show preview EkkoSense Data Centre World stand D26 Blue Helix and Corning Optical Communications Data Centre World stand H30 Find out about the latest optical cabling innovation for data centres and storage area networks (SAN), Corning’s Edge8 solutions. Edge8 provides a simple, efficient and cost effective migration to higher transmission speeds of up to 400Gb/s. Edge8 is a high density modular solution providing high quality, factory terminated cabling system components that can be rapidly installed to form an end-to-end optical link between patching areas and equipment ports. Developed in close collaboration with data centre customers to solve tough challenges, Edge8 addresses today’s needs, while being future ready. Corning will also be testing visitors’ knowledge on optical cabling technologies – with a chance to win an Apple Watch. Visit Corning’s stand and complete the question card to be in with a chance of winning. The draw will take place live on the stand during the afternoon on the first day of the event. For further information visit: www.corning.com 34 HeatLoad Data Centre World stand K80 HeatLoad has increased its rental stock of 3.5kW rack mounted load banks to over 600 units. The company now has 8.6MW of rack mounted load banks and 8MW of floor standing load banks. This is all very timely in preparation for what promises to be a very busy and successful Data Centre World 2016. According to Dave Wolfenden, managing director of HeatLoad, the company has seen an explosion in data centre testing this year – which has increased by 50 per cent in the first quarter of 2016. ‘We are not entirely sure whether this is due to the company name change towards the end of last year (from Mafi Mushkila), market growth, or an upturn in the economy, but 2016 is already looking to be a very successful year for us,’ commented Wolfenden. Dave Wolfenden will be presenting a paper on Day 1 at 13.15 in the Design an d Build Theatre on Best Practices in Data Centre Testing. Visitors to the Heatload stand will also have the chance to win a brand new Apple iPad mini 4 64Gb in a prize draw at the end of the show. For further information visit: www.heatload.co.uk EkkoSense is launching EkkoSoft Critical, an intuitive and immersive web based 3D software and sensor offering for managing critical data centre facilities. By deploying EkkoSoft Critical, organisations will be able to identify and eradicate thermal risk in their data centres as well as driving significant additional energy savings. EkkoSense will also be showcasing a pre-release of an exciting new sensor technology for the critical environment. EkkoEye is a 360˚ infrared sensor that enables complete and dynamic thermal visualiation of an environment using only a handful of dedicated sensors.