Experiencing the ‘Power of 3’
For the second successive year data center, storage and networking professionals converged on Frankfurt at the end of October for the two-day conference programs of SNW Europe, Datacenter Technologies and Virtualization World.
Group Mannheimer Versicherungen reduces operational costs by 30 percent
The root-and-branch review and restructuring of the Mannheimer IT landscape has more than met the business objectives, and has also delivered lower operational costs with improved technical performance, explains Norbert Koch, Managing Director of IMD.
‘Just cables’ or mission-critical connectivity?
DCS talks to ADC Krone’s Mansel Healy about passive infrastructure. The trend is to pack more and more connections, into a smaller and smaller space, and this has led the company to evolve its managed density approach – striking a balance between the need for more and more connections and the inevitable moves, adds and changes that are part of the data centre lifecycle.
Data centre contamination, energy wastage and its implications
Contamination, if allowed to accumulate on ICT equipment, can increase its power demand, creating energy wastage and excess CO2 emissions. Data centre decontamination specialist 8 Solutions recently conducted an independently verified survey to investigate the extent of this problem and the potential for energy savings.
Get more for less: Active Continuous Optimisation solves the data centre riddle
Smart devices, wireless technologies and evolutionary employee behaviour place heavy demand on the data centre, causing further overstretching of resources, writes Kevin Cornell, CEO, Veloxum.
Increasing data centre cooling efficiency for higher density IT loads
The system of removing heat from IT equipment using cooled air and a raised floor environment has served the data centre market well throughout its 40-year life. However, moving large volumes of air over big distances in which hot and cool airstreams mingle, can add to infrastructure inefficiency. With today’s IT racks requiring a greater volume of cooling more precisely delivered, it’s time to consider enhancements to cooling architecture which will improve PUE, improve cost-effectiveness and mitigate risk of hot spots. By APC, By Schneider Electric.
High Density Fibre Solution optimises use of space in BT Operate’s data centres
Space today is an expensive commodity, and nowhere more so than in Data Centres. The need to pack ever more equipment including cabling into more and more confined spaces is being driven by the increasing costs of the buildings that house them, and the land they sit on. By Brand-Rex.
Improving system performance to support critical research
Argonne National Laboratory’s management needed to find a more cost-effective and efficient way to deliver IT services, centred around the need for standardisation, as David Salbego, Department Head, Infrastructure & Operations, explains.
This Life: Dan Smith
DCS interviews Dan Smith about his experience of working at various data centres. Dan Smith is the Managed Services Director at Retail Assist Ltd