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Cellular/Wifi bigger polluter than cloud computing

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.

Posted by on Fri, 26 Apr 2013
tags: cloud hosting, data centres.

Colocation Data Centre Fire Suppression

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.

Posted by on Fri, 19 Apr 2013
tags: data centres, colocation.

Data Centre and Colocation Certifications

Doing your due diligence on any kind of service provider, including data centre and colocation providers is important. But how do the often mentioned audit, security and management certifications really change the quality of a providers operations, if at all?

Posted by on Mon, 25 Feb 2013
tags: data centres, colocation.

New Data Centre Cooling Technologies Go Green

New data centre cooling technologies such as Evaporative Cooling and Free Cooling are massively reducing environmentally significant PUE ratios, as well as bringing down operating costs. This article examines improvements in cooling technology and energy efficiency.

Posted by on Fri, 15 Feb 2013
tags: data centres.

London Docklands Colocation Once Again Competitive

A comparative look at the recurring costs for data centres based in London Docklands and those in outer London.

Posted by on Fri, 21 Dec 2012
tags: data centres, colocation.

London colocation, considerations for your business

Some of the best London colocation data centres can be found in the Docklands area, close to Canary Wharf. They provide an effective alternative to office maintained IT systems. In this blog, I will take a look at some of the issues London businesses need to consider when looking after their IT infrastructure.

Posted by on Wed, 12 Dec 2012
tags: data centres, colocation.

Ancient technology for new data centre UPS designs

A recent white paper from 451 Research offers a fascinating insight into the evolution of UPS energy storage technologies for data centre mass-market, revealing an increasing openness to an ancient, yet also state of the art, form of energy conservation and energy transfer: The flywheel

Posted by on Fri, 14 Sep 2012
tags: data centres.