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Edge takes centre stage for Proximity

John Hall, Managing Director Colocation, Proximity Data Centres, explains the company’s strategy as it builds out a network of 20 or so regional, or edge, UK colocation data centres. With the halfway point already in sight, he is confident that the company’s business model is an attractive proposition for a variety of customers. John also shares some fascinating insights as to how he sees the data centre industry developing over time, as it tries to reconcile increasing demand with its sustainability responsibilities.

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Sustainable digital infrastructure in the spotlight

Thor Johnsen, Head of Digital Infrastructure at investment company Triple Point Digital 9 Infrastructure (D9) and Dominic Ward, CEO of Icelandic data centre operator Verne Global, discuss the investment company’s recent acquisition of the Icelandic data centre operator, with sustainability very much front and centre. Both provide valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities of sustainable investment, operating truly sustainable data centres and of responding to the wider focus on environmental issues ahead of the COP26 Summit.

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Data centre industry in good health, ready for sustainability, supply chain and skills challenges

DCS talks with Jim Hart, CEO of Business Critical Solutions (BCS). The company’s summer report paints an optimistic picture for the data centre sector in terms of continuing growth; but acknowledges that the industry faces some significant disruption as it seeks to address the problems posed by climate change, the global supply chain and a skills shortage.

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DCA Anti-contamination, Filtration and Cleaning Special Interest Group

DCS talks to the SIG Chair, Gary Hall, about the work the group has achieved to date – including the publication of the Anti-Contamination Guide and Risk Register – and looks at future plans for a project focusing on the link between a clean data centre and an energy efficient one, as well as Gary’s suggestion that data centres will eventually be regulated in much the same way as clean rooms are now.

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Data Centre Alliance Sustainability Special Interest Group Spotlight

DCS talks with Astrid Wynne, Chair of the DCA’s Sustainability SIG, to find out more about the work the group is doing to educate the industry on sustainability issues such as materials usage, energy at the point of use, renewable energy and energy efficiency and innovation more widely, the circular economy and Scope 3 emissions.

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Driving the data centre industry agenda

DCS talks to Steve Hone, Co-Founder and CEO of the Data Centre Alliance (DCA), finding out more about the work it does to promote and shape the industry via its strong membership base.

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Data Centre Alliance Workforce Capability and Development Special Interest Group Spotlight

DCS talks with Steve Bowes-Phipps, Chair of the DCA’s Workforce Capability & Development SIG, to find out more about the work the group is doing to address the industry’s skills shortage, as well as to encourage a more diverse workforce.

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Data Centre Alliance Energy Efficiency Special Interest Group Spotlight - Part 2

Part 2 of 2. DCS talks with John Booth, Chair of the DCA’s Energy Efficiency SIG, about the work the group contributes to data centre standards, the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres, as well as energy efficiency technology innovation.

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Data Centre Alliance Energy Efficiency Special Interest Group Spotlight - Part 1

Part 1 of 2. DCS talks with John Booth, Chair of the DCA’s Energy Efficiency SIG, about the work the group contributes to data centre standards, the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres, as well as energy efficiency technology innovation.

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Thought leadership on data centre sustainability

i3 and EYP Mission Critical Facilities have just published their first data centre sustainability white paper. DCS talks about the publication’s focus and findings with Ed Ansett, Founder and Chairman of i3 Solutions Group, and finds out about the i3/EYP GHG Abatement Group’s future plans.

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Digitalisation World talks to Leaseweb

DW talks to Terry Storrar, Managing Director of Leaseweb UK. Terry covers his background inside (and out) of the IT industry, and shares his vision for developing the business as customers wrestle with digital challenges.

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Datacentre Solutions Magazine talks to BCS about disaster recovery plans and data centre trends

Datacentre Solutions Magazine talks to Jim Hart, CEO of BCS Integrated Solutions, focusing on the company’s recently published summer report, where disaster recovery plans and data centre trends come under the spotlight.

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Dealing with VDI downtime - Digitalisation World talks to Login VSI

Digitalisation World talks Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and, in particular, the importance of measuring and monitoring VDI performance to help ensure maximum uptime, with Michael Kent, Chief Technology Officer at Login VSI.

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Data centre developments with Kao Data

DCS talks data centres with Spencer Lamb, VP of Sales and Marketing at Kao Data, focusing on the company’s recently launched hyperscale offering and how best to meet the data centre needs of the rapidly developing HPC and AI markets.

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Go tell it on the (Green) Mountain (Part 3)

Digitalisation World talks to Tor Kristian Gyland, CEO of Green Montain, finding out how the company has overcome the data centre industry’s current skills shortage, and looking at its customer profile, before finishing with some advice for end users looking for a trusted colocation partner.

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