• 31 Mar
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    New technologies are changing IT strategy

    Competitiveness in a global economy requires continuous innovation and accelerated go-to-market cycles.

  • 31 Mar
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    Extensive data centre testing

    The largest data centre in the world is currently underway in China and will be 6.3 million square feet when completed.

  • 3 Feb
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    Harmonious solutions for IT infrastructure challenges

    Whether considering the operation of a data closet or a large data centre, few would dispute that those who provide today’s IT services face a wide and growing range of challenges.

  • 5 Nov
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    Data centres: the emergence of interoperability

    For many years, the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) have dominated the data centre infrastructure industry and it’s glaringly obvious to see how this has happened.

  • 1 Oct
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    Preserving information security at data centres

    The TEMPEST threat to information security was first recognised by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and GCHQ in the 1960s.

  • 2 Sep
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    Power testing – its critical role in keeping datacentres running

    For the last five years, Crestchic has seen a big increase in sales to the datacentre market. Here, Paul Brickman, Sales and Marketing Director at Crestchic discusses what he thinks the reasons are behind this rapid growth and how this could be a reflection of the critical need for more robust testing.

  • 2 Sep
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    Cabinet of Curiosities

    Mark Hirst, T4 product manager at Cannon Technologies, explains why it’s time to go ‘back to basics’ and re-evaluate the role of the cabinet.

  • 17 Oct
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    The Internet of Things and its implications for UPS topology

    Kenny Green from Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd looks at how operators can use today’s modular UPS technology to manage the implications of the Internet of Things.

  • 13 Oct
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    Is copper diverging?

    With Cat 6A now firmly mainstream and Cat8 being much talked about, where exactly is copper progressing to go over the next few years?

  • 13 Oct
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    Bullet-Proof physical security from the front door to server cabinets

    In the quest to protect mission-critical business assets and to satisfy government regulations, data centres are often on the leading edge of security measures.

  • 11 Apr
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    Smart physical fusing can help secure datacenter uptime

    A blade server is essentially a single circuit board populated with components such as processors, memory, and network connections that are usually found on multiple boards. The explosive growth of mobile applications and the increasing use of Software as a Service (SaaS) has made protecting the blade servers that store data “in the cloud” and keeping them operating efficiently more important than ever. Making that happen depends in part on preventing over-current damage that can shorten their l

  • 11 Apr
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    Flexible, efficient UPS designs based on block modular architecture

    The uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a crucial part of many electrical designs, but panel builders may see it as something that they just pick from a product list. Or worse, all-in-one UPS solutions may be seen as a threat, aiming to take away control from the system designer.

  • 24 Mar
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    The development of UPSs as critical data centre components

    Kenny Green, Uninterruptible Power Supplies, considers how users’ expectations of UPSs have developed since they first appeared, and how today’s users can benefit from 30 years of UPS technology evolution.

  • 18 Feb
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    New dawn for power intelligence

    Power Distribution Units are easily overlooked and widely misunderstood, and if removed, they can bring down the entire system. Mike Jansma, from Enlogic looks at PDUs.

  • 28 Oct
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    Free data centre cooling – fresh air versus recycled air

    Data centres continue to be in demand and the trend is set to grow with more consumerisation of IT and the growth in cloud computing.