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Driving uptime and sophisticated energy management with Lithium-ion

The development of high-powered lithium-ion cells and the increasing sophistication of IoT-enabled UPS offering a better return on investment and a more sustainable and resilient...

Is Data Centre Energy Efficiency Mission Impossible?

Modern data centres consume huge amounts of energy. One recent report estimates that they will consume one-fifth of the world’s electricity by 2025. UPSs,...

Sudlows Open New European Office in Dublin

Sudlows are pleased to announce the opening of its new European office in Dublin. Sudlows have been working with an increasing number of key clients...

Short-depth smart-UPS with Li-ion

Schneider Electric has announced the availability of 230V models of its short-depth APC Smart-UPS line interactive UPS Lithium-ion battery technology models for European markets....

What to expect at Data Centre World 2020

Data centres are the beating heart of companies and our digital age. Companies cannot deliver functional, reliable and agile IT without their on-premises infrastructure,...

Resilience vs energy: today’s dilemma

Gary Marshall, operations director at engineering consultancy Sweco, stresses the importance of innovative techniques that provide additional resilience, while reducing data centre operational costs  In...

The pros and cons of eco-mode UPS: what does the future hold?

Ian Bitterlin discusses the potential risks and benefits of adopting eco-mode UPS technology, and considers the future impact of silicon carbide IGBTs. In the early...

Designing for uptime: technology advancing at a rapid pace

Sudlows technical director Andy Hirst offers Louise Frampton his views on the important factors that contribute to a successful critical infrastructure project and provides an...

Ian Bitterlin: Artificial intelligence in the data centre?

There's talk of artificial intelligence revolutionising data centres. Ian Bitterlin suggests some human intelligence would be a good place to start. This month I have...

Ian Bitterlin: I voted Brexit, here’s why

Before I get to the data centre reasons I might as well fess-up as to all of the other reasons that I voted to...

Data centres and hospitals warned changes to capacity market could hit back-up generators

Organisations with diesel back-up generators have been warned that changes the government is making to energy market policies could add significant costs to their...

Deepwater data: Microsoft trials undersea data centre

Microsoft thinks the future of data centres could be subsea. The firm said it has successfully deployed an underwater data centre off the coast...

Facebook to build new Ireland data centre

The internet giant uses the country as its global headquarters and announced the move this week. The facility will reportedly cost around £150 million. Facebook...

Equinix completes Telecity acquisition

Equinix has completed its £2.6bn acquisition of Telecity. The move doubles its capacity in Europe and adds over 1,000 new customers to its books. Both...

Sky’s Edinburgh data centre recognised for energy efficiency

Sky’s data centre energy demand reduction drive has been recognised with the inclusion of its Edinburgh DC as a participant to the EU Code of Conduct...

Schneider cool on raising data centre temperatures

Raising temperatures in data centres may be a hot topic but it is not necessarily a good idea, according to Schneider Electric’s global data...

Green Grid: Data centres ‘must become like mobile app developers’

Data centre operators must adopt the mindset of mobile phone software developers or risk the wrath of regulators for wasting energy. That was the message...

100% uptime or a year for free: Volta claims world first with data centre...

Independent central London data centre operator Volta says its resilience is so good that it will give customers a year’s free service if racks...

Data centre temperatures to rise and London demand to fall?

Data centres will become warmer over the next five years as industry adopts Ashrae standards, according to Global With’s Derrick Allen. “Lukewarm aisles” could...

Equinix sees ‘limitless’ growth from Internet of Things

Equinix sees limitless growth opportunity in the mass of data created by digital media consumption and the incoming internet of things, UK managing director...