Posts tagged as datacentre

Surge protection for data centres

There are two main types of risk in terms of data centres and electrical power surges: lightning strikes and switching surges caused by the switching of cooling systems’ inductive loads or possibly generators switching over from utility supply, and causes stemming from the power utility. Ideally, the most comprehensive surge protection solution would include all […]

Smart cities: Building the connected future

  By 2050 80% of South Africans will be living in cities.  This shift from a rural to an urban population coupled to increased use and prevalence of information and communication technology by governments, commerce and consumers drives social and economic transformation that has profound implications on all aspects of life in South African cities. […]

Choosing a data centre

  Selecting a data centre or colocation provider is not as easy as it sounds. It is not a decision that can be taken lightly as it is likely to have a long-term impact on a company. After all, you will be housing your mission-critical infrastructure or data in someone else’s facility. In today’s world, […]

Convergence in storage increases efficiency at lowers cost

  Huawei has developed an architecture that is said to combine the high performance of both storage area networks (SAN) and network attached storage (NAS) by obtaining storage resources from the underlying storage resource pool. Therefore no additional devices are required, saving on additional purchase costs. Configured with the cloud architecture-orientation the OceanStor V3 series makes […]