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Fibre cabling systems need precise testing processes

Cabling infrastructure has become a critical component in today’s data centre environments. Performance and reliability are important, but now the margins for error are even finer.  When deploying high speed optical networks such as 100Gb/s Ethernet and 128Gb/s Fibre Channel, the network stakeholders must have accurate knowledge of the fibre cable performance against the application… Read More

StorMagic launches “Branch in a Box” solution to simplify computing for the Edge

Ready-to-deploy bundle includes hardware from APC by Schneider Electric and Dell/ EMC, with virtualization software needed to power, process and store mission-critical information BRISTOL and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 21st March, 2018 – StorMagic®, a leading provider of highly available storage solutions for edge data centres, has today announced the availability of its new “Branch… Read More

Schneider Electric announces availability of APC Smart-UPS with li-ion technology for the UK & Ireland

APC single-phase UPS with Li-Ion battery fills industry gap by addressing customer demand for greater resiliency, simplified maintenance and lower cost of ownership New Solution brings the Power of Lithium-Ion UPS for IoT and Edge Computing Applications Data Centre World, London, United Kingdom, March 21st 2018 – Increasingly, business-critical applications and IoT systems are being… Read More

UK Colocation Startup IP House Deploy Schneider Electric EcoStruxure™ IT For Real-time Visibility of Critical Data Centre Assets

IP House, a new entrant to the UK Colocation Market, is located at the edge of London’s financial district They have selected Schneider Electric’s industry-leading EcoStruxure IT platform to provide proactive 24/7 monitoring of their ISO-accredited, 2MW data centre Once operational, the facility will host a total of 512 racks across two technical data suites… Read More

SMF vs MMF as the default choice in data centres

A key challenge for the date centre owner/operator in 2018, is identifying what the target client/user is and their data requirements. For most there is a trade-off between performance and cost and therefore the type of fibre to install; single-mode or multimode. Further to that, if multimode, which Category: OM3, OM4, or OM5(+) enhanced cable… Read More

Intelligent infrastructure driving IT facility costs down

The monitoring and analysis route to efficient energy usage within the data centre white space The needs of the data centre operator and IT Facilities controller are changing. Previously, it was a situation of ‘up at any cost’ and hardware over-capacity and high power use were the default position. High energy use was a necessary… Read More

Kelvin Hughes deploys Schneider Electric StruxureOn for 24/7 monitoring of data centre applications

The application forms part of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure ™ solution for data centres, and delivers detailed remote monitoring and critical information direct to the users’ mobile phone Overview Kelvin Hughes is a developer and manufacturer of navigational and radar systems for civil and military applications, with a manufacturing history dating back over 250 years. The… Read More

UK colocation startup deploys hybrid cabling system from HellermannTyton

Partnership with leading supplier of Cabling and Network Infrastructure Solutions aims to  future proof the data centre and deliver resilient, low-latency services to customers. London, United Kingdom, January 30th 2018; IP House, a UK-based startup and supplier of high-performance data centre colocation services, has partnered with leading UK cabling company HellermannTyton to deploy their RapidNet… Read More

Kao Data opens for business at premium Greater London data centre campus

New entrant to the wholesale data centre market brings vital capacity to meet City and London-Stansted-Cambridge technology requirements First phase provides 2.2MW customer ready data centre technical space within completed 8.8MW powered shell Data centre platform delivered to programme and on budget through collaborative and shared risk approach London, United Kingdom 23rd January, 2018: Kao… Read More

Meeting challenges associated with deploying IT equipment in to small spaces

Towergate, Europe’s largest independent insurance intermediary, employing more than 3,800 people in 100 offices, has taken the decision to deploy the Schneider Electric NetShelter CX in future offices as it expands. Peter Morris, Head of Towergate’s property management unit, didn’t want the capital expenditure of building new comms rooms with costly, dedicated air conditioning. He… Read More

New Schneider Electric research analyses how IT pod frames reduce cost and increase speed of data centre deployments

Modular design of data centres has progressed to include Pod Frames They enable infrastructure to be mounted, whilst providing docking points for IT racks They allow faster rollouts of data centre equipment at lower cost thanks to savings on CAPEX A Schneider Electric analysis found that IT Pod Frames can decrease deployment times by up… Read More

European Financial Markets set Global Benchmark with MiFID II Compliant Colocation Solutions

Disruptive EU regulatory change is driving worldwide capital markets to embrace increased transparency and latency equivalence in colocation data centres Global financial markets are coming to terms with the impact that EU legislation, Directive 2014/65/EU, known as MiFID II (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive), will have on their trading operations. The rules are effective 3rd… Read More