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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.

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