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Inspired to cut power usage in data server barns

Believed to be guzzling as much as 2% of the entire planet’s electricity now -  and already at 11% in Ireland, - data centres...

The Energyst – Latest issue out now

The latest edition of The Energyst is now ready to read today online or via the new Energyst App. The Energyst is now published monthly,...

Data centre op Cyrus One achieves 100% renewable power in Europe

A major data centre operator has committed itself to using wholly carbon-free electricity to keep the lights blinking on its racks. London-headquartered Cyrus One says...

Surrey’s AFC Energy raises £36 million, offers equity to ABB in bid to power...

Alkaline fuel cell innovators AFC Energy are targeting the world’s fast-growing market for data centre power, in a new partnership with Swiss engineering giant...

Mission Critical Power – latest issue

The latest issue of Mission Critical Power magazine is out now. Over the lock-down period we have been busy improving our digital proposition for our...

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...