This week on White Space, we look at Google’s major investment in wind and solar power, and discuss the significance of Western Digital’s new 10TB drive.
We also look the reasons why Infinity SDC sold its flagship data center in Slough (near London) to its competitor Virtus.
In other news, Alcatel-Lucent is going to lay submarine cable between New Zealand and Hawaii.
Meanwhile the US government is finally putting a stop to NSA spying. Just kidding, the FREEDOM ACT makes minor changes to some NSA operations conducted on the US soil, but it’s mostly ‘business as usual’.
And finally, we talk some more about HP and its cloud broker aspirations.
RecordedDec 10 201512 mins
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Everything is moving to the cloud. Or is it? In fact, many applications are far from cloud-ready, and some never will be. But almost every new application will be cloud-enabled. How do you evolve your data centre into a private cloud and drive Hybrid IT by connecting to public clouds, and still cater for the needs of your legacy software?
Adam Levine, Chief Commercial Officer, Data4; Bruce Taylor, DatacenterDynamics
How do you make the right decisions as to how and where to host and manage your IT assets? Cloud added not just a whole new set of choices to the decision, it has changed the way that IT is consumed and paid for, and how IT delivery can be aligned with business needs.
To make hybrid IT work effectively requires a level of computing capacity, connectivity, efficiency and resilience that most enterprise data centers simply cannot reach without prohibitive investment.
Join us on 8 March and let DATA4, explain how they have used these increasingly common IT pain points to shape their philosophy and their offering.
Stephen Worn, CTO, DCD; Chris Hobbs, Assa Abloy; Rick Henson, Director, CyrusOne
Whether you're a company looking to evaluate a data center, or a data / tech company looking to upgrade and improve their physical security, we'll discuss some of the requirements from major organizations along with important considerations for each facility layer, from ‘curb to core.
Fernando García CEO de Ingenium y Agustín López Responsable Técnico del esquema CEEDA SPAIN & LATAM
Este Seminario Web le dará las habilidades necesarias para demostrar la relevancia y peso que tiene el coste de la energía en los data centers como elemento clave para la gestión eficaz en los DCs así como para el negocio en la actualidad.
Bill Thomas, Director, First Solar, Adam Kramer, EVP Strategy, Switch; Stephen Worn, DatacenterDynamics
Join First Solar to learn:
-Why major C&I companies are looking to utility-scale solar as a viable addition to their energy sourcing portfolios.
-How cost-effective utility-scale solar options can support datacenters in securing renewable supply.
-Case study of how a major data center player implemented solar into their portfolio
John has worked in the Telecommunications and Information Transport Systems (ITS) industry for over 35 years, beginning his career at the London Stock Exchange as a BT telecommunication technician.
Believing there was a general lack of quality in the ITS industry, John was driven to "professionalize" the ITS industry – starting with a professional diploma programme for the Telecommunications Managers Association – which led to him becoming the first BICSI RCDD in the UK and soon after, a BICSI Master Instructor teaching RCDD and Technician programmes.
Find out more about John and upcoming sessions here
Barry Shambrook - Managing Director at Tuckers Consultancy Ltd and DCProfessional Development Trainer.
Barry has been involved in the data center industry for over 25 years and holds both the BICSI RCDD credential and the ISEB Intermediate Certificate in EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres.
Barry has been an instructor for DCProfessional Development since 2010 and has provided input to the Data Center Design Awareness, Energy Efficiency and Data Center Cooling Professional course materials and exercises.
Stephen Worn, CTO DataCenterDynamics; Rob Cardigan, Senior Product Manager. Nexans; Nick Parfitt, DatacenterDynamics
Your data centre is a key part of successfully transforming and building your digital business. The challenge today is to create a highly reliable, flexible, scalable and cost-effective digital infrastructure. Attend and learn how to:
- Piece together different elements of standards, technical specifications and physical properties in order to choose the right networking equipment
- Reduce the time and labour spent maintaining, repairing or installing cabling by adopting improved design and management practices.
Peter Judge, George Rockett; DatacenterDynamics; Ed Ansett, i3 Solutions Group
This week on White Space, we talk about the security of Industrial Control Systems – the systems that control your CRAC or PDUs. If these devices are connected to a network, attackers can reach them, and shut down a facility. Special guests Ed Ansett and George Rockett.