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Removing the complexity from data centre construction

Simon Marr, Managing Director of Marr Contracting, discusses the drawbacks of traditional data centre construction methods, explaining how an innovative approach to cranage usage brings with it significant project benefits, including significantly reduced build times, lower project costs, improved quality and safety, not to mention greener construction. www.marr.com.au

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Women in the data centre industry – the BCS perspective

Jim Hart, CEO and Fay Visaya, Consultant, both at BCS, discuss the reasons behind the lack of women in the data centre industry at the current time and ways in which this inequality can be addressed - with both optimistic that the younger workforce generation is committed to creating a fully diverse workplace in the near future.

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Defining moments in a data centre decade

As i3 celebrates its 10th birthday, Ed Ansett, Founder & Chairman, reflects on some of the major changes he has witnessed in the data centre industry over the past 10 years, with sustainability looming large as the major, ongoing challenge. Ed believes that the industry has a major role to play in terms of helping to address the more general energy crisis being experienced in many countries, as it also seeks to make positive progress on the path to Net Zero.

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Shining the sustainability spotlight on water usage and fusion power

Tom Kingham, Director Engineering Solutions Europe at CyrusOne, discusses the importance of truly efficient water usage within the data centre, while also providing a fascinating insight into the possibilities of fusion power as a virtually unlimited, clean future energy source – and one that is not dependent on the weather!

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Taking data centre sustainability to the next level?

Yuval Bachar, Founder and CEO of ECL, outlines the why, when and how of what he believes is the world’s first modular, sustainable, off-grid data centre that uses green hydrogen as its primary power source. ECL plans to deliver data centres in 1MW blocks, with 99.9999% uptime.

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DCS talks to Iron Mountain about Sustainability and the Data Centre

Chris Pennington, Director of Energy & Sustainability at Iron Mountain, shares some fascinating insights on the sustainability challenges facing the data centre industry, alongside detailing many of the ways in which the sector is already making significant progress to reduce its carbon footprint.

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Electricity 4.0 and data centres - the fastest path to net zero?

Steven Brown Schneider Electric’s Global Director - Cloud & Service Provider Segment, discusses the current energy crisis, as well as the ongoing climate change challenge, in terms of how the data centre industry needs to leverage electrification as the key part of a Strategise, Digitise, Decarbonise approach - with the ultimate opportunity of creating climate positive data centres as part of a successful Net Zero strategy.

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Taking modular data centres to the next level with EfficiencyIT

Nick Ewing, Managing Director at EfficiencyIT, explains the thinking behind the company’s launch of the ModularDC range of prefabricated data centre solutions. Fully customisable, highly secure and application specific, the solutions also address the key challenges of supply chain resilience, speed of delivery and sustainability – while the immersive design process harnesses virtual reality (VR) to ensure delivery of truly optimised data centre infrastructure.

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Time for a sustainability revolution?

Max Schulze, Founder of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, discusses the activities of the organisation as it works on many initiatives to promote environmental best practice across the data centre and wider IT sectors, optimistic that the scale of the challenge is not beyond the reach of a combination of technology and business innovation.

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DCS talks to Hillstone Products at the Data Centre Alliance's 10x10 Event

DCS talks to Paul Smethurst from Hillstone Products at the Data Centre Alliance's 10x10 Event on 16th February 2023.

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Sustainability – time for a revolution? Part 2

Pankaj Sharma, Schneider Electric's Global Executive Vice President, Secure Power Division, considers the importance of reducing greenhouse gases as a measurable sustainability objective, alongside the need to reconsider some data centre fundamentals, as well as recognising the demands of the digital world.

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DCS Talks to Cadence about end user attitudes to digital transformation

Dave King, Senior Product Manager at Cadence, discusses the company’s recent survey, which uncovered end user’s attitudes to digital transformation – which suggests that nearly all companies are embarked on such a programme, but experiencing a range of challenges along the way. Cadence’s digital twin solution helps organisations to understand both their current and future data centre infrastructure requirements.

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Sustainability – time for some standards?

Dominic Ward, CEO of Verne Global, provides some valuable in-depth insight into the sustainability challenges facing the data centre industry, acknowledging that more work needs to be done, not least when it comes to the standardisation of environmental reporting.

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Sustainability – time for a revolution? Part 1

Pankaj Sharma, Schneider Electric's Global Executive Vice President, Secure Power Division, discusses the sustainability gap, with too many organisations talking up their environmental credentials, but failing to implement the necessary actions.

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