The Role of Micro Data Centres in 5G Wireless Applications

Micro Data Centres for 5G Applications

Cisco predicts a tripling of digital traffic over the next five years, led by developments in Edge computing and the deployment of 5G wireless technologies. For data processing at the Edge, new types of datacentre are being developed including Micro Data Centres (MDCs) which will also play a role in 5G wireless connectivity. Micro Data […]

What Is A Containerised Modular Data Centre?

Modular Containerised Data Centres

Modular Data Centres (MDCs) use standardised critical infrastructure systems and pre-engineered containers or cabins to provide a data centre that can be transported to its point of use and is more easily scalable than a traditinal ‘bricks and mortar’ facilities. The roll outs of Edge computing and 5G provide further opportunities for the adoption of […]

The Energy Efficiency Benefits of Cold and Hot Aisle Containment

Hot and Cold Ailse Containment

As datacentres look to increase their energy efficiency and provide predictable cooling to their high-density racks, they are faced the choice of whether to adopt hot-aisle or cold-aisle containment. Aisle containment can offer benefits to both existing and new build datacentres and can help to remove ‘hot-spots’ and deliver uniform air temperatures to server inlets. […]

The Benefits of Liquid Cooling Solutions Over Air Conditioning Systems

Liquid Cooled Server Racks

The datacentre industry is under immense pressure to reduce its energy usage and achieve a smaller carbon footprint. One of the biggest users of non-compute energy are the cooling solutions used within hyperscale down to medium and small-sized datacentres. The traditional air-based cooling systems have always been the ‘go-to’ solution for datacentres and server rooms […]

The Key Differences Between UPS, Generators and Energy Storage

Datacentre Backup Power Generators

There is often confusion as to the roles played by UPS systems and generators in critical power protection plans. This is more so now that lithium-ion batteries are also turning uninterruptible power supplies into what are now termed as energy storage systems. What’s the key differences between a UPS and generator? Uninterruptible Power Backup Uninterruptible […]

How to Dispose of e-Waste in the Datacentre Industry

IT E-waste Recovery and Recycling

Is the IT industry driven by technological developments or client needs? Sometimes it is not easy to define the drivers, but one thing is for sure. Innovation in the industry whether its for energy efficiency or scalability, cost reduction or power density, leads to the creation of e-waste or IT computers, servers, accessories, cabling, air […]

How Lithium-Ion Batteries Will Change Datacentre UPS Installations

Yuasa Lithium-Ion UPS Batteries For Datacentres

Lithium-ion batteries represent a technology that can disrupt the traditional data centre UPS market place and its reliance on valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries. Other energy storage technologies have tried to disrupt this market place, including super capacitors and DC flywheels. The benefits of lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries mean that this new battery technology is […]

Designing Standby Power Generators For Datacentres

Datacentre Standby Power Generators

Generators provide mechanically generated electrical power by converting a fuel source including diesel, liquid petroleum gas or bio-fuels in electrical energy. The generators we most commonly use within a UPS installation are used on what is known as a standby power mode. The alternative to this is prime power mode where the generator is run […]

How To Choose Between Single and Three Phase UPS Systems

Sometimes it is easy within a server room or data centre environment to take for granted the relative ease with which we can simply plug IT network servers and peripherals into a PDU outlet or UPS powered socket. These connections form the final element of what we term the ‘critical power’ path. They are the […]

How to Reduce Fire Risks Within Computer Rooms

Computer Room Fire Risks

Many organisations today run an on-site server room and even with the growth of Cloud-based services and hyperscale data centres will continue to do so. Somewhere within the building, businesses and organisations need an IT facility to process and store data locally as well as connect them to external IT services and SaaS platforms. The […]

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