How the colour of your racking can cut your energy costs

Graeme Shaw, Technical Application Manager at Zumtobel Lighting looks at the relationship between light, colour and energy resource within a data centre application and the direct impact this can have on reducing energy consumption in Data Centres. For data centre operators, energy efficiency is the primary objective, as any specifier working on a mission critical […]

New research highlights resilience risk among European data centres

700 data centre consultants covering seven European countries surveyed More than half expressing at least some concern about their local energy grid 60% claim grid limitation are among main causes of power outages 40.5% believe first generation infrastructure designs cannot meet temperature control demands Solar (70.4%) and wind (65.4%) among renewable energy being adopted 60% […]

Are you wasting 30% of your Data Centre energy bill?

Probably yes if your energy consuming equipment is over five years old. Vivid Edge can deliver your upgrade as a service, you treat as an operating expense. Save energy, cut costs, improve your PUE. No capital required. To read the full article, click here  

Connecting Ireland’s Data Centre sector – Trina Orpen

We have seen continuous growth in the Irish data centre sector in recent years and we can only expect further progress in the sector in years to come as our lives shift further online. The covid-19 pandemic has shown us the importance of data storage in powering our digital economy. As more of us have […]


Data Centres (DCs) are predicted as being a significant user of Irish energy resources. The Irish Government’s 2019 Climate Action Plan predicts that DCs will account for as much as 31% of Ireland’s electricity needs by 2027. By the same token, the DC industry is playing an important role in promoting the move to renewable […]

The Smart Box

To increase the value of the IST commissioning tests using the rack-mounted load banks 7 kW, RENTALOAD developed and add in its accessory list new smart boxes :  ATS – External Automatic Transfer Switch. Discover all these features in this article. To view the full article, click here

Efficient Operation of Data Center Energy Storage Utilizing Pure Lead

Understanding the comparative differences in “pure” lead technologies of lead-acid batteries can allow operators to optimize performance and reduce costs in UPS systems – even with increased ambient temperatures in the facility. Learn how pure lead goes beyond the grid. To view the full article, click here  

10 reasons why great Asset Management is essential for Smooth Data Center Operations

In any one enterprise organisation right now, there may be 4 or 5 separate asset management tracking systems or, more likely, several separate spreadsheets with different naming conventions and probably some overlaps and out-dated information. Many data centres are still managing their assets on spreadsheets, which is, in our opinion, sub-optimal. This article shows you […]

Mission-Critical – Reliability and Cost-Effective Solutions for Data Centers

C&D Technologies, Inc. understands the importance of mission-critical applications and our customers’ need for absolute reliability in their battery systems, and equally important: the most cost-effective solution possible. With that goal in mind, we strive to stay on the leading edge of the battery industry by developing new technologies and enhancing existing ones. Click here […]

What role can equipment hire play amid data centre supply chain dilemma?

Data centre operators and providers should consider the benefit of critical equipment hire, following multiple reports of disruption and delays of infrastructure projects and to the lead times of vital equipment. According to the Institute for Supply Management, 57% of companies have noted longer lead times for tier one China-sourced components, with average lead times […]