IT leaders have more options than ever for developing their datacentre strategy, from traditional approaches such as colocation or hosting, to cloud services and of course, in-house build. But some trends are common – optimising performance, reducing space, and rapidly responding to changing business needs. One of the emerging areas is the use of prefabricated datacentres – a made to measure set-up, plugged into place in your own site – and also micro datacentres, which provide facilities on the edge of the network. In this essential guide, we look at the datacentre options and examine how organisations are building out their datacentres.
1Examining datacentre options-
Building a datacentre
There are many innovations affecting datacentre strategy and a growing range of alternative solutions.
Of all the hot trends in IT, changes to datacentre design and layout run the gamut from small to revolutionary. And some are here to stay. Continue Reading
Micro and modular datacentres
You don’t have to build a datacentre from scratch – modular and micro datacentres offer a quick way to build or grow your facility.
A micro-datacentre is a smaller containerised datacentre system designed to solve different problems or to handle different workloads. Continue Reading
A fleet of micro datacentres can conquer the latency and resiliency of one centralised datacentre. Is the edge model right for your enterprise? Continue Reading
Rather than a big container setup, the micro datacentre fits a whole compute system onto 23U, with fire and climate protection built in. Continue Reading
Ten ways to save money and lower datacentre energy consumption. Continue Reading
A container-based modular datacentre can ease the strain on the existing datacentre. Follow these tips to avoid snags prior to deployment. Continue Reading
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3Datacentres in action-
Datacentre case studies
This section looks at some of the datacentre solutions chosen by companies large and small around the world.
Stacking containers inside a former steel mill creates a new modularly designed datacentre with abundant power. Continue Reading
The world’s first datacentre operating to mutual advantage with the district's heating and energy systems is being built in the Swedish town of Falun. Continue Reading
Internet giant Google has said it intends to use a decommissioned coal power plant's infrastructure to deliver renewable energy to its next US datacentre. Continue Reading
Development of green datacentre campus designed to help Scottish businesses tap into cloud computing trend. Continue Reading
Nike is creating a scalable next-generation datacentre cloud and retail network infrastructure using Juniper's MetaFabric architecture. Continue Reading
Trends in datacentres
A look at some of the emerging technologies and approaches for developing your datacentre strategy
Enterprises should adopt a nimbler, “rolling” datacentre upgrade strategy so they can respond quicker to changing market trends, according to Gartner. Continue Reading
Computer Weekly looks at how organisations are moving away from bricks-and-mortar datacentres running multiple servers, storage and network devices to seek out the advantages offered by modular and containerised server systems. Continue Reading
Schneider Electric aims to improve energy efficiency and sustainability. The company's executive vice president of IT products discusses the future of global datacentres. Continue Reading
Corporate moves, rapid IT refreshes, virtualisation initiatives and other factors affect your datacentre design. Use this data centre planning guide for a facility that lasts. Continue Reading