White paper examines the drivers and benefits of Edge Computing

As Internet usage becomes more bandwidth intensive and more devices become connected, processing power and data storage are moving from central locations to the edge of the network to shorten transport times and boost efficiency.

City Lifeline supports Tech City start-up

Central London data centre City Lifeline is announcing its short-term partnership with tech start-up, SPARKL, taking into account the differing needs of start-ups compared to established players. With research showing half of UK businesses fail within their first five years, founders are naturally wary of long-term fixed commitments.

VIRTUS joins forces with Jisc to drive UK education and research forward

VIRTUS Data Centres has provided details of the latest members to have joined the first national shared data centre for research and education, offered by digital services and solutions organisation Jisc. Located in VIRTUS' LONDON4 data centre, as a result of VIRTUS' December 2015 purchase of Infinity's Slough data centre business, three new customers have added to the 12 education and research organisations already benefiting from the shared data centre facility.

Siemon offers free ‘WheelHouse Interactive Data Centre Guide’

Siemon has launched a free ‘Interactive Data Centre Guide’ as part of its WheelHouse™ portfolio.  Focusing support for data centre professionals, this online educational resource centre provides comprehensive data centre guidance for selecting, designing and deploying the business-critical infrastructure upon which the entire data centre relies.  Its aim is to ‘connect the world to a higher data centre standard’ by offering comprehensive resources in one immediately accessible and easily navigable interactive guide.

Utility contract for Sudlows and Interserve

Interserve, working in partnership with Sudlows, has completed a contract to support a FTSE 100 utility company in the development and delivery of its data centre strategy. This is the latest in a number of key consultancy projects forged through an on-going collaboration between the data centre specialist and the international support services and construction group.

Exceeding international UPS safety standards

Following a string of rigorous tests, Eaton has confirmed that its existing uninterruptible power supply (UPS) products not only already meet, but in fact exceed, the requirements of the upcoming changes to the international standard IEC 62040 Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS) - Part 1: General and Safety Requirements for UPS.