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Norland selected for Cobalt Data Centre fit-out and facilities management

Norland, the provider of specialist building services to ‘critical environments’, has been appointed by Cobalt Data Centre Campus to manage the first stage fit-out of its DC1 data centre hall of 11,475 sq ft. Highbridge, which developed the campus, has ...

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Edinburgh Airport invests in outsourced IT services

Edinburgh Airport has outsourced the contract to handle the management of its IT infrastructure in a five year, multi-million pound deal. In a first for the airport, Onyx Group will operate and manage its mission critical IT infrastructure, acting as ...

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Norland’s data centre pedigree supports Ark’s growth

Norland, one of the UK's fastest-growing facilities management companies has announced the renewal of a contract to continue providing technical maintenance, white space fit-out and engineering services as well as wider data centre facilities management to Ark Continuity Limited.

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Social media giant shares its carbon footprint data over a Latte

Facebook has used everyday comparisons to put its 2011 carbon footprint, energy mix and energy use for its data centres and global offices into perspective. The company admits that in the short-term, reducing its impact and significantly altering its energy mix 'will be challenging' as the reality is that as a fast-growing company its carbon footprint and energy mix 'may get worse before they get better'.

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Data centre owners could save a minimum of 20% on specialist cleaning

Tens of thousands of pounds could be saved on technical cleaning if data centre owners changed the way specialist cleaning and decontamination was commissioned according to Mark Plant, CEO at 8 Solutions, a data centre healthcare company specialising in the deep cleaning and decontamination of critical environments.

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No second place for Olympics IT services

There is scarcely another IT project on Earth that requires an IT services company to set up operations every two years in completely unknown territory and then deliver on an extraordinary scale under the scrutiny of the World's media.

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Borri

Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) specialists, Borri, has been one of the masterminds behind developing the greenest data centre in the world, which is on track to achieve record breaking power usage effectiveness (PUE) parameters below the value of 1.2.

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Data centre industry still robust, says DatacenterDynamics Industry Census

Early indications from the DatacenterDynamics 2012 Global Industry Census show that the threat of global recession is having minimal impact on growth in the worldwide data centre industry.

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Survey finds majority of hospitals lack robust disaster recovery plans

A healthcare software provider has released the full results from its second-annual Healthcare Data Management (HDM) survey which determined that healthcare IT leaders around the world consider disaster recovery and business continuity their most pressing data management need. Of the survey responders, 65% said their data volumes had increased over the previous year, yet only 26% said they had "robust, tried-and-tested" disaster recovery plans in place.

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UK data centres are too cold, says industry expert

Speaking at a seminar focused on energy use in data centres, Dr Ian Bitterlin of Ark Continuity, explained that many of the current guidelines on temperature and humidity are outdated, as they reflect the past use of punch cards and other early computer technology.



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