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Keysource helps with skills shortage

Keysource, the datacentre and critical environment specialist, has launched a new specialist service designed to help organisations that need are struggling to recruit candidates with the right experience. It has been designed to help address the current skills shortage across the datacentre, pharmaceutical and wider technology sectors, which is also making it challenging to retain people, often resulting in a lack of consistency and momentum for major transformation strategies, programmes and projects.

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Kao Data launches the Kao Academy

The Kao Academy was created to help engage children aged 7-11 (Key Stage 2, Years 3-6) about the growing importance and relevance of data centres to our everyday lives.

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Custodian selects Aqua as premier cooling partner for new Dartford site

Aqua installs bespoke closed-loop air conditioning system with integrated free cooling at Custodian’s ‘DA2’ site.

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New microgrid solution keeps sustainable power flowing to and from data centres

Innovative microgrid solutions allow data centres to run on their own energy sources with a reduced carbon footprint enabling additional revenue streams.

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DataQube Global obtains exclusive rights to market products of LiquidCool Solutions

DataQube Global, a developer of a breakthrough podular edge data centre solution, has obtained exclusive rights to market products of LiquidCool Solutions, Inc. (LCS) in various markets around the globe. In addition, DataQube has agreed to make an investment in LCS.

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Schneider Electric launches Uniflair cooling innovation

Cooling efficiencies reduce annual energy use and TCO.

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ST Telemedia Global Data Centres partners with Schneider Electric and Iceotope

Liquid cooling proof of concept will be trialled within STT GDC’s R&D Centre of Excellence in Singapore as the data centre operator innovates to achieve sustainability goals.

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Boston partners with Bytesnet Data Centers to deliver sustainable heating

Boston helps leading ecology-focused data centre firm use residual heat from immersion cooled servers.

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Advice on digital infrastructure sustainability

In-depth series of reports gives both data centre managers and IT operating executives the playbook for building and operating sustainable, yet resilient digital infrastructure.

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PowerExchanger integrates renewables, stabilises the grid

Innovative Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) functionality supports renewable energy integration.

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PowerExchanger integrates renewables and stabilises the grid

Innovative Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) functionality supports renewable energy integration.

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MPS chooses Keysource for critical upgrade

Keysource has successfully completed a critical upgrade for The Medical Protection Society (MPS) at its on-premise data centre in Leeds. This latest project builds on a 17-year relationship between the two businesses during which Keysource has provided full support across MPS’s technical estate.

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Johnson Controls advances data centre sustainability

The Data Centre Solutions platform delivers innovative, energy-efficient and water-saving cooling solutions that help hyperscale cloud providers meet sustainability targets.

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Data centre physical infrastructure market shows good growth

According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, data center physical infrastructure revenues grew 11 percent in 2021, despite supply chain constraints limiting growth in the second half of the year. As those supply chain constraints are forecast to remain throughout 2022, unit growth is forecast to be limited, with rising ASPs supporting revenue growth in 2022.

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Cloud Diagnostics for critical cooling

Airedale, the critical cooling specialists, has launched “Cloud Diagnostics”, an advanced HVAC performance management tool available on your phone, tablet or laptop, in response to the pressure operators and facility managers are under when working with cooling equipment that is increasingly critical to business operations.

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Videos

Park Place Technologies has been on quite some journey, as the company has grown from its core Third Party Maintenance focus to today’s data centre network optimisation specialist organisation. Ian Shearer, Managing Director, APAC & EMEA, Park Place Technologies, discusses recent developments at the company, which include several acquisitions, technical solution and professional services innovations.
Christian Gilby, Senior Director of Enterprise Product Marketing, Juniper Networks, talks through the recent updates to the Apstra intent-based networking platform, covering edge, Zero Trust and migration services. He also details a recent customer success story.
Nick Smith, Business Development Manager at Genetec, discusses the changing role of physical security as it impacts IT infrastructure, identifying some key trends. He also details the company’s recent Streamvault Edge launch and highlights the particular physical security challenges faced by the data centre sector.
Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.

Expert Opinions

By Jonathan Westley, Chief Data Officer, Experian UK&I.
By Davide Villa, Director of Business Development EMEAI, Western Digital.
Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland The data centre sector skills shortage has been documented by industry publications and research firms for almost a decade. In fact, a report published by Gartner in 2016 found 80% of firms expected to find their growth held back due to a lack of new data centre skills, with the McKinsey Global Institute predicting a global shortage of 1.5 million qualified data centre managers as early as 2015.
By Nathan Howe, VP Emerging Technologies, 5G at Zscaler.