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Datacentres for better security
“Data centres owned and operated by data-centre landlords, cloud services and other technology firms is expected to increase to roughly 9,100 this year, up from 7,500 last year, and are expected to reach 10,000 by 2020, IDC estimates.” Source: The Wall Street Journal If all other data centres including hyperscale...
  At the beginning of every new year, it is the time for predictions and NTT Group have been sharing their thoughts on what will affect the business world over the next year or so (here).  In particular, they have focused on digital transformation and the impact this is having...
The draft withdrawal agreement in relation to Brexit - set out earlier this week (14 November 2018) by UK Prime Minister Theresa May - has been approved by the UK political cabinet and is now waiting for the stamp of approval from MPs followed by the other European Union members,...
A tragic fire that filled the Tokyo sky with thick, black smoke late in July 2018 has tragically resulted in five fatalities and dozens of injuries. The blaze extensively damaged a building believed to be a data centre possibly belonging to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Fire officials were unable to...
  The government has been working with the tech sector over the last two years to prepare for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Now that the regulations are in full force, the government is turning its attention to educating consumers about what it all means; thus...
  ASHRAE has been working for many years on guidelines that allow a wider tolerance for temperature and humidity. Consequently, the need to humidify has decreased, making the value of humidification equipment less significant in the overall HVAC system of the DC. However, what if maintaining the humidity also reduced...
CLOUDCRAFTING: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF DATA CENTRES CNet Training recently welcomed Alexander Taylor, an anthropology PhD student from the University of Cambridge, onto its Certified Data Centre Management Professional (CDCMP®) education program. Alex recently researched the practices and discourses of data centres. In this article, he outlines his research in more...
The uptake of digital technology, the government’s upcoming Industrial Strategy and strong export demand all add up to an expanding manufacturing sector here in the UK. However, this increase in demand will no doubt lead to added pressure on UK power supply, so it becomes more important than ever to...

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