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Growing pains? Developing new infrastructure strategies as businesses grow

‘On-premise versus cloud’ remains the heavyweight division of digital infrastructure rivalries. And depending on where you look, both sides claim victory. Cloud is often perceived as a runaway success. As part of report into the domestic cloud services market, UK regulator Ofcom noted that the UK cloud infrastructure market is growing, with overall revenues increasing at a rate of 35% to 40% annually.1.

Most Popular Data Center Environmental Sensors

Data center environmental sensors helps data center managers maintain uptime, increase energy efficiency, and remotely manage their data centers. From temperature and humidity to other parameters like airflow, these sensors can be paired with modern data center management software to provide real-time insights and alerts, enabling proactive management and rapid response to potential issues. There are many types of sensors and vendors on the market.

Balancing AI Workloads and Energy Demands with DCIM Software

AI-driven processes, including machine learning models and data processing, require significant computational resources which can lead to increased energy consumption and heightened operational costs. The complexity of these workloads, which often involve real-time data analysis and continuous model training, exacerbates the need for robust data center management.

Whose infrastructure is it anyway?

The recent McKinsey report, the state of cloud computing in Europe has exposed not only low returns, but also serious challenges for businesses embracing cloud as the basis of digital transformation. The first concern is that not only is the value of cloud ‘in isolated pockets and at subscale ’, but also that it is limited to the IT department. Whilst 75 percent of those surveyed reported either technology cost savings or productivity increases, only one-third have seen such savings beyond IT.

DCIM Software: What Is the Risk of Not Making This Investment?

Investing in Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software is critical for modern businesses to efficiently manage their data center resources. Without DCIM software, organizations lack comprehensive visibility into their data center infrastructure, making it challenging to identify and address issues promptly, leading to potential service disruptions.

What are EED and CSRD: Why They Matter for Data Centre Management

In recent years, sustainability has become a top priority for industries worldwide, and the data centre sector is no exception. As governments strive to reduce carbon footprints and mitigate climate change, regulatory directives such as the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) are playing a crucial role in reshaping how data centres operate and manage their environmental impact.

Bridging the Skills Gap in Data Centers with DCIM Software

The Uptime Institute’s 2022 Global Data Center Survey highlights a growing challenge for operators: attracting and retaining qualified staff. With 53% struggling to find skilled employees and 42% losing staff to competitors—a sharp rise from 17% in 2018—there’s a clear need for solutions. DCIM software emerges as a key response, offering a holistic view of data center operations. This includes monitoring power usage, cooling systems, server space, and network operations.