DCN October 2016 - Page 3

contents Vol. 5 | Issue 4 October 2016 data centre news SPECIAL FEATURE: w w w. d a t a c e n t r e n e w s . c o . u k Green IT 18 Gary Watson of Nexsan Six Degrees Group Where will our technology take your business? INSIDE… Vol. 5 | Issue 04 | October 2016 SPECIAL FEATURE GREEN IT CASE STUDY VXTREAM CHOOSES VOLTA’S LONDON DATA CENTRE INDUSTRY NEWS EUROPEAN DATA CENTRE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR explores how IT professionals can save power and costs through the use of green IT, without limiting performance 20 Jorge Balcells of Verne Global explores the optimal locations for providing abundant renewable energy resources, and whether green resources are actually always truly green 4 Welcome 36 Cloud connectivity What to look out for in this issue 6 Industry News Chadwick Kinlay of Epsilon explains how data centre operators can sell and deliver complete cloud solutions All the latest news, views and industry information 12 Centre of Attention Satheesh Jacob of Ramboll looks at the threats posed to data centres by extreme weather. 15 Meet Me Room Mathias Golombek of Exasol tells us how he ended up working in IT after a promising football career beckoned. 30 VPS Hiren Parekh of OVH offers up five reasons to choose a virtual private server 32 Cooling 38 Case study Russell Drury finds out why vXtream chose Volta’s London data centre to house its assets 40 Projects & agreements High profile installations and contract agreements 44 Products & innovations The latest and greatest products and systems designed for the data centre 22 Marc Naese of Panduit outlines some best practices to consider for maximising the energy efficiency of a data centre 26 Mark Seymour of Future Facilities explains why The Green Grid’s new Performance Indicator (PI) has the potential to further transform the industry and our increasingly connected society 48 Final Thought Sam Mager of Krome assesses the evolution of virtualisation Matthew Baynes of Schneider Electric discusses some cooling options for data centres 3