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Dry type transformers power the digital data centre

Andrea Ghidini, Group Sales Director and Nicholas Manning, Area Sales Manager, both at TMC Transformers, discuss the company’s range of medium and low voltage dry-type transformers and reactors, available in both standard ranges and tailor-made versions. The conversation covers the technology, sustainability and business benefits of the transformers, alongside the company’s major focus on its own sustainability and innovation roadmaps, as well as plans to further raise TMC’s profile during 2024 and beyond.

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Talking ‘bout the younger generation!

Xavier Plowright, Senior Analyst – Data Centre Transactions EMEA at JLL, won the Rising Stars Award at last year’s DC Awards. Here he outlines his career to date, shares his thoughts on the data centre industry (the good and the not so good!), with the focus very much on encouraging the younger generation to drive the industry forward - and to enter this year’s Rising Stars Award.

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Edge sustainability - a major opportunity for the telecoms sector

Nathan Blom, Iceotope’s CCO, discusses the recent STL Partners report: Sustainability Insights – Navigating Sustainable Edge Strategies, which outlines the major opportunity that telcos have to both ensure optimised energy-efficient edge infrastructure as well as substantial financial savings. Specialised liquid cooling solutions are particularly suited to the telecoms sector, with Iceotope, working with Intel and HPE, set to launch a major new telco solution at MWC.

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Sustainability drives the data centre sector

Jon Healy, Chief Operating Officer at Keysource, offers some great insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in 2024 and beyond, with the many aspects of sustainability dominating the agenda, alongside the advent of AI, the ongoing skills shortage, and one or two supply chain issues.

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What does the future look like for UPS systems in a sustainable data centre industry?

Louis McGarry, Centiel’s Sales & Marketing Director, UK, discusses the future of UPS technology, taking as his starting point the company’s forward-looking, innovative StratusPower solution, going on to discuss wider sustainability opportunities around battery technology and fuel cells, peak shaving, and the circular economy.

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AI poses fresh challenges for the data centre industry

The opening of Legrand’s latest Experience Center in Reading, UK, last year is just one of many technology and corporate strategy developments focused on optimizing the company’s data centre products and services portfolio, as well as the overall customer experience. Paul Roberts, Product Specialist and MTDC Account Manager for Legrand Data Centre Solutions, talks to DCS.

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Digital technologies help to address the skills shortage

Mark Fenton, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Cadence, explains the ways in which digital twins, augmented and virtual reality and AI can help the data centre industry address the impending skills shortage as well as providing many operational benefits.

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Exploring the subtleties of sustainability

Speaking from the recent COP28 climate summit, David Craig, CEO at Iceotope, provides some fascinating, thoughtful insights into the sustainability challenges facing the data centre industry and the ways in which they need to be addressed.

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Where there’s a way, there’s a will

Paolo Perani, Sustainability Manager for ABB Electrification Distribution Solutions, discusses electrification, decarbonisation and broader sustainability topics, with plenty of examples of how the company is working with its supply chain and customers, as well as internally, to ensure that the journey to NetZero is energised by the many digital and sustainable technology solutions being continuously developed by ABB.

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AI looms large over industry’s sustainability roadmap

Tate Cantrell, Chief Technology Officer at Verne Global, provides some brilliant insights into the data centre industry’s sustainability progress to date and the technology and strategic innovations which will make a difference into the future – warning that the sheer scale of the impending AI explosion could just cause a disruptive re-think of many stakeholders’ Net Zero plans.

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Hybrid cooling a future industry highlight

Gordon Johnson, Senior CFD Manager at Subzero Engineering, discusses the ways in which the industry is moving towards its sustainability objectives, with liquid cooling predicted to have an increasingly important role to play as part of a likely future hybrid cooling strategy.

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Innovation the hallmark of Centiel’s UPS portfolio

Aaron Oddy, Sales Manager at Centiel, discusses the company’s extensive UPS portfolio, from the recently introduced StratusPower solution which sits alongside the highly successful CumulusPower product range, to the Essential Power, Premium Tower, CumulusPowerx1 and LiFePower solutions. Aaron also explains Centiel’s trusted advisor role in helping customers to make the right decision when it comes to purchasing, operating and maintaining UPS technology.

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Time to rethink your energy strategy?

Mark Callaway, Account Management Director at Noveus Energy, offers some great insights into the business energy market, with a series of thoughts and suggestions as to how data centre owners and operators can take a much more proactive role when it comes to procuring their power supply – and save considerable sums of money along the way.

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Precision promise for liquid cooling innovation

Shareef Alshinnawi as VP of Strategic Accounts at Iceotope, explains the benefits of the company’s Precision Liquid Cooling solution - recently demonstrated with partner Etisalat at GITEX – with a particular focus on the telecoms sector, where reducing costs and sustainability are key drivers. Iceotope’s technology is also creating significant interest in the hyperscaler/cloud market, and is well-placed to meet the specific demands of the impending AI explosion.

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Systems engineering approach offers electrical infrastructure optimisation

Neil Potter, Business Development Manager for Electrical Systems and Solutions, Eaton, discusses the problems data centre owners and operators have when it comes to optimising the design, implementation, operation and retirement of their electrical infrastructure; and goes on to explain how the company’s recently launched xIntegra solution addresses these challenges by providing an holistic, integrated systems engineering approach to electrical systems design, hardware, software, services and the value chain lifecycle.

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