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From inception to innovation

By Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits Team, Schneider Electric, UK & Ireland.

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Hot aisle containment – keeping data centres cool

Flooding the data center with cold supply air, in combination with an appropriate hot aisle containment solution, makes for a cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly facility, as Gordon Johnson, Senior CFD Engineer at Subzero Engineering, explains.

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The rewards of 100% uptime

By Marc Garner, VP secure Power Division and Major Pursuits Team, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland.

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Maintaining an edge

By James Vaughan, Consultant at BCS.

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Making the most of the data center modernization opportunity

By Craig Brown, EMEA Channel Manager, Subzero Engineering.

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The Edge is Now

Edge computing delivers information at the moment it is needed. Edge computing, simply said, is about reducing the information located in a centralized server, so it is freed up from the issues surrounding latency, bandwidth and geographic distance, making applications such as AI, IoT and 5G much easier to successfully accomplish. By definition, edge computing is moving user data away from a server of origin and closer to the user who needs it – at the edge. By Laura Roman, CMO at EDJX

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Edge infrastructure models – solving the architectural challenges of 5G and Edge Computing

It’s no secret that edge computing and 5G are intrinsically linked. 5G networks can be up to 500% faster than 4G and support a 100x increase in traffic capacity, but edge computing is central to realising this promise, providing compute and storage power that eliminates backhaul latency issues inherent to a reliance on a central data centre. By Jon Abbot, EMEA Telecom Strategic Clients Director for Vertiv

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An edge explosion?

Andy Connor, EMEA Channel Director, Subzero Engineering, outlines this edge explosion and examines the crucial role of the modular, micro data center in delivering digital transformation.

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Why diversity, inclusion, and education can unlock the data centre skills shortage

Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland The data centre sector skills shortage has been documented by industry publications and research firms for almost a decade. In fact, a report published by Gartner in 2016 found 80% of firms expected to find their growth held back due to a lack of new data centre skills, with the McKinsey Global Institute predicting a global shortage of 1.5 million qualified data centre managers as early as 2015.

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Videos

Ayelet Elstein, VP EMEA at Lakeside Software, positions the Digital Employee Experience (DEX) within the wider context of the customer experience (CX), emphasising the critical importance of data as a prerequisite for any company-wide approach to improving and optimising end-to-end hybrid IT infrastructure performance and the resulting business benefits.
Interview with Liz Parnell, Chief Operating Officer, EMEA, at Rackspace Technology. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Ciarán Forde, Segment Leader, Data Centre and IT, Electrical Sector, EMEA, Eaton, discusses the findings of the company’s recent report: The Intersection of Digital Transformation and the Energy Transition, which highlights an apparent gap between digital transformation and energy transition efforts in four power critical sectors, including the data centre industry. Ciaran highlights the progress the industry has made to date, as well as explaining how a new type of digital toolkit can help companies in their quest for truly sustainable operational optimisation.
Interview with Camilla Winlo, Head of Data Privacy at Gemserv. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.

News

IMRS cluster deployment is intended by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to assist Internet users in Africa to have faster access to services on the Internet; Africa Data Centres (https://www.AfricaDataCentres.com/) has been selected as the host of the IMRS cluster at their class-leading Kenya data centre facility.
Move to DataVita data centre helps cut energy use by 94%.
85% of decision-makers feel that technology implementation empowers employees to deliver value for their organisation, but people and culture are critical drivers.
Agreement delivers Okta’s identity-first Zero Trust security solution to the channel in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece — a vital security tool in an era of remote work.