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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 »

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 »

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 »

Reduce costs and wiring errors with Han-Eco® connectors

HARTING have over 70 years’ experience of producing robust industrial connectors. Our latest addition to the Han® range helps to reduce costs, minimise maintenance time and eliminate wiring errors within data centres. The Han-Eco® connector solution ensures critical power to data systems. It uses either power inserts with a built-in ground or modular inserts, meaning… Read more »

Intel announced plans to create 1,600 high-tech roles in Ireland

Intel announced plans to create 1,600 high-tech roles in Ireland and double its manufacturing space in Leixlip following the construction of an additional chip making facility in Kildare. Eamonn Sinnott, Intel Ireland general manager, said that the firm was accelerating its investment in Europe in order to support the EU’s ambition of having 20 per… 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 sensitive… Read more »

4 Considerations for Data Centre 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 »

Ireland’s Data Hosting Industry Biannual Update November 2020

The latest 2020 update is available now. Plus Bitpower’s updated analysis of the scale and growth of the data centre industry. Developed by Bitpower in association with Host in Ireland. Click here to download the report

New research highlights resilience risk among European data centres

700 data centre consultants covering seven European countries surveyed More than half expressing at least some concern about their local energy grid 60% claim grid limitation are among main causes of power outages 40.5% believe first generation infrastructure designs cannot meet temperature control demands Solar (70.4%) and wind (65.4%) among renewable energy being adopted 60%… Read more »

The Smart Box

To increase the value of the IST commissioning tests using the rack-mounted load banks 7 kW, RENTALOAD developed and add in its accessory list new smart boxes :  ATS – External Automatic Transfer Switch. Discover all these features in this article. To view the full article, click here