The recent fire event at OVH cloud, in Strasbourg, France and another similar incident in the US is a strong reminder of the risks which remain present in operating data centre facilities and, importantly, what this could mean for operational staff, business reputation and client services.
BREEAM is currently the most prominent sustainability assessment and certification process. It recognises that quality buildings maximise benefits to users and minimise impact on the environment. It provides a consistent approach to assessing the quality of buildings against measurable criteria, allowing evidence-based benchmarks and targets to be set, regulatory requirements to be met or exceeded and comparisons made between buildings.
On 4-6th June the Datacloud Global Congress in Monaco will be opening its doors once again for the 16th year.
With heightened competition driving the need for new efficiencies to be found across data centre estates, Richard Clifford, head of innovation at critical environment specialist Keysource, discusses some of the key drivers for change in the data centre market.
Richard Clifford, data centre consultant at Keysource, argues for greater industry understanding of the long-term implications of efficiency initiatives, to help avoid hidden costs further down the line.
Published in the September edition of Data Centre News Magazine our MD, Steve Whatling, explains why the growing demand for edge data centres led by Internet of Things, Smart Cities, and Content Distribution presents a number of challenges that data centre operators will need to be prepared for.