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Networks in 2030: How service providers can plan for success

By 2030, the world will look very different, not in the least because of new technological innovations. Many will expect to see a proliferation of next-generation technological solutions from smart cities, to augmented reality, to autonomous cars, to the metaverse. Service providers have a role to play in ensuring that the underlying network that we have across the UK (and beyond) has the capacity and scalability to support these solutions.

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What Temperature Should Your Data Center Be?

Over the past 5 years, the average server rack density increased from 5kW to 8-10kW, prompting temperature rises in the data center. These temperature increases can become a major issue if not handled properly. Maintaining the correct temperature is extremely important because nearly 30% of unplanned data center outages are caused by environment issues. Not monitoring and analyzing your environment can have a negative impact on energy and resource efficiency.

Hyperview DCIM 4.1 Software Release

The release of 4.1 comes with some exciting updates. Web management address discovery now becomes a breeze with Autodetection. Firmware Updates now support Panduit Gen5 and nVent Enlogic EN2.0 rack PDUs. Not to mention, the Location Layout offers enhanced floor plan visualization with convenient export options. These updates and more provide you with better control and improved visibility.
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Web Management Address Autodetection

The release of 4.1 comes with some exciting updates. Web management address discovery now becomes a breeze with Autodetection. Firmware Updates now support Panduit Gen5 and nVent Enlogic EN2.0 rack PDUs. Not to mention, the Location Layout offers enhanced floor plan visualization with convenient export options. These updates and more provide you with better control and improved visibility.

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Better when closer: the role of the data centre in your network

For those who remember the tech world before the COVID digitalisation gold-rush, the 2019 assertion by Gartner that 'The Data Centre Is (Almost) Dead, ruffled feathers. The report warned that by 2025, 80% of enterprises will shut down their traditional data centres. In fact, 10% of organisations already have. Then the pandemic hit and the global demand for world-class user experiences (for workforces and customers alike) exploded.

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NVIDIA H200 Power Requirements: Can Your Racks Support Them?

This week, NVIDIA unveiled what they are calling “the world’s most powerful GPU for supercharging AI and HPC workloads,” the H200 Tensor Core GPU. There is much hype around the H200 as it is the first GPU with HBM3e. The larger and faster memory will further enable generative AI, large language models, and advance scientific computing for HPC workloads. Read the NVIDIA press release.

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Choosing the Right PDU for Your Data Center

There are two main categories of PDUs: Basic PDUs and Intelligent PDUs. Basic PDUs are simple devices that provide power outlets from an input source, such as a wall socket or a UPS. They do not have any intelligence or monitoring capabilities, and they are usually mounted on racks or cabinets. Basic PDUs are suitable for low-density and low-complexity applications that do not require advanced power management features.

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Weighing the Costs and Returns of Colocation

As businesses continue to expand their digital footprints, the demand for efficient and secure data management solutions has never been greater. Colocation, the practice of housing servers and IT infrastructure in third-party data centres, has emerged as an attractive option for enterprises seeking enhanced scalability, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. However, before making a decision on colocation, it is vital to carefully assess the financial aspects associated with this service.