'Euro data centres face climate challenge' - report

02 September 2020

Data centres in Europe face major challenges as climate change affects the continent's weather, according to a survey of data centre consultants from the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, the Nertherlands, Sweden and Norway.

The report, commissioned by temporary power, cooling and heating provider Aggreko, found that countries are not confident in the grid’s ability to power their facilities and believe they may not be ill-equipped to deal with temperature rises linked to climate change.

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TeleData announces expansion

15 July 2020

Manchester cloud-hosting and data centre operator, TeleData, has begun a 7,000 square feet data centre expansion project at its Delta House facility in Wythenshawe as capacity nears a critical point.

The project, into which the business will be investing up to £2m, will bring online up to 200 server racks for customers, in a range of configurations, within highly resilient Tier 3 space.

This expansion will make use of the most advanced technologies available to ensure maximum efficiencies, and the entire facility will benefit from a number of non- disruptive changes to power and cooling systems to improve resilience even further. The business is also implementing advanced monitoring systems and intelligent Building Management Systems (BMS) which will make TeleData one of the most intelligent facilities in the UK, bringing together monitoring and alerting processes that are enhanced by machine learning.

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Extreme Networks names new CTO

10 July 2020

Buhari is new Extreme CTO

Buhari is new Extreme CTO

Extreme Networks, the cloud-driven networking company, has named Nabil Bukhari as chief technology officer, in addition to his current role as chief product officer.

In his new role as CTO, Nabil will expand on the “first mover” technology strategy he implemented to deliver simple, effortless, cloud-driven networking solutions that improve customer experiences and drive business advantages. He will continue to report to president and chief executive officer Ed Meyercord.

“Congratulations to Nabil on his expanded role as our new CTO," said Meyercord. "He has done an outstanding job leading and transforming our product organization. As an inspirational leader at Extreme, we want to leverage his capabilities with an external, customer-facing role in support of our field. We want to showcase Nabil’s innovative ideas, thought leadership, and his many talents to our customers, partners, and the broader technology industry.” 

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Centrica and AVK partner in delivery of data centre energy solutions

25 June 2020

AVK, the largest supplier of data centre and financial sector critical power solutions in the UK and Ireland, is to co-develop solutions for the data centre market utilising gas engine power generation systems and other energy technologies.

The collaboration agreement with gas generation specialist Centrica Business Solutions commits both companies to co-develop a suite of secure power offerings that deliver a more sustainable energy pathway for data centres without any compromise to on-site resilience.

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