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Ekinops introduces CFP2-based 400G transport solution

Ekinops has introduced its new PM_400FR05-C2A pluggable module for the Ekinops360 WDM optical transport system.

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The data centre challenge behind digital transformation

Digital transformation has reached a turning point. Businesses have now added so many new applications and need so much data consistently available, that accessing sufficient capacity in data centers is becoming a challenge.

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Netskope expands presence in Ireland with Dublin data centre

Ireland’s unique position - providing access to the EU market and its close proximity to trans-atlantic internet cables - means new data centre is a strategic investment for Netskope as it expands its NewEdge private cloud.

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Dennemeyer works with NTT to interconnect 20 international offices

The global Intellectual Property services provider has selected Managed SD-WAN to enable its cloud-first digital transformation journey.

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Schneider Electric appoints Marc Garner as New Senior Vice President

UK and Ireland VP promoted to European Senior Vice President for outstanding leadership and continued commitments to data centre sustainability.

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The liability of legacy

Concerns around recent global events and the subsequent inflationary pressure on power, materials and labour costs are not, as yet, adversely affecting growth in the data centre sector which continues to remain buoyant. This is according to the latest independent industry survey, which captures the views of over 3000 senior datacentre professionals across Europe, including owners, operators, developers, consultants and end users.

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Tom Parker Ltd launches new website features

Fluid Power Specialist Tom Parker Ltd has launched its newly updated website. The website presents a fresh new look, accompanied by key technical enhancements, giving a streamlined shopping experience for customers.

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Data centre physical infrastructure accelerates to 11 percent growth in 3Q 2022

According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, Data Center Physical Infrastructure (DCPI) revenues grew 11 percent year-over-year in 3Q 2022, primarily by average selling price increases and slight improvement in unit shipments.

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Businesses will finally start actioning sustainability commitments in 2023

The energy crunch, sustainability strategies and lack of skills are the major IT forces and trends organisations should prepare for in the year ahead say Telehouse Europe.

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Colt highlights Enterprise Tech Trends for 2023

Colt Technology Services has shared its forecasts for 2023’s biggest enterprise technology trends and influences. The digital infrastructure company expects to see a rise in on-demand networking, advanced cybersecurity capabilities and growth in Smart X – particularly smart buildings - across the tech industry. Private 5G in enterprise and greater investment in cloud will also advance in 2023 as digitalisation continues to drive sweeping change in the way the world connects, consumes and collaborates.

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Mitigating blackout risk

Keysource, the critical environment and datacentre specialist, is working with several clients to ensure that any of this winter’s threatened rolling blackouts do not affect vital services. It comes as it is revealed that during cold spells, across Europe, the UK government has crisis plans for a series of rolling three-hour power cuts, with regions of the UK taking it in turn to go dark. This is due to compounding issues around gas availability, a creaking aging grid, and the reliance on imported energy (i.e. Nuclear from France).

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Equinix to “adjust the thermostat” to optimise data centre energy use

Equinix has revealed its commitment to reducing its overall power use by increasing operating temperature ranges within its data centres – the first such commitment by an operator of colocation data centres.

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Ekinops selected by Bandwidth & Cloud Services Group

Ekinops has been selected by telecom infrastructure provider, Bandwidth & Cloud Services Group (BCS), for its network backbone upgrade, which will enhance connectivity throughout Africa.

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Schneider Electric wins ‘Cloud Transformation/MSP Project’ and ‘Futureproofing Initiative’ of the Year’ at the SDC Awards 2022

Awards reflect Schneider Electric’s leadership in addressing the data centre industry skills gap and in delivering innovative data centre and edge computing solutions for UK NHS Trust, with partners.

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Improving sustainability in data centres

Nutanix sponsored report examines potential impact of datacentre models on energy efficiency and carbon footprint.

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Videos

Interview with Asha Ramakrishna, VP of Engineering, Runtime Security at Sysdig. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Alex Brew, Regional Director, Northern Europe at Vertiv., shares the company’s predictions for the data centre industry in 2023. Expect energy efficiency-related legislation and innovation - with alternatives to diesel generators and the final ‘arrival’ of liquid cooling on the horizon – alongside the excitement and uncertainty of 5G, edge and the metaverse!
Interview with Heather Dawe, UK Head of Data at UST. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.

Expert Opinions

By Graham Jarvis, Freelance Business and Technology Journalist.
By Terry Storrar, Managing Director, Leaseweb UK.
With Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT firmly established, and similar initiatives for Income Tax & Corporation Tax to follow, the tax industry must embrace technology and digitalisation. To ensure compliance with MTD regulations, businesses must have a firm grasp on their data from start to finish – understanding it, knowing where commonalities should exist, and where it flows. Hence, the growing calls within businesses for Tax Technologists, argues Russell Gammon, Chief Solutions Officer at Tax Systems.
By Eric Herzog, CMO, Infinidat.