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For the second time this year, Green Mountain starts new construction work at its data center facility in Enebakk outside Oslo. A new 10 MW data center will be completed by September 2024. Almost half of the capacity is already dedicated to a new international customer.
Intense, urgent demand for artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities – and the dueling pressure to reduce energy consumption, costs and greenhouse gas emissions – loom large over the data centre industry heading into 2024.
The AI-based cooling system implemented in FR6 with energy intelligence startup etalytics had significant effects on the data center’s carbon footprint with an increase in energy efficiency by up to 9% of the data center infrastructure. Due to the promising results of the pilot project, the cooperation is being expanded as a first step across nearly all IBX data centers in Frankfurt.
Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) has commenced the construction of its third state-of-the-art data centre in Frankfurt, Germany. Recognising Germany's pivotal role as a digital business hub with essential infrastructure for seamless internet traffic across Europe and beyond, Colt DCS has strategically chosen to continue to invest in the Frankfurt market in order meet customer demand.
Teraco: A Digital Realty Company, Africa’s largest interconnection hub and vendor-neutral data centre provider, has announced a 30 megawatt (MW) expansion of its CT2 hyperscale data centre facility in Brackenfell, Cape Town, South Africa. The expansion is scheduled for completion in early 2025 and will incorporate the latest environmentally sustainable cooling and water management designs.
Ryan Kovar, Distinguished Security Strategist and Leader of SURGe at Splunk, discusses the findings of the company’s 2023 CISO Report – with AI being seen as both a cybersecurity opportunity and threat, CISOs receiving more recognition, concerned over security tool sprawl and seen as enablers of cross-department collaboration. Ryan also offers some great insights as to how companies need to get the balance right when it comes to focusing on both preventing cyber attacks and addressing the consequences of a data breach – with extortion-ware a growing threat.
Torbjørn Laursen, Inventor of Inergen, discusses the environmental and cost-saving benefits of the Inergen fire extinguishing system, and also explains how Fire Eater’s Inergen System offers several special advantages for data centre owners and operators.
Ed Bissell, Sales Director, Stellium Data Centres, discusses the company’s recent OCP Ready Certification, bringing it many new opportunities to work with the Open Compute Project Foundation community. He explains what this means in terms of the data centre design itself, building on Stellium’s major focus on providing a highly connected, sustainable environment for customers.
Neil MacDonald, UK & Ireland Channel Director for HP Inc., discusses the importance of sustainability to the IT Channel, with a major opportunity for companies to become environmental trusted advisors to end users. Neil outlines the many programmes and initiatives which HP has developed to address key sustainability issues, such as a packaging re-think, tech take back and closed loop recycling, all of which help their Channel partners to deliver measurable sustainability benefits to their customers.
In business for nearly 30 years, MR Datentechnik is a leading German provider of IT solutions and managed services. To launch a new S3-compatible storage service, the company implemented Quantum ActiveScale object storage along with Veeam Backup & Replication. By using ActiveScale, the company can offer a resilient, highly scalable service that has the flexibility to support a wide range of S3-enabled apps and workflows.