• I thought Dublin was great. And, maybe more importantly, getting better each year! Simon Allen Membership Secretary UK Data Centre Interest Group

DataCentres Ireland recorded its highest ever attendance last month. The event, which focused on the data centre industry in Ireland, took place on November 22 and 23. In its sixth year, DataCentres Ireland 2017 was the largest ever with more than 60 industry experts sharing their insights and 75 exhibitors sharing their wares, all drawn from within the country and around the world. The conference delved into a host of issues surrounding the industry, both nationally and abroad, providing opportunities to hear and discuss the latest in new ideas, legislation, technology and best practices which benefited attendees and their businesses…Read More

Starline, the leader in flexible, customizable power distribution and critical power monitoring solutions for the mission critical/data center, science, technology, industrial and retail markets, has released the Cabinet Busway Series of the Plug-In Raceway product line. This new series can accommodate high density power requirements within server cabinets while also encompassing the main benefits of the Starline brand: product customization and flexibility.

“We are excited to now offer a solution for inside the cabinet that will help address changing power requirements, legacy and varying equipment loads, and high-power devices. With Cabinet Busway, the benefits of our Starline Track Busway product have now been extended into the rack,” stated Mark Swift, director of marketing for Universal Electric Corporation….Read More

Finally, it is here! Metartec will bring to market the next generation of uninterruptible power supply. We will proudly be showcasing our new range of UPS systems, designed predominately for data centres at the Data Centres Ireland show on 22nd and 23rd November at the RDS Dublin.

The new features will further enhance the modular solution, increasing power availability whilst still allowing a versatile approach to configuration and scalability. The new range continues Metartec’s commitment to high quality equipment with affordable cost of ownership.

This new range will innovatively respond to the highest of requirements in the data centre market by increased efficiency, MTBF, greater availability and most importantly, removing single points of failure whilst still using proven design technology. The exciting range of new products will be available from November 2017 and are expected to be a huge success within the Data Centres market.

Our aim is for each customer to have an ultimate Metartec experience from start to finish, which is why in the last 10 years, we have delivered a high quality and value of bespoke products designed to meet and exceed an everchanging critical power market. This flexible approach to project delivery, in line with a differentiated service offer, delivers customers an excellent technical solution and personalised support.

To discuss any on-going/future projects or pre-arrange a meeting with one of the team at this show, please email or call 0845 50 40 444. If you would like to find out more on the day, the Metartec team will be on stand 418.

After a radical refurbishment and substantial capital investment in new test equipment, we’re delighted to be able to confirm that our scope of accreditation under UKAS and ISO 17025 has been extended to include additional cable tests.

Whilst quality and compliance has been at the heart of our operations, we’re seeing a growing focus in the market for the additional quality assurance and third-party verification of cable products. Recent reports of non-compliant cables in circulation demonstrate that the long-term impact and implications of sub-standard cable being made available for sale. Our extended range of cable tests increase the role we can play in mitigating this risk…Read More

Xtralis, the global leader of early & reliable detection, verification, monitoring, & response solutions for safety & security threats. VEA is an addressable version of Xtralis’ VESDA-E ASD portfolio that provides accurate information on the location of a potential fire source. VEA supports up to 120 individually addressable sampling points networked to a single central detector breaking through the barrier that previously prevented ASD from being the preferred smoke detection technology for every market. VEA is the only addressable detection solution that delivers assured detection, up to 90% reduction in time to test during maintenance, no disruption to occupant’s business, and optimized response through remotely accessible actionable intelligence. VESDA-E VEA offers vastly superior value over traditional spot or point detectors at a lower total cost of ownership for commercial safety markets such as data centres, office buildings, educational, healthcare facilities, and retail outlets.

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Will exhibit their brand new indirect free-cooling unit Datacenter GENIOX at Datacentres Ireland. The units  are specially designed for datacenters and will ensure a low mechanical PUE and minimal OPEX, they also have an optional energy recovery module to obtain a good Energy Re-use Factor and ERE value.


7th. November 2017: Cork – based Wisetek Solutions Ltd, an international provider of used IT asset disposal (ITAD) & secure data destruction services, today announced a definitive agreement to merge its established USA operations with Computer Discounters Inc. who trade under the ‘DataKillers’ brand.
Financial terms are not being disclosed, however the expanded group revenues will be over €30 million for this financial year and an anticipated growth in revenue to over €50 million within the next 2 years.
The combined operations of DataKillers with Wisetek now provides their multinational customer organizations with a standardized global delivery of IT asset disposal and data destruction services. The new company will now become one of the largest suppliers of refurbished IT equipment in the world…Read More

Cannock, United Kingdom: Aggreko has published a free white paper that looks at how rental gas generation can plug the gap between the grid’s power supply and a data centre’s demand.

The white paper, Delivering rental gas power generation for data centres, discusses the challenges data centres face when their electricity supply from the grid is either delayed or insufficient.  Gas power generation is examined in detail, highlighting its recent technological advancements and potential applications on a data centre site.

Guide contributor, Billy Durie, Aggreko’s Critical Service Development Manager said, “The white paper is designed to provide data centre developers and contractors with an introduction to the possibilities of using gas power generation at their sites.

Gas generators are being used across the globe as ‘mini power stations’ to power mines, manufacturing plants and even small cities in countries with poor infrastructure.  The technology can also help overcome power challenges being faced by data centres right now”.

Gas generators can be set-up to synchronise with the grid or provide standalone continuous power – examples of both are provided.  In addition, the white paper discusses how plants can be configured to achieve optimum redundancy.

Download the Delivering rental gas power generation for data centres white paper here

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Every project is different, so we listen first and design a system around you, delivering our service and support anywhere, to any scale. Transforming the lives and livelihoods of individuals, organisations and communities across the globe.

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Leading fibre optic specialist Leader Optec has begun the roll-out of products aimed at meeting the challenges faced by data centres.

Leader Optec has signed distribution agreements with three companies to help take its premium Lite Linke products to the international market.

It has agreed distributor deals with Datop for the Netherlands, 0.3dB Fibre Optique for France and TierX to cover the Middle East. Further agreements are expected to be signed in the coming weeks.

The Lite Linke suite of products utilises best-in-class components, bespoke design and UK manufacturing to meet the challenges facing networks.

All of the MTP connectivity, containment and cabling solutions are manufactured from Leader Optec’s headquarters in St Asaph, North Wales..Read More

Cork based Wisetek, global leader of used IT asset disposal (ITAD) & secure data destruction services has been awarded the Dell EMC Innovation Project of the Year for Controlled Disruption, for their Wisetek VirtuRL™ System.

Wisetek’s VirtuRL™ program brought home the award for its transformative innovation of defective returns management. This ground-breaking solution improves the processing of IT returns from challenging global markets.

Sean Sheehan, Wisetek’s CEO states; “Reverse logistics face many challenges including restrictive export regions , language and communication barriers, high export costs, delayed transactions and the unnecessary movement of non-required material. VirtuRL is just one of the innovative digital solutions, created and managed by Wisetek enabling parts to be dispositioned remotely in third party sites while maintaining the high-quality standard, controls and inventory accuracy”. 

By collaborating with existing logistics providers, this digital development accelerates receipt transactions and identifies required parts to be separated and routed directly to the appropriate destination. Wisetek’s VirtuRL™ system assures excess materials are responsibly recycled and controlled data sanitization is achieved. Not only this, but it reduces OEM clients inventory and logistics costs while accelerating spares availability and transaction close times.

Wisetek processes enable clients to be legally and ethically responsible for their IT asset disposal and data destruction services, giving them environmental responsibility for their retired IT equipment. This solution reduces export volumes and enhances CSR performance by lowering clients carbon footprint rating.