Data centres are being built across the world by tech firms eager to gain a bigger slice of the fast moving cloud market, often cropping up in isolated areas, from American deserts to frozen wastelands in northern Europe. But a new facility set up in the French capital of Paris has hit the headlines this month because it uses an abandoned nuclear fallout shelter to house its hardware, according to the Register.
Data centres are relied upon by all modern businesses in one form or another, either as a result of using cloud computing services offered by third party providers or by organisations which have the resources to operate their own powerful IT facilities. But for all the benefits that modern solutions can offer, there is a marked cost in terms of the environmental impact.
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The government is expecting to save around £105 million in a new deal to harness a dedicated data centre to host various essential services, according to IT Pro Portal.
This is in spite of its commitment to take a cloud-first approach to IT procurement, leading some observers to question whether this move is in keeping with its wider policies.
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Tech giant, Apple, is set to open two new data centres in Europe, with £1.25 billion allocated to cover the costs of setting up the facilities in Ireland and Denmark, according to Reuters.
Fibre optic connectivity is being used to ensure that a pair of data centres, one based in Aberdeen and one based in Stavanger across the North Sea in Norway, will have a faster method of transferring data between one another, according to TechWeek Europe.
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Although the use of liquid cooling systems in data centres is not especially common at the moment, V3.co.uk reports that there may be many more facilities adopting them in the near future, as a result of developments being made in this field.
A statement by Tim Kelsey, the national director for patients and information at NHS England, has revealed that the health service on the whole needs to embrace patients? digital data in order to secure its own future.
A new report from Gartner has looked at how data centre market forces are shifting, with OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) suffering as a result of ODMs (original design manufacturers) rising to prominence, as they fight to cater to major cloud providers, according to Computer Weekly.
This month it was revealed that the British government is intending to spend up to £700 million on the procurement of new data centre resources, which will allow it to better serve the IT needs of various departments. And now it looks like this money will mostly benefit the North East of England, according to a report from ComputerWeekly.
IT is one of the biggest contributors to the world?s current carbon emission levels, so any schemes which are designed to reduce energy consumption and boost efficiency in this sector are to be welcomed.