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Schneider Electric and Start up Nlyte Named in Gartner Magic Quadrant for DCIM

Gartner has released its first Magic Quadrant (MQ) report on Data Center Infrastructure Management, laying out the market and positions for several DCIM providers across the four quadrants of leaders, challengers, visionaries and niche players.

The four companies in the Leaders Quadrant – those proven to be leaders in technology and capable of executing well — are Schneider Electric, Emerson Network Power, CA Technologies and Nlyte Software. All but Nlyte are major vendors that offer several other products and services outside of DCIM, putting Nlyte, a San Mateo, California-based startup, in company of heavy-weights.

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Ex-NATO Bunker DataCentre

A new Project in Norway is utilising an ex NATO bunker Green Mountain

Gartner report confirms, relocating to Green Mountain could save 50% of Data Centre OPEX. The data centre(s) have virtually zero carbon emissions and are cooled using “free cooling” provided by nearby fjord and waterways.

A report  by issued by Gartner explains that companies could cut Operational Expenses (OPEX) significantly by locating some of their IT in the Nordics where power costs are significantly lower than in UK and other European countries

Electric power in Norway costs about 40-50% of that of the UK and there is an over capacity of supply from zero carbon emission hydro power stations. As a consequence power pricing is predicted to continue to fall in Norway. In addition there are no CRC or other carbon taxes, and furthermore power pricing can be fixed for up to 10 years. This provides for predictable OPEX of an element that can cost between 40-80% of the Data Centre OPEX in other regions.

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New Datacentre in France

American CRM company Salesforce is setting up a new datacentre in France in a bid to bolster its presence in the EU, partnering with datacentre operator Interxion for the project. The French datacentre is one of three European facilities the company plans to open over the next two years. 

Fabrice Coquio, managing director of Interxion France said the facility is powered by 100% renewable energy, although we do not have details how!

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Benefits and Advantages of a Modular Data Centre

Benefits and Advantages of a Modular Data Centre include:

Flexible and scalable design: The modular data centre incorporates a snap-together design with a removable wall design. With the economies of scale and the benefits of repeatable, standardised modules, it is easy to match demand and scale infrastructure quickly.  Modules can be added when extra capacity is required or scaled down when infrastructure becomes obsolete.

 Flexibilility         Speed        Efficient         CapEx            OpEX           PUE

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French fibre in the DRC

French telecommunications giant Orange and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)  have signed a ‘strategic’ deal, which will see the France-based company take control of the country’s optic fibre platform and manage it through a long term lease, and therefore serve Orange DRC subscribers with a high speed internet connection.

Orange, who launched its mobile operations in DRC in December 2012, is said to boast some three million subscribers in this mineral-rich Central African nation of 75 million people.

The signing ceremony took place in Kinshasa and was overseen by the country’s minister of Posts, Telecommunications and ICT, Kin-Kiey Mulumba.

Mulumba said signing the deal with Orange helped to correct the ‘anomaly’ and give the mobile operator the legal means to compete fairly with its rivals.

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Bringing the World Wide Web to Zambia

What could be the most advanced communications technology in the world was showcased in Lusaka this week as Chinese communications equipment giant Huawei Technologies welcomed its “Connected Possibilities – Make it Possible” demonstration truck to Zambia.

Yamfwa Mukanga the  Minister of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications  officially launched the Zambia leg of the company’s road-show, in which the vehicles travel thousands of miles across the continent to exhibit the latest state-of-the art information and communications technology (ICT) equipment.

Mr Mukanga  expressed that by harnessing this technology – and encouraging others to do so – his government knows that it will help Zambia achieve the middle-income status by 2030. That will in turn bring prosperity, employment and transform the quality of life for all citizens.  They need to turn these possibilities into reality in order to keep ahead  of the game. Technology is changing fast and Zambia can leap frog ahead of it other  African nations by embracing new technology. For this reason it is vital that they all learn from the latest technology trend brought by Huawei.


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Data Centre Alliance Board of Governors.

Data Centre Alliance – the global not-for-profit industry representative body has elected six of the industry’s most powerful and respected chiefs to its Board of Governors.

Announcing the new appointments Date Centre Alliance (DCA) President Steven Norris (himself a former UK member of Parliament who held the position of Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Departments of Trade & Industry, Environment and Home Office) said, “In just two years the Data Centre Alliance has grown from being the brainchild of Simon Campbell-Whyte and Steve Hone to the highly respected industry representative body it is now.

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Prefabricated Data Centres by Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric Announces Availability of Prefabricated Data Centres up to 2MW

This new inovation enables rapid deployment and provides enhanced flexibility for data centre growth, enabling all site base work to be conducted prior to installation, with containers(sic) factory assembled IT, power and cooling, modules in a dry and secure environment.

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Schneider Electric, who is a global specialist in energy management, has set a new standard in prefabricated data centres with the introduction of 14 prefabricated data centre modules and 12 new prefabricated Data Centre Reference Designs. With unsure weather, this modular data centre is growing before your eyes. With delivery and installation almost as easy as fitting a small storage unit. Complete with n for your growing needs, the production time scale of work on site and off site is hugely reduced. But also flexibility is included allowing for phased growth.

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Huawei delivers "All in One" container Data Centre

8 usable racks (45U x 600 x 1000) with a power density of 3.5kW (actual) per rack

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 Power 60kW net IT load (60kVA overall UPS capacity N+1)

 DX Cooling 30kW Net IT Load (N+1)

Complete with UPS, Switch panels, Fire Suppression, DX Cooling, CCTV and access control.

Unit dimensions are 12192 mm x 2438 x 2896 (L x W x H)

Availability within 1 week

Locate Anywhere - Simply Locate…Power Up…Connect to Network…GO!

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Dell in Datacentres Company Profile

Get the confidence and knowledge you need to make the right decisions for your data center with a complimentary performance assessment.

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CIS Data Centre Growth

Baltic data center operator DEAC hits record high turnover

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A Rapidly Changing Business Environment is now the Norm

A Rapidly Changing Business Environment is now the Norm

Today’s intensely competitive business environment demands agility. Regardless of the sector—be it retail, manufacturing, media and entertainment, financial services, or healthcare—the speed with which new businesses appear, grow, and challenge the established players is accelerating because they have at their disposal an array of cloud-based IT services to build upon. Rapid change is now the norm.

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Careers in the Data Center

13th Annual DatacenterDynamics London Converged

19th-20th November 2014

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As a reader of European Reseller you can receive a special 30% discount, make sure you are registered for the UK’s largest and most informative data center conference. register today. Quoting coupon code: EUR2013LON

Last year we had some superb speaker including:

 Gerry Pennell OBE, CIO, London 2012 Olympics

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last year  Plus over 70 speakers already confirmed including:

         Dean Nelson, VP, Global Foundation Services, eBay

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Kroll Ontrack expands DIY data recovery software

 DIY data recovery software to include data protection and destruction functionality   Ontrack EasyRecovery 11 empowers users to protect, recover and permanently destroy data, including virtual data

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RF Code passive tag deployed

RF Code Launches Program to Upgrade Enterprises from Passive-to-Active (P2A) RFID Asset Management


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2018, Data centre space requirements 40 % of today

Gartner Highlights high lights the forces and their impact over the next five years These Forces will result in shrinking data centres; by 2018, Data centre space requirements will be only 40 % of what they are today

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New Data Centre

Brocade Opens its New State-of-the-Art Data Centre and R&D Innovation Lab

75,000-Square-Foot Data Centre and R&D Lab will Eliminate 4,450 Tons of CO2 Emissions per Year, Decrease Data Centre Physical Footprint Requirement by 30 Percent and Reduce Energy Consumption by 37 Percent

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Digital Magazine (2)

European Reseller media is available in digital form. Click on the front page to read the relevant edition

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Schneider Electric to reduce energy costs with its 99 percent efficient Galaxy VM

Schneider Electric the global specialist in energy management, have  announced the availability of Galaxy VM, a new three-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) that employs the latest energy efficiency technology and fully integrates with Schneider Electric energy management solutions.

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Portugal Telecom’s Covilhã data centre visited by EU ambassadors

Portugal Telecom (PT) hosted a delegation of EU ambassadors and senior diplomats at its world-class data centre in Covilhã yesterday as part of the Innovation Union strategy to boost investment and job-creation.

Situated below Portugal’s largest mountains, about 185 miles north of Lisbon, Portugal Telecom (PT) has set out to do something different. Set in the town of Covilha is the ambitious new data center project that combines beautiful architecture the latest in technology and ecological design.

The Data Centre, opened in September, has six data halls that each offer 56,000 square feet (520 square meters) of technical space designed to operate at a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.25. The entire project, once complete, will feature four block-like data centre structures spanning 75,500 square meters – about 800,000 square feet.

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Data Center Dynamics

Data Center Dynamics coming 19th and November 2014

Now its over we can digest the impact of the DCD. Now in its 12th year, DatacenterDynamics Converged London was an enjoyable experience this is the flagship event for the data center and mission-critical infrastructure community.

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Andy and Geoff met with a number of leading vendors with new and exciting innovations ranging from the established players like Schneider Electric who raised the topic of how an effective and efficient operations and maintenance programme can protect against the threat of human error in the data centre.

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