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Multi-academy trust saves over £300k with refurbished Network and Server overhaul

Introduction An IT Manager who works for a multi-academy trust responsible for the IT infrastructure of six schools approached Intelligent Servers when he was tasked with a large infrastructure overhaul project. The project included replacing the entire fibre and copper Network Switch infrastructure as well as upgrading all of the current Server infrastructure. “I was… Read more »

Keeping the world connected through lockdown. Intelligent Servers supplies 128 Blade Servers to video conferencing company

Introduction As the coronavirus lockdown in March 2020 led to a surge in video calls, video conferencing companies around the world urgently required more data centre infrastructure and bandwidth to deal with the influx of conference calls. This is where the quality, speed and technical knowledge of Intelligent Servers benefited one video conferencing company that… Read more »

How standardisation for data centres can reduce costs and speed up time-to-market

As we become more reliant on storing and accessing data, it’s essential that data centres and their IT infrastructure run as smoothly and efficiently as possible and any system failures are repaired quickly. Join experts from the HARTING Technology Group, Delta Energy Systems and ZVK GmbH on Wednesday 17th January 2024 for an informative live… Read more »

TMC Technology for Data Centres: the key to phenomenal growth

Leader in the manufacture of medium and low voltage dry-type transformers and reactors, TMC Transformers is a dynamic European company with a global reach. The company designs and produces a wide range of innovative solutions, using the latest advances in cast resin and VPI technologies to optimise performance and cater all needs. All products and… Read more »

Data Edge partners with HUBER+SUHNER to access unique optical solutions

Data Edge becomes first company in Ireland to partner with HUBER+SUHNER, a leading global electrical and optical connectivity manufacturer New partnership will particularly enhance Data Edge’s data centre offering The two organisations are already working on a significant project with a leading multinational technology company Bray, Ireland, 16 November 2023: Network optimisation company Data Edge… Read more »

Critical Business Solutions Ltd. to Showcase Electrical Installations and Fire Protection Expertise at DataCentres Ireland in November 2023

October 2023, St Helens, UK: Critical Business Solutions Europe Ltd. (CBS) is excited to announce their attendance at the DataCentres Ireland event in Dublin’s iconic RDS in November 2023 on stand 201. The event will be an excellent opportunity for them to meet with industry experts, network, and discuss the future of data centre technology,… Read more »

Danfoss, Google, Microsoft and Schneider Electric join forces in new Innovation Hub to accelerate green transition of data centres.

Danfoss, Google, Microsoft and Schneider Electric are the founders of a new innovation hub in Fredericia, Denmark, that will bring together the data centre sector across Europe to find concrete solutions to accelerate the green transition. The Hub is open to other partners across Europe. Today, Danfoss, Google, Microsoft and Schneider Electric – together with… Read more »

Danfoss offers high capacity, oil-free compressors designed for comfort cooling, extreme ambient climates, and data centres.

Danfoss has expanded its oil-free Turbocor® portfolio to include the TGS380 and TTS450 models, offering a high-capacity, energy-efficient solution for use in comfort cooling, intensive ambient environments, and data centre applications.  The new TGS380 and TTS450 compressors provide exceptional flexibility and efficiency to customers worldwide, operating in both heating and cooling applications, at extreme temperatures,… Read more »

NSAI launches Ireland’s first ever National Timing Grid

Initiative will allow for near real time tracking of clock stability against other atomic clocks to provide early warnings in case of timing drift Growth of digital economy means accurate timing has become increasingly essential for critical infrastructure such as communications and financial services Grid will help to mitigate against the growing dangers of GPS… Read more »


As a result of continued significant growth and European expansion, AVK are pleased to announce the new addition of a dedicated European Projects Hub to our portfolio of facilities. Located just outside Dublin City Centre, our second Irish office will be home to our rapidly expanding Project delivery and Sales team serving our clients across… Read more »

The AirImage-COR, visualise corrosive gases before damage becomes irreversible

Stockholm, 18 September 2023 – Camfil, the industry expert in clean air solutions, announced the launch of the AirImage-COR, the latest innovation in corrosion control monitoring. Real-time corrosion monitoring and technology that enables you to act before having to react. Corrosion is a natural process that occurs when metals react with molecular contaminants in the… Read more »


K&N Engineering is excited to announce the formation of our new industrial group bringing high-performance, sustainable air filtration solutions to providers of mission critical infrastructure, including data centers and other industrial markets. Tons of disposable filter waste generated Each year, thousands of tons of air filter waste from data center facilities ends up in landfills…. Read more »

DCIM still matters – but it has to deliver and pay for itself this time.

EkkoSense Guide on DCIM. Generally, DCIM has failed to deliver on the promises made – indeed in many cases it has turned out to be little more than a stronger BMS on an over-priced Asset Register. This has left many data center operations teams – and their CIOs and CFOs – quite rightly asking questions… Read more »

EkkoSense hires European Sales Director from Schneider Electric

16th September 2022 – Data centre performance optimisation specialist EkkoSense has appointed Matthew Farnell as its EMEA Director of Sales. Matthew joins EkkoSense from Schneider Electric where he spent the last five years as European Sales Director for Software and Digital Services. In this role he was responsible for driving sales of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure cloud-based Data Center Infrastructure… Read more »

Telehouse set to achieve a 461 tonnes reduction in carbon emissions with EkkoSense

Today, global data centre service provider, Telehouse International Corporation of Europe, announces a collaboration with software provider EkkoSense, enabling the organisation to achieve an anticipated 461 tonnes reduction in CO2 carbon emissions at its Telehouse North site by the end of FY 2022. EkkoSense’s powerful ML and AI-powered optimisation technology monitors and visualises the performance of data… Read more »


Energy is the hot topic of every business and household at the minute. With energy prices increasing and energy-intensive sectors taking the heat, the data centre industry is one that is particularly in the news. Fears of blackouts on the energy grid this Winter is a big threat to everyone. Supply is struggling to meet… Read more »

Data Centre Security Specialists – Total Security Protection

TSP have over 30 years’ experience working within the Data Centre sector and are the preferred security provider for 14 leading Data Centres, stretching across 4 continents & 21 countries. Our Security Solutions are layered to ensure protection from the ground up and provide protection to the core of your data centre; the data; and… Read more »

HARTING deliver reliable connectivity solutions for data centres

The worldwide data centre market is experiencing explosive year-on-year growth as our reliance on remote working, computer apps and the Internet of Things increases at a staggering rate. In addition, the changes to our working lives caused by COVID-19 have meant that businesses and individuals need reliable access to data to allow them to embrace… Read more »

3D modelling in Prefab Exhaust Systems Installations. BIM, key to success?

The 3D design in new building construction projects is becoming a standard throughout all mechanical and electrical installation companies. Not only for public construction projects but also in projects where using the modern BIM 3D models allows the identification of any collision, reducing the complexity of the installations before the construction has even started. In… Read more »

Data Edge wins Calnex Global Partner of the year award

Network and application performance management company Data Edge has won the Global Partner of the Year award by Calnex, the telecommunications and data centre synchronisation and timing measurement solutions. Data Edge is the first Irish company to win the Calnex Global Partner of the Year award and was selected from the company’s 68 worldwide partners…. Read more »


Data Edge has announced that it is launching a new service to the Irish market which will help reduce the environmental impact of data centres. This rollout follows the company’s new partnership with Daxten, the UK-founded data centre optimisation specialist. The partnership will enable Data Edge to distribute the Packet Power solution to its Irish… Read more »

MiCiM merger with Operational Intelligence

MiCiM Ltd, based in Reading Berkshire, a main contracting and project management service provider in the mission critical sector have acquired London based company Operational Intelligence (OI), an organisation that offers bespoke training, consultancy, and commissioning services to clients to optimise their data centre risk and energy performance. The collaborative relationship was formed when working… Read more »

Operational and energy savings for data centres

The worldwide data centre market is continuing to grow year on year. As a result, the amount of energy required by data centres is also increasing rapidly. With energy costs skyrocketing, data centre operators, manufacturers, and suppliers are looking for ways to reduce energy bills. One method is to improve the energy efficiency of our… Read more »

Framing the Power of Unlimited Potential

Save up to £85,000 per year in electricity costs with Han-Eco® connectors from HARTING

Energy costs can account for more than 50% of the total operating expenses of a data centre, so it’s no surprise that data centre operators, manufacturers, and suppliers are looking for ways to reduce energy bills. One solution is to continuously improve energy efficiency through the use of cost-effective infrastructure and equipment. HARTING’s Han-Eco® connectors… Read more »

Immediately recognise every cable, server and component

Not a single server cable will require manual tracing during installation, network refreshes and troubleshooting when identified with reliable Brady labels for error-free data centre intervention. Quickly recognise the right hardware for fast and error-free data centre interventions. Rely on Brady’s industrial grade labels that remain legible, and stay attached to any cable, disk, panel,… Read more »

Label your way! From your phone, or with a single device. The choice is yours!

Discover new and tough entry-level mobile label printers from Brady Corporation. You may prefer a tough, compact and belt-clippable label printer, driven by an industry-leading app on your smartphone.  Or you might want to work with a single device, complete with on-board label design wizards. In any case, we’ve got you covered. Print from your… Read more »

Rentaload’s new website is live!

The new Rentaload website is officially online! ➡ (available in German, French, English, Spanish and Norwegian). It now perfectly reflects our activity, our image and positioning with datacenters (rental of load banks and associated services, for the load testing and commissioning of DCs, which allows them to have an infrastructure that is reliable, optimized,… Read more »

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