Vertiv

22 January 2021

Vertiv’s Trellis Platform is a popular DCIM solution that provides a real-time, integrated view of IT and facility assets, making it easier to collaborate, plan and control changes in the data center.

One of the key selling points of this, if not the primary one, is the visibility it provides while offering a simple modular, scalable platform for custom configurations.

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Not-for-profit org LINX up with Telehouse

22 January 2021

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is a not-for-profit (NFPO) organisation that was set up in 1994 to create an opportunity for people to exchange traffic without having to buy costly connections.

It is one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world, connecting approximately 960 member ASNs from over 80 countries around the globe. It specialises primarily in peering and interconnection, allowing networks to meet and exchange Internet traffic more cost effectively and with increased resilience.

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It’s time to take DCIM to the next level

20 January 2021

Paul Milburn, chief product officer, EkkoSense

Paul Milburn, chief product officer, EkkoSense

One thing that’s certain is that data centre teams will be kept increasingly busy in 2021 as they’re asked to extract even more performance from existing data centre assets. This will continue to be challenging – particularly as organisations work to accommodate the ongoing impact of the pandemic.

While legacy Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools are useful at helping data centre operations teams manage their facilities, many find them limited when it comes to the kind of deep data analysis needed to really optimise performance at the mechanical and electrical level.

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Sweet success

19 January 2021

Sugarcube Hosting, located in Matlock, Derbyshire, is  run by a team of hosting engineers, headed up by founder Chris Tebb. It has been hosting servers, websites, databases, email and backups for over 20 years. It prides itself on its own experience of knowing “the day-today problems business owners, designers and developers face with hosting and we know it can be done better”.

However, Sugarcube needed a hosting partner who offered a divergent network to host customer data which offered high availability, performance, and maximum uptime — at an affordable price.

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