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Vertiv joins the RISE Partnership Program

The strategic cooperation will help develop sustainable solutions such as data centre heat re-use or alternative power sources.

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Schneider Electric acquires renewable energy platform Zeigo

Machine learning technology will further enhance Schneider’s market-leading advisory services.

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Orange and Engie join forces t

Convert the GOS, Orange's main data centre in Africa, to solar power.

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Planet First Partners backs cooling tank technology that cuts down data centre climate impact

Investment in Submer’s energy and water saving technology will accelerate expansion.

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Equinix invests in tenth Paris data centre

New US$163M facility will incorporate multiple sustainability best practices, including heat recovery technology directly connected to Paris’s Saint-Denis urban heating network.

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DigiPlex joins European Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres

DigiPlex has joined the European Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres. This voluntary code brings together participants from across the digital infrastructure industry to collaborate and agree on standards, practices and technologies aimed at reducing the environmental impact of energy consumed in data centers. DigiPlex is strategically focused to continue reducing its climate impact and the European Code of Conduct provides an excellent framework for these ongoing sustainability initiatives.

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Rolls-Royce provides mtu trigeneration plant for largest data centre in Romania

mtu Series 4000 gas generator sets to provide electricity, heat and cooling for ClusterPower’s Technology Campus in Craiova.

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Global Technical Realty breaks ground at first UK data centre campus

Global Technical Realty (GTR) breaks ground on its first 40.5 MW IT load UK data center campus - GB One. GTR, a $1bn European build-to-suit data center platform agreed to lease the site at Slough Trading Estate, London’s premier data center hub in June 2021, partnering with estate owner, SEGRO, which will be developing the building shell.

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Manchester data centre installs hydrogen-ready fuel cell

Teledata teams up with Conrad Energy, Electricity North West (Construction & Maintenance) Limited and Bloom Energy to deploy an initial 1.2MW low environmental impact solid oxide fuel cell installation at its Wythenshawe facility, reducing carbon emissions through a cleaner, hydrogen ready fuel supply.

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GBI boost submarine network performance

As part of GBI’s infrastructure evolution, Ciena has increased GBI’s Smart Network lit capacity by 10 Tb/s.

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Supply chain disruption tempers sector’s optimism

An optimistic sector with record levels of respondents (98%) seeing demand either maintained or increasing was an encouraging finding from The Winter Report 2021/22, which is undertaken by independent research house IX Consulting and commissioned by BCS, (Business Critical Solutions) the specialist services provider to the digital infrastructure industry. It captures the views of over 3000 senior datacentre professionals across Europe, including owners, operators, developers, consultants and end users.

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MLL Telecom wins Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service

MLL Telecom, a leading provider of secure managed network services to the UK public sector, has announced a new five-year contract from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service

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Security handle offers dual authentication

Panduit has launched the SmartZone™ G5 Security Handle for ITE cabinets, which is designed to meet the most rigorous security challenges, both physical and digital, in today’s data centre environments.

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Secure I.T. Environments completes two data centre projects for hospital in South West England

An air conditioning upgrade at one site, projected to save over £13,000 a year on running costs, and new UPS and environmental monitoring system at another hospital.

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Proximity expands UK footprint with Birmingham edge data centre

Central UK location is served by major UK carriers and fibre providers.

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Videos

Richard Clifford, Head of Innovation at Keysource, talks through some of the company’s recent customer success stories, its new cybersecurity focus, and goes on to provide some great insights into the data centre sustainability debate – with Scope 3 emissions and supply chain collaboration a major focus, alongside hybrid cooling and the edge. Richard also suggests that it might be time to move beyond the PUE metric as a measure of data centre energy efficiency.
Jason Beal, Senior Vice President, Global Channel and Partner Ecosystems, AvePoint, talks through the results of the company’s first MSP Global Preference Survey, with security, governance and cloud migration ranking as top priorities. MSPs are also wanting to both consolidate the number of vendors with which they deal while also bringing on board new solutions. Jason also offers some valuable advice to MSPs in terms of some key business development objectives.
Astrid Wynne, Chair of the DCA’s Sustainability Special Interest Group, provides detailed and fascinating insight as to the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the data centre industry in the aftermath of the recent COP26 Summit, as the sector continues to provide a resilient foundation for global digital transformation.
Dob Todorov, CEO and Co-founder of HeleCloud, talks though the company’s recent acquisition by SoftwareONE - optimistic that both organisations and their respective customer bases will see some major benefits as the Cloud continues to grow in importance as the post-pandemic business world seeks to address the challenges and opportunities of hybrid digital transformation.

Expert Opinions

By Eric Newcomer, CTO and Ricardo Diniz, VP and General Manager, UK I and Southern Europe, WSO2.
By Gareth Beanland, Infinidat.
Today, edge data centers need to provide a highly efficient, resilient, dynamic, scalable and sustainable environment for critical IT applications. At Subzero Engineering, we believe containment has a vital role to play in addressing these requirements. By Gordon Johnson, Senior CFD Engineer at Subzero Engineering
By Dr. Sven Krasser, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist, CrowdStrike.