April 2013 archive

Cellular/Wifi bigger polluter than cloud computing

Fri, 26 Apr 2013

cloud hosting, data centres

A recent study by CEET (The Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications) titled The Power of Wireless Cloud: An analysis of the energy consumption of wireless cloud has caused a stir amongst telecoms providers and cloud operators. The study claims that the majority of power consumption, up to 90% at a conservative estimate, used when accessing cloud services is spent on the final wireless link to the user device, either through cellular or wifi connectivity.

Colocation Data Centre Fire Suppression

Fri, 19 Apr 2013

data centres, colocation

Correct building design and appropriate fire suppression systems are a critical part of data centre design, just as important as power distribution, connectivity and security.

IPv6 explained: Notes for London colocation clients

Mon, 8 Apr 2013


With the last /8 now administered in the UK by RIPE and no more PI space on offer, the focus is slowly turning to IPv6, an addressing system that will create a quiet revolution behind the internet scenes.