosure system.

    Control and switchgear manufacturers wanting to improve productivity, in line with Industry 4.0, need high-quality data to deliver the results they are looking for.

  • Schneider Electric appoints Marc Garner vice president of UK IT Division

    Schneider Electric has today announced the appointment of Marc Garner as Vice President of its IT Division for the UK. Garner is a 13-year veteran of Schneider Electric having joined the company after graduating from the University of Sunderland with an Honours Degree in Business Administration.

  • Schneider Electric scoops Datacentre Solution of The Year accolade

    Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has won the prestigious Datacentre Solution of The Year category at the European IT & Softwarexcellence Awards, 2017.

    The award, for an upgrade project delivered in conjunction with APC™ by Schneider Electric Elite Partner Comtec Power, a UK data centre design and build company, was facilitated to meet the differing needs of Cardiff University’s High Performance Computing (HPC), Advanced research (ARCCA) facility. 

  • Data centre solutions to launch at DCW 2017

    Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, will announce new industry-leading data centre solutions at Data Centre World, London on 15 March 2017.

  • Greenpeace report shows need for greater transparency and collaboration to improve data centre energy sustainability

    Greater transparency in energy sustainable practice among data industry players will help improve collaboration to tackle rising carbon emissions seen in the industry. In Greenpeace’s 2017 green IT report, ‘Clicking Clean: Who is winning the race to build a green internet?’, many hyperscalers scored highly in the report for its adoption and initiatives on renewable energy, but other players in the industry were urged to improve advocacy and transparency, and to work more collaboratively.

  • 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.

  • 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 – - 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

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