Wednesday, 20th February 2019
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Look beyond the surface for effective facilities planning and design

When undertaking a data centre planning project – whether consolidating company infrastructure following a merger or acquisition, relocating facilities into a pre-existing building, or even constructing a new data centre – the primary consideration lays in the project meeting the business requirements with optimised performance one of the key motivator. By Jon Leppard, Director at Future Facilities.

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With Shadow IT, we’re all multi-cloud now

For data centre managers, Shadow IT is a reality—it’s either there and you know it, or it’s there and you don’t. Shadow IT encompasses things like the AWS Machine Learning experiment happening over in marketing that no one cared to mention, and the collaboration app that the product design folks are using on their smartphones without letting anyone know. By Paul Mercina, VP of Innovation, Park Place Technologies.

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Different by design - innovation starts in the data centre

It’s no secret that technology is the fundamental driving force in creating scientific discoveries, powering financial innovation, improving healthcare - and developing the latest in product design. We also know that the application of information technology is in no way slowing down. By Darren Watkins, managing director for VIRTUS Data Centres.

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The benefits of location when choosing where to house your supercomputer

A broad spectrum of High-Performance Computing (HPC) users, whether they be research institutes, emerging entrepreneurs or corporate enterprises, recognise how the power and efficiency of their HPC applications can accelerate their computationally intensive workloads, providing research breakthroughs and unlocking competitive commercial advantages. By Spencer Lamb, director of research, Verne Global.

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Five key questions to ask potential cloud providers

When choosing a cloud provider, you need to know exactly what you are signing up for to avoid problems in the future. Once you have migrated, you are stuck with what the provider gives you unless you undertake another migration, which is likely to be time consuming and risky. The much vaunted ‘portability’ of cloud services between providers is not yet proven, particularly for complex applications, and it is not in the provider’s interests to make it easy. By Richard Blanford, managing directo...

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Standing out in a Cloud

The key challenges that Managed Service Providers are facing in a heavily commoditised market and the ways in which they can go above and beyond to differentiate themselves and excel in customer experience. By Edmund Cartwright, Sales & Marketing Director at Highlight.

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The most secure data centre in Scandinavia?

Hidden deep in a mountain, Green Mountain’s data centre is cooled by the cold waters of a Norwegian fjord. Working with nature, Green Mountain is saving energy and protecting the environment — leading the way to cutting data centre energy use by a third.

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