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Twisted-Pair has a Definite Future in Building Infrastructure

For over 30-years Twisted-Pair (TP) cabling has been used to transmit voice, data, and power over the same infrastructure.


Preconfigured Enclosures Offer 80% Reduction in Deployment Time

In an age where speed to market is of greater importance than ever, the continuing disruption caused by Covid-19 still impacts global supply-chains.


How to select the right racks and enclosures for your physical infrastructure environment

Digital transformation has been a key focus for businesses for many years, but post-pandemic many organisations’ efforts have accelerated. IDC forecasts that direct digital transformation (DX) investment growth between 2022-2024 will hit $6.3 trillion – equating to 55% of all ICT investment by the end of 2024.


Five Ways to Future-Proof your Fibre Optic Infrastructure

Increasing traffic within data centres requires the fibre optic link bandwidth capacity to keep expanding as data throughput grows. Data centre traffic no longer flows primarily between servers and external end users.


Q&A: What the data centre market looks like in today’s post-pandemic

Techerati speaks with Giancarlo Giacomello at Aruba Enterprise about the latest data centre management trends and what the market looks like in today’s post-pandemic world. Data centres are complex infrastructures – what are the top priorities when it comes to efficiently managing them?  Now, industry operators must consider factors such as ensuring sustainability regulations are… Read More


Data centre processor race heats up with Intel’s 4-year IPU strategy

Intel has introduced a four-year strategy to iterate on infrastructure processing unit (IPU) and AI chips, in an effort to recover some ground lost to data centre competitors Nvidia and AMD.   Nvidia’s data centre business is worth more than $10 billion USD per year, more than three times the value of its business in… Read More


Tech giants lobbying EU for more favourable regulations

According to members of the EU initiative and related sources, U.S. technology companies are lobbying the EU to make upcoming regulations more tech-friendly. Just this week, technology companies reportedly attempted to utilize the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact as leverage to influence the decisions of EU lawmakers. The Pact is a voluntary association of data… Read More


Data centre 5G: challenges vs. opportunities

In a recent announcement by the Japanese Prime Minister, Fumido Kishida stated that the government expects 5G coverage to reach 99% of the country’s population by 2030. That’s an increase from less than 40% coverage as of 2020. 5G networks are expanding across the globe, and data centres must be prepared to meet the new… Read More


DORA and the data centre – new Uptime DORA research brief

Governments and regulators are becoming increasingly concerned with the resilience of digital  systems, particularly in critical sectors including financial services, telecom, transportation and cloud services. However, while some of these industries – for example, financial services – are highly regulated and subject to government oversight others – like cloud services – are not.


What smart cities mean for the Data Centre in 2022/23

Investment in smart cities is growing worldwide. According to information from Statista, “Technology spending on smart city initiatives worldwide is forecast to more than double between 2018 and 2023, increasing from 81 billion U.S. dollars in 2018 to 189.5 billion in 2023.”


Data centre of 2045: what will the future look like?

Site selection decisions that are currently in the proof-of-concept phase include underwater, like the Microsoft undersea data centre off the coast of Scotland; and underground, like the repurposed mine in Norway and the Oracle data centre in Israel.


The expanding data centre footprint: why businesses are investing in hyperscale

“That all adds up to huge and growing quarterly investments in data centres. The big five US hyperscalers still lead in terms of quarterly data centre spending, but the Chinese hyperscalers are growing rapidly.”