Industry Update

Protecting Your Data Centres Reputation With Resilient Physical Security

Recently, Barkers Fencing’s Marketing & Sales Director, Adam Savage sat down with special guest George Dionisopoulos, Head of Security at NEXTDC. NEXTDC are a premium Australian data centre provider, who also design, build and operate Australia’s most highly secured data centres in the country. They sat down to discuss why resilient physical security is so… Read more »

What Makes A Fence Anti Climb?

A fence can have features that make climbing difficult, but what actually makes an anti-climb fence? Is there such a thing? The team at Barkers Fencing, part of HS Security, offers some advice. When looking for a security fence, you have probably come across the term ‘anti climb’ which seems to have become an industry… Read more »

Palisade Security Fencing Vs. Mesh Security Fencing

When it comes to specifying high-security fencing, there is a range of options to choose from. But the two main choices are palisade security fencing or mesh security fencing. Both in their own right have different benefits and in theory, both metal fences are designed to do the same thing; to protect high-value assets and… Read more »

Land sale brings Mayo’s first data centre a step closer

THE development of the first data centre in the west of Ireland has moved a step closer with the approval of the sale of lands near the former Asahi site in Killala. AVAIO are behind the proposed data hub, which has the capacity to be a transformative project for Mayo and the west. To read… Read more »

Why Energy Strategy is Key to Data Centre Growth

Data Centres continue to cut emissions while enabling grid innovation. The global pandemic and resulting lockdown have brought society’s growing dependence on data into sharp focus. Whether due to remote working or home entertainment, the increase in video streaming alone caused a 40% surge in data between February and April 2020. Even before lockdown, our… Read more »

4 Considerations for Data Centres Security Fencing

When it comes to specifying a security fence for your data centre, it is important to take a number of things into consideration, such as budget, location and perceived threat. However, there are a number of things specifiers don’t think about and simply overlook, often at the expense of the customer. Such things may cause… Read more »

Connector selection can improve energy efficiency by up to 50%

HARTING connectors can improve your power usage efficiency (PUE) through minimising the power lost in your connections. Learn how! The worldwide data centre market is experiencing explosive growth year over year. The last few years especially have accelerated society’s reliance on tasks that require a data centre. With this growth in data centre usage, the… Read more »

The devil is in the detail when it comes to de-risking data centres

Sharp Group adopts a forensic approach to protecting the sector. In addition to the physical risks posed to staff, a spark in one of the technological tinder boxes that make the digital world tick can disrupt the lives and livelihoods of millions. Increasingly relied on to support essential business, economic and social activities, data centre… Read more »

Disinformation casts dark clouds over cloud providers

Defending data from malicious intent is a battle predominantly fought in the digital domain, with cyber security a key concern for those tasked with safeguarding information on behalf of businesses and individuals. However, societal unrest caused by COVID-19 – a respiratory rather than computer-carried virus – has served as a stark reminder of the need… Read more »

Secure plug-in connections for modular battery storage in data centres

It is crucial to have constant energy available to supply electrical equipment in data centres. Modular battery storage systems often support the emergency power supply for this critical equipment. These consist of several storage cabinets modularly combined and containing storage units in the form of drawers inside. With the Han S® series, HARTING offers secure… Read more »