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MSS Europe 2022 returns to Amsterdam for the fifth year

Now celebrating its fifth year, the Managed Services Summit Europe 2022 (MSS Europe) in Amsterdam, the leading managed services event for the European IT channel, is set to make its return on 21 June, building on the success of the last year’s summit.

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Majority of CIOs want to replace current technology

Research commissioned by Lenovo reveals CIOs are more involved than ever before in areas outside their traditional technology purview, such as business model transformation, corporate strategy, and sustainability.

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Rackspace Technology expands AWS relationship

Multiyear strategic collaboration agreement drives customer value and innovation, and strengthens AWS’s position as Rackspace Technology’s preferred cloud provider.

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Vertiv joins the RISE Partnership Program

The strategic cooperation will help develop sustainable solutions such as data centre heat re-use or alternative power sources.

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Schneider Electric acquires renewable energy platform Zeigo

Machine learning technology will further enhance Schneider’s market-leading advisory services.

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Orange and Engie join forces t

Convert the GOS, Orange's main data centre in Africa, to solar power.

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Planet First Partners backs cooling tank technology that cuts down data centre climate impact

Investment in Submer’s energy and water saving technology will accelerate expansion.

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Equinix invests in tenth Paris data centre

New US$163M facility will incorporate multiple sustainability best practices, including heat recovery technology directly connected to Paris’s Saint-Denis urban heating network.

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DigiPlex joins European Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres

DigiPlex has joined the European Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres. This voluntary code brings together participants from across the digital infrastructure industry to collaborate and agree on standards, practices and technologies aimed at reducing the environmental impact of energy consumed in data centers. DigiPlex is strategically focused to continue reducing its climate impact and the European Code of Conduct provides an excellent framework for these ongoing sustainability initiatives.

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Rolls-Royce provides mtu trigeneration plant for largest data centre in Romania

mtu Series 4000 gas generator sets to provide electricity, heat and cooling for ClusterPower’s Technology Campus in Craiova.

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Global Technical Realty breaks ground at first UK data centre campus

Global Technical Realty (GTR) breaks ground on its first 40.5 MW IT load UK data center campus - GB One. GTR, a $1bn European build-to-suit data center platform agreed to lease the site at Slough Trading Estate, London’s premier data center hub in June 2021, partnering with estate owner, SEGRO, which will be developing the building shell.

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Manchester data centre installs hydrogen-ready fuel cell

Teledata teams up with Conrad Energy, Electricity North West (Construction & Maintenance) Limited and Bloom Energy to deploy an initial 1.2MW low environmental impact solid oxide fuel cell installation at its Wythenshawe facility, reducing carbon emissions through a cleaner, hydrogen ready fuel supply.

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GBI boost submarine network performance

As part of GBI’s infrastructure evolution, Ciena has increased GBI’s Smart Network lit capacity by 10 Tb/s.

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Videos

Thor Johnsen, Head of Triple Point's Digital 9 Infrastructure plc., discusses the organisation’s recent data centre acquisitions in London and Finland, as it seeks to develop a multi-site, multi-location strategy with sustainability as a central focus.
Stéphane Estevez, EMEA Director of Product Marketing, Observability & IT Markets at Splunk, discusses the findings of the company’s ‘State of Observability 2022’ report. He outlines the three different stages of the observability journey, the main reasons why organisations adopt observability solutions and the main benefits of doing so. He ends up with some key observability recommendations.
Surya Varanasi, Storcentric’s CTO, talks through the launch of the Nexsan Unity NV10000 enterprise class platform, which supports block, file and object storage protocols and addresses data security, including ransomware, and regulatory compliance concerns.
Mike McAdam, Data Centre Director EMEA, and Simon Prichard, Product Strategy Manager, both at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, explain how real-time data visualisation and smart insights can help to optimise data centre power and cooling infrastructure, before discussing the wider sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the industry into the future. They also share the company’s plans to leverage its critical infrastructure expertise to expand its presence within the data centre sector.

Expert Opinions

Cloud computing gets headlines every day, with predictions about the percent of workloads moving to large public cloud providers. While there is some momentum in the IT industry to move to public cloud environments, this choice is not automatic. Several decisions must be looked at closely before moving critical workloads to a public cloud provider. Different computing environments serve different needs of IT organisations, and one environment is not ideal for every enterprise.
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