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.Read More »
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Dr Ian Bitterlin of Ark Continuity, explained that many of the current guidelines on temperature and humidity are outdated, as they reflect the past use of punch cards and other early computer technology.
Up to 50 percent of an average air-cooled data centre's energy consumption and carbon footprint today is not caused by computing, but by powering the necessary cooling systems. IBM scientists and developers chose to address this challenge with an innovative concept of hot-water cooling, which eliminates the need for conventional data centre air cooling systemRead More »
eBay Inc., the global auction marketplace, has set a bold new vision for powering commerce with clean energy, by announcing plans to build the next phase of the company's flagship data centre with renewable energy as its primary power source. Partnering with Bloom Energy, eBay is building the country's largest non-utility fuel cell installation. Renewable energy typically supplements the electric grid, but eBay is designing renewable energy into the core of its global commerce platform, incorporating 'green' servers into the new data centre's energy architecture. The electric utility grid will be used only as backup.Read More »
Keysource, a specialist in the design, build, optimisation and ongoing management of data centres, has appointed Tony Clarke to the position of Service Delivery Director. In his new role, he will be responsible for growing the data centre facilities management business, which currently support over 300 customers throughout the UK.Read More »