Chris Wellfair
A new air conditioning upgrade and UPS room at Principality Building Society

Today we are announcing the successful completion of a new UPS room, Air Handling Unit (AHU) and air conditioning upgrade at Principality Building Society in Cardiff, Wales – A mutual building society with over 500,000 members and 160 years’ experience. With existing AHU and sensing equipment approaching end of life, Principality wanted to upgrade to […]

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Energy – but from where?

For a long-time energy efficiency has been extremely important in the data centre, initially this was really about cost, but over time has moved to more of a position of being a responsible ‘citizen’.  It helps to reduce the impacts of climate change and meet the sustainability goals that have become such an important discussion […]

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Sustainability: Take pride in our role and raise the bar

Energy efficiency is nothing new to those that work in data centres, it is something that we spend our lives chasing, looking for every improvement we can make.  Advances in technology help of course, but that is not the end of the story – it needs to be managed properly. Sustainability has increasingly become a […]

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Taking the heat out of fire suppression

Are you confident that your fire suppression is all in good order?  Ask this of most data centre managers and the answer will be a confident “yes”.  Every responsible DC manager will conduct regular tests of their fire suppression system including cylinder levels and pressure checks, alerts and sensor tests.  Outside of this, they should […]

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Wireless DCIM makes more sense than you might think…

When it comes to data centre infrastructure management, it is an area that causes stress for many of the data centre managers that meet.  One of the challenges is that DCIM is an umbrella term that covers a lot of areas from asset management to environment controls, and depending on the complexity of your infrastructure […]

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Is your electrical testing up to date?

Things are never quiet in the world of data centres – there is always something that needs doing.  Over the last 12 months keeping the data centre running and making sure it can serve everyone’s needs when working remotely has been a major focus of attention. What we do need to be careful of though, […]

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Nano data centres: The DC you need may be closer than you think…

When you think of a data centre, what do you think of?  A room, the gentle hum of servers, amazing structured cabling, and aisles of satisfying blinking LEDs?  It is easy to get trapped into the DC mindset.  The mindset that a data centre is BIG, powerful and almost like your castle.  Of course, the […]

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