Intelligent Data Centres Issue 3 - Page 9

NEWS EkkoSense appoints senior data centre sector business development leader kkoSense, a leading M&E capacity planning, monitoring and simulation specialist for critical live environments, has appointed data centre sector business development leader Adrian Barker as its Key Account Director. Barker joins EkkoSense from global critical infrastructure solutions firm Vertiv, where as Senior Director for Business Development he was responsible for executing the company’s solutions strategy and driving growth across the entire Vertiv portfolio. E Before that he spent seven years with RF Code, building the team that delivered the company’s first US$1m+ account in the EMEA region before serving as RF Code’s General Manager for EMEA. In his new role Barker will be responsible for providing key account management and sales leadership to EkkoSense’s UK and international operations. He will also be instrumental in developing the company’s relationship with key partners such as CBRE, where EkkoSense is a global PSA supplier. Barker will report directly to EkkoSense CEO Dean Boyle. Barker said: “EkkoSense is growing rapidly, providing powerful software-driven thermal optimisation solutions for critical live environments and I’m excited to be joining the business at such an important stage in its development.” Adrian Barker has been appointed Key Account Director at EkkoSense HOSTKEY deploys processors for customers for powerful performance MD and HOSTKEY, a leading cloud solutions company representing clients across Europe, Russia and North America, has announced the release of AMD A EPYCTM processor-based servers across HOSTKEY’s infrastructure. This new deployment of AMD EPYC CPUs offers differentiated features, core-count, connectivity and memory bandwidth to HOSTKEY customers running virtualised environments and high-performance computing workloads. The new HOSTKEY platform uses the 16-core AMD EPYC 7281 and 24-core EPYC 7401P processors delivered on Gigabyte platforms, which have support for up to eight channels of RDIMM/ LRDIMM DDR4 memory and 128 lanes of ultra-fast PCIe Gen3 x4 connections to support increased user demand. “AMD EPYC processors in single or dual-socket configurations enable HOSTKEY to provide a greater variety of services to our customers, expanding upon the available options for their processing needs,” said Anton Malina, Head of the Netherlands Datacenter Infrastructure. “As a leading provider of services in the regions we support, we are excited to work with a leader in the data centre industry, AMD, to make the performance of AMD EPYC available.” Issue 03 9