Rising rack and power densities are driving significant interest in liquid cooling for many reasons. Yet, the suggestion that one size fits all ignores one of the most fundamental aspects of potentially hindering adoption - that many data centre applications will continue to utilize air as the most efficient and cost-effective solution for their cooling requirements. The future is undoubtedly hybrid, and by using air cooling, containment, and liquid cooling together, owners and operators can optimise and future-proof their data centre environments.
By Gordon Johnson, Senior CFD Manager, Subzero Engineering.
It is common knowledge that data centres consume a lot of electricity. Therefore sustainability is a key issue for data centre operators. However, energy efficiency isn’t just about green electricity and photovoltaics on the roof; above all, it’s about energy efficiency and innovative technologies within the data centres. There is a lot of that waiting in the wings, states Raymond Ma, General Manager of Europe, Alibaba Cloud.
With green credentials that include the UK’s lowest carbon energy intensity, increasing access to RERs, low-cost land and political backing, are the pieces in place for Scotland to fulfil its data centre sector potential?
By Kerr Johnstone, Director, i3 Solutions Group.
With so many cybersecurity solutions available on the market, customers can be left feeling underwater. Uncertainty around how tools can mesh into current IT and OT infrastructure, coupled with lack of resourcing and economic constraints can present a challenge in choosing the right technology to bolster their security.
By Ed Baker, VP Global Channel Sales, Trellix
Recognising and rewarding channel efforts in maintaining a secure ecosystem, along with continuous training opportunities reinforces their importance and fosters a strong cybersecurity ecosystem.
By Spencer Starkey, VP EMEA, SonicWall.
Averting cyber risks in a digital era remains the No. 1 challenge for Partners, MSPs and end users alike. But where there is heightened risk, there also exists distinct opportunities for Partner growth by credibly alleviating customer exposure, while expanding mentorship as trusted cyber consultants. It’s a delicate approach between raising awareness and promoting fear.
By Darren Ellis, Regional Vice President, Partner Sales, EMEA, Park Place Technologies
David Tattam, Chief Research and Content Officer and Co-Founder, Protecht, discusses the company’s mission ‘to redefine the way the world thinks about risk’, with some engaging and informative insights as to how organisations can develop and grow an effective, dynamic risk management framework, with the people-related aspect – culture and conduct – at its core.
Gisli Kr., Chief Sales Officer at AtNorth. discusses the carbon footprint AI explosion, suggesting that finding the right sustainable data centre to host these AI applications can help contribute to the circular economy. He also provides updates on the company’s third Icelandic data centre, some new hires, and record revenue levels – which in part can be contributed to atNorth’s strong sustainability credentials.
Allison Ward, Senior Sustainable Materials Engineer at Dell Technologies, explains how the company balances the priorities of the circular economy alongside ensuring that sustainable materials innovation doesn’t come at a performance cost. She shares some brilliant insights as to the work Dell is doing around sustainability innovation, both internally and working with its supply chain, strategic partners and, importantly, customers.
In the first of a series of interviews with leading industry experts, David Bond, from our series sponsor company, Centiel, shares valuable thoughts on and insights into current data centre industry challenges and opportunities – with sustainability and skills very much the focus. He also reveals what keeps him busy away from the workplace.
Built on a Kubernetes-native, microservices architecture, the WSO2 APK next-generation, open-source API management platform enables enterprises to speed the delivery of cloud native applications in their Kubernetes environments.
Salesforce is migrating more than 200,000 systems from CentOS Linux to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9, building on the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform to streamline IT operations and enhance customer experiences.