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.
Chris Wellfair, Projects Director at Secure I.T. Environments, gives his view on the challenges of planning modular data centres, and some key considerations for those starting the journey.
The demand for data is increasing exponentially. Forecasters predict that there will be almost five billion internet-enabled devices connected by the end of 2015. Fast-forward to 2020 and there are projected to be 25 billion connected devices globally, three devices for every human being on the planet.1
By Paul Rivett, Operations Director, CNet Training.
By Frank Brand – Associate Director, ICTroom.
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.
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 Stuart Sutton, CEO at Infinity SDC.
Atchison Frazer, CMO at Xangati looks at how optimising virtual infrastructures and CPU utilisation can contribute to a more eco-friendly data centre.