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Sustainability was an important factor in the keynote presentation on the first day of the Data Centre World 2021 event.
This year more than ever, the data centre sector is focusing on ways to provide more with less. Efficiency has always been a key part of discussions.
Copper wires have formed the backbone of the communications network since 1911, and are currently used to deliver broadband services across much of the country, to individuals, organizations, and businesses.
As demand continues to grow worldwide, and companies enter different areas of the world, alternatives to placing additional stress on local power grids will be of more importance to ensure grid reliability.
The popularity of indirect free cooling of data centres in the Nordics region could place facilities at risk of corrosion if conditions are not correctly controlled this summer, according to Greger Ruud, who leads the Nordic Datacenters unit at Aggreko.
The disruption Covid-19 forced on all sectors of the economy will continue to impact global supply-chains, as we have all re-evaluated how to maximise benefits through our route to market.
Robert Assink the General Director of Interxion Spain, discusses the opening of its fourth data centre in Madrid as well as offering an analysis on the current situation of the sector and predictions for a post-pandemic world.
With climate change being such a hot topic, operators are now quickly realising that there is an urgent need to increase the energy efficiency of data centres and reduce their environmental impact. However, a balance must be maintained between complexity of implementation, costs, and overall energy efficiency.
With increasing demands for mission-critical system reliability, prevention of data centre and edge computing downtime is far better than a reactive cure. Anticipating that an outage or power event could happen at any time, and taking steps to minimise the likelihood of disruption, is of course preferable to dealing with any potential problems after they have arisen, but what steps can operators take in the quest to mitigate downtime?
The latest development in Ethernet data communications is extending its capabilities over single-pair cable.
The gap in thinking between cyber security and physical security in communications and data asset management is closing.
Jeff Safovich, head of product and innovation at automated infrastructure specialist RiT Tech, on why integration – not isolation – is integral to data centre optimisation.