• Now cut your data centre project time from years to months

    Introducing prefabricated data centre configurationsfrom 90 kW to 2 MW using stand alone modules

    Undertaking a design-build data centre project can present a myriad of challenges.From performance and compatibility issuesto cost overruns and missed deadlines, thesechallenges can significantly impactyour business.

    Predictable performance and faster deployment

  • Protective data centre efficiency

    Borri has supplied and installed two high efficiency Borri B9000FXS 300kVA (Uninterruptible Power Supply) UPS systems at the latest data centre facility on the Isle of Man.

    Working on behalf of independent engineering, IT and facilities services business, NG Bailey, which was recently awarded the contract to deliver a 100 rack, Tier 3 data centre for Manx Telecom, Borri Ltd was chosen for its extensive experience across the data centre field.

  • Expansion of data centre solutions range

    Cannon Technologies, a leader in innovative containment systems, has announced the expansion of its pioneering T4 Data Centre Solutions range with the T4 Mini Data Centre. Designed to provide state-of-the-art support for IT equipment without the need for large amounts of space, the T4 Mini Data Centre is suitable for use in a wide range of vertical sectors.

    This complete, self-contained and highly resilient solution is available in single or multi-cabinet versions that can be sited in offices, rooms, corridors or even basements. Central to the T4 Mini Data Centre is Cannon Technologies’ ServerSmart cabinet, which provides the perfect environment for the universal housing of all kinds of 19-inch rack mountable equipment, as well as power distribution units (PDUs) and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS).

  • What do today’s data centres expect of their UPS?

    UPSs that effectively protect their critical load from mains power failures and disturbances are essential to modern data centres. To successfully fulfil this role in today’s business conditions, they must do so while offering near-perfect availability, high efficiency and easy scalability. In this article, Kenny Green, technical support manager at Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd (UPS Ltd), a Kohler company, looks at how available UPS topology allows data centre operators to meet these exacting requirements

  • Prefabricated data centre

    Schneider Electric recently announced it had won the bid from Baidu to build an M1 containerised (prefabricated) data centre with Schneider Electric’s prefabricated data centre solutions. As Baidu’s first prefabricated data centre project, the eco-friendly data centre will feature fast deployment, low input and high capability operation from standardised to modular to prefabricated data centre in the age of cloud computing and big data. This project not only meets the needs of Baidu’s rapidly expanding business, but also sets an example for the future of China’s data centre construction.

  • DatacenterDynamics Converged London – The open-minded data centre event

    19-20 November, London ExCel

    Driving performance and efficiency in any organisation that relies upon complex mission-critical ICT infrastructure is a major challenge. It requires multi-skilled professionals who need to understand ‘the data centre’ from an organisation’s many viewpoints, and who are adept at cross-discipline collaboration in order to drive effective results.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 

  • 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

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