Smarter infrastructure for smarter operations

Data centres lie at the heart of the digital economy, a market worth around $22.1 trillion (according to latest estimates from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), and are an indispensable part of the IoT (Internet of Things), connecting embedded devices everywhere from transport and buildings through to industry and power infrastructure, helping provide greater comfort, safety, efficiency, and productivity. Ciaran Flanagan, ABB’s head of global data centres, explains how the Internet of Things (IoT) can transform how data centres operate

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The role of UPS installations in your DCIM strategy

Data centre infrastructure management, or DCIM, is growing in popularity as a logical way to manage data centres, offering improved energy efficiency, power availability and other benefits. In this article, Alan Luscombe, director at Uninterruptible Power Supplies., a Kohler company, looks at how UPSs with the right topology, communications and software can contribute to a data centre’s DCIM strategy

Green IT… What is it?

Is ‘Green IT’ just another buzz phase within the technology stratosphere? With the industry rapidly evolving, the number of interpretations of the term is increasing, with each growing in complexity

Defending your data centre

In a data centre, the UPS acts as your first line of defence by protecting against power fluctuations such as spikes, dips and micro breaks. In today’s data driven society therefore, the role of the UPS within the data centre is vital to help reduce the number of incidents of downtime. The impact of downtime is clear - in 2015, it cost UK businesses an alarming £10.5bn and can have a detrimental effect on productivity. But studies show that two thirds of downtime events are preventable, with insufficient maintenance being one of the major causes, alongside human error. Leo Craig, general manager of Riello UPS explains