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Latest Data Centre Opinions


Is Madrid the new Data Centre hub?

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.


Why going ‘green‘ is crucial to all data centre operations

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.


The evolution of mission-critical digital servicing models

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?


Single-Pair Ethernet Enables Reliable IoT Infrastructure

The latest development in Ethernet data communications is extending its capabilities over single-pair cable.


Silent guardians of the telecoms universe

The gap in thinking between cyber security and physical security in communications and data asset management is closing.


DC Optimisation – Collaboration Without Constraint

Jeff Safovich, head of product and innovation at automated infrastructure specialist RiT Tech, on why integration – not isolation – is integral to data centre optimisation.


Is a Tier 3 Talent Gap Holding Back Data Centre Growth?

Today, Tier I and II markets are fairly saturated with data centre providers. While opportunity still exists, the highest growth areas for data centre services are likely to be in Tier III locations, such as Oslo, Buenos Aires, or Jakarta.


Edge Computing after Covid-19

The shift to edge computing solutions is a business must and will continue to be as organisations initiate post-Covid recovery strategies.


The increasing demand for High-Performance Computing

Today, HPC is applied in just about every industry you can imagine, from manufacturing and biotechnology, right through to nuclear physics and the discovery of gas and oil. But what factors are driving HPC demand and which businesses are leveraging its power?


Hydrogen: Fueling Innovation in the Data Centre

As demand for data centre services continues to grow, and more companies make pledges to go green, controlling energy consumption and seeking out alternative energy sources is a top priority. In addition to popular renewables like solar, wind and hydro power, one area that data centres are exploring is using hydrogen fuel cells as an energy source.


The Rise of the TowerCo

In a year where American Tower bought €7.7 billion worth of cell masts from Telefonica, Nicole Capella investigates these new network challengers and how they came to be


Making liquid cooling a more predictable investment

Combining liquid cooling and Digital Twins can directly support sustainability goals, improve data centre capacity and reduce operating costs.