How to choose a data centre outside of London
April 25th, 2014 Advice, Blog, Colocation, Data Centre
Tagged in — advice, Colocation, Data Centre, Data Centre Migration, Data Storage, experts, Slough, Tier II, Tier III
Do you really need to use a data centre in London? It could be more cost effective, and logistically sound, to use a facility outside of the capital. But how do you know which is the right centre? London has long been thought of as the data centre hub of the UK. With many high-tiered
Can data centres make the world a greener place?
April 17th, 2014 Blog, Cloud Platform, Data Centre, Future, Internet
Tagged in — Cloud, Data Centre, eco, environment, Facebook, Future, Google, Greenpeace
With Google, Facebook and Apple all earning high marks from Greenpeace over the renewable energy credentials of their data centres, we ask what this means for the rest of the industry? Can data centres lead a worldwide shift to greener energy sources? A new report from environmental organisation Greenpeace has praised companies like Google and
Can you build a data centre on the moon?
April 3rd, 2014 Backbone Connect, Blog, Data Centre, Future
Tagged in — Data Centre, Future, Prediction
With space to build new data centres at a premium throughout the country, we wonder where else you could build a new facility. How about on the moon? As we’ve discussed previously on this blog, the space for companies to build new data centres in the UK is in short supply. New builds are always
Can Facebook change the face of data centres?
March 20th, 2014 Backbone Connect, Blog, Data Centre, Future
Tagged in — Data Centre, Future
Will Facebook’s new ‘IKEA style data centre’ change the face of data centre construction? And what else does the future hold for data facilities? A new kind of data centre Facebook’s recent announcement of a new data centre build in Sweden is pretty big news. But not just because it’s a new
Facebook building new ‘flat-pack data centre’
March 17th, 2014 Blog, News
Tagged in — Data Centre, Facebook, Future, Ikea
Facebook is building a new data centre in Sweden, which takes its inspiration from IKEA style flat pack furniture. The Luleå 2 data centre is being constructed in the Swedish town of Luleå, alongside Facebook’s pre-existing data centre there. Using what the company calls its Rapid Deployment Data Centre (RDDC) concept, the centre will be built
Top 9 reasons to use a data centre
February 27th, 2014 Advice, Backbone Connect, Blog, Colocation, London Data Centres
Tagged in — Data Centre, Data Storage, Security
Last year was a good year for the data centre industry. Data centre usage in the UK rose by 830,000 square feet – an increase of 18%. If you’re still running your IT infrastructure from an on-site server room, perhaps you should think again. Here are the top 10 reasons you might want to consider migrating
Valentine’s data: Will love put your DC under pressure?
February 13th, 2014 Backbone Connect, Blog, Cloud Platform, Just for fun
Tagged in — Cloud, Data Centre, Dot Com
The run up to Valentine’s day is set to be another peak period of internet traffic. So what will the data centres have to deal with? As Valentine’s day approaches, the country once again prepares to get all loved up, as you let your loved ones know how you feel about them, send secret declarations
Will Microsoft’s biogas change the data centre landscape?
February 7th, 2014 Backbone Connect, Blog, News
Tagged in — Biogas, Colocation, Data Centre, Green, Microsoft
As Microsoft looks set to move ahead with their experimental new waste-powered centre, we ask if this could pave the way for a greener future for data centres… Computer giant Microsoft recently announced that their highly anticipated new ‘greener’ data centre could be up and running in the next few months. The experimental new centre
Your New Year’s Data Resolutions
January 8th, 2014 Backbone Connect, Blog, Cloud Platform, Colocation, Internet, London Data Centres, MPLS
Tagged in — Cloud, Colocation, Data Centre, Internet, Network
Do you have any new year’s data resolutions? Check out our list of some of the things you might want to think about for 2014… So 2014 is here, the hangover has subsided and you’re back at work, refreshed and ready to face a new year filled with exciting challenges. And like millions of people
UK data centres will get climate change agreement
December 19th, 2013 Backbone Connect, Blog, News
Tagged in — Climate Change, Data Centre, Power
UK data centres are to be granted a climate change agreement, which should be agreed by the end of 2013. Chancellor George Osbourne announced in his Autumn statement, on 5th December, that he was granting a concession to the UK data centre industry, which would allow it a reduction in some carbon taxes in exchange