Latest Datacentre articles

Ethernet Fabric: Lowering barriers to the private cloud

Facebook's Open Compute server racks at its datacentre in Prineville Oregon (Photo by Alan Brandt)
Traditional datacentre architectures were not designed for the stresses put on them by virtualisation and private cloud technologies
24 Nov 2011

Currency broker seals £300m datacentre expansion deal

Building a datacentre is not easy
Deal comes as amount of free space in London's managed datacentres dwindles
09 Nov 2011

Most enterprises lack resources to exploit big data, argues IT leader

Big data concept
Oracle debates with Yodel CIO over how to integrate big data
04 Nov 2011

Interview: Alex Pilar, CIO, DHL Supply Chain

Datacentre consolidation, virtualisation and consumerisation are all part and parcel of DHL Supply Chain’s transition to a private cloud infrastructure
02 Nov 2011

AOL boasts new staff-free datacentre – but will it catch on?

The staff-free datacentre was built in 90 days using open source technology
13 Oct 2011

Dell opens first wholly owned European datacentre in Slough

The slough datacentre is the first of several facilities planned for EMEA
13 Oct 2011

UK firm opens carbon neutral datacentre in Iceland

Verne Global's datacentre is situated between the two biggest financial centres in the world
10 Oct 2011

Modular datacentres from HP boost R&D at Airbus

So-called PODs were up and running just four months after HP took the order
29 Sep 2011

Cloud helps Isle of Man cut costs and boost IT performance

CTO says move to hybrid cloud set to be complete by end of October
22 Sep 2011

Thomas Cook signs up Accenture to integrate European IT

Outsourcing giant to create agile, cloud-based infrastructure for travel group
20 Sep 2011

New fibre-optic link to help Dundee Council to downsize

Completed project is part of a £270m reinvigoration of the city
12 Sep 2011

UK datacentre investment jumps by 25 per cent

UK has spent more on datacentres in the past 12 months than China
09 Sep 2011

Essential guide to big data: part1

Is ‘big data’ just another marketing bandwagon, or does it hold the promise of practical solutions to real business intelligence challenges?
07 Sep 2011

Thomas Cook servers take a trip

Travel firm signs server hosting deal with german IT services firm Lufthansa Systems
01 Sep 2011

VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas kicks off today

Event will show IT leaders how to get the best out of the vSphere 5 virtualisation platform
29 Aug 2011

Is modular computing the new mainframe?


22 Aug 2011

Highland Council £66m IT upgrade beset by problems

Councillors up in arms about slow progress of Fujitsu-run upgrade programme
19 Aug 2011

Yorkshire Water Services seeks LAN installation partner

Utilities company invites potential suppliers to bid to provide vendor hardware and consultancy services for network implementation
11 Aug 2011

Surrey County Council tech refresh has saved £70m says IT head

The head of IT at council welcomes spending cuts as an opportunity to innovate
05 Aug 2011

Moving on up: Essential guide to LAN upgrades

Martin Courtney examines the system performance and commercial issues that can trigger network upgrades, and talks to IT leaders at two major organisation about what drove their recent infrastructure refreshes
03 Aug 2011

Datacentres greener than expected thanks to recession

A new report has revealed that modern datacentres are using less power than originally predicted
01 Aug 2011

Royal Mail seeks warehousing upgrade

Royal Mail to upgrade the fulfilment systems in London warehouse
14 Jul 2011

New energy-efficent datacentre to save Yorkshire Water £90,000 a year

All mechanical and electrical systems will be upgraded to deliver PUE of 1.2
13 Jul 2011

Fluke Networks updates its Time Machine troubleshooter

Appliance can instantly distinguish between network and server problems
12 Jul 2011