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Latest Data Centre Opinions


Wanted: Skilled Labour

Demand for UK based data centres currently outstrips supply. Smart working and automated processes, a focus on education alongside investment and support from the Government, is required.


Maintaining uptime with environment monitoring

Data centre uptime is one of the most critical aspects to your organisation and to your customers. One of the first key metrics users look at when choosing a data centre is their uptime statistics.

When you proactively monitor the environment in your data centre, you show your commitment to providing reliability while also improving your data centre performance and operational costs.


What goes on below Smart Cities?

It is becoming ever more important to understand the internet and cloud computing architectures powering Smart Cities.


Q&A: Mike Goodwin previews the 2021 Data Centre World awards

This year, Data Centre World London announced it would be hosting its first-ever awards ceremony next March. We spoke with Mike Goodwin, partner at UK design and build company Dunwoody, which is supporting next year’s ceremony, to learn what attendees can expect from the event


Q&A: Why the data centre industry needs a global database of operating incidents

We sat down with Dr. Dennis Cronin, CEO-Americas at the Data Center Incident Reporting Network, to understand why establishing a global database of data centre incidents has benefits for everyone involved in the sector.


Data Centres: Shades of Green Enablement

Do data centres & ICT stand in the way of global environmental goals or are they already enabling our green future? Derek Webster says it’s time to look at the facts


Why power protection is about more than just the UPS

Power protection is not just about the UPS, it’s about your plan should there be a power outage, writes Louis McGarry, sales and marketing director at CENTIEL UK Ltd, explains


Hey big spender – my take on IT spending in the financial services industry

IT spending can be difficult to justify at times when finances are tight, and even harder to justify when there’s no sign of an upturn in the foreseeable future. Organisations that find themselves fighting for survival are more likely to instinctively want to redirect money to the frontline rather than the back office.


Unsung Heroes of the Data Centre Part 2: Simon Binley, Data Centre Manager, Wellcome Sanger Insitute

Techerati and Data Centre World are giving shout-outs to data centre professionals who have been nominated by their industry colleagues for exceptional efforts in recent weeks. This month, Nick Ewing, Managing Director at EfficiencyIT, nominates Simon Binley, Data Centre Manager at Wellcome Sanger Institute


Three ways to implement edge data centres

It is very easy to think about taking an edge data centre approach as expensive – but today data centres come in all shapes and sizes. Here are three different ways you can implement your own edge data centres.


Data centres: Enablers of the Digital Economy

Data centres are critical utilities, the almost invisible heart, lungs and nerve cells of the digital revolution, facilitating increasing general economic activity for the good of citizens – nationally and internationally. 


The key foundations of an effective Cloud Operating Model

The first era of cloud computing has been over for some time now, so what are you still doing lifting and shifting your data centre into the cloud?

Today, organisations moving to the cloud must do more than merely ‘copy and paste’ what they have in the data centre, directly into a cloud environment. Organisations should look at delivering IT as a service to the business and/or their customers, rather than as a technology platform, where applications reside.