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  • Progress on datacentre energy efficiency is slow, study shows

    Small, medium, corporate and multi-tenant datacentres are still squandering huge amounts of energy, a report has revealed

  • Computer Weekly European User Awards for Datacentre and Storage: 2014 winners

    The winners of the Computer Weekly European User Awards for Datacentre and Storage 2014 have been announced

  • Datacentres are a ‘soft target’ for environmental lobbyists, says CBRE

    Lack of clear international standards for datacentres is allowing environmental groups to criticise the sector for its energy use

  • Facebook optimises software infrastructure for datacentre power efficiency

    Facebook has developed a system called Autoscale to optimise its software infrastructure and make its datacentre more energy efficient

  • Optimising the data warehouse

    Dealing with large volumes of mixed data to give better business insights. The data warehouse is struggling to keep pace with an organisation’s data needs. Extraction, transformation and loading (ETL) tasks are being stretched beyond their capabilities, and organisations wedded to maintaining a standard ETL, relational data approach are finding that they have to cut corners in order to get some level of results from their analysis and reporting. However, a different approach can add a lot more value – and make the data warehouse work again.

  • Next Generation Data centre Index – Cycle III

    This third cycle of the next generation data centre (NGD) research, shows that progress in how organisations in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, are preparing for changes in the way ITC is used to support their businesses has stalled for many organisations. However, detailed analysis shows how those who are investing in certain areas – and just changing the mind-set of how they approach ITC – are well ahead of those who are just trying to save money.

  • £700m government hosting deal limits bidders to North-East England datacentre

    Want to win the £700m Crown Hosting Service contract? You'll need a major datacentre near Newcastle to stand any chance

  • Musings on datacentres

    2012 was a year when organisations had to face up to the fact that the basis of IT was beginning to change. Energy costs were rapidly escalating, new technical architectures, such as cloud computing, were coming to the fore and users were off doing their own things. The potential impact on the data centre was massive – and the following report pulls together articles written by Quocirca for SearchVirtualDataCentre (now part of ComputerWeekly) throughout 2012.

  • CW Buyers Guide: Green IT

    With IT such a large energy drain for many organisations, firms that cut IT power consumption will reap big benefits. Going green means that computer room air conditioners and chillers are no longer required in the datacentre, potentially slashing energy costs by up to 50% and dramatically lowering the facility’s carbon footprint.

  • Co-location services and datacentres feel the CCA heat

    A climate change agreement (CCA) for datacentres has come into force. How will its energy-efficiency rewards shape the industry?

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  • Progress on datacentre energy efficiency is slow, study shows

    Small, medium, corporate and multi-tenant datacentres are still squandering huge amounts of energy, a report has revealed

  • Computer Weekly European User Awards for Datacentre and Storage: 2014 winners

    The winners of the Computer Weekly European User Awards for Datacentre and Storage 2014 have been announced

  • Datacentres are a ‘soft target’ for environmental lobbyists, says CBRE

    Lack of clear international standards for datacentres is allowing environmental groups to criticise the sector for its energy use

  • Next Generation Data centre Index – Cycle III

    This third cycle of the next generation data centre (NGD) research, shows that progress in how organisations in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, are preparing for changes in the way ITC is used to support their businesses has stalled for many organisations. However, detailed analysis shows how those who are investing in certain areas – and just changing the mind-set of how they approach ITC – are well ahead of those who are just trying to save money.

  • £700m government hosting deal limits bidders to North-East England datacentre

    Want to win the £700m Crown Hosting Service contract? You'll need a major datacentre near Newcastle to stand any chance

  • Musings on datacentres

    2012 was a year when organisations had to face up to the fact that the basis of IT was beginning to change. Energy costs were rapidly escalating, new technical architectures, such as cloud computing, were coming to the fore and users were off doing their own things. The potential impact on the data centre was massive – and the following report pulls together articles written by Quocirca for SearchVirtualDataCentre (now part of ComputerWeekly) throughout 2012.

  • Business Continuity Management Systems

    This downloadable extract focuses on the practical elements of business continuity management and considers them from a management system perspective: Where should the emphasis be when it comes to fitting your Business Continuity Management (BCM) arrangements into a management system? The chapter uses six phases of the BCM lifecycle as a focal point and offer top tips for you to consider when developing your Business Continuity Management System (BCMS).

  • CW Buyers Guide: Green IT

    With IT such a large energy drain for many organisations, firms that cut IT power consumption will reap big benefits. Going green means that computer room air conditioners and chillers are no longer required in the datacentre, potentially slashing energy costs by up to 50% and dramatically lowering the facility’s carbon footprint.

  • Co-location services and datacentres feel the CCA heat

    A climate change agreement (CCA) for datacentres has come into force. How will its energy-efficiency rewards shape the industry?

  • Government tenders for £700m Crown Hosting Service deal

    The government has put out a tender to procure infrastructure for a Crown Hosting Service, which will consolidate hosting services across Whitehall departments.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Data centre backup power and power distribution
  • Computer Weekly European User Awards for Datacentre and Storage: 2014 winners

    The winners of the Computer Weekly European User Awards for Datacentre and Storage 2014 have been announced

  • Intel watches ARM as low-powered computing thrives

    As the PC market continues to decline, ARM is proving that non-x86 chips have a long and prosperous future

  • Gartner: Time to rethink backup procedures

    IT leaders and storage managers can realise cost savings and improve their use of backup infrastructure by rethinking their back-up procedures. Cloud services are attractive options for selected workloads, as they alleviate the burden on the data centre backup infrastructure.

  • How Intel’s datacentre strategy is helping it retain market dominance

    Intel’s tactic of binding together software-defined infrastructure, cloud and HPC components in its datacentre strategy could keep it ahead

  • Optimising the data warehouse

    Dealing with large volumes of mixed data to give better business insights. The data warehouse is struggling to keep pace with an organisation’s data needs. Extraction, transformation and loading (ETL) tasks are being stretched beyond their capabilities, and organisations wedded to maintaining a standard ETL, relational data approach are finding that they have to cut corners in order to get some level of results from their analysis and reporting. However, a different approach can add a lot more value – and make the data warehouse work again.

  • Key legal and commercial issues with data centre services

    This briefing from law-firm DLA Piper looks at the main types of data centre services that are available on the market, common pitfalls to avoid when purchasing data centre services and some of the key legal and commercial issues to consider.

  • Windows Server 2012 Security from End to Edge and Beyond

    This book shows you how to architect, design, plan, and deploy Microsoft security technologies for Windows 8/Server 2012 in the enterprise. The book covers security technologies that apply to both client and server and enables you to identify and deploy Windows 8 security features in your systems based on different business and deployment scenarios. The book is a single source for learning how to secure Windows 8 in many systems, including core, endpoint, and anywhere access This chapter shows you how to plan platform security, assess your security, controls and monitoring requirements

  • Bitcoin mining firm CoinTerra signs multi-megawatt datacentre deal

    CoinTerra, the firm that provides the hardware and software that power the bitcoin blockchain ecosystem, signs a multi-megawatt datacentre deal

  • Next Generation Data centre Index – Cycle III

    This third cycle of the next generation data centre (NGD) research, shows that progress in how organisations in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, are preparing for changes in the way ITC is used to support their businesses has stalled for many organisations. However, detailed analysis shows how those who are investing in certain areas – and just changing the mind-set of how they approach ITC – are well ahead of those who are just trying to save money.

  • £700m government hosting deal limits bidders to North-East England datacentre

    Want to win the £700m Crown Hosting Service contract? You'll need a major datacentre near Newcastle to stand any chance

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