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Data Centre Networks The largest transformation in the DC industry since ‘Cloud’ is ‘Edge’, with Edge DC’s bringing power, connectivity, and compute resources physically closer to where those assets are used. A wide range of next generation applications will be supported by Edge data centres providing customers with lower latency, higher security, and greater control… Read More
A new transatlantic subsea cable running between the US, the UK and Spain has been announced by Google in a bid to meet ever-growing connectivity demands.
Once commissioned, it will be one of the tech giant’s first new cables to connect the US and UK since 2003, aimed at increasing capacity and helping drive some of Google’s core services, such as video communication platform Meet, Gmail and Google Cloud.
Global tech giants are building hyperscale data centres around the world but each site will have its own unique challenges. Data centre cables have to meet the demands of the application, match the geographic and environmental particulars, and comply with relevant regulations and legislations of the location country.
In practice, that means when considering medium voltage cables for distributing power from the grid or substation to transformers you size the cable accordingly. You select whether or not the cable is armoured. You also identify whether cables will be run externally, direct buried, or placed in cable ducts; considering whether additional water-blocking layers are required and confirming properties such as UV resistance where needed. That’s before you consider the raft of regulations to comply with.
Stuart McKay is business development manager, Enterprise Technologies, Panduit EMEA, a world leader in infrastructure products and services for data networks and electrical power applications. We asked McKay to give his thoughts on some of the most important and interesting infrastructure questions facing the industry right now. Under the microscope are Smart Cities – namely, the winners, losers and initiatives that show the most promise. McKay also dives deep into connectivity and the cabling implications for WiFi 6, the next-generation wireless standard tipped to improve performance in congested areas.
At Data Centre World Asia in October, Techerati spoke with Eland Cables’ Deborah Graham-Wilson to find out how the company’s innovative cabling solutions connect the world’s leading hyperscale facilities. Learn More: https://bit.ly/2FeonoG More Videos: https://bit.ly/2RF6d72