Data centre infrastructure: the importance of effective power supply and what happens when it fails

13 December 2021

It goes without saying that a constant power supply is absolutely vital for a data centre. The fire that burned down the OVH data centres in Strasbourg, France in March this year, proved to be a big wake-up call for facility managers around the globe.

The financial impact of the fire is not for the faint-hearted. According to Reuters, it is estimated to have cost the company 130million euros after factoring in lost revenue, litigation provisions, impairment charges, and the cost of reimbursing customers and replacing equipment.

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How to keep data centres cool sustainably

13 December 2021

A data centre

A data centre

Post-Cop26 and in the face of an energy crisis, data centre managers face the dual challenge of keeping their facilities cool while minimising electricity consumption.

Tom Merton, technical specialist at flexible equipment insulation material and engineered foams manufacturer, Armacell, explains how data centre air conditioning and refrigeration systems can be managed to help achieve both.

Why data centres need to be kept cool

Typically, data centre managers strive to maintain an ambient temperature within their premises of the ASHRAE-recommended 18-27o. This is regarded as the optimal operating temperature for the equipment within, preventing overheating and automatic shut-down.

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Designed for your enterprise business

07 December 2021

As Big Data drives demand for more distributed storage in the cloud and on premises, enterprise server and storage systems need to be built using trusted solutions. Toshiba’s Enterprise Capacity Hard Drive – MG Series offers formatted capacities as high as 18 TB with interface options including SATA and SAS and delivers 24/7 operation at a workload of 550 TB/year. The MG Series is ideal for enterprise storage array and industrial server and storage systems. It provides the capacity and advanced technologies to meet the special demands of datacenter and cloud-scale infrastructures.

Use for:

  • Business critical enterprise server and storage systems with need for capacity
  • Mainstream enterprise storage arrays (RAID, software defined)
  • Cloud- and hyperscale storage systems
  • Distributed file systems, Big Data
  • Enterprise and cloud archive- and data recovery systems
  • Centralized surveillance data storage systems
  • Industrial server- and storage systems
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GoDaddy hack exposes 1.2 million customers

06 December 2021

Internet domain and web hosting firm GoDaddy said almost 1.2 million of its customers’ accounts were exposed in a recent hack.

The US giant filed an incident report with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), stating it had identified ‘suspicious activity’ in its Managed WordPress hosting environment.

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