projects & agreements CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT UHY CUTS THE TAPE AND IMPROVES DATA SECURITY USING DATTO UK chartered accountants firm UHY Hacker Young has deployed Datto’s flagship recovery service suite, SIRIS, as an upgrade of its data back up system. The firm had been using a manual tape back up system that required manual changeover of the tapes every night, a process which put its data retention capabilities at risk from human error and corruption or loss of the data tapes. Furthermore, UHY Hacker Young was also obliged to archive the tapes at a secure off site location at additional expense. Recognising that the current back up system needed to be updated, managed services provider Complete IT selected Datto’s Siris 2 Enterprise processor thanks to its cloud based disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities. Datto’s SE100000 processor allowed Complete IT to back up 10Tb of data, ensuring the thousands of gigabytes of sensitive client data is managed in a foolproof way using a secure system – whether employees are working from the office or an alternative location on laptops. Switch Datacenters announces Tier 4 upgrade in its Amsterdam colocation facilities Switch Datacenters has announced a significant energy efficiency upgrade to its data centres located in the Amsterdam area. Switch Datacenters implemented Air@Work’s indirect adiabatic cooling technology, yielding improved energy, water and maintenance savings. This now results in a calculated, ultra low power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.07. With two large Tier3+ colocation data centres located in the Amsterdam region, Switch Datacenters saw the need for a significant infrastructural upgrade to its Switch AMS1 and Switch WRD1 facilities – from Tier 3+ to an ultimate Tier 4 data centre standard meeting full Uptime Institute specifications. Air@Work’s indirect adiabatic cooling solution utilises ‘StatiqCooling’ – a synthetic heat exchanger for indirect adiabatic cooling. The heat exchanger is a patented technology developed by Air@Work which operates with extremely low water consumption. These systems are small in size and come with modular thus highly scalable characteristics. Its power capacity modularly varies from 20kW up to 200kW. The modularity of Air@Work’s cooling system also allows for accurate measurements and precise control of utilisation, consumption and varying cooling models specific to multi-tenancy requirements within data centre environments.