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Busting the Myths… Crocodile Tiers

By: Matthew Gingell - 22 Apr 2014

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Data centre tiering has become the de facto method for classifying a data centre’s reliability and availability. In an instant, it offers insight and gives further weighting to the important “what if” variable that hangs over the heads of many IT managers and directors. The tiers have been formally defined and released by the Uptime Institute [...] Read more

From energy efficiency to corporate sustainability

By: Ian Dixon - 21 Apr 2014

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Driven by the European Commission, companies from across different sectors are required to measure their corporate footprint. The main objective of this drive is to push environmental management and the reduction of CO2 emissions, so corporate sustainability becomes part of the DNA of European companies.  Corporate sustainability is not only an operational issue; it has become [...] Read more

Removing risk from the data centre

By: Matthew Gingell - 16 Apr 2014

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The role of the data centre has shifted dramatically. Rather than somewhere to simply store data, it’s now the hinge on which the technology driven enterprise rests now. So it will come as no surprise that CIOs are finding it harder to devise data centre strategy than ever before. In our recent report – ‘The Four [...] Read more

How to run your data centre efficiently

By: Ian Dixon - 15 Apr 2014

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One of the biggest challenges facing todays CIO is improving efficiency – or as it is commonly known - Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE).  PUE has become the de facto standard for measuring energy efficiency, environmental impact, and the cost of running a modern data centre. It’s the metric of choice, and for data centre managers, the [...] Read more

Going beyond “green” with energy management

By: Matthew Gingell - 11 Apr 2014

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Once considered something only “green” businesses spoke of, today ‘energy management’ has become more than a buzzword or corporate tick box for businesses across Europe. In a recent Colt report – ‘The Four Forces of Data Centre Disruption’ – it showed that it is in fact a ‘disruptive force’ that must be factored in the general [...] Read more

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