News Stories

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 »


WHY CLIENT COMFORT IS KEY TO SETTING YOUR COLO APART FROM THE CROWD In a thriving market it is the flourishes afforded to customers that set a company apart from its competitors. Take, for example, serviced offices. Landlords delivering only the basics may maximise their profits in the short-term but are near certain to oversee… Read more »


Jeff Safovich, Head of Product and Innovation at Automated Infrastructure Specialist RiT Tech, on why Integration – not Isolation – is Integral to Data Centre Optimisation. While it may sound a contradiction in terms, there are two distinct – and often adversarial – mindsets when it comes to the concept of technological interoperability. Certainly in… 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 »

HARTING offer custom-made connector and cabling solutions for data centres

HARTING have been designing and manufacturing industrial connectors for the last 75 years. However, as markets and industries evolve, customers are increasingly seeking bespoke, custom-made solutions. All our customised products are built at our manufacturing facility in Northampton and are based on market-leading connectors from the extensive HARTING range. Using these standard products, we design… Read more »

Planning sought for a second Amazon data centre in the IDA Park

A second Amazon data centre is to be built on lands beside their ongoing centre at the IDA Park. Tunis Properties LLC have applied to Meath CC for a two storey (with mezzanine levels at both storeys) data storage facility building with a maximum overall height of approximately 25 metres, containing data halls, associated electrical… Read more »

The data centre sector needs a blended approach to realise a low carbon future

John Rafferty, ESB Achieving Ireland’s targets to decarbonise will be challenging. The Irish government has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% over this decade with targets to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Significant steps have been taken by ESB to decarbonise the energy sector in Ireland in areas such as transmission, distribution… Read more »

Host in Ireland Introduces World’s First Pollinator Plan for Data Centre Industry

Plan provides a meaningful biodiversity roadmap for individuals and data industry businesses alike to help save bees and other pollinators in Ireland DUBLIN, IRELAND – Host in Ireland today announced the expansion of its DCs for Bees initiative with the launch of the DCs for Bees Pollinator Plan. The plan is the first of its… Read more »

Data Centre Commissioning Solutions & Services

We offer for rental a wide range of SMART load banks from 0.5kW to several MWs allowing you to test your datacentre (electrical and mechanical) Among our load banks : – Rack-mounted load banks 6 and 7 kW acting as real server emulators (with a dual power supply, 50/50 with integrated ATS and Delta T adjustable from… Read more »