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Datacentres for better security
If Ofcom has its way, you could be in store for faster wi-fi in your UK home or office within the next couple of years. The independent regulator and competitive authority recently unveiled plans to improve wi-fi speeds by opening up additional channels by which routers and wireless devices can...
For more than a decade, networking and security experts have recommended that people with access to online accounts use long and complicated passwords that make hacking difficult. In light of those recommendations, government organisations and businesses the world over have built into their password protection systems a requirement for users...
Security continues to be among the top concerns of the information age thanks to creative hackers who are always finding new ways to break into systems. In response, security experts are aggressively pursuing an extensive list of new measures, including using biometric information to log in to accounts. The use...
The University of Cambridge in Cambridgeshire, England has announced an ambitious plan to become a world leader in superconductor research that will hopefully make Britain a world leader in developing the computing technologies of the future. The Cambridge plan involves a GBP £2.7 million investment from the Engineering and Physical...
Have you ever wondered what should be considered when deciding which fire suppression system to install your information technology space? This blog lays out exactly what to look for and how hybrid fire extinguishing systems are changing the landscape of fire suppression for data centres.   Today’s data centre and...
The 2016 Skyscraper Competition sponsored by eVolo, an architecture and design journal pushing technological advances in building design, resulted in some unique designs that have a lot of people thinking. A case in point is a data centre tower design submitted by an Italian architectural team with an eye on...
US-based Apple Inc. has long maintained its intentions to eventually power all of its facilities with renewable energy. A recent announcement made at the company's 'Loop You In' event demonstrates they are closer to that goal than ever before. According to Apple officials, 93% of the company’s facilities now run...
Every time a new data centre is built, architectural and design teams work together to design and build a structure that can safely house hundreds of hard drives and peripheral equipment in an environment that can be kept cool and clean. It has long been understood that heat and data...
As the whole world watches to see whether the US government will prevail in its fight to force Apple to hack locked phones, the UK is on the verge of passing unprecedented legislation that would force almost every company or organisation involved in any form of digital data communications to...
Three Australian universities have announced a joint project that will enable six researchers and their teams to collaborate on fibre research that could have a significant impact on long-haul communications using optical fibre networks. The three universities involved are Monash University, the University of Melbourne, and the Royal Melbourne Institute...
It is a given when trying to design and build a green data centre that energy storage will be an important part of the equation. Excess energy generated by alternative sources under ideal conditions needs to be stored for use when conditions are less than ideal. It is the age-old...

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