Reliance on data centers: Experience has never mattered more

As a global community, our reliance on technology during the pandemic has brought the data center industry into sharp focus. Today, online services have become as important as major public utilities. We only have to look to the recent Internet outage at cloud service provider, Fastly, to see the chaos that service disruption can cause. Websites such as gov.uk, Amazon …

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Cloud spending topped data centers for the first time last year

Businesses around the world spent more money on cloud infrastructure than they did on on-premise solutions for the first time last year, new figures have said. A report from market researchers Synergy Research Group claims enterprise spending on cloud-based solutions grew by another third (35 percent) in 2020, compared to the year before, adding that total annual spending has now …

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The pandemic has turned data centers into a ‘fifth utility’

For businesses in the UK, data centers have become just as important as water, electricity, gas or telecoms, according to the data and analytics company GlobalData. Describing data centers as the “fifth utility”, the company says various businesses are now “increasingly reliant” on data centers to provide cloud  services that will drive “significant” market expansion over the next decade. According …

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Humidity is posing serious problems for data centers

Moisture is the “silent killer” of data centers everywhere and, if not tackled accordingly, can permanently damage hardware in these facilities. This is the conclusion of a new report from temperature control specialists Aggreko. In the report, Aggreko explains that cities popular among data center operators, such as Dublin, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris and Helsinki, are among the places that have …

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Gamers ROC: Recruiting gamers for remote operation centers

Good hand-eye coordination, quick reflexes, strategizing, teamwork and problem-solving are all key to the modern gamer and form a skill set that would be valuable to roles in tech, manufacturing and engineering. The next generation of games consoles hit the shelves last month, once again giving millions of gamers the choice between the latest PlayStation and Xbox. With the rise …

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UK & EU Hosting: Best Hosting Providers With Data Centers in Europe

When you’re choosing a hosting provider, having data centers close by is highly recommended. The location of servers can determine how well your website performs.  If your customer base lives in the EU or UK, it’s wise to go with hosting services with data centers in Europe. Thankfully, there are plenty of options available at your disposal. Read on to …

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