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Datacentres for better security
It’s common for data centre providers to outsource the running of their facilities to outside companies; they provide the building, power and cooling and get other people to run the data centre itself. These outsourced companies may sign a three, four or five year contract (or for even less if...
Optical fibre is currently the material of choice for manufacturing high-speed data cables used for broadband internet access and commercial networking.  As good as fibre-optic cabling is, it does have its drawbacks.  Among those drawbacks is something known as 'crosstalk'.  The crosstalk phenomenon is holding back our ability to scale...
Hillstone CEO Paul Smethurst has written a brilliant piece about the evolution of load bank testing as it relates to the mega data centre.  In his piece, Smethurst breaks down the evolution of the mega data centre and how modern solutions are being developed to handle the needs of what appears...
The average battery powering a Chevy Volt has quite a bit of useful life remaining even after the car itself is no longer driven.  For obvious reasons, General Motors has been working on ways to recycle the old batteries.  One of the innovations that they have come up with is...
Airbus may be known primarily as a global manufacturer of commercial aircraft, but that is not stopping the company from teaming up with a British partner to embark on an ambitious communications project designed to provide internet access to underserved countries.  Airbus officials recently revealed their plans at the Paris...
The average data centre is a power-consuming beast that produces a lot of waste heat through its daily operations. That heat can be harnessed and utilised for other purposes, as evidenced by a number of projects that have combined the data centre with commercial and residential space heating however a...
One hundred years from now, the history books may record the explosion of cybercrime as one of the most significant events of the early 21stcentury.  In its infancy, cybercrime has evolved so rapidly that law enforcement has struggled to keep up however the tide may be turning...  A recent report...
While commercial outfits such as Apple and Microsoft are working feverishly on biometric identification involving fingerprints and eye recognition, Spain's Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain and Language is putting its efforts into a system that depends on brainwaves.  That's right; researchers at the institute are working on a system that...
A Sunderland technology company is hoping that its new solar technology will result in a significant expansion of its business, eventually leading to large-scale manufacturing.  Big Solar has the backing of the Sunderland City Council, which helped the company move from its old location at West Quay Court into new...
SingTel is hosting a webinar aimed specifically for businesses who are looking to extend their presence to Asia – the fastest growing economy in the world Navigating this complex and diverse region can be a daunting task so Singtel invite you to join them on a free webinar to learn more about this region...
The owners of a Johannesburg data centre have a lot more than just equipment damage to repair after an epic failure resulted in some customers being offline for 18 hours or longer.  MTN SA has issued countless apologies for the incident, which began around 6pm local time on Monday, May...

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