Rackspace launches OpenCenter

Rackspace® Hosting has announced major new features in its free and open source Rackspace Private Cloud Software, powered by OpenStack and supported by its own Fanatical Support services. Key among the new functionality in this release is OpenCenter™, a single interface for deploying, configuring and operating clouds at scale in an enterprise datacentre.

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Sustainable IT and energy efficient data centre

THE DIGITAL revolution has seen IT’s global carbon footprint rise to equal that of the aviation sector. The production, use and disposal of constantly evolving IT infrastructure have implications for environmental, social and economic factors. As a result, organizations are increasingly being challenged to manage their operational expenditure more effectively.

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You can’t manage what you’re not monitoring

This might be a mantra that is heard over and over again, but the intricacies of data centre power management still seem to be beyond the comprehension of a significant minority, if not a majority, of data centre professionals. DCS talks to Marc Marazzi, VP International Sales at Server Technology, about the technologies and tools available

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Datacentre Transformation Conference 9th July 2013, Leeds, UK

Leeds has been the successful host of two previous joint Data Centre Alliance, Datacentre Solutions Magazine and The University of Leeds Data Centre Conferences in 2011 and 2012. Preparation of the third Datacentre Transformation Conference (DTC13) to take place on July 9th, 2013 is well underway. This year, DTC13 will be in a new exhibition centre over the Leeds based data centre at aql, where, for this memorable event, the venue has a glass floor giving a clear view of the data centre below.

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Contain yourself for more efficient data centre cooling

Containment solutions can eliminate hot spots and provide energy savings over traditional uncontained data centre designs. The best containment solution for an existing data centre will depend on the constraints of the facility, say Paul Lin, Victor Avelar and John Niemann of Schneider Electric in a new white paper.

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A very private affair?

Neil Barnett, Product Manager for Hosting & Cloud at Daisy Group plc, discusses private cloud and why it is more than just another type of cloud computing service.

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Schneider Electric’s customised, portable and flexible prefabricated data centre at UNESCO World Heritage Site is recognised by Modular Deployment Award at leading EMEA event.
RWE Supply & Trading integrates data centres into the energy transition.
CBRE Data Centre Solutions and Uptime Institute have formed a strategic partnership to enable CBRE to offer its clients the Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval, the industry’s only operations focused data centre risk assessment solution, as part of CBRE’s Critical Environment Risk Management (CERM) programme.
SUPERNAP strengthens its presence in Milan with the acquisition of two land sites proximate to its existing campus. The land expansion is the next step in the Company’s broader European growth strategy.
Centre provides tenant-ready availability in area of high demand and constrained capacity £150m investment is first outside Ireland for Irish data centre owner and developer.
IT-Total, one of Sweden’s most exciting and fast growing providers of best-in-class IT security, data centre, networking and ‘as a service’ application hosting, is expanding its presence with DigiPlex, the Nordic leader for innovative, sustainable and secure data centres, following years of successful partnership.
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Australian fish farm undergoes IT upgrade by investing in edge infrastructure

Australian fism farming company Tassal looked at harnessing IT to make its business of growing salmon more sustainable and cost-effective. It invested in an integrated IT solution powered by Vertiv and Dell EMC for its business in Tasmania.

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