Feature "Green IT"
Reducing the Bill for Powering the Digital Economy
For both the environment and company OPEX, power consumption cannot increase at the same speed as computing power. Judith Ellis explores what data center operators and company IT professionals can do to create efficiencies.
What Can Blockchain Do For You?
“The Internet never forgets!” Although untrue, this statement reminds people to think twice before putting information online – and out of their control. The advent of blockchain changes everything. Blockchain forgets nothing – and it brings back content control. Mathias Röckel looks at the potential of this new technology for innovative commercial enterprise, as well as for Internet infrastructure providers.
Feature "Industrial IoT"
Driving Digital Transformation
Forecasts of social disintegration and wide-spread unemployment caused by Industrial IoT are a melodramatic overreaction stemming from the fear of change. To the horseshoe smithy, the car also posed an existential threat – but does that mean we should return to the dark ages? Judith Ellis explores the attitudes to digital transformation, the challenges from smaller companies, and the steps needed to make it a success.
Feature "Digital Infrastructure"
doteditorial: Economic Engine – Digital Infrastructure
Digital infrastructures encourage growth and employment on location and have a comparable economic importance to streets, public transportation networks, and water and power supply. Data centers in particular form the basis of the digitalization of society and the economy and provide the foundations for successful metropolitan areas.
Industry Insights "Digital Infrastructure"
OSDA – a New Approach for the Sustainability of Data Centers
Feature "Data Center"
doteditorial April 2017
Dr. Béla Waldhauser, Leader of the eco Competence Group Datacenter Infrastructure, on powering and greening IT.
Feature "Risk Assessment"
Understanding and Mitigating Risks to Data Center Operation
Given the strategic value of data centers to digital transformation, it is important for data center operators to have a very clear view of the risks they face – ranging from DDoS to the GDPR – according to Gerd Simon, Independent Consultant and Lead Auditor for the eco Datacenter Star Audit.
Feature "Doing Business in Germany"
Energy is Expensive in Germany – Can This Be a Good Thing?
The high cost of energy in Germany is a result of the country’s transition from fossil fuels and atomic energy to renewables. This could be seen as a marker for a poor market environment – or the opposite, as Mathias Röckel explains.
Industry Insights "Doing Business in Germany"
What's New in eco April 2017
Feature "Innovation in Power Solutions"
Blackouts, Renewable Energy, and Powering IT Reliably
Volatile renewable energy is increasingly important for national and internationally connected power grids, but, according to Judith Ellis, care is needed to provide stable power for critical infrastructure and sensitive IT processes.
Industry Insights "Innovation in Power Solutions"
Innovative Approaches to Energy Efficiency in Data Centers
A UPS Solution with Kinetic Energy
Feature "Data Center"
The Colocation Boom-Within-a-Boom in Frankfurt
Independent consultant Gerd Simon in conversation with Dr. Béla Waldhauser, CEO of Telehouse and KDDI Deutschland, on the booming colocation market in Frankfurt, declarations of war, and keeping up with demand for data center capacities.
Feature "Energy Efficiency"
Data Centers in the Transformation to Sustainable Energy Consumption
As data centers become ever larger consumers of energy, they have the chance to play a key role in shaping the move towards using more renewable energy and the future energy market. Staffan Reveman of Reveman Energy Academy looks at the hurdles ahead and possible symbioses for data center energy consumption.
Industry Insights "Energy Efficiency"
Why and How the Energy Requirements of Data Centers Are Growing
The Win-Win Situation of Data Center Energy Efficiency
Feature "Data Center"
Finding Specialist Staff to Power Data Center Growth
Demand is growing worldwide so fast that data centers can’t be built and staffed fast enough. Dr. Béla Waldhauser from KDDI Deutschland explains the challenges and provides a perspective for the future of data center operations.