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Colocation & Outsourcing Hyperscale At the top end of the spectrum, hyperscale user organisations and services providers, such as major public cloud service providers like Microsoft, AWS and Google, are making their presence felt. They need regional hyperscale data centre partners that can support single massively scalable architectures which can seamlessly support additional compute, memory, networking and storage capacity as part of larger computing, distributed computing or grid computing environments. This can mean thousands, even millions of interconnected servers housed in data centres around the world. Apart from the sheer space and scalable power to rack required for handling large additional increments of compute resources as and when needed, hyperscale customers require data centres able to accommodate different IT infrastructures to the norm. Such as servers that are wider than the 19 inch standard, different types 26 | September 2017 of network switching and cooling, and specific power distribution needs for gaining maximum power efficiencies. β€˜The core colocation proposition remains to provide a flexible, affordable alternative to maintaining some or all IT in-house.’ HPC Big Data and the Internet of Things are major contributors to the increasing High Performance Computing (HPC) requirements of both commercial and not for profit sectors. These environments demand power, cooling and connectivity to support clusters of very high density server racks, some pulling as much 60kWs. However, many colocation facilities in the UK are not served by sufficiently abundant levels of power, let alone direct to grid connections for reducing the potential of outages. As a work around, most facilities must put in place UPS and auxiliary power systems capable of supporting all workloads running at the same time, along with overhead and enough redundancy to deal with any failure within the emergency power supply system itself. This and the specialist cooling needs of HPC are a tall order for many colos today and as a result most are unab ±”ΡΌ…‘‘Ι•Ν́ё₯́‘₯ )Ι½έΡ ΅…Ι­•Π½ΑΑ½ΙΡΥΉ₯Ρδέ₯Ρ‘½ΥΠ)Ν₯Ή₯™₯…ΉΠΥΑΙ…‘₯ΉœΈ) ½Ή±ΥΝ₯½Έ)%ΈΝΥ΅΅…Ι䰁ё”½Ι”½±½…Ρ₯½Έ)ΑΙ½Α½Ν₯Ρ₯½ΈΙ•΅…₯ΉΜΡ‘”Ν…΅”)…́•Ω•ΘθQΌΑΙ½Ω₯‘”„™±•α₯‰±”°)…™™½Ι‘…‰±”…±Ρ•ΙΉ…Ρ₯Ω”ΡΌ)΅…₯ΉΡ…₯Ή₯ΉœΝ½΅”½Θ…±°%P₯Έ΅‘½ΥΝ”Έ)!½έ•Ω•Θ°Ή•άΡ•‘Ή½±½₯•ΜΝՍ )…́‘ε‰Ι₯±½Υ°½΅‰₯Ή•έ₯Ρ )₯ΉΙ•…Ν₯Ή±δ½΅Α±•ΰ…Ή½Ή•Ι½ΥΜ)‘…Ρ„΅…Ή…•΅•ΉΠΙ•ΕΥ₯Ι•΅•ΉΡΜ°)…Ι”₯ΉΙ•…Ν₯ΉœΡ‘”ΝΡ…­•Μ™½Θ)ΡΙ…‘₯Ρ₯½Ή…°½±½…Ρ₯½Έ‘…Ρ„•ΉΡΙ”)½Α•Ι…Ρ½ΙΜΈ]₯Ρ Ρ‘₯́ё”Ι₯Ρ•Ι₯„)ΥΝ•‰δΥΝΡ½΅•Ί™½Θ‘½½Ν₯Ήœ„™₯Π)™½ΘΑΥΙΑ½Ν”‘…Ρ„•ΉΡΙ”₯́Α±…₯Ήœ)Ι½έ₯Ήœ•΅Α‘…Ν₯́Ή½Π½Ή±δ½Έ±•Ω•±Μ)½˜Ι•Ν₯±₯•Ή”°Ν•ΥΙ₯Ρ䁅Ή•Ή•Ιδ)•™™₯₯•Ήδ°‰ΥЁ…±ΝΌ½΅Α±₯…Ή”°)…Ω…₯±…‰±”Α½έ•Θ°‰Ι•…‘Ρ ½˜)½ΉΉ•Ρ₯Ω₯Ρ䰁…ΉΡ‘”…‰₯±₯ΡδΡΌΝ…±”)™½Θ΅••Ρ₯Ήœ™ΥΡΥΙ”Ή••‘ΜΈ