The traditional approach to data centre implementation just won’t scale to meet the needs of tomorrow’s Internet. Andrew Rickman, chief executive of Rockley Photonics, outlines the industry’s key concerns and the technology innovation that can deliver scalability alongside order-of-magnitude cost and power reductions.
It typically takes a whole tonne of ore to produce just one kilo of pure virgin copper. That’s a tonne of material that has to be dug out of the ground, processed and purified. The rest is 999kg of waste! And finite copper resources are dwindling fast in the face of massive demand that’s intensifying all the time. Kennedy Miller, technology and sustainability manager at IT and data networking leader Brand-Rex, describes how the new concept of urban mining can help to preserve precious natural resources by breathing new life into old and forgotten copper cable.
The deep interior of a mountain situated on an island in a remote Norwegian fjord is the unique location for a Tier III+, carrier-neutral, high-security data centre. A former NATO ammunition bunker located near Stavanger, Norway, the Green Mountain data centre covers 21,000 square metres with six mountain halls and several dedicated customer rooms utilising 100 percent renewable hydroelectric power and the efficient cooling of the adjacent fjord to provide a PUE of less than 1.2. The secure location, its green credentials, and low-cost electricity supply has attracted both Norwegian and international customers.
By Paul Rivett, Operations Director, CNet Training.
Frankfurt has the highest density of data centres of any city in Europe. In 2008, the German branch of Citigroup built its Frankfurt Data Centre (FDC) and created a high performance, energy-efficient facility.
By Andrew Sedman RCDD Head of Technical Support & Training, Reichle & De-Massari AG.
Over the years different fibres
have been used in networks. Some have won and some have lost. The question is,
what is currently being used and how can this affect your data centre?
By Willy Rietveld
The data centre has become the heart of many businesses – without it everything stops. Maintenance, management and design are crucial in keeping services running, providing support and creating capacity. A high performance data centre relies on a number of key components; power, cooling, hardware, infrastructure and cable management. Rob Hickford at HellermannTyton examines the requirements of today’s data centres, how cable management plays a key role and addresses the issues that impact operational effectiveness.
By Stefano Valdrighi, Director Global Business Development, Siemens Building Technologies.
By Stuart Sutton, CEO at Infinity SDC.
Charles Square is an independent IT consultancy focused on serving the comprehensive needs of commercial organisations at all stages of their business life cycle.
There are probably five main areas for IT/data centre managers to consider when it comes to planning future rack developments.
Cofely Services’ Agility data centre is located in the south of Belgium and serves both in-house GDF SUEZ Group clients and external customers with an independent ICT infrastructure. The centre is the first in Europe to offer Datacenter Clarity LC with 3D visualisation, which offers a virtual tour through the data centre infrastructure while managing and monitoring remotely.